Apple iPhone 4S embargo lifts, reviews go live

Apple iPhone 4S embargo lifts, reviews go live

Summary: Apple's iPhone 4S will arrive on Friday, but the review embargo just lifted and many sites have live reviews and first impressions for you to enjoy.


It looks like Apple is opening up the review allocations for iPhones to more than just Walt Mossberg and David Pogue this year, but us ZDNet bloggers still have to wait like the rest of the common folk. The embargo apparently lifted on these reviews tonight and you can find a number of reviews of the iPhone 4S. James Kendrick and I have Verizon models, Joel Evans has an AT&T one, coming on Friday and I am sure other ZDNet folks will be picking them up too so we will have articles appearing this weekend and next week.

While you wait to read our coverage, or pick up your own Apple iPhone 4S, check out some of these online reviews:

The reviews confirm my decision to purchase the new iPhone 4S and I am very excited to get my hands on mine. I already ordered an orange case for it and am ready to spend the weekend with it.

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  • What a tool

    Enjoy your toy and 4 hour battery life. But hey you can take great pictures with it.
    • RE: Apple iPhone 4S embargo lifts, reviews go live


      I'm sure the million that pre-ordered the iPhone 4S will, thanks to your good wishes and advice.

      PS From Walt Mossberg's review listed above, "Apple says the 4S has as good or better battery life than the prior model. While I didn???t run a formal battery test, the phone lasted all day, every day, even when I was doing heavy testing and, thus, using it more than I typically would."
    • RE: Apple iPhone 4S embargo lifts, reviews go live

      @MobileAdmin I'm glad you titled your comment with your signature. It made it easy to dismiss.
    • RE: Apple iPhone 4S embargo lifts, reviews go live

      @MobileAdmin That shade of troll doesn't look good on you.

      Also, I'm willing to bet that I get more useful productivity and gaming time out of my iPhone 4 than you do your Android device on a single battery. Just sayin'.
  • The decision to purchase is correct, since iPhone 4S is significantly more

    ... advanced simultaneously in several key areas. And even in cellular download speeds, if you use AT&T, it is on par with Verizon's LTE average "5-12 Mbps", having 14 Mpbs as peak.
  • I'm truly shocked

    David Pogue and Walt Mossberg liked it?

    I never saw that one coming.
    • RE: Apple iPhone 4S embargo lifts, reviews go live

      @toddy bottom

      They also liked (really liked) the iPad as well when a large contingent of online bloggers did not or failed to appreciate it's capabilities or usefulness.

      So far their Apple product opinions have had a good track record or have agreed with the vast majority of consumer experiences.