This post aims to collate all relevant information about iPhone 4S in the Philippines. Rest assured that it will be updated regularly or every time we get an update regarding Apple's newest phone.

Announced today, October 5, 2011, in an event in Cupertino, California, iPhone 4S is latest iteration to Apple's smartphone, the most successful in the world.

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Although Apple iPhone 4S doesn't really look different from its predecessor - the best-selling iPhone 4, it does come with a number of improvements to its innards. The new iPhone features a dual core Apple A5 processor - similar to what powers iPad2, which is at least 2x as fast at CPU tasks. Also it comes with dual-core graphics that are up to 7x faster than the previous iPhone; helping provide an enhanced gaming experience. Also, iPhone 4S comes with an 8 MegaPixel camera (vs. the 5 MegaPixel camera of iPhone4) with CMOS backside illuminated sensor, which gets 73% more light and is 1/3 faster than the sensor of the previous iPhone. On top of that, Apple placed a high-end IR filter for greater accuracy and uniformity.

As for calls and data, iPhone 4S intelligently switches between two antennas between send and receive to make even better call quality. Data can now download up to 2x as fast. Theoretical max performance used to be 5.8 up and 7.2 down — now doubles to almost 14.4Mbps down.


One of the coolest things about iPhone 4S is Siri, the intelligent assistant to get things done just by asking. You can ask Siri all kinds of stuff, like where the nearest Greet restaurant. You can even ask Siri to read your messages to you and to define words! Siri does dictation — now whenever you see a keyboard, you’ll see a microphone.


Talk to Siri, tap done, and in the blink of an eye it comes back with your text. Speak with your natural language. Compose and dictate email right to Siri. Set timers. Look up contacts, create notes, search the web, search Wikipedia. It’s absolutely blow-away. Well, who is Siri? Just ask! Siri: "I am a humble personal assistant."

Running iOS 5, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating sytem, iPhone 4S gives users all the improvements that the refreshed platform brings, which include Twitter integration, iMessage, Notification Center, Improved Safari Browser and Newsstand.

Pricing and Availability:

AT&T, Verizon and Sprint will be the official carriers of iPhone 4S in the US. iPhone 4S will come in two colors, Black and White. There will be three variants for each color, which will don these price tags: 16GB for $199, 32GB for $299, and 64GB for $399. Of course, the pricing will be a lot different in the Philippines. No word yet on its exact release date in the Philippines but iPhone 4S will be available in Apple Stores in the US starting October 14. Again, don't worry, we'll keep you posted.

Update as of December 16, 2011:

Apple iPhone 4S has just been officially announced in the Philippines! And as it turns out, rivals Smart Communications and Globe Telecom have both managed to be official carriers of the Cupertino company's flagship phone in our country. We have the official prepaid price schedule from both networks:

Smart iPhone 4S 16GB prepaid - Php 33,200
Smart iPhone 4S 32GB prepaid - Php 38,200
Smart iPhone 4S 64GB prepaid - Php 43,200

Globe iPhone 4S 16GB prepaid - Php 37,599
Globe iPhone 4S 32GB prepaid - Php 43,399
Globe iPhone 4S 64GB prepaid - Php 49,199

In true TechPinas fashion, here are the complete technical specifications of iPhone 4S:

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Apple iPhone 4S
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category High-End (Flagship Release)
Dimensions115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
Weight 140 grams
Available Colors Black, White
Operating System iOS 5
Display 3.5 inches (~326 ppi pixel density), 960-by-640-pixel resolution, LED-backlit IPS TFT Retina Display capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 800:1 contrast ratio (typical), 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
Processor Dual Core 1 GHz Apple A5 Processor
Camera 8 MegaPixels with autofocus and LED flash, VGA front facing camera
Video Capture 1080p Full HD, 30 frames per second
Audio and Video Playback Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Ports 3.5 mm audio jack, 30-pin dock connector
Connectivity CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)4, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only), Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Memory 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage options, non-expandable
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, 3-axis Gyroscope
Battery Li-Po 1420mAh
Uptime 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
Value-Added Features Dual-core CPU, 2x as fast at CPU tasks. Also dual-core graphics. Up to 7x faster in the previous iPhone. Improved stills and video capture
Announcement October 5, 2011 (1:30 AM Manila Time)
Availability Q4 2011
Price Smart iPhone 4S 16GB prepaid - Php 33,200
Smart iPhone 4S 32GB prepaid - Php 38,200
Smart iPhone 4S 64GB prepaid - Php 43,200

Globe iPhone 4S 16GB prepaid - Php 37,599
Globe iPhone 4S 32GB prepaid - Php 43,399
Globe iPhone 4S 64GB prepaid - Php 49,199