After the press conference where Apple unveiled the new iPhone 4S, some quickly expressed dissatisfaction with the device's stated capabilities. The build-up of public and media anticipation for the 4S may be to blame for this reaction, as it established high hopes for the device's possibilities.

According to the New York Times, the 4S comes with a number of significant features that are bound to impress casual smartphone users as well as die-hard tech aficionados. This may serve as an effective rebuttal to any doubts or dubious pronouncements that have been voiced.

The news source reports that major updates include the phone's processor chip, which is significantly faster than the iPhone 4, and iPhone accessories like the highly light-sensitive sensor on the 8-megapixel camera, which is capable of capturing high-quality photos.

Meanwhile, the device's voice recognition technology, nicknamed Siri, is being viewed as truly remarkable, outperforming other devices with similar features. The new iOS 5 mobile operating system and its performance standards were also well-received.

A report by Apple Insider, which provided samples of iPhone 4S reviews from the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and other publications, suggests that the high regard for Siri is, for the most part, a uniform opinion of many early reviewers of the device.