Finally, there was announcement from Apple today and there is no iPhone 5, yet, but iOS 5 with 200 new features and the iPhone 4S. Presales for the iPhone 4S start on October 7, and will ship October 14th.
iPhone 4S comes in either black or white and will cost $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model and $399 for the new 64GB model. iPhone 4S will be available from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores and through AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless.
Apple claims that iPhone 4S, is the most amazing iPhone with a dual-core A5 chip, new 8MP camera with 1080p HD resolution video recording, world phone support, two antenna, and Siri, voice commands. The dual-core processor has 7x faster performance and battery life for up to 8 hours of 3G talk time. Siri for the iPhone is an intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking questions like "Where's the nearest pizza?"
The new iOS 5 software has over 200 new features:
- Notification Center, an innovative way to easily view and manage notifications in one place without interruption
- iMessage, a new messaging service that lets you easily send text messages, photos and videos between all iOS 5 users.
- Find my Friends. You can see the current location of anyone that choose to share it with your friends.
- Built-in Twitter integration and iMessage, so you can instantly share your photos via Twitter directly from the Photos app and send photos via iMessage to individuals or groups.
- iCloud lets you synch all you photos, music, documents, and videos among iOS devices, Apple TV, Mac or PC wirelessly. When content changes on device all devices are updated automatically.
iOS 5 will also be available as a free software update for iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, iPad and iPod Touch October 12.
iCloud will be available on October 12th and is free.
New iPhone 4S camera features include:
- The 8 megapixel sensor has 60 percent more pixels so you can take amazing high quality photos with more detail than ever.
- New custom lens, a larger f/2.4 aperture and an advanced hybrid IR filter that produce sharper, brighter and more accurate images.
- The image signal processor in the A5 dual-core chip, makes the camera one of the fastest on any phone.
- With iPhone 4S, the Camera app launches much faster and the shot to shot capability is twice as fast.
- Instant camera access from lock screen.
- Photos app lets you crop, rotate, enhance and remove red-eye, and organize your photos into albums right on your device to share them on the go.