Today Apple iPhone event was held without Steve Job’s presence due to his health conditions. Apple announces many new things with respect to iPhone 4S, iOS 5, iCloud, iMessage, new iPods, and Siri.
iPhone 4S: http://www.apple.com/iphone/
Finally, Apple have an iPhone that is a world phone and offers both GSM and CDMA. Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint now will have it ready as well.
You can watch the iPhone 4S video here: http://www.apple.com/iphone/#video-4s
The price comparison is as follow. It is almost the same, except they dropped the price on iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.
To see more details visit: http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html
What is Siri:
In my views, Siri is a neat AI (Artificial Intelligence) invention from Apple. As mentioned in the event, “Siri is your humble personal assistant”. I guess this is now the solution for all the drivers who drives and talk. No more typing for text messaging, you say it, it will type for you. I have to try it to believe it how good it would be translating my foreign accent:
To learn more about Siri: http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/siri.html
iOS 5 is the most awaited update after the OS X Lion update from Apple. It has many neat feature to get best out of your mobile devices, over 200 new features:
To learn more about it: http://www.apple.com/iphone/ios/
iCloud: (excerpt from apple.com)
iCloud is the easiest way to manage all your stuff, because it manages it all for you. iCloud stores your music, photos, apps, mail, contacts, calendars, documents, and more. And wirelessly pushes them to all your devices. It’s automatic, effortless, and seamless. And it just works.
Learn more about iCloud
The iCloud video is here: http://www.apple.com/iphone/#video-icloud
Overall, many new software and hardware performance related features. However, little disappointment to me that instead of iPhone 5, it is iPhone 4S and just software and performance features. I guess, after iPad 2 and Steve Job retirement, it had been already a busy year for Apple.
Now, it is time for me to move into iPhone arena and get my first iPhone. Not to confuse my readers, I converted being an Apple person couple of years ago, got my first iPad on very first day, mac book pro, iPod etc. I was waiting to have iPhone come to Sprint.
For me, I will be waiting to see iPad 3 come next year. However, looks like Amazon Kindle Fire is going to give a good competition to Apple this holiday season. I am sure going to get on Kindle Fire for me, especially when it is only $199.
Feel free to share you thoughts on today’s announcement under comments section below.