Apple Unveils iPhone 4S; World Phone With Faster A5 Chip, Siri, 8-MP Camera, Faster Download Speeds, HD Video Recording

iPhone 4S

After months of rumors and speculations, Apple unveiled their hotly anticipated fifth generation iPhone called iPhone 4S at the Let’s Talk iPhone event earlier today.

As the name suggests, iPhone 4S is not a redesigned iPhone as many of us had hoped, it looks like iPhone 4 but comes with a number of new features and improvements.

Here’s a list of new features and improvements:

A5 processor: iPhone 4S will be powered by Apple’s A5 processor that currently powers iPad 2. Apple claims it delivers up to 2 times faster performance and up to 7 times faster graphics compared to iPhone 4’s A4 chip.

8-Megapixel Camera: iPhone 4S gets an all-new 8 megapixel camera and a custom lens with a larger f/2.4 aperture. The camera also comes with an improved backside illumination sensor, auto white balance, advanced color accuracy, face detection, and reduced motion blur.

HD Video recording: You will be able to shoot 1080p HD video using iPhone 4S. It also comes with image stabalization technology to avoid shaky videos.

World Phone: iPhone 4S is a dual mode or world phone, which means it will work on both GSM and CDMA network, which is a boon for CDMA iPhone users as they’ll be able to roam GSM networks. Apple claims that iPhone 4S is the first phone to intelligently switch between two antennas to transmit and receive, so call quality is better.

Faster Network Speeds: Apple has doubled the maximum HSDPA data speeds to 14.4 Mbps in iPhone 4S.

Improved Battery Life: iPhone 4S comes with improved battery life even though it comes with a faster processor.

  • Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G (from 7 hours in case of iPhone 4), up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM)
  • Standby time: Up to 200 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 6 hours on 3G, up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

Siri: Siri’s is Apple’s new personal assistant feature that is exclusively available on iPhone 4S. Using Siri, you can use voice commands to compose and dictate emails, schedule meetings, place phone calls, it can also find answers for you from the web through sources like Wikipedia, Yelp and WolframAlpha. It also can use location based services wherever required. You can send a text, ask for a reminder, ask for the weather or even the closest ATM using voice commands. Apple has covered a few more examples:

Siri understands context allowing you to speak naturally when you ask it questions, for example, if you ask “Will I need an umbrella this weekend?” it understands you are looking for a weather forecast. Siri is also smart about using the personal information you allow it to access, for example, if you tell Siri “Remind me to call Mom when I get home” it can find “Mom” in your address book, or ask Siri “What’s the traffic like around here?” and it can figure out where “here” is based on your current location. Siri helps you make calls, send text messages or email, schedule meetings and reminders, make notes, search the Internet, find local businesses, get directions and more. You can also get answers, find facts and even perform complex calculations just by asking.

Checkout the video of how it works:

It is clearly the killer feature of Apple’s new iPhone. We still need to try it out, but it could be as revolutionary as iPhone’s multi-touch interface.

Here are some other features that are also available in iPhone 4:

  • The gorgeous Retina display.
  • It will come preinstalled with iOS 5, which brings over 200 new features and improvements.
  • FaceTime – Apple’s video recording feature.
  • AirPlay and AirPrint support.

Pricing:

iPhone 4S will be available for $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB model, $399 for the 64GB model.

Availability:

iPhone 4S will be available for pre-order in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Japan and Australia on October 7th and will be launching on October 14th and in 22 more countries Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithunia, Luxemberg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland on October 28th and 70 countries by the end of the year.

Though we can see that many of you are disappointed that Apple didn’t launch a redesigned iPhone 5 with a larger screen, we think the specs bump and Siri makes it a great incremental upgrade.

Let us know what you think in the comments.

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  • http://iphonehacks.com Rounak

    I guess I can wait for another year (16 months?)
    And I hope hackers would edit the right plist files and make Siri work on the iPhone 4.

