Apple's iPhone 4S is ready for preorder from Apple.com and the Websites of AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. It will also be available in those vendors retail stores Oct. 7.
iPhone 4S is ready for preorder on Apple.com, and the Websites of AT&T
(NYSE:T), Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZW) and Sprint (NYSE:S), hours before the
devices is available in Apple and carrier's retail stores.
Apple unveiled the iPhone
4S Oct. 4
, underwhelming some industry watchers and loyal consumers who had
anticipated an iPhone 5. Gadget blogs had been promising such a mythical device
Even with that unicorn laid to rest, the iPhone 4S offers some
serious advancements over its popular iPhone 4, which sold tens of millions of
The iPhone 4S includes a
speedier, dual-core A5 processor (from the iPad 2), and an 8 megapixel camera with video recording in 1080p HD.
It's also a "world phone," running on CDMA
and GSM networks, and includes Siri, a virtual assistant application that lets
users speak into their phone to access information and conduct tasks, including
calendar checks and composing text messages and email.
The phone runs iOS 5,
which has more than 200 new features, and works with iCloud, the
company's Web syncing service that lets consumers buy music, movies, books or
apps from one device and have it provisioned to the rest of their Apple
The iPhone 4S is priced
the same way as the iPhone 4, which has been cut to $99 to clear inventory. The
new phone costs $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB, and will ship
Oct. 14 in the United States, UK, Japan, Australia, Canada, France, and Germany.
Consumers can order their
new iPhone 4S from Apple
. AT&T and Verizon's data plans have a limit, while Sprint will offer an unlimited data plan.
Undecided about who to buy from? 9to5 Mac has a great little carrier data plan cost-comparison chart.
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said he expects Apple to ship 25 million iPhones total in the December quarter.