The iPhone 4S has been out for awhile now and already critics are arguing what an amazing success/flop this device will be. As the latest results start coming in, it turns out that the latest generation of the iPhone will be the biggest hit ever and here are a few reasons why.

  1. Siri – Finally taking voice control to the next level: This is not an AI per ce, at-least not when we think of Iron Man’s personal assistant. However, this helpful ‘personal assistant’ is far more accurate than anything else on the market today and it does respond quite well to basic request and can even handle some complicated tasks. More impotently, this is a sign of things to come, now we all know what the next big trend is going to be all about when we look at the next generation of smart phones. Siri is the most capable thing available and renews our faith in voice control services. Perhaps a real AI is not far off after all.
  2. Improved specs: what most people do not understand is that with the improved specs on-board the iPhone 4S, it can now easily rival most of its toughest rivals. It is no secret that Android already produces vastly more powerful devices but if you look at the details, the iPhone is on the top league and this is more than good enough, especially when you include the non-hardware related benefits of owning an iPhone.
  3. The Apple Eco-System: Even if someone produces a super smart phone, the iPhone will still appeal to the vast majority of users because of the intimate eco-system that Apple has developed and none of its rivals can match. While other smart phone manufactures just churn out new devices, Apple has developed an impressive support network, apps, and accessories that make the iPhone really stand out from the rest of the crowd.