It’s … hopes are over for anyone who wanted an iPhone 5 later this year.
Apple finally revealed that the new iPhone has the same design as the iPhone 4, with new hardware.
The main novelty is the dual-core A5 processor, the same as the iPad 2.
The promise is a device much faster than his younger brother:twice as fast for graphics and seven times for other tasks.
According to Apple CEO Phil Schiller, sales with the iPhone 4 do not justify an upgrade in design.
The main challenge during the production of the new 4S was to reconcile the speed of the processor with the capacity of the battery.The 4S offers 8 hours of talk time, 14 hours of talk time on 2G networks, 6 hours of 3G browsing and 9 hours of Wi-Fi browsing.
The biggest surprise: Siri, the virtual “buddy”
The iPhone 4S offers an artificial intelligence voice assistant called Siri.
An example: you can ask to “find the best Italian restaurants in Sao Paulo” and he will speak the answer.So if you want, he can make a reservation and invite one of your friends (or friends) to join you.
Other than that, with the voice command, you can pull contacts, search Wikipedia, find out the weather, add appointments and send text messages.And many other tasks.
Users asked, and Apple changed
Apple claims that it has managed to solve one of the main problems of the iPhone 4, its antenna.Now, in case the user masks one of them, accidentally, the other one goes into operation, automatically.
The iPhone 4S will also be able to download files faster, thanks to its support for HSDPA networks.Its theoretical download speed was doubled from 7.2 megabits per second (iPhone 4) to 14.4 Mbps.The upload speeds are still the same, around 5.8 Mbps.
Another welcome innovation is the compatibility with GSM and CDMA networks.That means it can work on virtually any 3G network.
Camera, one of the biggest upgrades
Apple has also greatly improved the camera on the iPhone 4S, by putting an 8-megapixel sensor that can take photos with 3264 resolution by 2448 pixels.
It has a f/2.4 aperture lens, which allows for more light as well as a five-element lens (compared to the four on the iPhone 4).
The new camera can have 1080p high-definition video with video stabilization, image and noise reduction.Overall, the iPhone 4S camera is 33 percent faster than the iPhone 4. Apple says it can take a photo in 1.1 seconds, compared to 2 seconds for the Galaxy II S.
Price and launch
The iPhone 4S will be available on 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and will be sold for $ 199, $ 299 and $ 399 respectively.Orders can be made starting October 7, and its official release is scheduled for October 14.