Feeds

iPhone 4S owners love Siri, hate the battery life

Apps, iCloud - we've heard of 'em

Intelligent flash storage arrays

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. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop
Web giant looking into why version 5.0 of Android is crippling older slabs
Heyyy! NICE e-bracelet you've got there ... SHAME if someone were to SUBPOENA it
Court pops open cans of worms and whup-ass in Fitbit case
SLURP! Flick your TONGUE around our LOLLIPOP – Google
Android 5 is coming – IF you're lucky enough to have the right gadget
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management
How using vulnerability assessments to identify exploitable weaknesses and take corrective action can reduce the risk of hackers finding your site and attacking it.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.