So how many jumped on 4S ??

Posted by: DLC

So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/07/11 10:50 AM

I ordered a 32 GB this AM around 8 o'clock. Went for the 32 GB because the photos and video will be substantially larger than my old 3GS.

Also a friend here showed me how I could get $105 back from Apple by recycling my 3GS. So my net cost is only $200. Not bad.

Anyone else jump ??
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/07/11 12:51 PM

I ordered the 16GB today. This is replacing a 16 GB 3G. I even still had the old unlimited data plan that I had to change. I mainly am interested in the camera and faster processor. I only filled up 1/3 of the 16GB in three years so I should think I will be good to go.

I will almost be up-to-date. I have a new iPad 2 but still need to upgrade to Lion.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/07/11 01:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Biggerfoot
I even still had the old unlimited data plan that I had to change.
Are they making you drop that because a new phone?
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/07/11 01:43 PM

I insisted on not dropping my unlimited when i signed for the 4G.. and they gave it to me.

DLC... used 16 GB 3Gs are going for just under 200 on Ebay.
But you have to move fast....prices will drop in a week or so.
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/07/11 02:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Reboot
Originally Posted By: Biggerfoot
I even still had the old unlimited data plan that I had to change.
Are they making you drop that because a new phone?


I did the ATT upgrade online and it did not give me a choice. I have never gone over the 2GB limit and that plan will still save me some money so I am okay with it.
Posted by: Jashue

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/08/11 03:50 AM

I jumped. Went all-out and ordered he 64 gig. I don't treat myself to much, but I do make it happen when it comes to Apple stuff.

I went for the big one because I like access to as much of my music as possible whenever I want it. Though my whole library won't fit on the device to be shipped next week, MOST of it will.

I'll be happy to bump my home network from 802.11.b/g (which my 3GS demands) to 802.11.N. That'll make my Apple TV hiccup less.

Also-- can't wait to see how much the camera will be an improvement over the 3GS!
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/08/11 10:02 AM

Jashue..

Quote:
Also-- can't wait to see how much the camera will be an improvement over the 3GS!


Huge.. really.. I mean the 4G was a huge improvement so the 4Gs will be even better.
The 4G had a 5 element lens and the 4Gs has a 7? ...something like that..plus more megapixels.
Not too mention the low light capabilities were vastly improved.

I made this available a while back and thought you might appreciate it.
I uploaded the 20 minute 720p video I shot at a Rush concert earlier this year.
Beware, it's 1.6 GB.
The video is pretty damn good for a camera phone and the sound is decent also.
The low light improvements over the 3 series is verrry noticeable.

Edit: I chopped the file down.. too much time uploading... it's now about 3 minutes and 240 MBs.


http://public.me.com/nucleusg4
Password: Rush2112
Filename is Rush1.MOV.zip
Posted by: Jashue

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/08/11 01:19 PM

NG4,
You're "public" folder isn't so public. I'm being prompted for your password!
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/08/11 01:59 PM

Which is in the post above....
Posted by: Jashue

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/08/11 04:53 PM

Ah yes... poor reading comprehension skills rear their ugly heads once again!

That is pretty amazing video quality. And to think that it was captured on a phone? Pretty amazing indeed!

Good seats, btw! Now ya got me listening to Permanent Waves!
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/08/11 04:55 PM

That's very low light recording.... it does an amazing job in sunlight.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/08/11 05:00 PM

In a few minutes look for a clip of my adopted daughter playing in a water park...

And if I showed you a clip of her from the previous year on a 3Gs you would just laugh at the quality difference.
Honestly.. I would be hard pressed to distinguish it from a decent full on camcorder.
To me.. that justifies the cost alone. I have a hi-def camcorder at all times in my pocket.. ready to go.
Posted by: Jashue

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/08/11 05:53 PM

She's adorable!
And the video quality is superb. I was viewing those clips on a 27 inch screen and theory looked sensational. Amazing times we're living in!
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/08/11 06:02 PM

Of course I have a high end Canon camcorder too... It does 1080p and has better quality of course.. but still... for a phone...Bwahahahahahahaaaaa....

