Following Apple’s announcements today (the first with Tim Cook as CEO since Steve Jobs left Apple), the most anticipated of which was that of the next iPhone – see the chart bellow outlining an iPhone 4 vs. iPhone 4S comparison.
Technically the iPhone 4S is an impressive upgrade over the iPhone 4. Some of the features only available on the 4S make it even more compelling. We believe it’s worthly of the number 5 as in iPhone 5 (the iPhone 5s could have been the 4g version). Is the upgrade enough to get you to make a move or are you waiting on the iPhone 5?
|iPhone 4||iPhone 4S|
|Dimensions||4.5 inches tall by 2.3 inches wide by 0.37 inch thick; 4.8 ounces||4.5 inches tall by 2.3 inches wide by 0.37 inch thick; 4.9 ounces|
|Display||3.5-inch, 960×640-pixel Retina display||3.5-inch, 960×640-pixel Retina display|
|Camera||5-megapixel camera with LED flash, 720p HD video recording at 30fps; front-facing VGA camera||8-megapixel camera with LED flash, 1080p HD video recording at 30fps, auto focus, face detection; front-facing VGA camera|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 2.1; Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n); GSM/UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA; CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A||Bluetooth 4.0; Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n); dual-mode world phone; GSM/UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA; HSPA+; CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A|
|Processor||1GHz ARM Cortex-A8||Dual-core 1GHz A5 processor with dual-core graphics|
|Capacity||8GB, 16GB, 32GB||16GB, 32GB, 64GB|
|Location||Assisted GPS, digital compass, Wi-Fi, cellular||Assisted GPS, digital compass, Wi-Fi, cellular|
|Sensors||Three-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor||Three-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor|
|Battery life||7 hours of talk time on 3G, 12.5 days of standby time; 40 hours audio playback; 10 hours video playback; 6 hours (3G)/10 hours (Wi-Fi) Internet use||8 hours of talk time over 3G, 14 hours over 2G, 40 hours audio playback, 10 hours video playback, 6 hours (3G)/9 hours (Wi-Fi)|
|Carrier||AT&T, Verizon||AT&T, Verizon, Sprint|
|Pricing||$99 for 8GB, $199.99 for 16GB, $299.99 for 32GB||$199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 32GB|
|Colors||Black, white||Black, white|