Worst things about the iPhone 4S
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Worst things about the iPhone 4S

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Everyone sneered at the iPhone 4S when it came out...and then proceeded to buy them up at a clip that made every other iPhone before it look like a warm up act. But that doesn�t mean they love the 4S all the time. I�m B.C. with the Top 5 things we hate about the iPhone 4S, according to recent survey of hundreds of iPhone users by Change Wave Research. #5: Dropped calls. 8%. A fairly modest number but don�t get cocky AT&T: ChangeWave points out this is very much thanks to Verizon entering the market and cleaning up the iPhone�s image as Mr. Butterfingers when it comes to holding on to a call. #4 Data coverage and speed. 9%. Nothing puts that knot in your stomach like the 3G indicator going off...when you�re surround by towers...outdoors! But 9% of people said, yep, that happens to me and makes me wonder what�s so smart about this phone? #3 Screen size, 11%. iPhone users look over at the person next to them and thnk , wow, what a cool tablet that is -- until they realize its just an Android phone. And then they turn back to their iPhone, screw in their monocle and squint. Apple needs to bump up the screen to at last compete with the smaller Android phones. It�s a visual era, ample screen is no longer a luxury. #2 No 4G, 30%. This is big. 4G is the most sought new feature by people shopping for a smartphone. They don�t care about the technology, they just want the phone to work online a little faster than a PC with a modem. Assume this will be done in iPhone 5. If not, assume Apple will have its first iPhone flop on its hands. Before we get to #1, here are the Top 5 things people cite LOVING about their 4S, led by Siri, the worlds most popular party trick...and followed closely by the still best in the business interface that translates to �Ease of Use�. It�s amazing how much stuff you can sell when people know they�ll be able to figure it out. The #1 thing iPhone 4S users hate about it is short battery life. Doesn�t matter what your phone does if it isn�t on. Apple�s longstanding policy on non-removable batteries means you can�t carry a spare, which is a klugey PITA anyway, but Apple needs to improve this most basic behavior in real life. It may just be that iPhone users USE their phone more -- some surveys indicate that -- but that�s not their problem, Apple. For more about the iPhone, head on over to cnet.com and click on cell phones. And for more top 5�s like this one, go to top5.cnet.com. I am Brian Cooley, thanks for watching.

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