iPhone 4S Apple introduced a touch-screen smart phone to replace the iPhone 4 to become the fifth-generation iPhone Let's talk iPhone new conference held in the United States, California, in October 2011, Apple released this runiOS 5, the new generation of the iPhone. iPhone 4S in terms of hardware and software have been greatly improved, the new siri intelligent voice assistant and iCloud cloud services, hardware, equipped with Apple A5 dual-core processor, the front with a 3.5-inch IPS hard glass screen with a resolution of 960 � 640 pixel back-illuminated lens up to 800 million pixels. iPhone 4S divided into black and white, signed a two-year contract with the carrier, 16GB sells for $ 199, 32GB $ 299, 64GB $ 399.
PRODUCT TESTS / First Look iPhone 4S Consumer Choice brings you our independent lab test results of the iPhone 4S REPORT by Jenny Harrow At a glance • Latest iPhone • Siri • Test results The latest incarnation of the iPhone, the and wirelessly. Using iCloud you can results. 4S, was launched in early October this synchronise photos, bookmarks and The 8MP camera produces great year to slight disappointment from those your calendar, but not videos. You can photos and videos that are of improved expecting an iPhone 5. Having said that, also synchronise Outlook contacts via quality compared to the iPhone 4. It the Choice Buy iPhone 4S is clearly one iCloud or Gmail contacts via iTunes. includes a new custom lens, a larger of the best phones Consumer Choice has f/2.4 aperture and an advanced hybrid ever tested. The main criticism we had of Siri IR filter that produces sharper, brighter the iPhone 4 was the reception issues, The iPhone 4S also comes with a very and more accurate images. New which significantly the 4S doesn’t suffer nice ‘personal assistant’ called “Siri’. features in the Camera and Photos apps from thanks to a redesigned antenna. It Siri is able to recognize speech and also give you instant access to the camera is still very expensive and can be bought understand semantics. This means right from the lock screen, and you can from the apple website for €599 for that if you ask ‘Do I need an umbrella also use the volume-up button to quickly the 16GB version, €699 for the 32GB or tomorrow’ it delivers the weather snap a photo. €799 for the 64GB version and comes in forecast for tomorrow. If you ask ‘Where The video sound quality is also black or white. The new iPhone 4S isn’t is Los Angeles?’ Siri says, ‘Here is Los better than its predecessor. The sound hugely different to the iPhone 4 and if Angeles’ and shows it on Google maps. quality with the delivered headphones you already own the previous version ‘I love you’ delivers funny answers like is great as you would expect from Apple. you can upgrade the software to iOS 5. It ‘you can't’, or ‘all you need is love and It’s also incredibly easy to connect to the is available on all the major Irish mobile an iPhone’. "What's the meaning of life’ internet and the Safari web browser is phone networks. delivers ‘42’. It is possible to dictate great. messages or emails using Siri but not iCloud to open programs or create contacts. Externally, the new iPhone 4S looks However, it currently lacks information Handset: identical to the iPhone 4. But inside on Ireland so can’t guide you if you’re Calling and SMS: the phone the new OS has changed looking for local shops or services yet. Ease of use: quite a lot of things. iCloud is a set of Camera: free cloud services that work with your The test results Video: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC to Apple says ‘it just works’ and this is a Music: automatically and wirelessly store your really easy phone to use. The layout of Email: content in iCloud and push it to all your the menus and interface are intuitive to Internet: devices. The idea is that when content use and the touchscreen is incredibly Score: 77% changes on one device, all your other responsive. Battery life is also better devices are updated automatically than the iPhone 4 according to our test Star ratings are out of five. 444 www.thecai.ie December 2011/January 2012
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