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iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Start at 12:01 AM Pacific on Friday

Apple today introduced the iPhone 4S, the company's next generation iPhone. The iPhone includes a number of improvements including an improved camera, A5 processor, faster graphics and support for the Siri intelligent assistant software.

The iPhone 4S will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK on Friday, October 14 and customers can pre-order their iPhone 4S beginning Friday, October 7. In the U.S., the iPhone 4S will be available on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Apple support representatives are telling customers that pre-orders will begin online at 12:01 a.m Pacific (7:01 a.m. GMT).

iPhone 4S will roll out worldwide to 22 more 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.

Existing iPhone owners can check their upgrade eligibility using this tool.

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96 months ago
To all of you who keep saying "I'm going to just buy the Samsung Galaxy IIS..." stuff, please just go buy it and leave the forums. That way we don't have to hear your complaining anymore.
Rating: 28 Votes
96 months ago

wish this was iPhone 5 not iPhone 4S.. why wasn't this released back in July...

Not much is the same except the outside. It’s a whole new phone on the inside, so they couldn’t just flip a switch and release it. The hardware AND software had to be developed first. There’s no sign that either the 4S or iOS 5 were ready in July, and plenty of evidence that they weren’t. Since the iPhone 3G and iPhone 4 were outselling every competitor anyway, why would they want to rush something half-finished out the door, Android-style?
Rating: 25 Votes
96 months ago

I was hopping to see a new IPhone not the bulky and fragile glass incase. I’ve been waiting for this new phone for so long and it didn’t help all the rumors about the new design, larger screen and thinner aluminum body and what did we get? Same old IPhone 4, not enough to change my mind and make me rush to the purchase line.

Sorry Apple, you had my hope so high and now I am very disappointed with the results.

Apple did not have your hopes up. You had your hopes up. Reality check time.
Rating: 20 Votes
96 months ago
Will be ordering one at 12:01AM. My iPhone 3G is dying a slow death. Can't wait!:D
Rating: 16 Votes
96 months ago
If you have an iphone 4, I understand the underwhelmed response.

But as someone with a 3gs, it's really a nice upgrade. The ONLY thing I wanted was a larger screen, but otherwise I did get everything else...
Rating: 14 Votes
96 months ago

ios5+iPhone4 = Good enough for now, and I'm assuming that's true for most.

Same thing that I thought with my 3GS and iOS 4. With the difference between a 3GS and a 4 already being rather large, the difference from a 3GS to a 4S is even bigger.

I don't see why anybody who got a 3GS from the start and still has it would not want to upgrade to the 4S.
Rating: 13 Votes
96 months ago
Will be money well spent. ;)
Rating: 9 Votes
96 months ago
"Todd, I know youre planning on replacing me with an iPhone 5 when it comes out...I just cant let you do that Todd" -Siri

Rating: 8 Votes
96 months ago
I'll Buy It

I am upgrading from a 3GS and I am very excited about the camera and the voice commands, and speed boosts among earlier upgrades. Don't blame Apple for not fulfilling all your life's wishes and desires. They are a profit driven corporation. They are not the wealthy uncle who bought you the wrong Ninja Turtle... I mean really, who likes Rafael... seriously.
Rating: 7 Votes
96 months ago

I'm no longer expecting anything exciting from Apple in this market. This iPhone 4S and its iOS 5 operating system are not even really catching up with the Galaxy S2 or other leading Android phones. They're at least a step behind and all the lawsuits didn't help them stay ahead of the pack.

Siri seems to be the only feature that appears to be worth talking about... But how stupid will you look if you stand somewhere in a city talking to your phone instead of talking to a real person? I cannot imagine any real life uses for such a feature. I have not even played with the similar stuff that Samsung built into their Galaxy phones because I honestly don't care.

The only place where something like Siri would make sense is when you could call your computer at home and tell it over the phone to do something for you. Now -that- could be useful. But why the heck would I want to talk to the phone that I am already holding in my hands?

So you feel ridiculous standing on the street talking to your phone? Exactly how do you use your phone? As a phone I mean. I talk into mine. Generally. It seems to work best that way. There are already apps you can use to control your computer at home from your mobile. I am not sure if your computer at home would understand you talking to it though. Does it understand you now? When you are in the same room I mean? You do realize, I hope, that if you called your computer on the phone and gave it voice commands, that would not be an app on your phone but would be an app on your computer, and would probably work from any phone? I think somebody mentioned "snarky" a little earlier. Sorry if that was snarky. I think it is funny you are already trying to discount a feature we don't really know anything about yet. I have my doubts about Siri also. Seeing something perform in a controlled demo is not the same as using it. It appears however, that most people are completely overlooking the outstanding technological upgrades to the iPhone hardware just because it does not come all wrapped up in a brand new case design.

Sorry, but you see, I don't really even consider the Galaxy S2 to be competitive with the current iPhone, much less a highly improved model. I guess we all have our own needs in a device, but I have never found Samsung's build quality to be more than barely acceptable. Clearly not comparable to the solid glass and steel of the iPhone 4. IMHO. But then I haven't lived with one since I had a completely crappy Samsung flip phone 7 or 8 years ago. I picked up the original iPhone back when it came out and have never seen anything from Android that didn't look like a step backwards from what I was using.


Lol fail at the apple site?? or were they in that big hurry to get it online that they forgot to save in transparent png ? :p

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They must have fixed that hours ago as it was not there this afternoon. It is definitely not like that now.
Rating: 7 Votes

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