iPhone 4S – the much waited for launch day for the iPhone 4S has finally arrived.
Although it would be fair to say that not every review has been quite so glowing a number of Apple fans have taken to the net to show how pleased they are with the new release. This includes, Stephen Fry, who said “For users like me it is apparent that the new 8MP front-facing camera, with its five-element lens, facial recognition and image stabilisation is fabulously impressive, as are increased speeds in data browsing and general app loading in everyday use.”
The 2 biggest talked about improvements are the introduction of a new mobile operating system, iOS 5 and the voice activated assistant known as Siri. Typical of the excitement caused by the new Siri feature is this comment by David Pogue in the New York Times “amazing how Siri’s responses can actually form a conversation. Once, I tried saying, “Make an appointment with Patrick for Thursday at 3.” Siri responded, “Note that you already have an all-day appointment about ‘Boston Trip’ for this Thursday. Shall I schedule this anyway?” Unbelievable.”
Siri is clearly set up to deal with plenty of geeky questions. Ask Siri to “open the pod bay doors” and you will be told “I’m sorry (insert your name here), I’m afraid I can’t do that”.
Here in the UK the Daily Telegraph had this to say about the new iPhone 4S “Overall, the iPhone 4S is a good upgrade to a very good phone. It retains the stylish design of the iPhone 4 and gives it a substantial boost. It’s certainly not cheap when you consider some of the alternatives but it feels like a luxury product and it’s an absolute joy to use. If you own the iPhone 4, then whether you upgrade or not depends on how tempted you are by Siri and the new camera. The upgrades in iOS 5 might be enough for iPhone 4 owners. 3GS owners should be in the queue already.”
Genie bras – the new style bras have now been launched in Tesco and Bhs.
The genie bras are a sports bra-style garment that offers total support with no underwiring, hooks or adjustable straps. They have sold a million units in the U.S in just one week and sold out in four hours online in the UK.
The bra, available in UK dress sizes 8-22, has been designed to move with the figure, moulding to the correct cup size.The crop top, retailing at £39.99 for a pack of three, can also be worn to sleep in, during exercise and by expectant or nursing mothers.The wide comfort band provides lift and support whilst the seamless cup design makes it almost invisible under sheer shirts and tops.
They come with insert pockets to offer more coverage by slipping in the extra soft full coverage support pads for an enhanced, sexy, shapelier look. Each pack contains a white, black and nude bra and six full coverage support pads.
A New Image Genie Bra spokesperson said: ‘We are delighted to be launching in Tesco and Bhs. ‘Over 80% of women in the UK are wearing the wrong size bra. ‘Now, finally they can wave goodbye to bad posture, chafing, neck, shoulder, and post operative pain with the New Image Genie Bra.’The New Image Genie Bra launches in Tesco and Bhs on October 24th. Also available direct from www.geniebra.co.uk or freephone 0800 883 0314.