06
Oct
11

The Passing of Steve Jobs and The next generation iPhone and iOS

With visionary Steve Jobs passing Wednesday, millions of people around the world mourn. From CEOs to celebrities to everyday people. Jobs, chairman and former CEO of Apple, changed the way we use technology. From designing the first commercially successful personal computers, to the creation of Macintosh, to iPods and iPhones – Jobs’ profound impact has forever changed the way we interact with technology and the way we live our lives. He will be missed.

Before Jobs passing, the company he co-founded made a big announcement that may have caught some off guard.

Apple’s first big announcement with Tim Cook as CEO may not have been what people were expecting. Rather than releasing the rumored iPhone 5, Apple announced the iPhone 4S that focuses on internal changes.  It is set to release October 14 with preorders starting October 7.  It will retail for $199 for the 16 GB model and $299 for the 32 GB model.  The iPhone 4S has a similar look to the iPhone 4, but is faster, has a better camera and some more changes to the internal software.  It was also announced that Sprint will be the third U.S. carrier to carry to iPhone, joining AT&T and Verizon.

Here are a few features of the iPhone 4S:

1.)   Camera: The iPhone 4S will have a camera that has 60 percent more pixels and can shoot 1080p high-definition video. According to Phil Schiller, a senior vice president in charge of product marketing, the iPhone 4S will be the best camera some customers have ever owned.

2.)   Faster: The iPhone 4S features Apple’s custom A5 chip, the same dual-core chip in the iPad 2. Everything will be noticeably faster: Web pages will load twice as fast, applications will launch and run faster, data will download twice as fast.

3.)   Your virtual personal assistance: 

It is called Siri and it lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, look

up information and more. Ask Siri to do things just by talking. Siri understands what you say, knows what you mean, and even talks back. Siri is so easy to use and does so much and you’ll keep finding more and more ways to use it.

Apple’s iOS 5, which was announced in June, will be released October 12. This includes a lot of new features including the iCloud that can store all your information on all your devices without syncing them. It is your hard drive in the sky. iOS 5 will be free unlike before when it would cost customers $10 to upgrade their operating systems.

Apple showed it may be on the inside that counts. Are you convinced or are you going to continue to wait for the new style iPhone 5? Let us know what you think, post a comment, reply to us on Twitter @Weise_Ideas or find us on Facebook. We’d also love to hear from you about Steve Jobs impact and what the technologies he spearheaded creating have done to impact your life.


2 Responses to “The Passing of Steve Jobs and The next generation iPhone and iOS”


  1. 1 Duysal
    October 6, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    ”Apple lost a visionary and creative genius and the world has lost an amazing human being.” says apple’s home page ..so true!Under Job’s leadership Apple has become world’s most valuable brand.
    iPhone 4s has the identical design as iPhone 4 but it has ‘Siri’ now. Siri will do the things what you need. And I cloud is another amazing app that we don’t need to sync any more we can find all your data, photos , music under I cloud app. It will automatically transfer the data to our iPad , iPod , iPhone , iTouch…what else we can ask for? Maybe design but Hasn’t Apple been using the same strategy? Just as a reminder , 3g and 3gs have the same designs vs their previous models..I think we still need to wait for a little longer to have a new design and I am totally fine with that as long as they come up with new /different / mind blowing features…

  2. 2 Heather Horsey
    October 6, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks for your feedback Duysal. I agree. I think the internal updates are enough for now and that a design change will come in the next year or two.


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