  • nick

    can anyone tell what will be the price of

    ” iPhone 4s without any carrier plan “

    • fireknight25

      For a non-contract iphon 4s is going to be around $675-700 for 16GB, $745-825 for 32GB, maybe $900-1200 range for the 64GB. Its hard to estimate the price for the 64GB because its never been done before for iphone but the rest of it is pretty standard for past iphone price when it came out. These are non-contract prices. You could sometime get it cheaper in ebay but you risk buying use or damaged iphones. The first three months the ebay price for these non-contract iphone is really high and crazy because you can’t get it anywhere else and the people from other countries jack up the prices because they are not able to get it in their country.

    • Jason

      If i understood correctly its iPhone 4s 64GB for $799 32GB for $699 and 16GB for $599 w/o contract.

      • http://www.motorbeam.com/ fas

        Its $659 for 16GB, $759 for 32GB and $859 for 32 GB. All this is without tax.

  • Freddieboy

    Poor show from Apple these specs have been available in the Galaxy tab for months with a bigger screen was expecting a redesigned phone with bigger screen not enough to up grade from my 4

    • Jason

      I don’t think the galaxy has Siri nor a 64GB capacity.

      • ctrev08

        I could could care less about 64 gig and siri i bought the lg thrill 3d to try out and return once the new iphone was out. Have not turned my ophone 4 sence. I can put sd cards in it and the voice control stuff i barley use cause i fell akward using it unless i am by myself. The camera is not a big deal to me cause my thrill has 1080p and shoots 3d in 720 and i still barely use it. I just think its a joke that it cost hundreds to get a couple more gigs its the same tecnolgy in a sd flash card and u can get a 32gig for like 20-30 dollars. I am not gonna buy a phone that is a little faster then the brick i got at home collecting dust. If it would have came with a new bigger screen that is a true led then I would maybe think about it. I used to be a huge iPhone fan boy and owned every one until now.. but after using android and being able to customize it how I want with Widgets and themes with out having to jailbreak and making my phone slow as he’ll and crashing over and over. Or to use apps that I want to but apple won’t let me. Apple is supposed be the innovator that everybody copys off of like front facing camera or ratina display but this phone is just a rehash that has the same features as every other smart phone.

  • Kiwiholden

    It would be if they where available on 12 month plans.
    Lucky for me I got out of my old plan becoz of reception

  • Kiwiholden

    It would be if they where available on 12 month plans.
    Lucky for me I got out of my old plan becoz of reception.

  • 4ror

    Better than a kick in the nuts

  • Zed Sefi

    No mentions for the RAM?

  • Zed Sefi

    iPhoneHacks, any news regarding the RAM please? Thanks

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com/ iPhoneHacks

      Apple typically doesn’t reveal the RAM, we find out when it is disassembled. So we should be able to answer that question on October 14th.

      • Zed Sefi

        Thanks :)

    • Rob

      It’s 1 GB

      • Zed Sefi

        Show me a reliable source that say this!

  • Heather

    Yeah, disappointed. I’ve been waiting with my 3Gs. This will be the second time I’ll be the one drooling over someone’s redesign next year. And when are they going to improve the speakers??? I mean, it should play it’s 64 GB of music and video with out having to strain to hear it, but if you say-put headphones in– then what about the speaker phone??? Who knows what reception you have- when you can’t hear…huh?

  • Supaa Stahh marioo

    Can someone please tell me why the he’ll they’re talking about better camera and showing a demo in the video on a flipping ‘iphone4′ and not 4S ???? Am I the only one that’s actually clicked on to the fact that apple don’t seem to ever get they’re advertisement right ?

  • Steveo

    I have had the Siri app on my iPhone 4 for a little while now. I just launched it and got a message that seemed to say it would stop working on Oct. 15. Then I opened the app store and the app seems to have been removed. So the new Siri is only going to work on the new iPhone and the old Siri is getting shut down? That is total bullshit! Greedy Mofos. Honestly, I think only a small percentage of people will even use that feature.

