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iPhone 4 was phenomenal. iPhone 4S, albeit with minimal changes, has done it again. Taking into account of the OS, the new iPhone is one of the most powerful devices to enter the market this year (Android is still considerably slow and sluggish to a certain extent, so there’s no point comparing Android phones with computer-like hardware specs even).
- Dual core Ghz processor;
- Dual core GPU (7 times faster than previous iPhone);
- 1GB of RAM
- 8MP camera (f 2/4, backside illuminated CMOS), with IR filter, 5 element lens, mere 1.1 seconds from first picture to another;
- 1080p video recording;
- Same retina display (3.5″);
- Wireless mirroring;
- iOS 5;
- Siri – Assistant feature! [This one is really revolutionary, with natural language mastering];
- Black and white versions, 16GB: $199, 32GB for $299, 64GB for $399 (US prices with carrier contracts).
The phone goes on sale in the US (and 6 other countries) on 14 October 2011, and in 22 other countries on 28 October 2011. The remaining 70+ countries will get it later!
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The tale of the iPhone 4G. So much of this story was online in the past few days, I’m probably the last to post on it. Anyway, a prototype of the next-gen iPhone was lost in a bar, found by a stranger, who had later sold it to Gizmodo for $5000. Gizmodo gracefully dissected it, but eventually had to return the unit after a formal request from Apple Inc. So that proves that it’s 100% genuine.
Let’s go over the pictures fast.
And just for comparison with the 3GS:
The prototype dissected:
Now for the story.
• Front-facing video chat camera
• Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
• Camera flash
• Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
• Improved display. It’s unclear if it’s the 960×640 display thrown around before—it certainly looks like it, with the “Connect to iTunes” screen displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS.
• What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
• Split buttons for volume
• Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic
• The back is entirely flat, made of either glass (more likely) or ceramic or shiny plastic in order for the cell signal to poke through. Tapping on the back makes a more hollow and higher pitched sound compared to tapping on the glass on the front/screen, but that could just be the orientation of components inside making for a different sound
• An aluminum border going completely around the outside
• Slightly smaller screen than the 3GS (but seemingly higher resolution)
• Everything is more squared off
• 3 grams heavier
• 16% Larger battery
• Internals components are shrunken, miniaturized and reduced to make room for the larger battery