After a year and a half of waiting and countless rumors, the new iPhone 4S, instead of iPhone 5 as expected, was officially unveiled by Apple during an event in Cupertino, California, on Tuesday, October 4, 2011.
The latest iPhone that runs the iOS 5 operating system and comes with 16, 32 or 64GB of storage, priced at $199, $299, and $399 respectively, will be available for pre-order on Oct. 7 and go on sale on October 14 in seven countries like the U.S. and Britain.
The iPhone 4S has some most significant changes including new voice control features; a new wireless system supporting better call quality and faster download speeds; an improved eight-megapixel camera, in compared with the iPhone 4's 5-megapixels, and sharper pictures with better colors.
Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller introduces the new iPhone 4s
The A5 processor inside the iPhone 4S offers graphics performance up to seven times faster than that of iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS
The iPhone 4S has Retina display with glass on front and back, and stainless steel band
The voice recognition software that is exclusive to the iPhone 4S appears to be the next great innovation in mobile
The new iOS 5 operating system the iPhone 4S runs will be released on October 12, 2011 and feature a new iMessage messaging system, a Newsstand app for newspapers and magazines plus an improved notifications.
The new operating system will be available for iPhone 4 and 3GS, as well as the iPad and recent iPod touch models
“Don't be deceived because inside it is all new,” Phil Schiller introduced the latest device
The iPhone 4S features an 8MP camera, improved lens, and 1080p HD video that allow faster video taking and crisper images
New features such as cropping are now available through the iPhone 4S Camera
The most notable new feature of the iPhone 4S is Siri, a voice-controlled “Intelligent Assistant,” that is able to complete tasks based on natural language
The iCloud allows users to sync their photos, music, emails and more across iOS devices
Photos taken on the iPhone 4S are automatically uploaded to iCloud
A comparison of specs between the iPhone 4S and its Android/ Windows Phone competitors
Apple’s New Iphone 4S Unveiled