  • Investor

    Dont really understand why people would be upset just because the shape didn’t change. The interior (which is kinda what makes the phone) is basically like the iphone 4 on steroids and the iphone 4 is a pretty awesome device in its own right. Interested to see how well the siri works in reality. Looks like i’ll be a happy purchaser.

    • http://writingforprofits.net WritingForProfit

      I love the iphone 4 design and have accessories that fit it. I’m not really sure why I convinced myself that a new design would be better. Now that the unveil is over with, I’m beginning to appreciate the hardware upgrades more.

  • Steveo

    Does anyone know… Is the iPhone 4 that is dropping to $99 going to be 8 GB or 16GB?

    • http://www.parisiconsulting.com Bill

      According to the Apple Store app 8 GB.

  • Michael

    Very disappointed in only the 4S. Was really looking forward to a redesigned iPhone 5.

    • Investor

      Not trying to be “that guy”, but is there something about the design that you dont like? Are you not really into performance and just want it to look different every year?

  • Zed Sefi

    Sorry but with all of my respect to Apple’s philosophy and it’s fanboys, I would not rely heavily on Siri in case I get the 4S iPhone. I mean think about it, the whole nation are going to walk on streets and talk to their phones like robots! … People will look ridiculous! Man this is going to be hilarious!

    • Zed Sefi

      iPhone, make me some dinner. Siri: sorry Sir I can’t. Me: shut up! Just do it!

    • Jason

      Didn’t they say the same thing about watching movies on a phone or sending email? I don’t know anyone who doesn’t ask the question “Does it have voice recognition?” before buying a gps device….. It’s a sign of the times my friend.

  • http://rock.com Alex

    …there is no joy in Mudville — mighty Casey has struck out.

  • Kiwiholden

    Why does it only let me post if I hav a fullstop at the end.

  • nick

    can anyone please tell what will be the price of

    ” iPhone 4s without any carrier plan “

  • Frank

    BIGGER SCREEN how hard could that be……now checking out android offerings…pissed

    • http://www.sublogic.net Eddie-A

      Bigger screen = either changing resolution, or less pixels per inch, which wouldn’t have been retina. Of course a noob like you wouldn’t know that.

      • Dtrain

        Resolution change would not be hard! Keep the pixels per square inch and make it bigger with iPhone 4S specific firmware to make it work!

        • Jason

          I’m guessing you DON’T have a degree in advance computer micro circuitry @ MIT to make that happen?

  • Heather

    I personally don’t like the feel of a squared edge phone. Even my iTouch and iPod Classic feel great. My husband got the iPhone 4 and we fought over the 3Gs.

    • Joe

      There are plenty of cases that will round the edges for you if that’s what floats your boat.

  • Chris

    Piss off I really thought apple would of put out a bigger screen at lease if they wanted to keep the same body styal , i am disappoted on how this turn out I am a very loyal apple fan but this just force me to look for what I want, a bigger screen ,waiting all this time for what ? Same phone I will not up grade to that ,great piss off apple needs to catch up to the market I will switch to a different phone very disappoted ….

  • kris

    Samsung will kill iphone very soon. in spec its killing allready. why 4s :(

  • Andyp

    People who want a redesign want a fashion accessory, It’s all a out the spec as far as I’m concerned!!!

    • HiGhGuY

      EXACTLY, ironically there would probably be less people complaining if they just took the iphone4 guts and put them in a new case :rolls eyes:

  • Mike

    Fuc* apple , same fuc*in design ……!! Im not upgrading to this bull**it , I’ll wait for the real iPhone 5 ……….. Fuc*kin greedy bitc*es….!!!! And Siri will be hacked for sure to run on iPhone 4.

  • kris

    I want bigger screen…Now!

