Apple’s Tuesday 4th of October morning media event that unveiled the iPhone 4S, along with updated iPod touch and iPod nano, was invitation only, but now is available online as a video stream so everyone can watch the announcements. Despite the long awaited launch of the new iPhone, reactions from some of the experts were mixed, as instead of the iPhone 5, Tim Cook, taking charge of his first major launch event since succeeding Steve Jobs as Apple CEO, unveiled the iPhone 4S – a handset similar in design to the current iPhone 4 but with improvements.
Unfortunately, Apple shares dropped following the unveiling of the iPhone 4S as investors expressed their disappointment at Apple’s failure to launch the eagerly-anticipated iPhone 5.Everybody was expecting iPhone 5, but Tim Cook, taking charge of his first major launch event, unveiled the iPhone 4S – a handset similar in design to the current iPhone 4 but with considerable improvements.Apple’s shares on the US stock exchange slumped by 3.6% in the immediate aftermath of the announcement, although they recovered by the close of trading to be down 0.6%.
The iPhone 4S will come with significantly improved battery life, a new A5 chip, a 8mega-pixel camera, a dual core processor and a new voice control system known as Siri.The handset also runs on Apple’s latest iOS operating system, iOS 5, which will be made available from October 12.
Still the new release of iPhone 4S lead to several comparisons with existing Android models like this one at ComputerWorld
But most important is what do you think? I guess time will tell.