Apple Introduces iPhone 4S, Here’s the Specs [Let's Talk iPhone]

Apple Introduces iPhone 4S, Here’s the Specs [Let's Talk iPhone]

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Phil Schiller introduced the iPhone 4S today at Apple’s iPhone event. The devices boasts the A5 processor for dual-core graphics, making it 7 times faster than the previous iPhone.

It looks exactly like the iPhone 4. Yeah.

  • The device has 14 hours of 2g talk time, 6 hours of 3g browsing, and 9 hours of Wi-Fi browsing
  • The iPhone 4S can get a maximum of 14.4Mbps down, thanks to Apple’s new adoption of HSDPA technology. It’s kind of like 4G, but not really. Surely the carriers will love the ability to slap fake “4G” branding on this bad boy.

Schiller:

“As you know we revolutionized with these steel bands on the outside of the phone. We’ve done something technically amazing. It can now intelligently switch between the antennas for even better call quality.”

  • The iPhone 4S is a “word phone” capable of running on both GSM and CDMA basebands. We all saw that coming.
  • It’s got a 8 megapixel camera sensor.
  • It has backside illumination for the camera.
  • The white balance has been improved. Five elements lens with 30% more sharpness. Say goodbye to slow shutter speed.
  • It has 1080p video recording.
  • It’s got video image stabilization and “temporal noise reduction.”
  • The iPhone gets Airplay mirroring. Very nice.

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  • Jojo

    i hate iphone4 grid shape ,, 
    i need a new shape 

  • manila royale

    oh well… no 5 i guess…..

  • likethepear

    BIG FAT WASTE OF TIME! This is what Cook gives us? Yeah, real groundbreaking. Where’s the “magic?!” 15 months to add a new chip. Yawn. Mickey Mouse, honestly *insert eye roll here*

  • Adam Locascio

    SAY IT!! SAY “SPRINT” YOU HIPPIE DOUCHE!!!

  • J C Stevenson

    16 months wait for a spec-bumped iPhone 4? What a joke. Have the iPhone hardware people been asleep all this time?

    Everyone was expecting an iPhone 5, and even the BBC News this evening reported that the “iPhone 5 launch event is underway in San Francisco”.

    The smartphone market moves fast, and Apple has a lot of worthy competitors. Feels like they’ve traded innovation for complacency.

  • .02

    Underwhelmed. Just wasted 2 hours of my life. I’ll stick with iP4. No reason to upgrade.

  • Manuel Viramontes

    This is the company that used to give us magical moments! this is a huge let down. 

  • Daniel Harris

    Actually I remember reading on this site yesterday that they thought the iPhone 5 was unlikely to be announced today.

  • MacHead

    Love it, the lack no new design pails in comparison to the function of this phone. iPhone 4 killer

  • diamondprojects

    i just soiled my pants with anger

  • gola

    *Googles nexus prime*

  • Jhamct

    Yawn.

    I’ll be keeping my 3GS.

  • (???)?

    “word phone”?

  • John Mozelewski

    if anyone upgrades from a iphone 4 they might be the stupidest person i ever met i guess ill use my (future)nexus prime to tether to my ipad 2

  • iPhone User

    Agree.  We waited through 16 months of R&D to integrate the iPad’s CPU and upgrade the camera.  Really?!?!

  • John Mozelewski

    googles event will be next week i hope its not as sad as apples

  • John Mozelewski

    put ios 5 on a iPhone 4 and 85 perfect of ppl cant tell the difference. plus Google is coming out with ice cream sandwich which has to be better than this piece of $h!t

  • potzblitz

    Boring…Siri is great, but it seems to me they push it so hard cause there´s nothing else to talk about on this new fourass phone.

  • Weston

    So is the A5 chip the same as what’s in the iPad 2?

  • MacHead

    No you waited the normal 12 months for that….and an additional 4 for an industry changing Siri. 

  • Aj Tk427

    Yup, the wait was for iCloud and iOS5, not the iPhone4S

  • MacHead

    Yeah being twice as fast as the iPhone 4 with crazy good camera is nothing to talk about….why do people get so jizzy over the shape of the device as opposed to what it can do….Id rather have a device that functions like a mother fucker than a new design that means nothing

  • MacHead

    LOL iPhone 4 internals can handle what the iPhone 4S can handle. So wrong…have fun with android which is worse than the original iPhone

  • potzblitz

    ok, the camera…but the speed bump? sorry, thats compulsive, nothing to be proud of! apple is so popular cause they are always successfull in make the devices FEEL better. with a 4s, that will not happen. people will look at it und figure it out and most will say “hm, feels like the old phone”. this time i´m really excitet whether it will sell like hot shit again..

  • AvoidDroid

    Time for the little boys to pick up their little green robots and go home.

  • MacHead

    If the 4S shoots 1080p but aTV2 only supports 720 will we not be able to airplay the videos we shoot? Or will they just get downgraded to 720? Anyone heard?

  • Frank

    Really? Anger? Really? Actually anger? Over what? 

  • MacRat

    Apple still isn’t supporting the 1700MHz frequency needed for T-Mobile 3G.

  • GrzegorzWidla

    It will be Samsung’s event but yea, Nexus Prime will be announced for sure.
    Apple did disappoint today. Google & Samsung, now your’s move, do it right.

  • BeachWar

    I have nothing to complain about. I still use a standard phone. Though I may be upgrading to iPhone 4S soon.

  • Dante Fiero

    The speed bump is nothing to be proud of? An upgrade from single-core to dual-core is nothing to sneeze at.

    People getting so upset about updating form factor is why the rest of the world looks down on Apple users. None of the rest of Apple’s products get a style update every year. I’m perfectly happy with how the iPhone 4/4S look.

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