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First Hands On Video of iPhone 4S with Benchmarks, "Raise to Speak" Feature


It seems someone has gotten hold of an iPhone 4S ahead of launch. This video from AppVV.com shows off a new iPhone 4S with some early benchmarks (thanks BluC0la). It also shows the Siri settings interface which allows you to turn Siri On/Off, change Language Settings, Voice feedback, My Info and enable Raise to Speak.
To talk to Siri, press and hold the home button or raise the phone to your ear and speak.

Early Sunspider marks show a total score of 2222.1ms and a BrowserMark score of 89567. For comparison, it appears that the BrowserMark score for an iPhone 4 running iOS 5 is 44856, so the new iPhone 4S benches twice as fast in the browser.

The iPhone 4S doesn't officially launch until October 14th. Some readers have gotten early ship notices, but we hadn't heard of any deliveries thus far. It's not clear how this person obtained their iPhone 4S.

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42 months ago
Can I make my Siri British, but have it recognize American English? Because that would be FAWESOME.
Rating: 14 Votes
42 months ago
I'm excited for the future on Siri. It does quite a bit already, but what's really amazing is its potential. Someday it'll probably be able to do complete phone calls for you to save you time! "Call mom and tell her I'll be 15 minutes late" or "Tell my house to do my laundry, then take out the trash". That'll be sweet. :cool: Robo-house.
Rating: 12 Votes
42 months ago

For comparison, it appears that the BrowserMark score for an iPhone 5 running iOS 5 is 44856 (http://twitpic.com/5ztqsn), so the new iPhone 4S benches twice as fast in the browser.



I didn't know the iPhone 5 existed! :p
Rating: 11 Votes
42 months ago
Next thing they need to do is improve that female voice of Siri. If I'm going to be having conversations with my iphone I require a sexy sultry AI to reply to me. :cool:
Rating: 10 Votes
42 months ago
The fact that someone thought about "Hey let Siri activate when you hold the phone to your ear" is why I love iOS -- it's the polish.
Rating: 10 Votes
42 months ago
Oh wow, I'm really excited about the "raise to speak" feature. I wish that we could name our assistant. "Alfred, fetch the car." I'm still crossing my fingers for getting this thing a day early! But I'm not counting on it.
Rating: 8 Votes
42 months ago

Granted this is only a tiny bit of info but how does that stack up against other current gen high end phones. The Galaxy SII comes to mind.


Early Sunspider marks show a total score of 2222.1ms and a BrowserMark score of 89567. For comparison, it appears that the BrowserMark score for an iPhone 4 running iOS 5 is 44856




Note that a lot of this also has to do with software. It looks like iOS 5 improved the performance of this benchmark result significantly. Or maybe they are using a different version? I'd like to know
Rating: 6 Votes
42 months ago

I didn't know the iPhone 5 existed! :p


Fixed!
Rating: 5 Votes
42 months ago
Personally I don't care as much about how fast my phone is as I care about how will it does what I want done.
Rating: 5 Votes
42 months ago
If you like Siri you will love Arni it works in the iPhone 4
Rating: 5 Votes

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