It’s a new iPhone… Well, a slightly newer iPhone

Today Apple introduced its newest iPhone, the iPhone 4S. The past week brought plenty of rumors, which included a complete redesign and the iPhone 5 moniker. That didn’t happen, but Apple did up the specs on the newest version, adding their dual-core A5 processor, 1080p HD Video, and the admittedly neat Siri Personal Assistant.

The catch here is that Siri is an iPhone 4S exclusive. However, with the upgrades that iOS 5 will bring to current iPhone users, waiting for next years iPhone 5 with the same technology and even more upgrades seem just fine.

Also Sprint will now offer the iPhone, making it three out of four leading carriers to carry the ever popular Apple smartphone. All of this along with the October 12th release of iOS 5, which is free, makes this incremental update great for users both old and new.

I’m looking forward to iOS 5 more than anything since I won’t be in the market for a new phone for some time, and the allure of what iPhone 5 will bring are just too great to ignore. That is what’s great about mobile phones, something even better is always on the horizon, and while the 4S may not be the phone many were looking for, it follows Apple’s pattern of updates (3G/3GS/4/4S). That means that next years iPhone will be something new, something exciting, and phone that I will definitely look forward to!


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