Wednesday, October 5, 2011
iPhone 4S Officially Announced – Pre-order October 7th – On sale October 14th
Apple officially announced the iPhone 4S at today’s event. It will be available to pre-order on Friday October 7th, and will go on sale on October 14th. It has a new antenna design that allows for file transfers twice as fast as the iPhone 4, as well as a voice recognition function for a whole new hands free experience. The iPhone 4S will also be powered by Apple’s Dual Core A5 processor.
The iPhone 4S will be a World Phone, so it will work on both CDMA and GSM networks. This means there will not be different versions for different carriers. Sprint has been added to the list of available carriers in the U.S. for both the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 4.
The iPhone 4S will have a 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB model available priced at $199, $299, and $399. The phone will be released in both Black and White. The iPhone 4S will have an 8 megapixel camera and will shoot video in full 1080p with video stabilization. The iPhone 4 had only a 5 megapixel camera capable of shooting 720p video. The new custom lens on the iPhone 4S will produce much sharper, crisper images. The image signal processor in the A5 chip is very advanced, especially when partnered with the new iOS 5.
The iPhone 4S will launch in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany and Japan on October 14th, less than 2 weeks away. iPhone 4S will be available worldwide to 22 additional countries by the end of October including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
With Siri, Apple’s new personal assistant software , you can use your voice to accomplish tasks or access parts of the phone. For example, you can ask “How’s the traffic in this area” or “Remind me to call Jeremy when I get home”. You can also use Siri to make calls, text, make notes, browse the web, get driving directions, and more.