Set to arrive October 14th, the iPhone 4S features an upgraded A5 dual-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera
Today, Apple unveiled the all-new iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S features an upgraded Apple A5 dual-core processor that's twice as fast for CPU tasks, and up to 7x higher than the previous iPhone especially with graphics. Definitely a beast.
Apple says that despite the increased processing power, the iPhone 4S will still be able to reach 8 hours of 3G talk time, 14 hours of 2G talk time, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of video playback, and 40 hours of music playback. An impressive feat for a dual-core device.
During the presentation, the company also mentioned that they completely re-worked the antenna design of the device, which will dramtically improve teh call quality. The improved antenna will also support HSPA+ at 14.4Mbps down and 5.8Mbps up. As predicted, it will also include support for CDMA-base networks, making it a true world phone.
In terms of a camera, Apple has given the 4S a major upgrade and it now ships with an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash. The camera can also reportedly go from sleeping to taking a shot in less than 2 seconds.
Pre-orders for the 4S start October 7th and the device will be available on October 14th starting at $199 for the 16GB version on a Sprint, Verizon, or AT&T contract.