A 4SquareMedia Website

> Wearable Technology
> Appliances
> Automation
> Automotive
> Buyers Guide
> CEDIA 2010
> Comment
> Content & Downloads
> Digital Photography
> Gaming
> Green Energy
> HD
> Home Cinema
> Home Office
> How Stuff Works
> Installation
> Portable Players
> Media Centres
> Phones
> Real Sound
> Reviews
> Smart Awards 2013
> Smart Ideas
> Trio Awards 08
> TVs & Large Display
> Wireless & Networking
> Featured Reviews
> Advertising
> Competitions
> Contact
> Disclaimer
> Signup
> Terms & Conditions
> Subscribe to Newsletter
> Subscribe to Magazine

Top 10 Viewed Articles
  1. Who Has The Best LCD TV: Sony, Toshiba Or Samsung?
  2. FIRST LCD TV REVIEW: LG Scarlet 60 Vs Samsung Series 6
  3. Sony PS4 Not Far Away
  4. The Humble PC Gets A Whopping Makeover
  5. Sony Bravia LCD TVs Vs Samsung LED HD TVs Which is Best?
  6. Toshiba Working With Microsoft On New Entertainment Xbox
  7. Blu-ray Xbox 360 Planned By Microsoft
  8. Massive Failure Rate For Xbox 360 Exposed
  9. Free Sony PS3 Con
  10. How To Build Your Own Digital Media Server: Part I
Top 10 Viewed Reviews
  1. First Review: Samsung Series 7 LED TV
  2. Movies On-The-Go With Teac DVD Boombox
  3. Who Has The Best 32-inch Screen: Panasonic, Samsung, or Sony?
  4. Who Has The Best Home Theatre Kit? Denon vs Bose
  5. Every Bit Of Defence Counts
  6. New Denon Home Theatre Makes Bose Look Like Yesterdays Technology
  7. Best Media Player On The Market
  8. At $1,499 The Aldi Medion 17-inch Notebook Is A Steal
  9. Affordable Noise Cancelling Headphones That Work
  10. B&W 600 Speaker Delivers Real Sound

SectionParent.Name / HOME

Apple Launch Upgraded iPhone 4 No iPhone 5

By David Richards | Tuesday | 04/10/2011

Apple, who has been accused of content price gouging in Australia, has failed to deliver with the hyped new iPhone 5 turning out to be more an upgrade of the current model iPhone 4 than a new model.

At what turned out to be "dud" event at Apple headquarters in the USA, the Company unveiled an upgrade to its iPhone, featuring a faster processing chip, better camera and voice-command capability.

The new iPhone 4S will come in two versions including a 16 gigabyte version and a 32 gigabyte version.

As soon as the announcement was made Apple shares fell 5.0%.

Recently appointed Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at the event, "This is my first product launch since being named CEO--I'm sure you didn't know that," Mr. Cook said at the event's start. He noted the company "has enormous momentum" and spoke about the success that the company has had with its retail stores and devices.

This was followed by a demonstration that the Wall Street Journal said "underwhelm[ed] investors and online tech bloggers".

While Samsung is launching sleek new Android Smartphones with bigger screens and longer battery life, Apple it appears is sticking to their small screen iPhones.

The IPhone 4S is Apple's first overhaul of its popular smartphone in 16 months and comes weeks after Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO of the Company.

The new iPhone, which comes in black or white, will have an Apple A5 processor, the same chip found in Apple's iPad 2 tablet.

The new chip can download data twice as fast and can handle graphics seven times faster, making it better for videogames, Apple said. It also has an 8 megapixel camera sensor, which is 33% faster at taking photos, a complaint with older iPhones.

 The phone also includes a new antenna system, which automatically switches between two antennas to transmit and receive. More importantly, download and upload speeds have jumped to 14.4Mbps and 5.8Mbps respectively, and the device is a world phone, capable of handling both GSM and CDMA networks.

The camera features an IR filter which is meant to produce more accurate and uniform colors, and a five-element lens is said to produce sharper images with a maximum aperture of f/2.4. Apple has even implemented its own image signal processor, and the company claims to have one of the quickest time-to-first-photo speeds at 1.1 seconds. AirPlay mirroring, 1080p video recording and video image stabilization have been implemented.

Also new is Siri, an intelligent voice assistant based on the iPhone app of the same name. Users can hold down the Home button to speak plain-language questions and commands. In response iOS will present the relevant data from sources like Weather, Wikipedia or Wolfram Alpha, or in the case of commands execute functions in apps like Calendar, Reminders, SMS, Maps, Mail and Phone. A new Dictation function will let people speak instead of type when keyboard prompts are available.

Print this article
Email this story to a friend
Link this story:
Link this page to delicious Link this page to Digg Link this page to Furlit Link this page to News Vine Link this page to Reddit Link this page to Spurl Link this page to Yahoo My Web RSS this section


New LG 65   New LG 65" Ultra High Definition TV, Complete With Pop Down Speakers: REVIEW
LG Australia has finally rolled out their 65" Ultra High Definition TV offering in Australia and what you get is a TV that delivers a quantum leap in TV technology and surprisingly a significantly improved sound system that is delivered from pop down speakers but the big question is whether it is worth $6,999.
Product Rating 4.5

Westfield To Split   Westfield To Split
Shopping giant to separate ANZ, international operation
Product Rating 0

REVIEW:Note 3 Is The Best There Is In Phablet Smartphones   REVIEW:Note 3 Is The Best There Is In Phablet Smartphones
If you are one of those people who love technology but struggle to manage the hundreds of apps and the endless capabilities that today's smartphones are capable of delivering then the new Samsung Note 3 is not for you.
Product Rating 5

Get the latest news
Subscribe today for your daily news of consumer electronic news...
Get the latest news

reaches over 2 million consumers a year. Contact us today about special deals..

For more information ...

Apr/May 2011 issue

reviews the hot new iPhone attach device, the Zeppelin Air. And we look at what's going on in the tablet space...