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

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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.

Top Rated Comments

macduke Avatar
143 months ago
Can I make my Siri British, but have it recognize American English? Because that would be FAWESOME.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DESNOS Avatar
143 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.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
-tWv- Avatar
143 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
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WannaGoMac Avatar
143 months ago
Why I love iOS

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.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
arcite Avatar
143 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:
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macduke Avatar
143 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.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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