I know you will enjoy your new iPhone.
Posted by: zwei

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/09/11 11:01 AM

Snagged a 32GB white one.
Posted by: DLC

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/09/11 02:53 PM

WOW ! Congrats to all... my plan still said Unlimited for $30.00 ! ??
Never said I had to change it. Hope it doesn't change. eek
Posted by: six_of_one

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/09/11 04:53 PM

Quote:
my plan still said Unlimited for $30.00 ! ??

Yep, you're still grandfathered-in =D

I tried pre-ordering and converting my number from AT&T to Verizon, and the site did not like that *at all* -- told me I had to go into an Apple Store to complete the set-up. Of course, the Apple Store folks told me to come back on the 14th ... so poo ...

In other news, it looks like your phone will be locked to your provider at purchase and it remains to be seen if you can ever unlock it (er ... "legally") to switch providers ... between these guys and the cable companies, the rules they make for these things seem more and more like arcane, hallucinogen-induced rituals than anything a non-initiate can understand ...
Posted by: DLC

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/09/11 06:28 PM

Wonder why mine appears to be "grandfathered" and others are not? I did join in 2007 when the iPhone 1 came out. crazy
Posted by: six_of_one

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/09/11 10:47 PM

Quote:
I did join in 2007 when the iPhone 1 came out.

That would be the reason =)
Posted by: Papa

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/10/11 08:53 AM

Found this at macrumors.com. Taken with the 4S.

http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/10/IMG.jpg
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/12/11 09:37 AM

Mine has shipped from ATT...should be Friday for me.
Posted by: DLC

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/12/11 10:28 AM

Congrats !! grin

Last one on line is a rotten egg !! laugh
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/12/11 10:34 AM

What did you do with your .v1 iPhone?

I am keeping my 3G as an iPod for wireless around the home.
Posted by: DLC

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/13/11 11:21 AM

iPhone 1 (2007) It died about 2+ years after I got it, and I bought my current 3GS.

FYI a friend of mine who just got an iPhone at the end of the Unlimited period a few years ago but he got to keep his Unlimited plan. When he went to AT&T to order the 4S, it tried to switch him out of it of that plan, but at Apple.com he had to choice to keep it. crazy

Anyone else heard of this ??
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/13/11 04:34 PM

I went through ATT and I did not have a choice to keep my unlimited plan.
Posted by: DLC

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/13/11 05:47 PM

I'm beginning to wonder if this isn't AT&Ts way to say "Gotcha" !! mad
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/14/11 08:33 AM

Phone has been delivered!

Now I have to wait until I get home....
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/14/11 09:05 AM

Posted by: zwei

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/14/11 09:08 AM

Just got mine ...setting up now!
Posted by: Jashue

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/14/11 10:01 AM

Phone delivered about two hours ago. Still hadn't been able to activate it. AT&T's servers are being overwhelmed.

Serves me right for being impatient.
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/14/11 04:15 PM

Not a great pic but I finally got home and am updating the new 4s. It is next to my 3g with the iSkin revo cover. I bought a new revo cover for the 4s...the one on my 3g was perfect for me.

Huge difference just in the feel between the two. I should be about ready to activate soon.

Posted by: six_of_one

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/14/11 04:45 PM

Stood in line this morning and got two -- one for mom and one for moi + switched from AT&T to a Verizon family plan. Apparently, that I already had a mobile hotspot account with Verizon threw a wrench in the in-store activation, although it eventually worked out ... two hours later =P

Setting stuff up on the new phone and am about to take the plunge into iCloud! =D
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/14/11 06:02 PM

Jealous!
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/15/11 09:13 AM

I was able to activate via ATT without a hitch last night.

The 4s is a huge upgrade from a 3g...I would say close to going from a G4 to a new Intel.
Posted by: DLC

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/15/11 10:15 AM

I also upgraded iOS 5 and my phone without a hitch, BUT having trouble with Siri- can't "find server" ?? crazy
Posted by: zwei

Re: So how many jumped on 4S ?? - 10/16/11 02:02 PM

Siri has been back up and functional for me the last couple days. Hopefully they have the kinks worked out now. I'm having a blast with it.