NEW GADGET: Apple’s new iPhone 4S went on sale. It is faster than the previous model and comes with better software and an improved camera.
THE JOBS FACTOR: It wasn’t just the latest iPhone that drew people to Apple stores. Many consumers waited in lines for hours — sometimes enduring chilly temperatures and overnight thunderstorms — to remember Steve Jobs, Apple’s visionary who died last week.
DISAPPOINTMENT: Many diehard Apple fans and investors were disappointed that Apple did not launch a more radically redesigned new model. It’s been more than a year since Apple’s previous model was released.