Apple’s iPhone 4S is the newest and most powerful smartphone from the company, and even though a lot of people have voiced their disappointment at it being a slight improvement of the iPhone 4 and not the revolutionary iPhone 5 (which is coming this fall), judging by the huge number of sales, the iPhone 4S is yet another hit with the users.
Of course, with great hardware come new possibilities, and the iPhone 4S is significantly faster in most apps, plus it’s able to run apps that the older iPhone 4 never could. Here are just a few of the apps that work great on the iPhone 4S and can really shine a light on its hardware capabilities:
Netflix. The premier DVD rental and video streaming service has an app for iOS, of course. The Netflix app works pretty well on the iPhone 4, but it’s even better on the iPhone 4S –there’s practically no lag or video tearing when streaming over Wifi or 3G, and you can even watch HD video on an external display or TV using the iPhone’s video out capabilities.
Skype. Skype is the leading application for cheap VoIP calls, and after a long time of being blocked from the iTunes marketplace (because of Apple’s agreements with various network operators), they finally released a version for the iPhone and iPad. The app itself is pretty bloated (badly programmed is more precise), but it works perfectly on the iPhone 4S. Now you can chat with other Skype users, make free calls to them or make cheap calls to landline phones and even get your own number that can be used anywhere in the world on a 3G or Wifi connection.
Evernote. Evernote is THE app for taking and saving notes. It has a lot of features that can make your life easier, and you’ll never forget an important or interesting idea ever again. You can take written notes, shoot video or record audio, save bookmarks of the pages and sites that interest you, take a photo and add notes to it, and much more. More importantly, Evernote lets you create an account at their online service and sync your phone not only with it, but also with your iPad or Mac computer, which means that all your notes will always be up to date and you’ll never lose them. The iPhone 4S is also much better at handling large amounts of data, so the app will run smoother than ever before.
iMovie. iMovie was one of the apps that were released specifically for the iPad 2, and it’s one of the most resource intensive apps you can run on the tablet and now, on the iPhone 4S. It is basically a video editor that allows you to shoot video (in 1080p on the 4S, if you didn’t know), then edit it right on your smartphone – it’s pretty impressive, actually. You can cut pieces out, insert others in, apply special effects and filters, export the video in multiple formats and much more.
Apple iWork Suite. The iWork suite is Apple’s own office suite, and it definitely is a great competitor to Microsoft Office on Mac OS X. On iOS however, it has no rivals (Microsoft’s mobile office suite is a joke), and it can do most of the things that the full-fledged version can, including advanced formatting editing in Pages, creating beautiful spreadsheets in Numbers and rich presentations in Keynote and outputting it to an external display or projector using the integrated HDMI out capability – if you need to edit/create documents on the go, this suite (consisting of 3 apps) is a must have.
The iPhone 4S is a great successor to the first model, bringing along enough improvements to make it worth upgrading. There aren’t that many apps that can take advantage of the new dual core power, but most of the apps, especially the ones listed above, will be noticeably faster or snappier, which will greatly improve the user experience.
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