The Apple 4S is finally upon us. After the myriad of rumors, fake reviews, and leaked emails we finally have the lowdown on what to expect from the next outing of iPhone goodness.
While the design of the iPhone 4S remains mostly unchanged, (iPhone 4 users can breathe a collective sigh of relief over the new antenna design) keeping the same screen real estate as the the iPhone 4, it’s what’s under the hood and the new features sprinkled throughout that are of note, namely iCloud support (which will allow user to back-up docs, media, and photos via Photo Stream), and the eagerly awaited iOS 5. Apple also introduced a sophisticated voice control feature and mini personal assistant named Siri, which will allow you to talk to your phone, ask it questions, send emails/reminders, and other tasks like informing you on what the weather forecast for the day will be.
The iPhone 4S will also feature, as expected, a new dual-core A5 processor, similar to the one used in the iPad 2, which undoubtedly will help a lot with gaming.
The camera on the 4S has also received a face-lift in the form of an 8MP camera, offering 60 percent more pixels than the iPhone 4 and shoots 1.3 faster with a high-end IR filter for increased uniformity. Connection wise the iPhone 4S will features HSPA+, but sadly no support for 4G LTE.
Pre-orders for the 4S will begin October 7th, with a release date scheduled for October 14th. Pricing for the new iPhone 4S is set at $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, and $399 for 64GB with 2 year contract.
And finally, joining AT&T and Verizon to the exclusive list of iPhone carries is Sprint, who will now be able to offer the iPhone 4S to its customers.
For a more in-depth look at the iPhone 4S and a live re-cap of Apple’s event click here.