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  • iPhone 4S - Tech Specs and Features


    The iPhone 4S was announced just a tad before the keynote on the Japan Apple Store, covered here by Akshay Masand. It will be released on October 14th, shipped with the iOS 5 operating system which will be released on October 12th. It will feature the same look and style of the iPhone 4.

    The iPhone 4S features many of the expected specifications. They include:
    • Dual Core A5 Processor.
    • Dual Core Graphics.
    • 8 Hour 3G Talk Time Battery.
    • 2x Faster Download Speed.
    • CDMA + GSM Radios.
    • 16, 32, 64GB Models.
    • 8 Megapixel Camera 3264x2448 Resolution, 5 Lens.
    • Backside Illuminated CMOS.
    • 1080p Video Recording.
    • Video Image Stabilization.
    • Temporal Noise Reduction.
    • Siri Voice.

    The iPhone 4S is up to 2x faster than before, with dual-core graphics, which are said to be seven times faster than previous iPhone, "With the power of A5, we can bring all sorts of detail to the environment, like fireflies, leaves in the wind, koi in the pond." This zippy new CPU doesn't drain the battery life either. The battery life has been increased to 8 hours of 3G talk-time.

    The iPhone 4S still uses 3G, although the data speeds are tantamount to that of current 4G speeds. Theoretical download speeds are now twice, 14.4Mbps versus 7.2 on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4S is a dual-radio phone that can operate on both CDMA and GSM networks. The iPhone 4S can now intelligently switch between two antennas between send and receive to make even better call quality - something that has never been done for any phone before.

    The Camera is no slouch either. It's an 8 Megapixel Still camera which is 1/3 faster than the iPhone 4's camera. The backside illuminated CMOS offers a 73% brighter picture. For video recording, the camera is capable of 1080p video and includes video stabilization as mentioned here in more depth. The camera has a 5 lens system for absolutely wonderful lighting, clarity, and accurate shots.

    The iPhone 4S also includes a voice feature called Siri. The feature allows for you to have a 'conversation' with your iPhone by talking to it to get results. You can tell your iPhone 4S to tell you how to get somewhere, or to set an alarm, and there are several more things that you can command your iPhone 4S to do with Siri. It works right out of the box and learns your voice and talking habits to work better for you. It’ll be built-in with support for English, French, and German. It will be beta at the start; by beta they mean they’ll add more languages and services over time.

    The iPhone 4S will be available in black and white. 16GB for $199, 32GB for $299, and 64GB for $399.

    The iPhone 4S can be pre-ordered on October 7th. Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T will have the iPhone 4S, but T-Mobile will not.

    Are you impressed with the new iPhone 4S? Tell us what you expected, or want to see in the next iPhone!

    Sources: Apple Keynote, "Let's Talk iPhone" - October 4, 2011
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 4S - Tech Specs and Features started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 219 Comments
    1. coolio865's Avatar
      coolio865 -
      So does this mean no iPhone 5 anytime soon (3 months)? It doesn't make sense! AT&T were reported to have iPhone 5 cases and they show the redesign in the leaked pics! Plus an engineer was reported to have said the iPhone 5 will be different from the 4S inside and out, so it obviously was being worked on. What's going on?! I want the iPhone 5! The reason I'm not satisfied with the 4S is because it has the same size screen as my 3GS, plus I would prefer the teardrop design over the fricken rectangle one! Can someone explain what's going on!!!??


      And Apple, the iPhone 5 BETTER have glasses free 3D screen and at least a 4 inches, and 3D camera that can record 1080p and GarageBand built in! PLUS native support to have real full on conversations with the phone and a hologram keyboard! AND IT BETTER BE IN A SEXY TEARDROP DESIGN, and have triple iCloud storage and up to 128 GB of space and a Quad Core with BEAST graphics!!! I'm saying this in a joking way, but I'm dead serious about what I'm saying.
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Quote Originally Posted by Madman604x View Post
      no AWS frequency.

      minor boost in speed, better camera,more storage and newer IOS. but really the same phone.

