From the looks of all these iPhone 4S reviews suddenly hitting the web, it seems Apple's press embargo has just lifted.
TL;DR consensus is that the latest revision of Apple's dominant device is really, really good.
Brian Lam wrote a helpful buying guide over at Wirecutter, with pros and cons of going with Sprint, AT&T, or Verizon.
And now, the review roll call: Mossberg, Gruber, Pogue, Chen, Siegler, Jaroslovsky, Snell, Nguyen, Dalrymple, Topolsky, Fry. Boing Boing did not have access to a loaner review unit, but I am eager to try out the improved video and photo capabilities. I plan to buy one and report back with sample footage soon.