Reviews are in for Apple’s new iPhone 4S. With the faster A5 processor, which makes the new iPhone 4S 7 times faster, the personal assistant Siri — and a new 8mp camera that rivals a point-and-shoot (and also shoots 1080p video) — the new iPhone 4S is getting rave reviews. It has been universally deemed “the best iPhone yet” from the major press. Who needs a new teardrop design when you have the magical Siri?

“First of all, the iPhone 4S blows away the iPhone 4 when it comes to speed. For the past week, I’ve been testing all of my most-used apps and the differences range from solid to awesome. At first glance, the speed difference may seem subtle. But over time, it adds up and becomes apparent. I would switch back to my iPhone 4 and get frustrated by the lag.” – MG Siegler, TechCrunch

“Sometimes, as we all know, looks can be deceiving. While Apple’s latest iPhone doesn’t look different, and may not be the kind of blockbuster people expect from the late Steve Jobs’s company, it thinks different, to quote one of Apple’s old ad slogans. Inside its familiar-looking body there lurks a nascent artificial-intelligence system that has to be tried to be believed.” – Walt Mossberg, AllThingsD

“Is this the best phone ever made? That’s debatable. But I can tell you this: the iPhone 4S is pretty damn cool.” – Joshua Topolsky, The Verge

“This is the easiest product review I’ve ever written. The iPhone 4S is exactly what Apple says it is: just like the iPhone 4, but noticeably faster, with a significantly improved camera, and an impressive new voice-driven feature called Siri.” – John Gruber, Daring Fireball

“The question isn’t what’s in a name — it’s what’s in a phone. And the answer is: “A lot of amazing technology. And some of it feels like magic.”” – David Pogue, NY Times

“Siri is the best androgynous unpaid intern you’ll ever meet. Dual-core guts make for faster apps and a smoother interface. Camera is much-improved. Call quality gets a boost.” – Brian X. Chen, Wired