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The buck stops at iPhone 4S with Siri; Where is iPhone 5?


The press conference at Cupertino-based Apple’s headquarters on Wednesday morning turned out to be the most disappointing event for iPhone 5 lovers as Apple could only launch its updated iPhone 4S with voice navigation feature that it calls “Siri”.

As the shortest invite said, “Let’s talk iPhone,” the outcome was not entire unexpected.

What is Siri?

Siri, Apple’s latest voice navigation, helps you if you are not in a mood to input by letters. It lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more.

“You might ask it to make an appointment for you, and if you have something scheduled, it will tell you and ask if you want to move it,” explained Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook. Here are some of its features:

Search by voice:

When you ask “Any good burger joints around here?” Siri will reply “I found a number of burger restaurants near you.” Then you can say “Hmm. How about tacos?” Siri remembers that you just asked about restaurants, so it will look for Mexican restaurants in the neighborhood. And Siri is proactive, so it will question you until it finds what you’re looking for.

Siri is available in Beta only on iPhone 4S and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply.

Tech Features:

Dual-core A5 chip.
8MP camera with 1080p HD video
iOS 5.
Over 200 new software features
iCloud.
Color — White & Black
Capacity – 16GB/32GB/64GB
Price — $199/$299/$399
Height: 4.5 inches (115.2 mm)
Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
Depth: 0.37 inch (9.3 mm)
Weight: 4.9 ounces (140 grams)

Cellular and Wireless

* World phone
* UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz);
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
* CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)4
* 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
* Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Location:

* Assisted GPS
* Digital compass
* Wi-Fi
* Cellular

Display:

* Retina display
* 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
* 960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
* 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
* 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
* Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front and back
* Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Camera, Photos, and Video

* 8-megapixel camera
* Autofocus
* Tap to focus
* Face detection in still images
* LED flash
* Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
* Video stabilization
* Front camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second
* Photo and video geotagging

Power and Battery:

* Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
* Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
* Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM)
* Standby time: Up to 200 hours
* Internet use: Up to 6 hours on 3G, up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi
* Video playback: Up to 10 hours
* Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

Audio Playback

* Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
* Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
* User-configurable maximum volume limit

TV and Video

* AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV support at 720p
* Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p with Apple Digital AV Adapter or Apple VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
* Video out support at 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable (cables sold separately)
* Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Headphones

* Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
* Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
* Impedance: 32 ohms

Mail Attachment Support

Viewable Document Types

.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)
Sensors

* Three-axis gyro
* Accelerometer
* Proximity sensor
* Ambient light sensor

System Requirements

Mac System Requirements

* Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
* OS X v10.5.8 or later
* iTunes 10.5 or later (free download from www.itunes.com/download)
* Apple ID (required for some features)
* Internet access

PC System Requirements

* PC with USB 2.0 port
* Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
* iTunes 10.5 or later (free download from www.itunes.com/download)
* Apple ID (required for some features)
* Internet access

Environmental Requirements

* Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
* Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
* Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
* Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

Language Support

English (U.S.), English (UK), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

Keyboard Support

English (U.S.), English (UK), Chinese – Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin, Wubihua), Chinese – Traditional (Handwriting, Pinyin, Zhuyin, Cangjie, Wubihua), French, French (Canadian), French (Switzerland), German (Germany), German (Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Romaji, Kana), Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Finnish, Flemish, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic/Latin), Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Dictionary Support (enables predictive text and autocorrect)

English (U.S.), English (UK), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, French (Canadian), French (Switzerland), German, Italian, Japanese (Romaji, Kana), Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Flemish, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Siri Languages: English (U.S., UK, and Australian), French and German

Additional accessories:
* Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
* Dock Connector to USB Cable
* USB Power Adapter
* Documentation

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