Apple Announces New Products Including iPhone 4S

iphone black Apple Announces New Products Including iPhone 4SIt’s that time of year again! Apple announced its latest products Tuesday, including the new iPhone 4S, reports Mashable.

Many had speculated that Apple would be announcing the new iPhone 5. Instead, it introduced the iPhone 4S. This model looks exactly like its predecessor, but has a better camera, and a much faster operating speed (up to seven times faster than the iPhone 4). The iPhone 4S will start at $199 for the 16 GB model up to $299 for the 32 GB model. Customers can expect the phone to begin shipping October 14.

In addition to being faster and having a better camera, the iPhone 4S will include Siri, a voice activation feature. Simply ask Siri a question, and it will give you an answer by searching sites such as Wikipedia and Google Maps. Siri can also make calendar appointments, set reminders and read messages.

Beginning October 14, Apple will offer the 8 GB model of the iPhone 3G at no cost with two-year contracts. The iPhone 4 will retail for $99 with the same contract. Apple also announced that Sprint will be getting the iPhone 4S, becoming the 3rd carrier to offer iPhones.

Apple introduced a new iPod Nano that has watch-like capabilities with bigger app icons. The Nano has 16 different watch faces, can track runs, steps taken and calories burned.

Finally, iOS 5 will be available for free October 12. New features include BBM-like messaging, a new notification center, a new to-do list app, integration of Twitter, and a folder for newspaper and magazine subscription apps.

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