It was only the iPhone 4S announced in the Apple’s event yesterday. On the outside the iPhone 4S is exactly the same with the existing iPhone 4 you have. But inside, it packs more powerful components. The iPhone 4S comes with a dual-core A5 CPU and a dual-core GPU that is deemed to boost graphics performance by 7 times.
Apple has also revamped the antenna i.e. no matter how you hold the iPhone 4S you’ll not experience dropping calls. The screen remains the same 3.5-inch Retina Display and the back is a glass plate.
The iPhone 4S now packs an antenna that’s capable of both GSM and CDMA networks, so the user can roam the world as well as enjoy other high-speed data networks including 14.4Mbps HSPA+ or EV-DO Rev. A.
The rear camera has been upgraded to 8-megapixel with a backside illuminated CMOS sensor for better low-light performance. It’s also capable of recording video in 1080p full HD. The camera has a a new custom lens, a larger f/2.4 aperture and an advanced hybrid IR filter that produce sharper, brighter and more accurate images.
Alongside with the iPhone 4S, Apple also announced the iOS 5 which will be released on October 12th. Coupled with the iPhone 4S and its new dual-core CPU and GPU, the camera and the photo apps now work very much faster. As one of the 200 over new features of the iOS 5, you’re also allowed to snap a photo by pressing the volume up button and you can access the camera even from your lock screen.
So, it’s just the iPhone 4S that Apple had announced. There is no news about the iPhone 5 even though there were a couple of cases meant for the 3.75-inch iPhone 5 announced before the Apple’s launch yesterday. The iOS 5 is what I wanna explore more, to upgrade on my existing iPhone 4, where I’ll develop some iOS apps based on the iOS 5 pretty soon.
Black and white models available with prices starting at $199 for 16GB and $299 for 32GB. There is also a 64GB costing you $399. Pre-order will kick off on October 7th and shipping will begin on October 14th US, Canada, Australia, UK, France, Germany, and Japan. More info about the hardware specs can be found on Engadget.