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Apple Introduces iPhone 4S with A5 Chip, Faster Graphics, Siri Voice Assistant


Apple today officially introduced the iPhone 4S, the company's next-generation iPhone offering a completely redesigned interior with a number of new features.
Apple today announced iPhone 4S, the most amazing iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including Apple’s dual-core A5 chip for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics; an all new camera with advanced optics; full 1080p HD resolution video recording; and Siri™, an intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking.
One of Apple's most highly-touted features for the iPhone 4S is its camera, which checks in at 8-megapixels and contains a host of improvements over the iPhone 4's camera.
iPhone 4S includes an all new camera with the most advanced optics of any phone. The 8 megapixel sensor has 60 percent more pixels so you can take amazing high quality photos with more detail than ever. iPhone 4S includes a new custom lens, a larger f/2.4 aperture and an advanced hybrid IR filter that produce sharper, brighter and more accurate images.
Apple also notes that it has completely redesigned the antenna system for the iPhone 4S, making the device the first phone to intelligently switch between antennas for sending and receiving. The iPhone 4S is a world phone supporting both GSM and CDMA technologies, and also supports HSDPA download speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps, twice that of the iPhone 4.

Talk time over 3G comes in at eight hours on the iPhone 4S, with the device also offering six hours of 3G browsing. The iPhone 4S also included Bluetooth 4.0 for improved short-range wireless interfacing.


The iPhone 4S will launch on Friday, October 14th in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom, with pre-orders beginning this Friday, October 7th. The iPhone 4S is available in both black and white and comes in three difference capacities: 16 GB ($199), 32 GB ($299), and 64 GB ($399). All prices are for on-contract purchases.

The iPhone 4S will debut in an additional 22 countries by the end of October. Those countries include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

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39 months ago
Okay, so all you haters and whiners,
You don't appreciate the A5 chip which, as proven, mashes up all the competitors' CPUs,
You don't appreciate the new camera, which is as good as the best Android phones,
You don't appreciate the new clever antenna system which makes 4G speeds, without 4G,
You don't appreciate the new awesome Siri voice assistant,
You don't appreciate the extended battery life,
You don't appreciate the fact that it is a world phone.

JUST BECAUSE IT HAS NO NEW CASE! IT STILL LOOKS BEAUTIFUL EVEN TODAY, AND I STILL FIND IT THE BEST DESIGN OF A SMARTPHONE!
Rating: 56 Votes
39 months ago
15 months for that?
Rating: 49 Votes
39 months ago
Let the whining begin :D
Rating: 26 Votes
39 months ago
October 2012 will be a long, painful journey
Rating: 25 Votes
39 months ago
Samsung and HTC skip around the rooms doing high 5's to one another...
Rating: 24 Votes
39 months ago
Person 1: Oh crap, I'm getting an Android phone. The 4S sucks
Person 2: Why, so you don't like the new stuff it has?
Person 1: No, I like those features but the fact is that I wanted a phone half an inch bigger and a millimetre thinner.
Rating: 22 Votes
39 months ago
Same size screen?
Rating: 18 Votes
39 months ago

I am finally going to get a smartphone as my dumb phone just ran out of contract.. I was really anticipating this. I have a macbook pro, and an iPod.. but this phone is just flat out disappointing. I have been looking at an HTC or the Bionic, I guess I'm going with either one of those. Really let down by this, as I've wanted an iPhone since the 4 was announced, but since then android has really caught up. I think the market is about to sway, not in apples direction.


You've never handled a "smart phone" but you do have the ability to analyze and compare them?


Damn, they better announce something awesome or the stock will be cheaper than a Big Mac


Then you'd have the opportunity to buy a few shares.

What a dopey comment.
Rating: 18 Votes
39 months ago
Best thing im getting out of today is iOS5 and iCloud haha...and not upgrading just for voice or infinity blade 2. But I see they still use crappy yahoo weather...

Why doesnt he ask Siri how AAPL is doing today? :P
Rating: 16 Votes
39 months ago

Okay, so all you haters and whiners,
You don't appreciate the A5 chip which, as proven, mashes up all the competitors' CPUs,
You don't appreciate the new camera, which is as good as the best Android phones,
You don't appreciate the new clever antenna system which makes 4G speeds, without 4G,
You don't appreciate the new awesome Siri voice assistant,
You don't appreciate the extended battery life,
You don't appreciate the fact that it is a world phone.

JUST BECAUSE IT HAS NO NEW CASE! IT STILL LOOKS BEAUTIFUL EVEN TODAY, AND I STILL FIND IT THE BEST DESIGN OF A SMARTPHONE!


New processor is to be expected, each year technology improves...

Camera is good to begin with, they need to make the cover for the lens/eye/whatever better because it is the only thing scratched on my phone.

The speeds are only as fast as the network.

Ive had dumb phones with voice assistant and never ever tried or wanted to use it.

Battery improvement should happen anyway.

World phone...who cares, someone on Verizon currently probably isnt too worried about it and neither is someone on AT&T. That is more for Apple, they now have 1 phone that works with every carrier.
Rating: 15 Votes

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