Was everyone as disappointed in the the new Apple iPhone announcement as I was? Perhaps not, considering the iPhone 4S sold 200,000 pre-orders in just 12 hours on Apple’s website, which just happens to be a company record. While the trendy won’t be jumping on this since it looks exactly the same as the “old” iPhone 4 the techno geek should be happy with the internals.
The new iPhone 4S starts things off with a dual-core A5 CPU inside alongside a new dual-core GPU that is claimed to speed up graphics at least 7X. The screen and back are the same old design, but the antennas have been revamped. The iOS will have the ability to switch between two different sets to avoid dropping (Thanks for the fix Apple!). Running with dual-mode GSM and CDMA radios will let Apple’s handset travel the world while enjoying faster downloading speeds; two times faster if you believe everything that comes out of Apple’s mouth.
A new 8-megapixel camera with a backside illuminated CMOS sensor will have better low-light performance for the independent porn makers out there. The camera lens has a 5-element assembly with a hybrid IR filter and sports apertures down to f/2.4 for the super clear pictures and vides. Apple iPhone 4S can record 1080p video, has image stabilization and facial recognition. Seriously – this is going to lead to so much more amateur porn on the internet.
So the cool new iOS feature that will only be available on the new iPhone 4S? That would be Siri. Siri is voice control, much like the Android, that is to be your “humble personal assistant”. It will allow you to set an alarm, ask for direction, schedule appointments, get the weather and really just operate the phone without always having to tap on the damn thing.
Talk time is supposed to run at 8 hours using 3G and down to 6 if you’re using it to browse the web. WiFi usage should give you 9 hours of internet usage, video playback will give you 10 and music runs around 40 hours.
Pricing starts at the usual $199 for 16GB and $299 for the 32GB and a 64GB model will be introduced for $399. AT&T, Verizon and the new Sprint carrier have been slammed with orders so good luck trying to get your hands on one. Apple itself reports there will be a full inventory in the store. Also know many retailers are offering a high credit for your “old” iPhone 4 and 3GS.