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Apple, do more with Siri but for feck's sake sort out the iPhone 4S' battery life.

Those are the key messages for the company if feedback from a couple of hundred owners of its latest handset, collated by market watcher ChangeWave, is anything to go by.

Siri is clearly the feature most punters like best, with 49 per cent of 4S owners highlighting it as a favoured feature. The handset's general ease of use came second, with 39 per cent of those questioned by ChangeWave ticking that box.

The 4S' screen resolution attracted only 23 per cent of 4S owners, while third-party apps appeal to only 13 per cent of them.

Apple's new online service, iCloud, appealed to just 19 per cent of folk questioned. The company clearly needs to do more promo work there.

The two key downers owners have with the iPhone 4S are battery life - mentioned by 38 per cent of them - and its lack of 4G support (30 per cent). That highlights ChangeWave's US centricity - we wouldn't expect quite so many British 4S owners mentioning it.

But they might fancy a larger screen. Some 11 per cent of owners surveyed said screen size is a 4S flaw. Good job the next version will have one. Network coverage and data speed bothered nine per cent, an excessive number of dropped calls were highlighted by eight per cent.

Some six per cent want handwriting recognition. Newton fanboys, you think?

But the battery is the big issue. Around 40 per cent of owners said they'd experienced reduced battery life, though only eight per cent of them said it was a big deal. ®

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