iPhone 4S Details: To Upgrade Or Not To Upgrade?


Posted October 4, 2011 - By Leah Jackson

iPhone 4S Details

Apple's new iPhone 4S is the next iteration of the iPhone 4. Its body and screen are identical to that of the iPhone 4, but the new device does feature a slew of upgraded internal features that are sure to get tech junkies excited. Here's a quick breakdown of the iPhone 4S' specs and its new features:

  • Release Date: October 14
  • Retina Display: Same as the iPhone 4's. You'll no longer need to separate between GSM and CDMA models.
  • CPU: A5 Chip Clocked at 1 GHz. This chip supports dual-core graphics and will be able to load graphics seven times faster than the iPhone 4.
  • 8 MegaPixel Camera: The camera will be able to take 3364 x 2248 pictures, a 60% pixel boost over the iPhone 4. The 4S also comes with a backside illuminated sensor to allow 73% more light than the iPhone 4. The camera will also take pictures 33% faster than the iPhone4 due to increased shutter speed.
  • Video Recording: The iPhone 4S can record videos up to 1080p resolution
  • Faster Downloads: The 4S can download at 14.4MBs per second vs. the iPhone 4's 7.2MBs per second
  • Intelligent Assistant: Siri, Apple's new virtual "intelligent assistant," uses voice commands to answer questions you ask or perform tasks. For example, you can ask Siri about the weather, have it dictate messages, ask it for directions, have it set reminders, bring up maps, or even talk about the weather. Siri can also send e-mails and text messages.

Read on to learn more about the iPhone 4S, including its battery usage and its availability and pricing.

Battery Usage:

  • 3G Talk Time -- 8 Hours
  • 2G Talk Time -- 14 Hours
  • 3G Browsing -- 6 Hours
  • Wi-Fi Browsing -- 9 Hours
  • Video Playback -- 10 Hours
  • Music Playback -- 40 Hours

Availability and Pricing:

  • Pre-Order Date: Friday, October 7th.
  • Available on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint.
  • 16GB iPhone 4S: $199
  • 32GB iPhone 4S: $299
  • 64GB iPhone 4S: $399
  • Black/White iPhone 4S available

And there you have it! I'm an Android user, so I doubt I'll be trading in for the iPhone 4S but some of its features are rather incredible, especially the camera and of course Siri. If you want to know even more about the 4S be sure to check out the official iPhone 4S website.

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Tags: Apple, iPhone, Mobile, Tech
iPhone 4S Details: To Upgrade Or Not To Upgrade?


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