For those of you who might have been asleep for the last two weeks, the iPhone 4S is the latest iPhone. No, it isn’t the eagerly anticipated iPhone 5 (maybe next year), but it is a new device with faster guts (A5 dual-core cpu, better antennas, World Phone capabilities, 8 MP camera) and does have a load of exciting new features.
West Coast Bureau Editor Chris Taylor and I are busy setting ours up. Mine is on Verizon’s network. Chris is running his on AT&T in San Francisco. We’re anxious to try out iOS 5 on the device it was designed for, dig into the iCloud and spend quality time with Siri: the Intelligent Assistant voice recognition feature. Siri really isn’t an app since it’s backed into the device.
We imagine that many of you are doing the exact same thing as us. Right now, you’re opening up the iPhone 4S box for the very first time. We’ll share our discoveries and photos in the live blog below. You can, too. Better yet, we’re here to answer whatever questions we can about the new iPhone, iOS 5, the cloud and, of course, Siri. I’m sure you, like us, want to know if the device is any thicker or heavier. Does it handle calls better? If so, why? How easy is it to set up iCloud? I’m wondering if Siri is really as smart as she sounds.