What Apple’s New Design Focus Means for Gadget Users

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A lot has already been said about selling your iPhone 4, 3GS, 3, or (*gasp!*) original iPhone and
switching to the new iPhone 4S on account of Siri, the new virtual assistant program which you can talk
to and which talks back to you. Siri, of course, is deserving of all the hype and accolades heaped upon
her, but she isn’t the only reason why the iPhone 4S is a must-buy gadget.

I am more excited about the new iOS 5 and the iCloud; and while it’s true that both are capable of being
run by as old a model as the iPhone 3GS, it is only the 4S’s upgraded processing punch that is able to run
both at optimal operating levels.

The iPhone 4S has the A5 chip, a proprietary Apple design that houses a dual-core processor. Add to this
the 512 MB of RAM and (depending on the model you buy) 16-64 GB of memory space, and it’s obvious
why the 4S has quite the processing power there. These specs make the 4S more powerful than
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 gaming console, according to some technology pundits; although the idea of the
iPhone (or even the iPad) taking on the 360 and Sony’s PS3 in the video gaming market is farthest from
both Apple’s and the consumers’ minds. Still, as far as I’m concerned, the aforementioned specs only
mean that I can run the new mobile operating system and the company-run cloud storage network
without a hitch, prompting me to sell my iPhone 3GS and replace it with the 4S.

The thing that got me excited about the new iOS (and by extension, the iCloud, since it can only be
installed with the iOS 5) is the new direction Apple is taking with its hardware and software systems
infrastructure: Centralization. Centralization is basically the idea of having all relevant data be accessible
from convenient central hubs, the goal being the minimizing of menu navigations, leading to the
maximizing of user convenience. That is, the iOS 5 now has special programs that act as centers for
specific file types; and in the same vein, the iCloud (on top of being a literal extension of your storage
space) acts as a center for all your Apple gadgets.

To give an example of how the iOS 5 goes about this: Whereas before, users had to contend with
opening one program after another just to access specific program notifications; now, they can just
open up the aptly-named Notification Center and retrieve all program notes and updates from there.

As for the iCloud, imagine taking a picture with your iPhone and having it immediately uploaded to your
iPad; or, imagine downloading music from the iTunes Store and adding the track almost instantaneously
to your iPod’s playlist. The possibilities are practically endless.

Indeed, the iOS 5 may just pave the way for how Apple’s future operating systems (if not operating
systems as a whole) will be structured; and just as well, the iCloud may just be the push that would drive
consumers to purchase multiple Apple gadgets.

In my case, they are the reasons why I am now Googling where to sell my iPhone 3GS.

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