In his first event as CEO, Tim Cook announced the new iPhone 4S available October 14th, 2011 (available for pre-order on October 7th, 2011). Like prior versions, the iPhone 4S will cost $199 for the 16 gigabyte model and $299 for the 32 gigabytes.
Externally, the iPhone 4S’s appearance is business as usual – the changes come internally. The upgrades include the new Apple A5 chip, 1 GB of RAM, dual-core processors, dual-core graphics and it’s reported to be “up to seven times faster”. A new antenna system promises to improve sound quality and download speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps.
Social media addicts will enjoy the new 8-megapixel camera capable of taking 3264×2448 images. Your pictures will benefit by taking in 73% more light than the previous iPhone 4 and is 33% faster. A 1080p HD video camera is also included.
Husbands rejoice. You will never forget your wives birthday again with “Siri”, a voice controlled “Intelligent Assistant” that completes tasks based on “natural language” (words spoken as you would to another human, not a computer). Ask your phone to remind you it’s your wives birthday on January 25th and it will remind you on the preferred date. You can even ask it what the weather is like in your neck of the woods. It promises to revolutionize how we interact with our beloved iDevices.
iCloud will keep you organized. Photos, music and emails will sync across all your devices. You will never have an excuse to not return an email again. iOS 5 is the new version of Apple’s mobile operating system. It includes notification upgrades, a reminder system, new messages and deep Twitter integration.
What do you think of the new iPhone 4S? Are you going to stand in line on October 14th? Will it prove to be a best seller like previous versions? Let’s ask Siri.