I dislike Macs. I really do. I’m not a fan of their design aesthetic, I’m not a fan of their OS, and I’m really not a fan of people who are slaves to Apple and people who buy Macs because “they’re pretty”. That said, I am supremely impressed with their devices. The iPod, iPad, and the iPhone revolutionized their respective markets. No matter how you argue it, I don’t think you can argue against the drastic impact that these devices have had not only on technology, but on culture as well.
I know that the iPhone 4S wasn’t a drastic upgrade, but for me, I had the 3GS, it was time for an upgrade, and the most intriguing thing about the iPhone 4S was Siri. Listen, ever since I read Batman, I’ve always wanted an Alfred. Since I’m not a billionaire, I can’t have my own butler/bodyguard/manservant/trainer of heroes with me, so I’ll have to settle for Siri. I was cautiously optimistic, but voice recognition technology has failed me before.