  • Grime

    Nothing compelling here, slightly better specs, but definitely not worth the costly upgrade from an iphone 4. The option of a bigger 4′ screen would’ve sold me. Typical Apple strategy, nickle and dime for small incremental features over phone cycles. Guessing they’ll release a bigger screen sometime in the future, until then I’ll stick to my iphone 4.

  • C’mon Apple

    Very disappointed….like many have said, most of these features have been on competitors phones for a while. Siri will be a fad that will be used shortly then forgotten about.

  • http://Iphonehacks.com dev

    iPhone 5……. Coming summer 2012.

    iPhone release date…… Back on track.

  • Peng12

    Although I agree tht apple should have given us a new design, the main thing 4 me is what’s on the inside. I bet atleast 90% of those slagging it off will still buy it.

    • Jason

      Agreed!

  • John

    Honestly though I’m fine with the 4 shape because it actually feels like a phone, I don’t wanna be taking to people with a phone as thin as a piece of paper

  • Hendrix

    People say I want bigger screen well will you ever be happy with a bigger screen maybe just carry a 60 inch tv around the streets as a phone, what a clown it is a phone not a tv buy an iPad if ya want a bigger screen, yes other android phones have bigger screen but have no battery life and no resolution, it is the guts of the phone that makes it perform not the looks. I like some other phone makers but I love apple products they are made to last and are of higher quality than other makers. Evry android phone I have had was like PAC MAN just kept eating batteries and also felt cheaply made. I can see the future of Siri being the way we use everything cause the human race is becoming lazier, next we will be talking to the tv, tv clown make my coffe, tv says lick my nuts…. We already talk to our cars and gps navigation so it makes sense talk to the phone and soon everything. Siri is not a fad yu will see jigger will be in everything in one way or another, samsung will release a tv with voice recognition soon enough.

    • kris

      Nobody want’s lcd screen in thier pockets. but 4 inch it’s a standart now at this orice point

  • robster

    No AWS 1700/2100 support, I’m very disappointed!! Grrrrrrrrrr!!!

  • http://writingforprofits.net WritingForProfit

    To be honest, I’m a little disappointed that it’s not a new design but the internal upgrade is welcomed. The siri voice assistant feature isn’t a big deal to me though. I’ll have to wait and see how well it actually works before I judge it.

  • iOS4

    Another year to wait i guess… After 3GS, i feel in love with my android running on Mytouch 4G and boy i love the phone. I use the iPhone when travel outside the country though since i do that more often. Mytouch 4G already have the Siri type app which is very interesting but can’t really remember how many times i use it. Its like voice dial and all, how many people actually use it. People will be all over it in a week or two and it will completely die out. I was really hoping for a different design to add to my apple collection. What a disappointment, though i just won a $1000 bet about apple not releasing an iPhone 5 but a 4S. Sweet.

  • Almost but not quite

    Didn’t want a redesign but did want a larger screen & 4g capabilities so I wouldnt need to replace next year. 1080p is nice & while Siri sounds good with dragon dictation & Google I can get by till next summer. Guess I’ll keep checking Cyndia for Siri

  • Price

    I’m assuming the pricing listed above is with a nice new 2-year contract?
    I wonder with those of us still grandfathered in on the unlimited plan can purchase the phone at full price and keep unlimited data .. although throttled after 2gb still kinda sucks .. but I could live with that especially if the throttled speeds mean what we are used to now..

  • Grime

    I phonehacks says “Though we can see that many of you are disappointed that Apple didn’t launch a redesigned iPhone 5 with a larger screen, we think the specs bump and Siri makes it a great incremental upgrade.” Not really!!!!!! Fail. Yeah they’ll make money, but they could’ve potentially made more. Its just not compelling enough. Give the people what they want already. If you build it they will come.

