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Where’s the iPhone 5?

iPhone 4S announced at Apple “Lets talk iPhone” press conference

Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 23:07

 

Apple held its almighty "Lets talk iPhone" press conference on Oct. 4 where they finally announced the greatly anticipated iPhone 5 …. What?

Oh I'm sorry, I mean the iPhone 4S.

Steve Jobs and Apple representatives got on stage to say some things that were expected. He talked about better, cheaper iPods, newer, fancier operating systems and the iCloud, which Apple just released Wednesday.

However, the biggest, most expected announcement — the iPhone 5 release — fell short. To my dismay, the world was only introduced to the iPhone 4S.

Only Apple can throw that special curve ball, making people want to buy a product only to become obsolete in five months.

Well, the iPhone 4S is a solid phone with some new features.

For example, "Siri," is a new  voice control and operation feature compatible with English (including U.K. and Australian accents), French and German. More than likely, additional languages will be added in the future. According to mashable.com, the iPhone 4S has an eight megapixel camera, compared with the five megapixel camera on the iPhone 4. Users can also record video in 1080p HD resolution. The iPhone 4S has a dual-core A5 chip, which  basically means that it's faster and it has better graphics. It also comes pre-installed with the iOS 5 operating system.

Stay tuned next Thursday for an Aggie's iOS 5 experiments.

Clearly the iPhone 4S is an iPhone 5 prototype. Besides a brighter screen, a better camera and more storage, it's your same old iPhone 4.

Stepping down from my soapbox, consumers may purchase  as many Apple products as they want— they already have.

According to apple.com, iPhone 4S pre-orders topped one million in the first day.

The iPhone 4 only managed to rally up 600,000 pre-orders in the first 24 hours.

Other than some Apple fan service, that is pretty much all you need to know about Apple's press conference. In the end, I recommend saving your money for the iPhone 5, whenever it hits the markets. If you absolutely have to have a new Apple product, satisfy your tech tooth with the latest, cheaper iPod.

And remember to not be an Apple tool.

O'Dell Harmon is a senior agricultural communications & journalism major, but don't let the agriculture in his major name fool you. He is an avid gamer who knows the ins and outs of all things electronic.

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