Check out the official follow-up to iPhone 4. (That's right, no iPhone 5 yet; Apple's saving that for 2012, I guess.)
Meet Apple iPhone 4S:
"iPhone 4S plus iOS 5 plus iCloud is a breakthrough combination that makes the iPhone 4S the best iPhone ever," shares Philip Schiller, Apple SVP of Worldwide Product Marketing.
"While our competitors try to imitate iPhone with a checklist of features, only iPhone can deliver these breakthrough innovations that work seamlessly together."
Aple iPhone 4S comes with iOS 5, Apple's most advanced mobile operating system, which comes with over 200 new features including Notification Center, allowing users to easily view and manage notifications in one place and iMessage, a new messaging service letting you quickly send text messages, photos and videos between all iOS5 users. Soon, iOS5 will also be available to iPad, iPad2, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G and 3G users.
iPhone 4S also introduces Siri, an intelligent assistant helping you get things done simply by asking. Siri understands context letting you to speak naturally when you ask it questions. For example, if you ask Sir, "Will I need an umbrella this weekend?" it will automatically understand that you want a weather forecast.
Siri is also smart when it comes using the personal information you allow it to access. For instance, if you tell Siri to remind you to call your mom when you get home, it can find "Mom" in your address book, or if you ask Siri "What’s the traffic like around here?" and it can figure out where 'HERE' is based on your current location. Siri even helps you make calls, send text messages or email, search the Internet, schedule meetings and reminders, find local businesses, get directions, make notes, and more. You can also get answers, perform complex calculations and find facts just by asking.
iCloud is a new set of free cloud services, including Photo Stream and Documents in the Cloud, and iTunes in the Cloud that work seamlessly with your iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, iPad and iPad2, iPod touch 4th and 3rd generation, Mac or PC to wirelessly and automatically store your content in iCloud and push it to all your iDevices. When content changes on one device, all your other devices are automatically updated.
iPhone 4S flaunts a new camera with what Apple calls 'The most advanced optics of any phone'. The 8 megapixel sensor has 60 percent more pixels letting you take high quality photos with more detail than ever. iPhone 4S features new custom lens, a larger f/2.4 aperture and an advanced hybrid IR filter producing brighter, sharper and more accurate photos. Apple designed an image signal processor in the A5 dual-core chip for added performance, and paired with the features built into iOS5, this makes Apple iPhone 4S' camera one of the fastest on any phone. iPhone 4S' Camera app launches much faster with two times faster shot-to-shot capability, so you'll never miss capturing another moment.
New features found in the Camera and Photos apps give you instant access to the camera right from the iPhone 4S' lock screen, and you can even use the volume-up button to snap a photo. Optional grid lines you align your shot and a simple tap locks exposure and focus on your subject. Also, the new Photos app allows you to rotate, crop, enhance and remove red-eye, and organize your photos into albums right on your iPhone 4S for sharing on the go. iOS5 comes with built-in Twitter integration and iMessage, so users can instantly share their photos on Twitter directly from the Photos application and send the shots through iMessage to groups or individuals. With iCloud's innovative new Photo Stream service, any photo you take using your iPhone 4S can be sent to iCloud and automatically pushed to your other iDevices. You can even view your photos on an Apple TV!
iPhone 4S records video in full HD 1080p resolution and with video image stabilization feature, you can take smoother and clearer clips. Other iPhone 4S video capture improvements include increased sharpness and sensitivity, and increased low light video capture capability. thanks to iMessage, you can now instantly share videos with your loved ones.
iPhone 4S flaunts the same glass-sandwich stainless steel design that millions of Apple fans around the world have grown to love, while being completely enhanced and improved on the inside. iPhone 4S' dual core Apple A5 chip delivers up to twice the processing power and up to seven times faster graphics performance than Apple iPhone 4, all while maintaining good battery life of up to 8 hours of talk time on 3G.
Improving on the stainless steel external, dual-antenna design of its predecessor - the iPhone 4, Apple iPhone 4S is the first smartphone to intelligently switch between two available antennas to send and receive data. iPhone 4S supports HSDPA download speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps and as a world phone, it runs on both CDMA and GSM.
Watch the official Apple iPhone 4S promotional video: