Today, Apple hosted an event called “Let’s talk iPhone”. OMG! The iPhone 5 is coming! Wait, wait… I’m sure the iPhone 5 is coming but today’s announcement was about the iPhone 4S.
Actually, today’s announcement was an easy introduction to Tim Cook – the new Apple CEO. He didn’t even get to introduce the iPhone 4S. Instead, he topped and tailed the 90 minute conference. There was a lot of stats about how well Apple are doing and they’re doing very well!
You can pre-order your iPhone 4S from October 7th and buy it on the 14th. O2 should have in the UK and Sprint in the US. The costs are as follows: 16GB $199, 32GB $299 and 64GB (first iPhone to go that high) at $399. It will be available in black and white.
The stats are impressive. Grip of doom? To get around tht problem Apple put two antennas in the iPhone 4S with automatic switching software to pick the best one. As a result call quality improves and downloads can be faster; up to 14.4Mps. This is a “worldphone” and works on both GSM and CDMA.
The camera is now 8 megapixels and it only takes 0.5 seconds between snaps. They have face detection software and when it comes to their 1080p, HD, the iPhone 4S also supports real-time image stalisation and noise reduction.
The phone uses the A5 chip with dual-core. It’s supposed to be x7 times faster than any other iPhone. Gamers take note – Apple stressed the phone’s gaming kudos. I’m sure Sony and Nintendo will take notice.
A lot of attention was given to the voice service meets personal organiser called Siri. Ask the iPhone 4S questions and it’ll try and answer (Apple would prefer it if you would stop going to Google for this sort of thing) and Siri will even try and coordinate meeting spaces in your calendar with you. I think someone should ask it how many hit dice a gazebo has.
Other iOS users will be pleased to know that iOS 5 and iCloud will be available from October 12th.
Apple also highlighted two new apps; Cards and Find my Friends. Find my Friends is a location aware app a lot like Google Latitude; it can show you where your friends and family are (so GMs can keep track on players). Cards is a service that lets you design cards on your iPhone, press a button and have Apple take care of printing them out and delivering them to an address of your selection. Beware incoming Elder Signs.