Finally, the next generation iPhone 4 is here. Apple fans may be disappointed that all those earlier rumors and reports of iPhone 5, a device which was expected to be built from scratch and become a strong competitor to all those Android devices in the market, have turned out to be false.
But wait, not everything is so dim. iPhone 4S, the latest Apple device, announced at yesterday’s ‘Let’s talk iPhone event’ does bring some smiles to those who like to have their existing iPhone 4 upgraded with better specs.
iPhone 4S has the same form factor as its predecessor, so an earlier rumor of a larger 4 inch screen similar to Samsung Galaxy S and other Android devices
Features & Specs
The dual core A5 processor reportedly gives twice the computing performance and 7 times faster graphics. Battery life, however, is not compromised. It’s still as good as its predecessor, the iPhone 4.
A major upgrade in terms of specs comes in the forma of a 8 MP camera. Surely, this is a move to counter Samsung Galaxy S II’s camera, which is also of 8 MP resolution.
The iPhone 4S boasts of all new optics with a hybrid infrared filter that will filter out the unwanted IR light. Some of the features packed in with the camera include a custom lens with a larger f/2.4 aperture. Not to mention an improved backside illumination sensor, excellent auto white balance, advanced color accuracy, face detection, and reduced motion blur.
1080p HD video recording
Once again, this is a feature that has been existent on some latest Android devices, including the Galaxy S 2. HD video recording has become a must of sorts, and Apple has followed suit.
Video stabilization is a great feature that most of us with those shaky hands are going to love in the iPhone 4S. Video editing, once again, is a very fun activity on the 4S.
Siri Intelligent Assistant
iPhone 4S takes voice activation to the next level. We have seen voice controlled searching of the web and other similar actions. But, never before was a phone able to do things just by listening to your voice commands.
Siri was once upon a time an iPhone app that became quite popular because of its extremely good artificial intelligence. It is a personal secretary of sorts, taking in your natural language commands, and converting them into actions.
Siri can do virtually anything, from setting up reminders to calling your contacts to scheduling meetings to giving you a very personalized weather forecast.
Siri is available only on the iPhone 4S.
iPhone 4S is going to be a true world phone in the sense that it supports both CDMA and GSM carrier networks. You can now switch over to any other network and use the device anywhere in the world.
Price & Availability
You can pre-order iPhone 4S from Apple’s website starting October 7th. The device will be available in stores on Verizon Wireless, Sprint and AT&T networks, starting from October 14th onwards.
iPhone 4S comes in both black and white variants and will be available in 16GB ($199), 32GB ($299), and 64GB ($399) models. Check our article on iPhone 4S price and availability for more information.