  • Dice

    Yep bummer, i need a replacement tho, still have 3g and its on its last leg, i just dont know if getting iphone4s is worth it versus just getting a iphone 4….. damit apple ur forceing mw to say this! All this freaking extra time for release and its just a freaking 4s!? Personnally i dont give a damn about “world” phone screw verizon!, (altho i fully agree verizons service is top dawg) and screw this stupid app called siri, yea its going to get hacked, and i hope it gets crumbled to point of abandoning it. Really!!! Oct release for a app and a “s” WTF! you owe me apple! Ive been loyal, and ur biggest non paid sales man and apple spokesperson! And u bring this like its the best thing u got! NO WONDER JOBS RETIRED! some one slap the new ceo!

    • Gil

      Dude youre upgrades long… Overdue!

  • Fb5050

    Iphonehacks, will it be able to surf the web while on the phone? since its a dual gsm and cdma phone.

    • CultofMicro$oft

      If you are with AT&T, you can multitask like most of the world outside the our country (USA). If you are Verizon or Sprint, you cannot… as you are stuck with ancient technology (CDMA)

      • drew

        If CDMA is ancient techology what is GSM? Its a decade OLDER than CDMA

        GSM (circa 1981) is older than CDMA (circa 1993)

  • Grime

    Reminds me of the time I wanted to upgrade from the 2003 Honda CR-V to the 2004 model, only to find out the only change made was the addition of a flip down sunglasses holder on the ceiling.
    For those that don’t get the analogy, swap iphone for Honda CR-V and sunglasses for Siri wannabe insignificant feature and it becomes clear. lol By the way I rarely wear sunglasses.

    • http://www.GoddardJewelry.com Abel

      First, I have a 2003 CR-V. It has the sunglasses holder. So, you’re wrong there.

      Second, Siri is a MAJOR feature, not minor. Comparison to a sunglasses holder is ridiculous. Though I don’t anticipate using it, just like I rarely use the Voice feature on my iPhone 4.

      Lastly, who gets new cars every year? People with money to burn. If you have the thousands to spend to get a new car one year later, you’ll get the new 4S, I’m sure.

      • Jason

        ROLF …. who are u people!? …. its everyone in here a total dufus? I’m i the only one who WASN’T picked on in school for how high i wore my pants?! WTF does a 2003 Honda CR-V eye glass compartment have any baring on “iPhone Hacks”? Y isnt anyone asking the important questions like …. when can we expect a jailbreak? ….. something in those relative terms

  • http://Www.RespectfullyDisagree.net Ken

    At some point Apples gonna learn to quit playing games with us. They’ve let their success go to their head. They honestly feel that whatever they release, we are Apple Zombies and will buy it. No ones dumb. They claim to ‘innovate’ while doing incremental fixes to their products and think we don’t notice it. IPad 1, no camera! IPad 2, LOOk a camera…shh It’s only1 megapixel! IPad 3,look 4 megapixels..all when they could have just put the 4 megapixel in IPad 1. This stupid ‘S’ series they have come out with twice now should be released 6 months maybe after Iphone 4 as upgrade. We waited 16 months for IPhone 4.5? And you want us to sign a new 2 year contract? Seriously Apple? And you try to convince us that we want and NEED this just so I can talk to it? I can talk to my damn self,no thanks Apple! Not this time!

  • Adrian

    This phone is lame, never made big changes beside the camera, no 4g still or a bigger screen,. Apple are good by adding only one or two things but never make complete feature. But we have to many dumb people in this country, who will wait in line to purchase the shitty phone…. So the when the come out with the next phone, it will have a bigger screen but no 4g..it’s a trend that apple have been using since they have launched.. You decide after ur evaluation..Please don’t support on a disaster gadget.. And don’t be one of the people who is ready to buy

  • http://www.youtube.com/RumorRoundup TooBadImGod

    Highly dissapointed. I was expecting Siri to work on all iOS devices. Other than that, needless to say, I wasted an hour and a half of my precious time to watch the keynote and be very dissapointed. I am only excited for iOS 5 and iCloud as of right now. Major dissapointement Apple…

    • http://www.GoddardJewelry.com Abel

      Dude, you really thought Siri was for all iOS? Really? No wonder you stupidly watched the whole keynote – you’re stupid.

