Apple iPhone 4S launched
October 4th came and went – and with that, the world will have another iPhone to play around with, this time being the iPhone 4S which frankly, is quite a disappointment compared to all the hype that was present before. Many people were wondering whether it would be the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 that would be announced, or is it both? I guess all that let-down was reflected in a drop in Apple’s stock price after the iPhone 4S announcement yesterday.
Touted to be the “most amazing iPhone yet” (they say that all the time), it is safe to say that all the improvements made to the iPhone 4S are internal and not external – it will, after all, run on Apple’s dual-core A5 processor that is also found in the iPad 2, where it is said to be able to offer double the processing power of its predecessor, not to mention delivering up to 7 times faster graphics compared to the iPhone 4. Seems like portable gaming has gotten even better, and we could soon see games that will run only on the iPhone 4S as the other handsets are way too slow to handle such graphical performance. Head on after the jump to read about the rest of the iPhone 4S.
The 8-megapixel shooter in the iPhone 4S deserves mention, since it now enables you to record in full 1080p HD resolution, sporting a new video image stabilization feature alongside increased sensitivity that makes your low light images look far better than ever before. It is also a world phone, supporting both CDMA and GSM networks, making us wonder whether this means Sprint and T-Mobile will be picking up the phone soon as well.
iOS 5 is also thrown into the mix, boasting more than 200 new features such as Notification Center, which is an innovative method to easily view and manage notifications in one place without interruption and iMessage, a new kind of messaging service that enables you to send text messages, photos and videos between all iOS 5 users. Owners of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS will be able to download iOS 5 as a free software update so that they are not left behind.
As usual, black or white are the color choices for the iPhone 4S, where the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models will retail for $199, $299 and $399, respectively. Are you part of the disappointed crowd?