Posts Tagged ‘iPhone 4S’
Last week we heard plenty of rumors about Apple having cut orders for the new iPhone 5 due to lower than expected demand. Despite the rumors, the well-connected Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities cites supply chain checks and says Apple shipped some 52 million iPhone units in Q4 to be up 93 percent quarter-on-quarter and up 41 percent year-to-year. The main product lines like the iPhone and iPad are expected to remain strong, specific devices within those lines may fall short of expected sales.
The shipments of the newest iPhone 5 hit more than 35 million units, while the iPhone 4S and 4 followed far behind at 9.5 million and 7.3 million, respectively. Overall, Apple is expected to have moved over 140 million smartphones in 2012, led by strong iPhone 4S shipments of some 74 million units during the first half of the year.
Now lots of old iPhone (iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, even iPod touch) users are hoping that they could be able to get hands onto Apple’s new personal assistant feature Siri sometime in the near future without having to upgrade the phone.
Siri is a personal assistant application for iOS. The application uses natural language processing to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to an expanding set of web services.
In a Monday press statement, Apple announced that its next round of international launches of the iPhone 4S will occur on Friday, November 11th. This next phase of Apple’s rapid rollout of the new device involves 15 countries, including Hong Kong and South Korea. The suggested retail price of the 16GB model of the iPhone 4S is US$199, US$299 for the 32GB model and US$399 for the 64GB model. However, final pricing in local currencies will be determined by the different countries. And it is said that the iPhone 4S will be available in more than 70 countries by the end of the year.
Are you prepared to buy the latest iPhone 4S and “jailbreak” it? “Jailbreak” a hacking process that allows users to delink their phones from the carrier they are locked to and potentially run unauthorized programs on them.
For years, many consumers have clamored for unlocked iPhones so they wouldn’t have to sign a long-term contract for wireless service and could use the carrier of their choice. They also could take their phones overseas and, after plugging in a SIM card from a local carrier, pay local rates for calls and data, rather than having to pay exorbitant roaming charges. Finally Apple will offer the unlocked version of the iPhone 4S to U.S. consumers.
In the past few months, rumors about the coming iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S were in flood. Now finally Tim Cook brought the new iPhone 4S. And it will come into the market on October 14th, 2011. To upgrade or not to upgrade? That is the question.
We’ve taken an in-depth look at the key specs and seen how it compares to its year-older sibling – the iPhone 4.
Processor and memory
The iPhone 4S boasts the Apple A5, which is the same dual-core processor as the iPad 2. Apple A5, based on the ARM Cortex-A9 microarchitecture, is said to have twice the speed of the Apple A4 chip in the iPhone 4.
In recent months, all kinds of rumors about the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S were in flood. Everyone is guessing when the new iPhone would come out. Finally Apple tells us the release date is October 4th today.
Today Apple issued media invitations for a special iPhone event to be held next Tuesday, October 4th at the company’s Town Hall auditorium at its headquarters in Cupertino, California. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM Pacific Time.
The invitations for the event carry the tagline “Let’s talk iPhone” and depict iOS icons for Calendar, Clock, Maps, and Phone.
Now nearly all resources point that Apple will unveil the next iPhone a few weeks later. Yesterday, J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz said that Apple might show us two new iPhone models.
The article, posted on Fortune, said that Apple is poised to release two new iPhone models, a slimmer model Apple will call the iPhone 5 and an improved version of the iPhone 4 called iPhone 4-plus. The analyst expects the iPhone 5 to be a “world phone” device with GSM and CDMA support, while the iPhone 4-plus will target the midrange of the market, as well as China.
According to This is my next, Apple is probably launch the third-general tablet. Surprisingly, the 3th-gen iPad would be called iPad HD instead of the iPad 3.
The new iPad HD will have a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution – twice the current 1024 x 768 resolution, and it will target professional users in the video or photo industries. The iPad HD will be sold alongside the existing iPad 2. Just like the difference between MacBook and MacBook Pro, the iPad HD is merely a “pro” version of the iPad 2.
According to the resources of Bloomberg, Apple’s next-gen iPhone will be available to customers this fall. And the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 will debut its next mobile operating system, iOS 5, boast the iPad 2’s powerful A5 processor, and come with an 8-megapixel camera.
Bloomberg also said that Apple is testing a third-generation iPad with higher resolution than the iPad 2, something closer to the pixel density on the iPhone 4’s 3.5-inch, 960×640 screen. And the “iPad 3” might launch just before Christmas.
On Tuesday, Boy Genius Report’s Jonathan Geller said the next iPhone will be a complete version upgrade rather than a minor update. And it will have a “radical” new shape, perhaps something like the teardrop-shaped profile pitched by This Is My Next last April.