The iPhone 4S after being rumored for such a long time, has finally broken cover for the first time. Apple announced the fancied new iDevice at the ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ event held in Cupertino today. Sadly though there was no announcement of the iPhone 5, much to fans’ disappointment. It is however pleasing to know that the iPhone 4S has a bunch of impressive upgrades under the hood.
What’s New in iPhone 4S?
Apple has decided to not change anything in terms of physical design from the iPhone 4, by maintaining the same chassis and color combination. Inside the iPhone 4S there is a brand new Apple A5 dual core processor processor with 7x faster graphics, a better 8MP camera which can capture crisper images and shoot 1080p HD video without a hitch. All of this will be running on iOS 5. The new iPhone 4S will come in 16, 32 and 64GB of storage capacities priced at $199, $299 and $399 respectively on a two year contract. Sprint has joined the list of carriers that will launch the handset in the United States along with AT&T and Verizon.
A couple of software upgrades will also make way with the iPhone 4S. We’ve all heard a lot about iCloud over the past few months. But today Apple revealed a new voice guidance service called Siri which will guide users with every aspect of their device including sending texts, setting up reminders etc. Sadly though, Siri comes only with iPhone 4S and previous versions of the iPhone aren’t compatible with this cool new feature.
When is iPhone 4S Hitting Stores?
The handset will be sold in the United States starting from October 14 followed by 22 other countries on October 28. Apple plans to launch the handset to the rest of the world by the end of this year. In conclusion of the event, we were a little disappointed that we didn’t get to see the iPhone 5 being revealed, but we are sure Apple has a special date reserved for that too.
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