      I really hope the 5 is a TRUE world phone.

      ah well, at least another 6 months to save up.

      watchin Apple's stock go down down down....
      The only thing I do like is the cloud services and the iTunes match. I could have the same music on both devices. But I just can't see using a phone like this on EDGE speeds. I could always tether my iPad 2 but not really worth carrying that like a phone. I'm leaning towards the Galaxy S2 or we'll see what the Nexus 3 (Prime) has to offer. It looks like T-Mobile will release the Galaxy 10.1 tablet this month so who knows maybe I'll sell my iPad 2 but I do love having unlimited 3G for $30 a month though.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by gtfhector View Post
      the same stupid phone! just faster and better camera. Apple likes to make people suffer by buying useless crap. no 4G you can just tranfer AVI files to the phone because it's not compatible. you have to jailbreak/unlock to make into USB Mount. no animated wallpaper same freaking icons as everyone! unless you pay someone to add cydia. OVERALL- DUMB FOLLOWERS. HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS CRAP! Any Android phone is WAY better than the iphone. Android Says " be a leader, not a follower!" nuff said!
      Due to the efficency of iOS the A5 chip and 1GB RAM KILLS all Android phones with similar specs. Apple's 8MP camera with it's added software makes it better than every other phone with similar hardware. The retina display still has the best pixel density on the market. I agree a 4"+ screen would have been amazing but the performance and specs of this phone are better than everything else out there.
    1. Stoj's Avatar
      Stoj -
      Still stuck with Wi-Fi 802.11n 2.4 GHz only...
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      My original question is still valid though... what would you need 25Mbps that 10-14Mbps can't accomplish.
      I have to agree, you can still watch high quality pr0n on a 10-14Mbps connection.
    1. sknet's Avatar
      sknet -
      Quote Originally Posted by Stoj View Post
      Still stuck with Wi-Fi 802.11n 2.4 GHz only...
      must update with 802.11ac ^_^
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Due to the efficency of iOS the A5 chip and 1GB RAM KILLS all Android phones with similar specs. Apple's 8MP camera with it's added software makes it better than every other phone with similar hardware. The retina display still has the best pixel density on the market. I agree a 4"+ screen would have been amazing but the performance and specs of this phone are better than everything else out there.
      Have you seen the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S2? Dual core 1.5Ghz
    1. Turnamental's Avatar
      Turnamental -
      Remove.

      I disregard these statements. I was on a rant and a little drunk.

      My bad
    1. MOJO5873's Avatar
      MOJO5873 -
      It's ok if you have a 3Gs and want to upgrade. No thank you for me. May have to switch.
    1. GnatGoSplat's Avatar
      GnatGoSplat -
      I think it's awesome. The processor and camera are first rate and actually quite huge upgrades. I love the iPhone 4 and I want to get the 4S. I hated the 3G/3GS because it was bigger, thicker, cheaper feeling plastic Wal-mart crap compared to the first iPhone and 4 brought back that quality feeling and appearance. I like the glass back because it feels great to the touch and I'm careful and take care of my stuff unlike most people. I'm also glad the phone isn't any bigger, so the same size screen doesn't bother me. I already knew I wasn't going to get the next iPhone if those leaked cases were accurate because that phone was going to be 1/2" bigger in height and width so I'm glad the 4S stays "small" (which is funny because when I got my first iPhone after using dumbphones, it felt ginormous).

