5 Biggest Differences between the Original iPhone 4 and the 4S
There’s been much hype surrounding the release of Apple’s latest device, the iPhone 4S. It crushed sales records once it hit stores, and has been met with loads of praise from the media. It doesn’t look all that new, though. On the exterior, it looks nearly identical to the original iPhone 4. But Apple hasn’t just repackaged an old device. Here we take a look at the 5 differences between the new iPhone 4S and the original iPhone 4.
- Improved Camera
The camera on the iPhone 4S has been drastically improved from the one used in the iPhone 4. The camera on the 4S is bumped up to eight-megapixels from the iPhone 4′s five. The camera is now also able to record video in 1080p, while the previous model was limited to 720p. Apple also made the camera faster. It takes just a little over a second to unlock the phone and take a picture, and pictures taken after require just a half-second.
- Dual-Core Processor
The iPhone 4 featured a single-core A4 processor. The new iPhone 4S uses a dual-core A5 processor. This is the same chip that powers the iPad 2. Like the A4, the A5 is clocked to 1 GHz, but its dual-core nature lets it power the iPhone 4S in ways the single-core A4 never could. Web pages can load faster, apps can launch quicker, and the overall user experience is simply more fluid.
- Better Antenna Design
Anyone who followed the launch of the iPhone 4 remembers the antenna issues that plagued the device early on. To make sure that the issues didn’t repeat themselves, Apple built two antennas into the iPhone 4S. The device compares the signals of each antenna, and uses whichever one is receiving a stronger signal.
- More Storage
When the original iPhone launched in 2007, its storage capacities of 4, 8 or 16 gigabytes were plenty. Times have changed, though, and the need for storage is always increasing. While the iPhone 4 maxed out at 32 gigabytes of storage, the iPhone 4S is available in a 64 gigabyte model. In fact, the 64 gigabytes of storage represents the most available for almost any smartphone, not just the iPhone series.
At this point, the world is becoming familiar with Siri. Apple’s new personal assistant is capable of doing virtually anything. It is voice-activated, and allows you to use your iPhone without ever touching a button. With the capability to interpret and respond to natural human language, Siri represents a massive leap forward in how smartphones are used – and it’s only available on the iPhone 4S.