iPhone 4S announced, no iPhone 5
To the surprise of many, no re-designed or visually improved iPhone 5 materialised, and instead the iPhone 4 has been updated and improved with:
- A5 processor (same as in the iPad 2)
- 8 megapixel camera
- GSM & CDMA in one unit
- Voice recognition through Siri
Arguably Apple is now trailing it's Android counterparts, and potentially won't be releasing another phone for a year now, giving Apple's competitors plenty of time to steal some ground from the market leader. Features currently enjoyed by Android users include:
- Larger screens
- NFC (for contactless payments)
- Thinner handsets
- microSD expansion
- Dolby Mobile virtual surround sound
The iPhone 4S will be available to pre-order from this Friday, October 7th, and will be available in black or white and at capacities of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The iPhone 4 will remain in the line-up but at an 8GB capacity. The iPhone 3GS will also be available as a budget option, offered free with a contract.
What do you think of Apple's iPhone 4S? Will you be upgrading or migrating to Android?