The iPhone 4S by Apple is well known for the variety of tasks it can perform. In this article I will look at how the device performs as a music player, and to what extent it can replace a standalone MP3 player.
Of course, Apple is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular iPod. Therefore, iPod functionality is installed as standard on the iPhone 4S, so it essentially means that users do not need to own an iPod if they have an iPhone 4S as well.
The iPod app is identical to the interface of the software found on an iPod Touch, the world's most popular MP3 player. It allows you to view your music in lists sorted by artist, genre, song title etc, so it is easy to find the music you are looking for. The controls are simple; once you have selected a track, simply toggle the play/pause button, skip tracks back or forwards, and adjust the volume using the on screen slider, or the volume rocker on the side of the phone if the screen is locked. The iPhone 4S comes with an instantly familiar iPod headset, which offers great sound quality and plugs into the 3.5mm jack on the top of the handset.
In a clever move by Apple, you require an iTunes account to activate you iPhone 4S when you first purchase it. Therefore you have to sign up by creating an iTunes account. This way you can also instantly download music from the iTunes app which is also pre-installed on the phone. This also means that movies and TV series can be purchased and downloaded, or rented for a limited time, and can be viewed on the phone's screen. If you download content from iTunes and also own an iPad or Apple computer, you can take advantage of the iCloud service. This was introduced along with the iPhone 4S. It is a very simple ideal, but one which proves very convenient to a lot of customers. If you download content on one Apple device, it will also be available on others. For example, if you download a song via iTunes on your iPhone, it will also be added to tour iTunes library on you MacBook Pro for example. This feature also works with other content; for example, you can take a photo on your iPhone 4S and it will be wirelessly added to the gallery on your iPad 2.
As you can see, Apple is ever the innovator when it comes to the music features of its phones. Features like iCloud, and its multimedia ecosystem comprising of iPod and iTunes integration put Apple years ahead of even its closest competitors.
The iPhone 4S is available now in both black and white versions from a number of UK networks, most of which offer the handset for free on selected contracts.
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