Lets Talk iPhone Summary – No iPhone 5
Apple took 2 hours today to announce that there is no iPhone 5, rather an iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S features almost everything that was rumored for the iPhone 5, minus the larger screen and LTE modem.
The iPhone 4S will feature a dual-core A5 CPU, dual-core graphics, and an 8MP camera that does 1080P video. It will be preloaded with iOS 5 and will launch October 14th for AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Nothing for T-Mobile as of yet. The iPhone 4S does bring a new Qualcomm chipset which allows the one phone to work with all three networks – making it a global phone. The Qualcomm chipset is “4G” for AT&T, downloading up to 14.4 Mbps. Of course, this is not really 4G, as the 4G specs require 100 Mbps.
One interesting thing is that the 4S will launch in both Black and White. This is normally incredibly difficult, as colors are so hard to produce.
The new iCloud will be adding iTunes synchronization, which will allow users to synchronize both music and photos to their iOS devices. This feature will be apart of iOS5 which will be released October 14th. iOS will be available for the iPhone 3GS, 4, and will launch with the iPhone 4S. The iPod Touch 3rd Gen & 4th Gen will also get the iOS5 update.
The pricing for the iPhone 4S will be the same as the previous generation of devices, however there are plenty of price decreases now. The iPhone 4 drops to $99, the iPhone 3GS now drops to Free with 2 year contract.
All in all, Apple’s announcements today were pretty boring and certainly disappointing for Apple fans who were looking to be blown away.
Live broadcast from earlier today: