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Apple iPhone 4S - Officially Unveiled

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Rarely has Apple missed its mark when it comes to product announcement, so plenty of people are left wondering when the purported iPhone 5 became a "no-show". However, there is still much to talk about at today's event in Cupertino like the upcoming iPhone 4S. Quipped with a new A5 dual-core processor and a dual-core graphic chipset, the new iPhone 4S boasts a speed 2X faster than its iPhone 4 predecessor. There is also a 7-fold increase in processing speed of graphics, essential especially when you're snapping away with its new 5 lens element 8 megapixel CMOS camera. A f/2.4 aperture ensures sharp picture quality in low light condition or action sequence. Additionally, the faster graphic processor equates to the capacity for a full 1080p HD video recording and added image stabilization. One other improvement is the ability to function in both GSM and CDMA wireless systems. No longer will you need a separate phone for either Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Instead, one phone will work with either network, even Sprint now.

Besides the user friendly iOS 5 that is due to come out next week, there is Siri, a voice activated personal assistant. A former standalone software company, Apple brought it back in April of this year for a reported amount of $200 million dollars. Since then, the company wasted no time to ingrate Siri to the Apple mobile devices and for good reason. The Virtual Personal Assistant (or VPA) software is more than just a voice activated search or speech recognition but artificial intelligence on the palm of your hand, something which Apple hopes will help it to keep its lead ahead of the competition.

The Apple iPhone 4S will be available for pre-order this Friday, October 7th with launch scheduled for next Friday, October 14th. Prices set at $199 for 16GB model, $299 for 32GB, and finally $399 for 64GB.