      Anyway, I'm not at all displeased and not sure why so many are upset. Was there this much whining when the 3GS was released? The 3G to 3GS was a far smaller upgrade compared to the improvement in hardware from 4 to 4S.
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      I'm glad to hear all of you whiners won't be clogging up the Apple Store servers on Friday morning so I can get in and pre-order my 4GS without difficulty. Thanks!
    1. Cokeman's Avatar
      Cokeman -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hillefied View Post
      To answer questions, Siri is for the iPhone 4S only. The A5 processor is needed for that technology.
      This is simply not true. The A5 may do it a slightly faster. The iPhone 4 is perfectly capable of handling siri. Also if it does require the A5, Then will I be able to purchase it for my iPad 2? This is no different than the 3G getting mms & the original iphone didn't. Apple claimed the hardware couldn't handle it. We all know that was a lie.

      Personally I like the iPhone 4 design. However this is a joke of a upgrade. Taking 15+ months to upgrade a CPU & Camera is pretty pathetic. Going from the 3G to 3GS was well worth it, a lot more upgrades. Some thing stinks in Cupertino, with all the case leaks, either there is another iPhone coming soon, or someone screwed up bad.

      After seeing the new phone. I wouldn't be surprised if a world version iPod came out with a 4" screen.
    1. g12007's Avatar
      g12007 -
      Quote Originally Posted by spazturtle View Post
      4G has not been released yet, no phone has 4G

      people STILL dont understand this
    1. NumbaOneI's Avatar
      NumbaOneI -
      Quote Originally Posted by owais123 View Post
      Still getting my galaxy s 2 on the 12th. iPhone is getting boring
      yea thats how i feel
    1. gfreshh's Avatar
      gfreshh -
      Why is everyone so mad? Apple said NOTHING throughout this year while the whole world was talking "iPhone 5".

      You guys chose to read the blogs, the rumors, and the unreliable sources that LIED to you in order to generate more Internet traffic to their website.

      Anyone who read in between the lines of the articles titled "iPhone 5" KNEW this was going to be an iPhone 4S and expected nothing more.

      Stop crying and telling Apple that you want 4G and a bigger screen and an aluminum back and go back to drooling over the Photoshopped iPhone images in your Google search...
    1. GnatGoSplat's Avatar
      GnatGoSplat -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cokeman View Post
      Going from the 3G to 3GS was well worth it, a lot more upgrades.
      Uh, how do you figure? It was also a faster CPU and better camera with 60% better resolution, everything else the same!
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Due to the efficency of iOS the A5 chip and 1GB RAM KILLS all Android phones with similar specs. Apple's 8MP camera with it's added software makes it better than every other phone with similar hardware. The retina display still has the best pixel density on the market. I agree a 4"+ screen would have been amazing but the performance and specs of this phone are better than everything else out there.
      Actually, Toshiba developed a better screen. I'm not sure what it is in use for but CNET covered it.

      I personally like the 4S compared to the 4 and I am certainly going to upgrade when I can.
    1. Broomhead's Avatar
      Broomhead -
      This iPhone sounds as pointless as the 3Gs. I think I'll wait for some real improvements.
    1. fairladyz0r's Avatar
      fairladyz0r -
      So I am still not sure which one will be faster. 4s or galaxy s2?
      i am asking this because according to this graph speed of ipad 2 is much faster than s2.
      http://maypalo.com/wp-content/upload...hmark-test.png
      and now that 4s is going to have same chip as ipad 2, does this mean its going to be
      must faster than the s2?
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by fairladyz0r View Post
      So I am still not sure which one will be faster. 4s or galaxy s2?
      i am asking this because according to this graph speed of ipad 2 is much faster than s2.
      http://maypalo.com/wp-content/upload...hmark-test.png
      and now that 4s is going to have same chip as ipad 2, does this mean its going to be
      must faster than the s2?
      That's exactly what it means. Android is generic software for hundreds of devices so it's ridiculously bloated. On top of that the hardware manufactures bog it down even further with their propriety UI such as Samsung Touchwiz. The S2 with a 1.5Ghz processor will be slower than the iPhone 4S with the A5 chip at 1 or 1.2 Ghz. The iPhone 4S will also have double the battery life considering every S2 review I've read says they struggle to get 10-12 hours out of it with moderate use.