Recently Apple introduced iPhone 4S instead of a completely redesigned iPhone 5.
According to media observers and analysts, Apple may be release the iPhone 5 in 2012 or may be till the availability of 4G LTE network technology for compact smartphones.
So, it seems like iPhone 5 will be coming with 4G LTE technology having much faster upload and download speeds as compared to the current 3G network technology. So, it also means that we are going to see the iPhone 5 in 2012.
The design gained massive popularity and lead to a job offer for the student. The student, aged 19, told the press that he was stunned to see that his design tribute to Jobs became a sensation worldwide.
Jonathan Mak of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University did not know about the response on his logo after Jobs’ death. He had created the design, when Jobs quit his post of Apple CEO, as a tribute to his passion for simplicity. Many other designs which combine Jobs’ silhouette together with the Apple logo were created by other people but no one imagined making it into a bite. Mak’s logo was a huge hit on many social networking sites. Mak has been approached by the local media and many foreign companies and software developers. Also other designers are also trying to reach him for collaborations. A proposal to use his logo for raising funds for cancer research has also been offered.
“Originally, I was going to put a black modified logo against a white background, it just didn’t feel sombre enough. I just wanted it to be a very quiet commemoration. It’s just this quiet realisation that Apple is now missing a piece. It’s just kind of implying his (Steve Jobs) absence. ”
Mak had only recently bought some Apple products and was not a huge Apple fan. He was moved by Jobs’ character and was inspired by his address to the Stanford students in 2005.
Steven P. Jobs, the Apple Inc. former chairman and co-founder who pioneered the personal-computer industry and changed the way people think about technology, died Wednesday at the age of 56.
His family, in a statement released by Apple, said Mr. Jobs “died peacefully today surrounded by his family.”
Jobs had battled cancer in 2004 and underwent a liver transplant in 2009 after taking a leave of absence for unspecified health problems. He took another leave in January — his third since his health problems began
The prices will start at $199 for 8GB version, followed by $299 for 16GB and $399 for 32GB. Sprint will also begetting iPhone 4S in US this time around, along with AT&T and Verizon Wireless, calling it the World Phone.
At first glance … this is the iPhone 3G vs. the iPhone 3GS all over again. If you have the iPhone 4, more than likely you can skip this upgrade, but if you have anything earlier than that, well, you may still want to hold out for whatever the next eventual iPhone will be called. If the iPhone 4 didn’t entice you in 2010, there’s not enough new in this one to make much of a difference.
Apple is calling iPhone 4s as world phone. It supports both GSM and CDMA network and comes in both black and white color with same prices. As mentioned above, Apple didn’t redesign iPhone this time – iPhone 4S looks exactly like iPhone 4 – however, there are plenty of upgrades in terms of hardware (and software obviously).
It’ll run on a scaled down version of the dual core A5 chip (which is the same as the one on the iPad). The graphics are supposed to be seven times better than the iPhone 4 and CPU performance will be double that of its predecessor.
The camera also gets an improvement. The 8MP unit in the iPhone 4S will have a “five element lens” which will be capable of a resolution of 3264×2448. Photo capture and the rear light will also be faster and brighter respectively.
The phone will be capable of shooting 1080p and feature real time video image stabilization as well, which is a feature new for smartphones. There’s another feature called the Hybrid IR filter, but what everything basically means is that the camera on the iPhone 4S will be a lot better than anything on the previous models.
Battery and Antenna:
Battery timings of the phone, Apple claims, will be up to 8 hours of 3G talk times, 14 hours of 2G talk time, 6 hours of 3G browsing, and 9 hours of Wi-Fi browsing. It seems that Apple took a note from the antenna fiasco with the iPhone 4; the iPhone 4S will feature dual antennas. It will switch between the two to provide the best performance for call quality and download speed.
One of the features that I’m sure will be talked about a lot is Siri, the intelligent assistant. The idea is that you can ask your phone any question and it will answer it. Questions could be like what the weather is, or you could ask it to read a text message or you could ask it to set an alarm for a specific time. It can even search Wikipedia and Wolfram-Alpha to look for answers to your questions.
Initially it will support English, French and German. But the service is being launched in beta so more services and support will be added later.
Other Features include:
When iPhone 4S is launching?
The launch of the iPhone 4S will be paired with the release of the updated iOS 5 on 12 October. It will include a host of improvements like new notification updates system, wireless updates and twitter integration among others.
The iPhone 4S will be available in the usual 16GB and 32 GB models as well as a 64 GB model, which is new for Apple.
Prices will be 199$, 299$, and 399$ for the 16, 32 and 64 GB models respectively. The phone will launch on October 14th, with pre-orders starting a week early.
iPhone 4S Prices in Pakistan:
iPhone 4S won’t be available in Pakistan till November 2011, we have confirmed with online retailors. They say price would be around 60,000-65,000; but they haven’t made their minds so far.
Retailors say getting unlocked iPhone, particularly in bulk, won’t be easy compared to earlier iPhone releases. However, they are working their best to make iPhone 4S available in Pakistan. When? it’s still a question for many.
Here are complete specifications for iPhone 4S:
- World phone
- UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz);
- GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)3
- 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
- Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
- Retina display
- 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
- 960×640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
- 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
- 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
- Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front and back
- Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
- Camera Photos and Video:
- 8-megapixel camera
- Tap to focus
- Face detection in still images
- LED flash
- Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
- Video stabilisation
- Front camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second
- Photo and video geotagging
- Power and Battery:
- Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
- Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM)
- Standby time: Up to 200 hours
- Internet use: Up to 6 hours on 3G, up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi
- Video playback: Up to 10 hours
- Audio playback: Up to 40 hours