There was a lot of disappointment for fans and media outlets alike, There were moments of brilliance during Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook’s keynote but overall the event fizzed out in the hardware segment.
For starters there is no iphone 5 yet, just a beefed up iphone 4S with A5 dual core processor and 8MP camera. Both these improvements were on expected lines to keep up with the competition.
The iphone 4S will be available in three variants of 16GB , 32GB and 64GB. They will be available in both black and white from October 14 and preorders open on October 7. The pricing for the iPhone 4S 16GB is $199 , 32GB – $299 and 64GB – $399. All with a two year contract.
Apple iphone 4 will have only 8GB and will be available for $99. And there will be no 16GB iphone 4 avialble in market. Meanwhile iphone 3GS will continue to be available and will be free with a 2 year contract.
All the above devices will run iOS 5, which brings some exciting features like Siri Voice control which was the highlight of the event.