Apple iPhone 4S roundup

The Apple iPhone 4S launches on Friday 14 October in Australia

Following Apple's announcement of its iPhone 4S, Computerworld Australia has compiled a roundup of the latest news on the newly introduced smartphone.

4 ways the iPhone 4S beats its predecessor
The new iPhone 4S unveiled Tuesday has four important wireless networking enhancements that its predecessor lacked, including dual-network world phone capabilities and the fact that it is available through a third U.S. carrier: Sprint.

iPhone 4S chatter swamps the Web
Apple's iPhone 4S announcement in Cupertino, Calif., predictably turned into a major social media event, prompting techies to post tens of thousands of related tweets on Twitter, thousands of thumbs-up likes on Facebook, and hundreds of comments on popular news sites during the 90 minute-long event.

Your basic guide to the new Apple iPhone 4S
Time to get over the fact that Apple didn’t announce the iPhone 5, but instead introduced the iPhone 4S, which boasts a collection of upgrades nonetheless. Here’s a quick spin through what’s new.

Apple must do right by Aussie customers
Apple needs to "do the right thing" by its Australian customers and better price its new iPhone and other products for the local market, says NSW fair trading minister, Anthony Roberts.

New iPhone 4S: Top 5 letdowns
Apple's new iPhone 4S has some impressive upgrades, including voice controls, a faster processor, and a better camera. But to millions of tech fans hoping to be dazzled by Apple's latest creation, the 4S is, well, a tad disappointing. Here are the top pre-launch rumors that didn't come true.

Apple iPhone 4S (preview)
A new iPhone is here and it’s called the iPhone 4S. Featuring an identical physical design to the previous iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S (like the iPhone 3GS before it) is betting on upgraded internals win over the crowd.

Three reasons the iPhone 4S is better for business users
In case you missed it, Apple held a little event today. While no iPhone 5 was unveiled, Apple did announce a retooled, and updated iPhone 4 — the iPhone 4S — which will be available on October 14. At face value it seems almost disappointing. After months and months of rumor, innuendo, and speculation about what the iPhone 5 would be, what we got instead was an iPhone 4S. But, between the changes under the hood, and the launch of iOS 5 (rolling out on October 12), the iPhone 4S does come with some compelling reasons to make the switch.

Apple unveils 'iPhone 4S,' stock price drop
Apple shares dropped more than four per cent on Wall Street on Tuesday as the California gadget-maker unveiled an updated version of the iPhone but not a new model many had been expecting.

iPhone 4S: Upgraded iPhone offers 'intelligent' assistant
Apple today unveiled the new iPhone, the iPhone 4S. More of an upgrade to the iPhone 4 than a new model (thus the lack of the "iPhone 5" moniker), the iPhone 4S uses the same dual-core 1GHz Apple A5 processor as in the iPad 2, up from the iPhone 4's 800MHz A4. Apple also claims it's increased the battery life and doubled the maximum speed of wireless communications on the iPhone 4S. crashes as iPhone 4S unveiled
Shortly before Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S, the company's Web site went down. People quickly took to Twitter to vent their frustrations about the crash around 12:45 p.m. EDT today, although that may have been due to Apple's tradition of shutting down its online store when it announces new hardware until the announcement is made public. At 3:45 p.m. some users reported that the site was back up, although many users were still receiving Access Denied messages for and

Apple: It's the iPhone 4S, not the iPhone 5
Apple's new CEO Tim Cook and other company executives today introduced the new iPhone 4S, an upgrade to the existing iPhone 4 that features the same faster dual-core processor now used in the iPad 2.

Apple announces iPhone 4S
Apple has announced the iPhone 4S, a 3G smartphone with improved hardware designed to allow the device to run applications faster than its predecessor, the iPhone 4.

Will be updated as more news comes in.

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