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Apple iPhone 4S- All you need to Know

Apple has announced the iPhone 4S, more of an iPhone 4 with lots of hardware improment. The new smartphone will run the latest iOS 5 with over 200 new features, expected to be released for existing iPhone users on October 12, 2011.

All the details, specification, features of the iPhone 4S below:

Design: The iPhone 4S looks exactly the same as iPhone 4.

Storage/Colours: The iPhone 4S comes with 16, 32 and 64GB of storage in black and white color versions.

Processor/Speed- The Apple iPhone 4S comes with an A5 chipset which combines a dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU and PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU. Apple claims this hardware combination makes the iPhone 4S seven times as fast as the iPhone 4 on games, and two times as fast on normal tasks.

Display: LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 640 x 960 pixels, 3.5 inches

Connectivity- The iPhone 4S comes with 2 antenna and supports both GSM/3G and CDMA networks, HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps. There’s also Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth(v4.0 with A2DP).

  • GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • CDMA 800 / 1900
  • CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
  • HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

The iPhone 4S can switch intelligently between two antennas to improve call quality.

Camera: The 5 megapixel shooter of its predecessor has been replaced by a faster 8 megapixel unit(3264×2448 pixels) and the video recording has been upgraded from 720p to 1080p with real-time image stabilization and temporal noise reduction. The CMOS backside illuminated sensor gets you 73% more light than the iPhone 4 sensor. Apple has also modified the lens system, with five lens elements.

Siri: Apple is including Siri in the iPhone 4S, which will only run in this model. The reason is the need for a faster A5 processor.

Siri, a voice-activated virtual assistant. Siri responds to spoken queries by serving up information from the iPhone’s built-in apps, and it can read incoming messages in a computerized female voice. Users can also dictate text messages and email messages to Siri.

Battery Life: Apple claims the new processor doesn’t impact the life of the battery.

  • Stand-by time: Up to 200 hours (2G) / Up to 200 hours (3G)
  • Talk time: Up to 14 hours (2G) / Up to 8 hours (3G)
  • Music play: Up to 40 hours
  • Browsing: Up to 6 hours (3G) / Up to 9 hours (WiFi)
  • Video Playback: Up to 10 hours

Pricing: iPhone 4S will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the new 64GB model.

Availability: Pre-order of the iPhone 4GS starts October 7 and will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK on October 14, 2011.

The iPhone 4S will also be available at 22 more countries by the end of October 2011 including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Malaysia is expected to get the iPhone 4GS as well, expected within 4-8 weeks.

[Source]– Apple

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