iPhone 4S, iOS 5 to Allow Apple to Go Global
News Analysis: Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple has 5 percent of the worldwide phone share. He says he's looking for the day when all phones will be smartphones-dominated by Apple.There is no Apple iPhone 5. At least not yet. The much-hyped announcement on Oct. 4 revealed that there will be a new version of iOS and an improved iPhone called the iPhone 4S. But the much-anticipated iPhone 5 was never mentioned. Perhaps the biggest news was that Sprint will finally get an iPhone. But the plans for eventual world smartphone domination by Apple haven't been shelved. Those plans are just progressing along a slightly different path than the prognosticators thought.
The bottom line is that the iPhone 4S eliminates many of the iPhone 4's shortcomings. It has an internal antenna switching system that should reduce if not eliminate the problems with the original antenna causing signal loss if held the wrong way. The new iPhone 4S has a much faster processor, better graphics, a better camera and high-definition video. Perhaps more important over the long term is that all iPhone 4Ss will be world phones: They will work with both Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and GSM networks. The price will remain the same as it was, with the iPhone 4S starting at $199 with a two-year contract.