      • Jason

        is stupidly a word or spelled correctly? It just looks funny to me. If not NVM i failed eng/grammar 101 :P

  • Shan

    To all the ppl crying over here:

    Do u guys have a signed agreement that u have to buy the next generation iPhone? No one is forcing u to buy the iPhone 4S. If u don’t like it don’t buy it. U can happily switch to the crappy Androids that feel like plastic toys and drain their battery 3X faster than the iPhone and then the battery dies within 6 months of purchase.

    • Harry

      Well i guess plastic is a lot better than glass. I would rather drop my Inspire over your iPhone 4s. Android phones due tend to use up battery faster, IF you use stupid features like live backgrounds. Use the task manager and you WILL get the same battery life out of an Android. Android based phones have cheaper and easier batteries to buy and replace than iPhone.

  • Me

    iPhone 4s is a big upgrade!! no bigger screen? well… i rather keep the retina display great looking! buying any Android phone like i did once, and you will be really pissed off when your battery start draining like hell doing any task, if you play a game, forget it!! if you want bigger screen, get an iPad!

    I dont think i will get the 4s, however, i will recommend it to people who does not have an iPhone yet!

    iPhone 5 will be a beast coming with the iPad 3 at the same time! hopefully!

  • notamuser

    We all have our wish lists… all that anticipation & then this. Why does Apple INSIST on being behind ALL the time. 4g is cutting edge. forget their cutesy attempt at justifying leaving it out. we all know the next phone will have the capability.

    All the newest phones, RIGHT NOW, do have have it…….

    Just once, cutting edge would be GREAT!

  • moe

    iphone 4s is biggest fail so far

  • Harry

    Apple hardware is behind the tech. The only thing that apple has got for them self is the app market. iPhone 4s is going to be $199 for 16GB?!? The new Samsung Galaxy S II specs are matched, if not beats the crap out of the 4s and it is priced for $149 at Walmart. If you want to complain about storage, use the $50 or the $150 to buy a bigger MicroSD.

    • IFL1

      The reason they seem behind is because they let all the bugs get worked out and since none of their computers need a anti-virus and all the the other BS it is faster. iOS is the most solid OS in the world as OSX! ANDROID! PSSSS LMAO

      • fas is wrong

        fucking hell man you’re delusional

  • trimmer

    I switched to htc sensation. 4.3 screen does everything they just now put into iphone.. will not go back. I luv this sensation…piss on apple and it’s dictatorship …..

    • Shan

      Dictatorship? Are they asking you to buy their products at gunpoint?

  • kewlgai

    its the os that makes the ios device work, not the hardware that makes the difference.

    • STEVE BLOW JOB

      Wtf are u talking about. the IOS is already available in iphone 3G.. and u want the same IOS that also run in an old outdated and obsolete phone??

  • anonymous

    16 months of waiting and this is it? What the fuck have you been smoking Steve? No way in hell I’m upgrading to that! Get off your lazy ass and give us a bigger screen, 4G LTE, a thinner phone, flash. You know things people actually use and want. Who the fuck wants to talk to their phone and have it misspell every other word? That worked so well with voice dial that I’ve used it all of 3 times in a year. This was a huge disappointment to say the least.
    And if you think I’m upgrading my 3gs to ios 5 you’re sadly mistaken. I remember how ios 4 fucked my 3g. I’m not going to make that mistake again.I’m not going to fork over any more money to you or AT&T. It’s time to start looking at droids. Way to go Steve!

