iPhone Launch: New iPhone 4S, faster, Siri Assistant, better camera, dictation feature

Posted on by Mike Evans

  • "All new" 4S with A5 dual-core processor, twice as fast as iPhone 4
  • Dual-core graphics, seven times faster
  • Same physical form, glass back (disappointment)
  • Enhanced battery life, 8 hours 3G talk time, six hours browsing
  • New feature: "the wireless system"
  • Intelligent switching between transmit and receive antennas
  • Theoretical download speed doublted to 14.4Mbps
  • Dual system, GSM and CDMA
  • Eight megapixel camera, 3264x2448 resolution, 60 percent more pixels, 30% faster
  • New Image Signal Processor, face detection, better white balance
  • Air Play wireless mirroring
  • Voice activation system, Siri, understands real-life verbal questions: "Wake me up tomorrow 6 am"
  • Reads text messages to you, checks if your schedule is free, sets up appointments
  • Q:"Who are you, Siri?" A:"I am a humble personal assistant"
  • Dictation: New microphone symbol next to spacebar in keyboard
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