Here it is. Apple has finally unveiled its top-of-the-line iPhone, the Apple iPhone 4S at Let’s Talk iPhone event in Apple campus. But, Apple hasn’t announced the much awaited iPhone 5 :-(. Looks wise, it’s super identical to the previous iPhone 4, but inside the iPhone 4S, you will find a bunch new additions. The iPhone 4S has both CDMA and GSM radios, making it a world phone. iPhone 4S is faster, has a better camera, an updated OS, a new 64GB capacity and Siri app, which is a built-in voice assistant that is claimed to understand your voice commands.
The iPhone 4S will be hitting the markets on October 14 in the U.S. (that includes Sprint as well along with AT&T and Verizon), Canada, Australia, UK, France, Germany and Japan. Sprint will also starting selling the iPhone 4S from October 14th. The iPhone 4S will come out in Black and White. Pricing: 16GB for $199, 32GB for $299, and 64GB for $399. The buyers can place an order on iPhone 4S starting October 7th. The iPhone 4S is arriving to 22 more countries on the 28th of October, 70 more and over 100 carriers by December.
Apple iPhone 4S Features:
# Apple iOS 5.
# A5 Dual-Core processor.
# 3.5” Retina display with 640 x 960 pixels of resolution, 326 ppi. (3.5" is just not big enough for a screen size now a days).
# 8 MP (3264×2448 pixels) rear camera with LED flash, Auto Focus, Tap to focus, a new Image Signal Processor, face detection, 26% better white balance, an IR filter, more accurate colors, 30% more sharper, Backside Illumination, f/2.4 aperture.
# VGA front facing camera.
# Able to shoot detailed video in full 1080p HD.
# Support for HSPA+ 14.4Mbps downloads.
# It is a dual CDMA/GSM world phone.
# Siri (a voice-control technology), AirPlay Mirroring, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n.
# Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor.
Apple also announced Infinity Blade 2, which will be optimized for the iPhone 4S and Apple has stated that it has "visuals you’ve never seen on a mobile device", while it is set to hit the App Store December 1.
Read: Apple iPhone 4S Full Specifications.
What is “Siri”:
Along with Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 4S, the company also revealed integration process of its recent purchase of Siri into the iPhone 4S. Siri will be the new built-in assistant for iPhone 4S owners. You just need to hold down the home button, then your personal assistant in the form of "Siri" will be listening to your questions. It’ll allow you to speak to your handset in your natural language in a conversational manner. This works on Wi-Fi and 3G. You can ask Siri ‘who are you’? It will say "I am your humble personal assistant." You can ask your iPhone to wake you up at 6am and then Siri will respond with setting your alarm for that time. You can also ask "Do I need to get my raincoat today?" or "What’s the weather like today?" and it will answer you in context, by popping up a screen showing the current temperature and forecast.
Siri also works with other built-in apps, allows dictation. Sadly this feature isn’t coming as a built-in app in iOS 5 on the rest of the iPhones. Other iPhone users (except iPhone 4S) have to download it from App Store. Check out the video after the break.
Finally, Sprint will also be joining the carriers, along with AT&T and Verizon to offer a new iPhone 4S, which will be available in just a few days. Congrats to Sprint’s subscribers. But unfortunately, WiMAX 4G radio is not included for sprint’s variant and no other carriers will have a 4G-enabled iPhone 4S devices too. Are you guys disappointed that you didn’t see an iPhone 5 today? Check out two more videos after the break.