  • ItsyourBoy

    Words can’t even express of how upset I am this is such fucking bullshit and to all u idiots who don’t understand why people are upset let me explain their spoon feeding technology to us in Oder to make more money they could have had these specs along time ago they made us wait 16 mothns for this half ass upgrade why maybe to give Verizon some more time to sell Iphone 4’s android phones give the people want wether its cheaper phone or not they are aggressive with what they put out and apple is not kuz they know there gonna make money regardless so if people don’t see nothing wrong with what apple is doin then your just stupid

  • anthony

    This iphone is really lame, not a significant of a upgrade, this a strategy of apple since they have launched iphones, They want people to buy phones every year, add one or two things and than release it. So I believe the next one will have a bigger screen no 4g yet. Guarantee you this that most of them will buy this phone, to be the one who has everything… I believe that’s retarded…

  • Valdimir

    I do agree with Anthony, Most of the people are retarded in this country…

  • http://www.GoddardJewelry.com Abel

    I finally got my 64 gigs! FINALLY! But I’m not gangbusters for the new phone. A new form factor (maybe a 4″ screen) would’ve been nice. But, I’ll probably get it anyway. The bump in price for 64 means I’ll have to sell some CDs, in addition to selling my iPhone 4, to finance the 4S.

  • Mickey

    iPhone 4s = FAIL!!! I’m very disappointed with as I was expecting more from Apple. Siri app it’s cool but will slowly vanish. The sad thing is that I will end up getting it by the holidays. Still disappointed Apple :(

  • Christian

    I had a 3G and waited for the 4. The 3GS made no sense to me to upgrade too. Now with all the smart phones out there that blow the iPhone specs in the water, they release a 4GS? Even the extended wait time and we get a A5 chip that’s been out for a while? If it weren’t for the iOS UI I would of switched to a android phone. That being said I’ll just wait for there next phone before I upgrade. Hopefully a bigger screen is in the future along with hardware that puts other manufacturers to shame.

  • ItsyourBoy

    Fuck the iPhone 4s this bullshit once again Greedy Apple putting out a half ass upgrade because they know people are still going to buy it where is the 4g lte, bigger screen, NFC chip, other phones been have had these features and apple still chooses to be behind on this there will be a day where androids will surpass apple on everything and that will be the day apple will be sorry for not being on top with features to apple STOP being greedy and give the people what they want then you’ll will crush all competition if not you will get left behind once costumers get tierd and see your bullshit and greed

  • Herb

    Well I have the original 2G I phone and I love it! The up grade to the 4S sounds like I’ve died and went to heaven! I’ll order it.

  • johnny

    I’ve planned to upgrade my 3GS to 5, but since it has no change with 4, although a little upgrade such as the A5 and camera, but I will still stick on my 3GS and wait for the next generation iphone.

  • Madas

    Wait till ios 5 come out

  • AJ

    I lov APPLE Products!!!
    but i don’t see ANY REAL Reason to UPGRADE to this disappointment

    i like others want a bigger screen at the bare minimum!!

    (no I’m not asking for an iPad, nor a 5 inch screen much less a 60in screen) 3.7 to 4in would make a world of difference

    apple is the one company who can make this happen if they want to but they choose profits over innovation
    (siri isn’t innovation!! its a pretty packaged function thats been available through a third party app for the past few years)!!!

    unfortunately apple is the one company who can come out with a mediocre hardware physical upgrade and get away with it because of their popularity!!!

    in the end, its too bad!!!!

    GOODBYE IPHONE
    HELLO Windows or android!!!!!!!

  • AJ

    for the record

    When i say mediocre upgrade!! i say this because unlike the iPhone 3g vs 3gs where speed difference was VERY noticeable!!!

    iphone 4 isn’t slow at all much less am i going to notice the speed difference on an iPhone 4s!!!

    • Gil

      You will notice the speed difference in 4s its gonna be substantial like atleast twice as fast. Hell ill even go out on a limb and say that 3gs felt faster than iphone 4. And for those of you who think this iphone 4s wont sell well youre sadly mistaken unfortunately the iphone fas become a fad (trend) Unlike those who believed in it back in the summer of ’07.

  • Dick

    This is the biggest disappointment for Apple in regards to their iPhone series to date. My jailbroken 3GS is still a solid device, but the $99 8GB iPhone 4 is looking like a decent option right now for an upgrade.

