Apple has announced the new iPhone 4S, offering the same dual-core processor as the iPad 2 and an upgraded level of RAM. It may not sport a bigger screen or a different design, but the iPhone 4S is certainly a step on from its predecessor, although much of the attention will be focused on just how big that step is.
The design is the same as before, meaning a 3.5-inch screen with the high-res Retina Display, but an upgraded A5 dual-core processor.
These specs mean graphics can be up to seven times faster than the previous iPhone 4. The battery has been updated too, to now offer 8 hours of talk time, 14 hours of 2g talk time, 6 hours of 3g browsing, 9 hours of Wi-Fi browsing.
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To get round the issue of ever having to deny Antenna-gate ever again, Apple has popped antenna-switching in there, to make sure you always get the best call quality.
An 8MP camera has been included as well, dubbed as offering 60% more pixels than the iPhone 4. It’s also packing backside illumination, which gathers in a lot more light to make those twilight pics all the more alluring.
It’s also a lot faster too, with Apple promising 1.1 seconds from firing up the camera to the first picture being taken, and half a second between snaps, which is pretty swift – plus 1080p HD video recording too.
The iPhone 4S UK release date has been confirmed as 14 October and while the iPhone 4S UK price too hasn’t been outed, in the US it’s the same as the iPhone 4 at launch, so we expect it to retail for a maximum of £599.