A letdown, after months of hype that Apple doesn’t feed, but doesn’t quell either, isn’t unusual with Apple product introductions. It happened after several phone iterations and even with the iPad. (Remember the antenna that was to doom the company or the misnaming of the tablet?) All those devices have gone on to sell extremely well.
Volker Weber makes another good point. I’m sure Apple made a clever move and I’m excited to preorder my 4S on friday. And thanks to Siri, you can now tell your phone to “remind you to call someone when you leave the office, find a reservation for a restaurant and text message or call people by name”. I’m very excited.