  • anonymous

    Fuck that, why bother with the $99 upgrade. Just buy a used iphone 4 from craiglist or ebay and wait for June. That way you’re not locked into a 2 year deal.

  • Dizzy

    Why us everyone bitching?? If u don’t like it don’t buy it, simple..I’ve had three androids and they all suck and after a while get stale, who cares about a bigger screen, its speed and battery that really matters on a phone..so stop whining and get a tablet if u want a bigger screen

    • anonymous

      We won’t!

  • Jason

    Well i’m gunna be on the underdog team with this one. Claps to apple. More space, faster downloads, faster processor. BRAND new features & no price increase. At least i had realistic goals. Some of you need to sign up for apple haters anonymous. I’ll let you know when Apple releases a Delorian app that takes you back to smart beep ages.

  • pet

    will it work with metropcs or only with sprint att and verizon?

  • anonymous

    No price increase? Why don’t you try and buy one without a contract. I can get a desktop pc for less money.

  • Steven

    go fuck yourself, I don’t need a world phone, I need an unlocked phone so i can travel around the world. shame on you calling the world phone a feature.

  • Justin

    Just a quick clarification… I see a few posts where reference is made to the next iPhone still being “iPhone 5.” Technically the 4S is the 5th gen. So, the next release will be the iPhone 6. Just thought I’d touch on that. Also, I will not be purchasing the 4S…. but rather sticking w/ my quite capable 4. :-)

  • http://www.iphonehacks.com pet

    will iphone 4s work on metropcs

  • nick

    chill guys …
    first iphone 2g launched -> iphone 3g -> den “iphone 3gs” -> den iphone 4 -> now its ” iphone 4s” -> so wait dere will be definatly “iphone 5 “

    • Justin

      “1”st Gen – iPhone (was never called 2G)
      “2”nd Gen – iPhone 3G
      “3”rd Gen – iPhone 3GS
      “4”th Gen – iPhone 4
      “5”th Gen – iPhone 4S
      “6”th Gen – iPhone 6

      Nick… you’re an idiot!

      • Zed Sefi

        So, we might have iPhone 6 instead of iPhone 5 next summer. Interesting! … This could be true, especially that iOS 6 may come out with it too! Makes perfect sense!

  • Kray-Z

    I’m just very disappointing that they didn’t do anything about the fragile outside case. It is the only iPhone I have ever broken and it was broken twice both with falls about 2 feet from the ground… That would of been a MAJOR selling point for me (besides Siri)

  • Justin

    Honestly, I really want to see some side by side benchmarks of the 4 & 4S both running iOS5, same storage capapcaty (won’t be able to do this w/ the 64gb of course) and w/ the same apps installed. Then show them navigating through the apps and into some web browsing… texting and emailing… then into some games that’ll really work the phones out. Just to see if the 4S really stacks up to be that much faster. Of course there’s numerous other testing possibilities… I’ve just named a couple.

  • Dr. Kino

    Waited so long for this then i thought i better get a cheaper iphone 4 now i think i’ll just keep my 3GS a bit more as i am sure within 6 month or so apple will release iphone 5. Good way of making the most possible $$$$

  • Talibanner

    What happened to all those “supposedly” iPhone 5 cases that were all over china ? What was all that crap about? Who would of wanted to invest in designing a case just to make up a rumor?

  • Zed Sefi

    I may change my mind and consider buying iPhone 4S only if I know two things: 1- RAM is 1Gb, 2- The device is jailbreakable. Right now I have to wait one week or more to have answers to these questions.

  • jrfhoutx

    I’ll be picking one up, though not right away. I’m cool with the spec upgrade, I kind of like having my contract runout when the S version comes out. Let Apple come out with a new design and let all the gotta-have-its get the first iteration and deal with all the messed up bugs, and I get the revised version with better specs and all the major bugs worked out. Works for me…

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