You got your iPhone 4S. Now what?
I don't. Have one, that is. I'm still waiting. In the meantime, here's some Q&A from today's in-box.
Q: Just got my iPhone 4S, finally got hooked up to AT&T and I tried to fire up Siri. The old Voice Control app shows up. What gives? Have you heard of this with anyone else?
A: You need to enable Siri in Settings.
Q: What you can say to Siri?
A: A *lot*. For example, you can try out "How much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood", "Siri, tell me a story", "Open the Pod Bay Doors, HAL", etc. See our round-up of Siri examples.
Q: For those of us mere mortals who have waited till Friday the 14th to get our new iPhones delivered, one of the first things to be done is to get apps & data transferred from current iPod or iPhone to the new iPhone. I have just sync'ed my device so the backup in iTunes is up to date. Now, what is the procedure to 'restore' everything to the new iPhone?
A: iTunes will ask you about it automatically. You don't have to do anything special. Just get past activation, and iTunes will prompt you.
Q: The 4S is out of range for me. I bought the second generation iPod touch when it came out a few years ago but seeing as it is not compatible with iOS 5, I was thinking of getting the new one although isn't it just the same as last years model, so I'm wondering if I should by it?
A: Yup. Same as last year's model. Consider buying a refurb unit instead if money is an issue.
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