Apple formally introduced iPhone 4S - a new model of the popular smartphone. Add the letter S in the name of the device, as is the case with the iPhone 3G/3GS, accompanied by a complete replacement for "stuffing" in the immutability of the appearance.
Despite the preserved exterior, steel - rim dish is now divided into two parts, the phone has a mechanism to automatically select the part of the antenna, which is currently better suited for reception / transmission. Among the other features of the smartphone communication highlighted Bluetooth 4.0, increased to 14.4 Mbit / s data rate in cellular networks and the use of the chipset, which allows iPhone 4S operate in GSM, and a CDMA- networks.
Another major innovation was the new hardware vosmimegapikselnaya camera with motion sensor on the back illumination, an infrared filter and a lens with five lenses. According to Apple, when designing iPhone 4S aimed to make the picture quality comparable to high-quality compact camera (" soap holders "). An example of the image ( click on it to view full size ) and the crop of the angular region below. To shoot the first shot will take 1.1 to each subsequent frame iPhone 4S can shoot for 0,5 c. The camera also allows you to shoot video with a resolution of 1080p.
Among other innovations, iPhone 4S Apple highlights the new version of iOS 5, support for cloud service iCloud, as well as Siri - personal assistant with speech interface, so far only available in beta version in English, French and German.
The new phone will go on sale in the U.S. on October 14. Price of the new model does not differ from the preceding: a model with 16 GB of memory costs $ 199, 32GB - $ 299 In addition, Apple will release iPhone 4S 64 GB, which will sell for $ 399 (all prices are valid for two years of signing contract with the operator ).