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The conference started off slow, with Apple pretty much talking about how great they are and how much their products sell. Which is all fine and good, but they know why everyone was there – to finally find out all about the new iPhone.

The first big piece of news to come out of the conference is that iOS 5 is releasing across all newer (back to 3GS) Apple devices on October 12th 2011.

The brand new iPhone 4S, which looks just like the iPhone 4 on the outside, has received a major update on the inside. It comes with an A5 processor and is twice as fast as the iPhone 4. It features a dual core graphics chip, making the graphic capabilities up to 7 times better than that of the earlier iPhone. In addition to boosting the raw power, the new device actually gains increased battery life over the iPhone 4. It now has up to 8 hours of talk time.

The 4S also sports a new 8 megapixel camera. The new camera also takes 73% percent brighter pictures, and is one-third faster than the iPhone 4. The new camera also takes full HD 1080P video and has built-in stabilization.

The rumored Siri voice control is in the phone, and it looks to be incredibly powerful. It seems to take voice commands to a whole new level. Siri is a personal assistant living in your iPhone.

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There will be both black and white versions, while the pricing will be 16GB for $199, 32GB for $299 and 64GB for $399. iPhone 4 will be $99 for 8GB and the 8GB 3GS will be free with a contract.

In the US the new iPhone will be on Sprint, AT&T and Verizon and it will also be available in Canada, Australia, UK, France, Germany, and Japan as well. Pre-orders start on October 7th, and the device goes on sale October 14th. On October 28th the device will roll out to 22 more countries.

Source & Image Credit: Engadget

  1. Ata
    October 5, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    It seems 'Siri' is only available to iPhone 4S users, although still in beta.

  2. JuliannTrott
    October 5, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Is Siri available only on the Iphone 4S or in the new iOS 5?

    • Dave LeClair
      October 5, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      Only 4S, needs to improved processor to work.

  3. Paraiso Terraazul
    October 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I have a Iphone and a Android device, I d'ont feel/see no lag in time on my two tel: actually my Android device as a quicker response time over Iphone : )

  4. Joe
    October 4, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    It looks reasonable, but as usual, apple are way overpriced and underspeced, HTC and others have had dual core phones for a while now, and android is so much more 'tweakable', no doubt people will flock in their millions to buy it though...

    • Dave LeClair
      October 4, 2011 at 7:55 pm

      At the end of the day, I think that is what Apple cares about. I will be one of those millions lol

    • iLike
      October 4, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      I'd be more impressed with Android phones if they were more responsive.  The iPhone responds immediately to my gestures, but the Android phones have a significant lag time.

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