Apple unveils new iPhone, 4S, at event at HQ

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is unveiling a new iPhone. The iPhone 4S will run faster and has new mobile software that can sync content wirelessly, without having to plug an iPhone to a Mac or Windows machine.

Phil Schiller
AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

Apple Phil Schiller talks about iPhone during an announcement at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011.

Apple Inc. made the announcement at its first major product event in years without Steve Jobs presiding. New CEO Tim Cook is leading the show after Jobs, who has been battling health problems, resigned from the post in August.

Cook, wearing a navy blue button-down shirt and jeans, opened by calling his nearly 14-year tenure at Apple "the privilege of a lifetime." Those in the audience clapped as he entered, but the reaction seemed more muted than what Jobs had recently received.

Apple also touted the popularity of its products and unveiled a new line of iPods, including a Nano model with a multi-touch display that promises to be easier to navigate.

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Disapointing

All that can be said about that, no i phone 5, just a jacked up iphone 4 and a few new app. I think apple is about to take a back seat to android now.

KRIS KUCERA's picture

Not a chance, Gary.

The smart money is on Apple. Androids will be the next Palm Pilot, relegated to the dust bin of tech. history.

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the 4s

the 4S is not the end of Apples IPhone kingdom, In my job I have 13 iphones and 2 droids however the 4S is a no show in the market. This will cost apple for a year, and droid is gaining ground at an incrediable pace.
I would not cash in Apple stock but, really the 4S is a let down right out of the gate. no 4G,no quad core, no image stablization on the camera itself, 3 1/2 screen still, siri has been around for 2 years. I'm sure folks will buy it but apple will lose ground on this one.

KRIS KUCERA's picture

Maybe until the iPhone5 comes out.

And even then, it's far hipper to own an iPhone that an Android (and a large chunk of the iPhone's market is teens, college kids, adult wanna-be hipsters et al. too), although I can't argue your technical specs.

And no, I don't own either types, although the Mrs. has a new iPhone through her work and loves it.

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