iPhone 4s

iPhone 4s
iPhone 4s

They say ‘it’s whats on the inside that counts’. At least that’s what Apple would have you believe, and I suppose there not wrong. The iPhone 4s, will punch harder than the iPhone 4 but will physically look the same.

As fanyboys shake off their disillusionment over lack of an iPhone 5, lets take stock here. The iPhone 4 looks amazing, the glass design is sleek, modern and classy. It’s a winner and still is! Upping the specs and maintain the same external hardware for another year might seem like a smart idea, and will (hopefully) allow Apple more time to work on iPhone 5 for next year. But Apple better watch out, as  the competition will be circling around this one with some glee.

Still I can’t help feeling a little let down by Apple this year. I really expected a hardware refresh for the iPhone. But there is still lots to look forward to, even if you are not getting the iPhone 4s!

iOS 5 Release Date

iOS 5. Which was unveiled last year,  will be available for the 3Gs, iPhone 4 from the of 12th October, and it will open up a whole new world for your iPhone. Using iCloud your iPhone will be liberated from your Mac or PC, you no longer need to connect to iTunes to activate it! A few other features of iOS include:

Notification Center: You get all kinds of notifications on your iOS device: new email, texts, friend requests, and more. With Notification Center, you can keep track of them all in one convenient location. Just swipe down from the top of any screen to enter Notification Center.

Newsstand: Read all about it. All in one place. iOS 5 organizes your magazine and newspaper app subscriptions in Newsstand: a folder that lets you access your favorite publications quickly and easily.

Reminders: Next time you think to yourself, “Don’t forget to…,” just pull out your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and jot it down. Reminders lets you organize your life in to-do lists — complete with due dates and locations. Say you need to remember to pick up milk during your next grocery trip

iPhone 4s

As I said above, there is no hardware changes on the outside, but inside there is a number of positive improvements.

Like the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s it will be available in white, black and Irish Green. Capacity is 16, 32 or 64 GB. Apple also says it has a ‘better’ antenna which will hopefully squash reports of dropped calls which haunted the iPhone 4. The camera looks amazing,  8-megapixel with  video stabilization which records  HD video (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio! The release date for Ireland is the end of October 2011, with the UK getting it October 14.

 

Something which will make a noticeable difference to the operations of this device is the two cores in the A5 chip which Apple say will deliver up to two times more power and up to seven times faster graphics!

Engadget liked it, reporting:

Much in the same way that the 3GS improved the overall experience of the 3G, the 4S does likewise compared to the existing 4. The dual-core A5 chip is a laudatory improvement, and whisking about pages, loading the camera application and launching — well, just about everything — just feels zippier. As it should.

Siri

Siri looks amazing. Voice commands that work! The demos are impressive. But what is it exactly? Watch this promo video from Apple to better understand it.

iPhone 5/4s event to take place October 4th. (CONFIRMED)

iPhone 5 Event
iPhone 5 Event

Apple have issued invitations to the media for an iPhone themed event – called “Let’s talk iPhone“. As reported by Jim Dalrymple of the Loop who snapped up a fancy invite. Although not specifically mentioning the iPhone 5/4s, it’s a widely expected Apple will announce it.  The event, as noted here previously, will be held on October 4th at the company’s Town Hall auditorium  in Cupertino, California.

Apple on Tuesday officially announced its iPhone 5 launch event. According to the invitation received by The Loop, the event will be held on October 4 at Apple’s Cupertino, Calif. campus. The event will begin at 10:00 am PT.

What will Apple call the iPhone, what to expect in terms of hardware? We have to wait for the event! But we can exect additional information and possible launch dates for iCloud and iOS 5. Additionally reports suggest Apple may also announce some changes to its iPod line and a Facebook iPad app. We can finally put the endless rumours to bed for a few months before iPhone 6 talks begin!

Source

iPhone 5 Ireland (updated)

iPhone 5 Mockup by Macrumors
iPhone 5 Mockup by Macrumors

We keep getting asked about the iPhone 5 release date in Ireland, wish we knew. It’s not been announced by Apple yet. We will update this page with the date, however we are opening this post to start the discussion. We are interested to hear what you have heard about the release date, or even to speculate on the device itself!

Update 05/10/2011: The iPhone 4s was announcted. No iPhone 5 this year more info here