With all that has happened in the last 24 hours, it’s almost hard to remember it was just Tuesday that Tim Cook and Phil Schiller were introducing the iPhone 4S. It’s harder still to remember that the new phone goes on pre-order tomorrow. Officially, sales start just after midnight Pacific time, with Sprint, Verizon and AT&T all taking orders online at that time.
AT&T and Verizon’s data plans all have a limit, while Sprint will offer an unlimited data plan. Each carrier has different prices and policies for additional features, such as using the iPhone as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
As for the phone itself, it looks nearly identical to the iPhone 4, but packs a more advanced 8-megapixel camera, a faster A5 processor and the voice-controlled Siri feature. A 16GB model sells for $199 with a new two-year contract, while a 32GB costs $299 and a 64GB model will cost $399. Apple also plans to sell an unlocked version of the phone.
The devices are scheduled to hit store shelves (at least briefly) on Oct. 14.