[New Products] The New & Improved iPhone 4S

October 4, 2011  |  Apple, I want.., iPhone, My New Toys, New Products, Techie

The main focus of the event was the iPhone, judging by the name of it “Let’s talk iPhone” however most of you out there will feel that this update lacked the hype that we were seeing the past few weeks in which everyone expected it to be the launch of the “iPhone 5” a redesigned iPhone.  Let’s face it I thought the same as well but judging by the updates we’ve seen today it is still something good and not to be shunned away. I personally will be purchasing a brand new iPhone since I’ve been wanting a White one and the selling feature for me was the increased capacity (yes I eat capacity from my iPhone!)


Judging by the looks of it, the iPhone 4S has the same outside design as the current iPhone 4 but it’s the inside that has change, after all beauty is within a person (or in this case device).  It has the same retina display available in today’s device and the same glass on the back but let’s try to see what’s new.

Iphone 4s siri

So what’s new with the iPhone 4S?

  • It has an A5 Chip which is up to 2 times faster than before, with dual-core graphics which are said to be 7 times faster than previous iPhone (Yay SPEED!)
  • Battery life has improved to 8 hrs for 3G Talk time, 14 hrs for 2G Talk time, 6 hrs for 3G browsing, 9 hrs for Wi-Fi browsing, 10 hrs for Video, and 40 hrs for music. “Fantastic battery life.” (Let’s hope it actually performs that way!)
  • It has a completely redesigned antenna system for the iPhone 4S making the device the first phone to intelligently switch between antennas for sending and receiving.  It also supports both GSM & CDMA technology, and supports HSDPA download speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps, twice that of the iPhone 4. (Wooohooo Faster downloads!)
  • It includes an all new camera with the most advanced optics of any phone. The 8 megapixel sensor has 60% more pixels so you can take amazing high quality photos with more detail than ever.  It includes a new custom lens, a larger f/2.4 aperture and an advanced hybrid IR filter that produces sharper, brighter and more accurate images.  It has backside illumination that gives you 73% more light.  It’s faster too – one third quicker!  There is a new image signal processor that Apple designed, enabling face detection and 26 % better balance.
  • The camera is now fully capable of recording 1080p HD resolution videos with video image stabilization and temporal noise reduction.
  • Airplay Mirroring is now available on the iPhone 4S and so amazing to watch yourself playing the game on a big screen TV wirelessly!
  • Comes with iOS5 built-in.
  • It comes with Siri, an intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking it nicely.  It is launching as a beta with support for English, French, and German, additional languages will be added later.  Siri basically lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more.  Ask Siri to do things just by talking the way you talk.  Siri understands what you say, knows what you mean, and even talks back.  Siri is so easy to use and does so much, you’ll keep finding more and more ways to use it.

And that is basically most of the new features of the brand new iPhone 4S.  You want to know how much it costs? Well the 16GB model is selling for $199, 32GB model is selling for $299, and the brand new [yes you heard it right] 64GB model is selilng for $399 (with a 2 year contract).  The unlocked version prices should be available soon.  It will be available for pre-order on October 7th with availability in retail stores and shipping date of October 14th in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom.

The iPhone 4S will debut in an additional 22 countries by the end of October (October 28th). Those countries include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. [For more info click here]

And with that my friends I give you the “most amazing iPhone ever,” as stated by our new dear friend Tim Cook.

I was somewhat disappointed with the event with the lack of an updated redesigned iPhone 5 but at the same time I expected the iPhone 4S since Apple recently redesigned it so it was just too soon.  So I will be getting a brand new one, a white 64GB model to add to my collection courtesy of an early birthday present from father dearest!

P.S. The iPhone 4 is now available in 8GB model for 99$ and the iPhone 3GS 8GB model for Free.

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  1. i was scrolling down on my reader seeing other bloggers’ posts about the iphone 4s bs i was saying “ween mal Jacqui, she must hv written smth” & there was it!

    it has some good features bs mayeswa ena6ra o 7argat edam allah yhadahm!

  2. swera : LOL I spent 2 hours writing all 3 posts detailing the updates well not 3 hours hehe but felt that long coz my poor fingers. I was live-tweeting the event! And if you are happy with your iPhone 4 then no need to upgrade I personally want the extra storage.

  3. Great post!! and I love some of the new features and thanks for the live tweeting yesterday ;)

  4. It is selling for $1200 on the UK website which is ridiculous! But I know you will probably get it! :P