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Apple Unveils iPhone 4S

Posted on October 5, 2011
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Expecting for the release of iPhone 5? You may have to wait longer because Apple let a lot of its fans down with its unveiling of the iPhone 4S, the third time the company launched a new handset on this year alone (after the white iPhone 4 and the CDMA-compliant iPhone 4 for Verizon).

The iPhone 4S looks very much like its predecessor, but Apple says everything in it is “all new.” The newly-launched smartphone features a dual-core A5 CPU, a new dual-core GPU that would boost graphics performance by up to 7x, the same 3.5-inch Retina display, a glass plate at the back, a revamped side antennae that intelligently switches between two sets to avoid dropped calls wherever which way the user holds the device. The antennae are also connected to a dual-mode GSM and CDMA radio that allows global roaming in either 14.4Mbps HSPA+ or EV-DO Rev. A.

At the back is a new, 8-megapixel camera with backside illuminated CMOS sensor for better image capture in low-light situations. The camera lens comes with a new 5-element assembly, hybrid IR filter, and a lowered aperture of f/2.4. With these improved camera specs, the iPhone 4S can also record 1080p video and comes with a new image signal processor for image stabilization and facial recognition, much like any other point-and-shoot cameras.

The iPhone 4S also comes with Siri virtual assistant tech, which allows users to make voice commands to enter text, check the weather, get directions, and perform web serches. Meanwhile, battery life varies from six hours of web browsing over 3G to 40 hours of music playback on WiFi.

The 4S will come in black and white color options, starting at $199 for 16GB and $299 for the 32GB model. There will also be a 64GB version, which will cost $399. Pre-order begins Friday, October 7, and shipping starts on October 14 in United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Japan. It will be available on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint in the US, while Vodafone, O2, Orange, T-Mobile, and Three will distribute the handset over in the UK.

Source: Engadget

 
 

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