Apple’s new CEO, glass-closeted and future super-gay, Tim Cook, revealed the latest model of the beloved iPhone today. In the past 24 hours we went from expecting an iPhone 5, to perhaps both a 5 and a 4s, to actually getting only a 4s.
The new phone has the same casing as iPhone 4, so brandishing your new acquisition in public won’t garner the usual lustful glances, though the guts of the device have been reworked considerably. Here’s a rundown of the most exciting updates and the biggest letdowns.
The Wo0t! List:
+ 8 megapixel camera with entirely reworked hardware
+ Full HD, 1080p video at 30 fps
+ Faster processor and graphics
+ Faster connectivity with enhanced 3G via HSPDA
+ 2 two antennas for fewer dropped calls
+ Now a world phone, compatible with both CDMA and GSM networks, including Sprint
The Boo! List:
+ No phone redesign, same look at iPhone 4
+ No 4G
+ Nominal battery life increase
The Oh SNAP! list: Siri, personal assistant
The one red flag is that the technology is said to be in beta, meaning you can’t get too pissed if it doesn’t work. Expect frequent software updates as feedback rolls in from early adopters and Apple gets patch-happy.
Ultimately, the iPhone 4s is an underwhelming update to the awesome iPhone 4. Many will use it as a balm to make the extended wait for the iPhone 5 more bearable. That said, I’ll be hitting refresh like a drug-addled lab rat Friday until the webpage loads and I can place my pre-order. Will you?