The Apple iPhone 4S has quickly become the top smartphone release of 2011. Here are the top 10 features of the iPhone 4S!
Along with the release of the iPhone 4S, Apple introduced the Siri functionality. Siri on iPhone 4S lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and much more. Siri serves as your own virtual assistant and brings whole new way of interacting with smartphone. To read our article on Siri, click here. Check out Sirious Fails, a website dedicated to funny Siri responses.
The iPhone 4S’s new screen is awesome. The new Retina display is the highest-resolution phone screen ever. You’ll notice crisp text, sharp graphics, and realistic pictures. The Retina display includes LED backlighting and an ambient light sensor that adjust the brightness of the screen for optimal viewing and battery life.
New, Faster Processor
The new iPhone is quicker. The iPhone 4S features a new dual-core A5 processor, clocked at 800mhz. Applications and games will run much smoother with the improved processing power. The new A5 chip is power-efficent and has an outstanding battery life. Forget losing battery for performance.
My favorite addition from the iOS 5 update is the notification center. New messages and notifications now appear discreetly at the top of your screen. This is much better, and allows your to multi-task without being interrupted while playing “Angry Birds”. You can see a summary of recent notifications when your wipe down from the top of any screen. Luckily iPhone 4 users can take advantage of the iOS 5 update as well. Check out the all of the iOS 5 features on the Apple website.
Apple’s iCloud was released along with the iOS 5 software update. iCloud allows you to wirelessly transfer data accross all of your devices. Store your music, photos, apps, mail, contacts, calendars, documents and more. The music you buy in iTunes appears automatically on all of your devices. Wireless syncing will allow you to update your music library on-the-go.
The iPhone 4S boasts a powerful 8 MP back camera… that’s 60 percent more pixels than the iPhone 4 camera! Pictures appear more sharper and precise due to advanced optics and lighting control. There is also a new camera shortcut from the lock screen. You can access it from the home screen by double tapping the home button. The “volume up” button can be used as a shortcut to snap a picture.
Improved 1080p Video Recording
The iPhone 4S has 1080p HD video recording. That’s right. 1080p. With all-new optics – the light, color, and quality will look even better than ever. The 4S also has video stabilization to steady shaky shots. You can edit video right on your iPhone to share life as you shoot!
Although you can’t see it, the iPhone 4S antenna has been completley redesigned. The new antenna gives a better signal, along with faster speeds. Apple also fixed the “death grip” which caused calls to drop by holding the iPhone 4 a certain way.
The iPhone 4S will be available on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. The days of “AT&T only” iPhone releases are over. Each carrier offers different voice and data plans for the popular smartphone. Once the iPhone 4S is released you will be able to get a free iPhone 3G 8GB with a contract agreement. The iPhone 4 will also be available at a discounted $99.
New Applecare+ Protection Plan
With the release of the iPhone 4s, Apple unveiled their new AppleCare+ protection plan offering. Every iPhone comes with one year of hardware repair coverage and 90 days of technical support. AppleCare+ offers extended repair coverage and technical support for two years. It also adds accidental damage protection for your iPhone. If you drop your phone and break it – you have two incidents of accidental damage coverage. Have any questions? Just call up your the Apple store experts.
What is your favorite feature of the iPhone 4S?