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Apple's Japanese Site Outs iPhone 4S with October 14th Launch

Apple has prematurely updated its Japanese retail store sites, disclosing that the iPhone 4S will launch in that country at 8:00 AM on October 14th.


The site appears to also reveal an updated iPod nano, although images are not yet live. The description of the iPod nano includes references to a new user interface, improvements to fitness functions, and a new clock face. Pricing also appears to begin at 10,800 yen, down from the current 13,800 yen.

Update: As noted by 9to5Mac, images for the iPhone 4S in black and white have also been prematurely posted to Apple's site. The iPhone 4S images appear identical to the CDMA iPhone 4.

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42 months ago
Cue the "Apple is doomed" posts. Where are those iPod posters when you need them?
Rating: 13 Votes
42 months ago

There will still be a iPhone 5 shown at the end of the event, just wait..
apple can't impress people with the 4s


Give it up it's not happening. Just 4s..
Rating: 11 Votes
42 months ago

Well, they seemed to think they impressed with the 3Gs and the numbers kinda back it up.. So why not try again?


Because when they did that in 2009 there were few android phones available, the best having 3.2" screen with cpu around 528mhz if I'm remembering correctly. In other words competition was still behind.
Rating: 7 Votes
42 months ago

1.5 years and a stinking CPU update!?

Geesh, windows 7 phone here I come, screw this.


At least watch the actual event before you think jumping to the Zune phone is your best option. :rolleyes:
Rating: 7 Votes
42 months ago

16 months and this is all we get.......very disapointing.....at least I won't have to take a day off work and try for 13 hours to get a pre order....:rolleyes:


The iPhone + iCloud + iOS 5 ecosystem has also been an integral piece of work, which was always going to be perfected before going public after the MobileMe debacle.

I actually cannot wait for the 4S if it's the only device, because these forums should suddenly become a lot better, quieter, and more sensible if the people who continually, for weeks on end, threatened to leave actually do so.
Rating: 6 Votes
42 months ago

In before all the crybabies....


Too late, they're all above you.
Rating: 6 Votes
42 months ago
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1238985

And here are the iPhone 4S images straight from Apple's servers:

Rating: 5 Votes
42 months ago
This whole day is about Apple Assistant.
Rating: 5 Votes
42 months ago
There will be one very good thing about the iPhone 4S.

In a single thread it will allow me to tweak my block list to utter perfection.
Rating: 5 Votes
42 months ago
Dear mac rumors,
please get over the following things

1) Apple does not owe you anything
2) It has not been 2 years. It has not been 1.5 years. It has been 1.3 years. Hyperbole does not suit you
3) No matter what they call it, it will be a 5th generation phone.
4) If you care about the model number so much, then you should reconsider your motivations
5) If you care about the cosmetic look so much, you should reconsider your life
6) if you really have the idea that apple is shooting to replace the phone in your pocket every year, you should review some history. This is not for iphone 4 users.

Thank you
Rating: 4 Votes

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