Apple Unveils Global iPhone 4S with Groundbreaking Smartphone Advances

Meet the iPhone 4S: Apple’s latest revamped touchscreen smartphone that presents several key improvements over the previous generation.

Powered by Apple’s lightning fast A5 processor, the iPhone 4S sports a new antenna design that facilitates CPU speeds almost twice as fast as those of the iPhone 4.

As anticipated, the iPhone 4S is a so-called “world phone” in that it is compatible with both CDMA and GSM networks. Despite not being a 4G device, Apple contends that iPhone 4S speeds are “competitive” with the performance of today’s 4G networks.

The new camera built into the iPhone 4S has a 8-megapixel sensor, 3264 x 2448 to print out an 8 x 10 glossy, and nearly two-thirds more pixels than in the iPhone 4 sensor. What’s more, the camera will now shoot full-high-definition 1080p video, in addition to serving up real-time video image stabilization and temporal noise reduction.

Despite a plethora of new features and, consequently, demands on the smartphone, iPhone 4S has an increased battery life up to 8 hours.

The iPhone 4S will be released October 14th, with preorders commencing October 7th. Black and white versions of the iPhone 4S will be made available: 16GB for $199, 32GB for $299, and 64GB for $399.

“When you look at each of these, they’re great, fantastic, and industry-leading,” Apple CEO Tim Cook says. “But what sets them apart and puts them way out front is how they work together so well. When you think about it, only Apple can bring all these things together in such a powerful and integrated experience. I am so incredibly proud of this company and all of the teams that work so hard to bring the innovations you’ve seen today to reality.”