OSV in March 2012: http://www.rt2photo.com/Travel/Old-Sturbridge-Village/OSV-March-2012/
OSV in March 2011: http://www.rt2photo.com/Travel/Old-Sturbridge-Village/OSV-Mar-2011/
An annual membership is well worth it to the village - less than $100 for all you can visit trips.
And that is why people buy from Amazon to begin with ...
I was using a 16gb iPhone 3gs - for the most part, it was a workhorse - it just chugged along and did it's thing - but it was definitely getting long in the tooth, and I wasn't enjoying the very limited 3megapixel camera it had on board - I'd had it for a couple of years, so it was definitely time.
New things for the 4s -
Siri: Siri and I have had a rocky first week. She doesn't seem to like my accent very much (I have an odd blend of northern England / New England for those who don't know). I've managed to compose a few texts and instruct her to play some tracks or launch some apps - but anything more complex, and things get muddy. I find myself correcting my texts manually too many times for this to be truely useful.
Camera: For me, this was the driving force behind upgrading. The new 8megapixel camera - the dual camera and the LED flash make my iPhone a very close competitor to a point and shoot camera. For my "morning sunrise" shots that are quite popular over on my personal Facebook page, this has dramatically improved the quality of the photos, the details, and the low light performance.
Speed: I wasn't expecting this, but I guess I should have - the new phone is dramatically faster than the 3gs - navigation of apps, switching between apps, camera app boot up time - all way quicker, way snappier. Download speeds are much quicker too.
Battery life: There have been lots of major complaints and lots of attention given to the battery life of the iPhone 4s - I can't say I'm impressed with it - it doesn't feel much better than my old 3gs, so far. The 5.0.1 upgrade that was supposed to fix it didn't appear to do much for me. I'm not sure how they got it so right on the iPad (will run for days and days), but on the iPhone, you're looking for power by noon.
Conclusion: For us old 3gs users, this is a dramatic upgrade, and I'd highly recommend it. If you have a 4 - don't break your upgrade schedule for it - hang on another 12 months for whatever the next phone will be - nothing major here for you, unless you really really want siri! If you don't already have an iPhone, then go nuts, this is a solid piece of hardware, I'd pick this over a droid device any day (and know Droid fans who will argue that with me till the cows come home)
I have one complaint - I can't find a slim, sleek case I'm happy with. They all seem to block access to the headphone jack, or simply don't fit in my ProClip car mount - I'll figure this one out in time, I'm sure.
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