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Apple releases iPhone 4S:

Upgrades and improvements

By Patrick Clark
On October 5, 2011

Apple Inc. released its newest product yesterday: the iPhone 4S. The keynote address was given by the new CEO Ted Cook who replaced Steve Jobs in April.

As with every new release of Apple's, the launch of this product was kept under tight security and very little was known, including the exact name of the product,

prior to its release. Many were unsure whether the device would be called the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5.

The iPhone 4S has some significant improvements over its already successful and revolutionary predecessor, the iPhone 4. Though the resemblance to the iPhone 4 on the outside is evident, the inside is where big changes have been made. The two biggest additions to the device are the addition of the A5 duel processor chip, which impacts many functions on the phone, and the voice recognition software known as Siri. The A5 chip will allow web surfing, graphics

rendering and app loading to perform on a higher level. This is the same chip that is in the iPad 2. The Siri voice recognition software is revolutionary in that it not only does basic functions such as make calls, but also, because of it's intelligent design, can alter your schedule, find resturant locations, type a text and set personal reminders, among other things by voice commands. In addition, the iPhone 4S is the first phone to intelligently transmit and receive calls from separate antennas allowing better connections and fewer dropped calls. Also, the iPhone 4S is a world phone, which means customers can roam worldwide. The functions of the camera on the iPhone 4S have been greatly improved. The digital still camera has been increased to eight megapixels as well as improving the optics by adding a fifth lens and enlarging the aperture. The software also has face recognition software so the phone is able to tell whether a profile or group shot is being taken. A photo can also now be taken with the volume button so the camera can be steadied more easily. The video camera has improved software that stabilizes video as it's shot so that it is clearer and easier to watch later. The quality of the video has also been improved to 1080p HD at 30 frames per second. The iPhone 4S will be available for pre-order purchase online on

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