Apple launches iPhone 4S with A5 dual core processor, 7x faster graphics, 8M camera with 1080p HD video and Siri voice assistant. Will be available October 14.


Apple just concluded its “Let’s Talk iPhone” event where it launches the new iPhone 4S. iPhone 4S has the same appearance as iPhone 4, and Apple is quick to highlight that what’s “inside” is more important. Beside having more powerful hardware that differentiate iPhone 4S from iPhone 4, software features such as AirPlay Mirroring and Siri voice assistant is also iPhone 4S exclusive.

  • Dual core A5 CPU with 2x faster speed. The same CPU as in iPad 2.
  • Dual core graphics processor with 7x faster graphics.
  • Better battery life: 8 hours 3G talk time, 14 hours 2G talk time, 6 hours 3G browsing, 9 hours Wi-Fi browsing, 10 hours video and 40 hours music.
  • Intelligently switches between two antennas to transmit and receive. 2x faster download speed of up to 14.4Mbps compared with 7.2Mbps on iPhone 4.
  • iPhone 4S is world phone with both GSM and CDMA together.
  • 8 megapixel (3264×2448) CMOS backlit señor with five element lens. Lens is 30% sharper. Admits 73% more light with f/2.4 aperture and 33% faster capture. Hybrid IR filter for better color accuracy.
  • Camera uses Apple’s own Image Signal Processor chip to enable face detection and 26% better white balance accuracy.
  • Camera takes 1.1 seconds for first picture and half a second for second one.
  • 1080p HD video recording with image stabilization.
  • New Siri voice assistant feature with artificial intelligence for weather query, time query, setting alarm, get stock quote, quay for list of nearby restaurants, get directions, read text message, check calendar, get word definition, query currency exchange rate etc. Siri will launch as beta for English (US, UK and Australia), French and German. With more languages and services coming.
  • iPhone 4S will support AirPlay Mirroring for displaying content on big screen TV.
  • Available in black & white. 16GB $199, 32GB $299, 64GB $399, pricing with carrier two year contract.
  • With carrier contract, iPhone 3GS 8GB will be available free, and iPhone 4 8GB at $99.
  • iPhone 4S will be available on October 14 for US, Canada, Australia, UK, France, Germany and Japan. Pre-orders for the 4S start this Friday. Sprint joins AT&T and Verizon as third carrier.
  • iPhone 4S will be available on October 28 for Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
  • iPhone 4S will reach 70 countries by end of the year.