iPhone 5 a no-show at Apple's 'Let's talk iPhone' event
iPhone 4S, however, not exactly chopped liver
Apple surprised nearly every pundit who was breathlessly following its "Let's talk iPhone" event – it didn't introduce an iPhone 5.
The event, held on Apple's Cupertino campus in, spent over an hour and a half detailing iOS 5 and iCloud, which had both been described in great detail at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June, and introducing the widely expected iPhone 4S.
The iPhone 4S is an iPhone 4 on the outside – yes, including those problematic antennae – but "all new" on the inside, according to Apple's marketing chieftan, Phil Schiller, speaking at the event.
To be sure, there are many fine aspects to the iPhone 4S, and we'll report on them in detail in a later post, including the phone's new processor, camera, wireless technology, and a demo-impressive voice-recognition artificial intelligence assistant named Siri.
But we won't be giving you details about the new iPhone 5. There isn't one.
It will be very useful in the real world
Because instead of telling me how much they love their iPhone the fanbois will now be able to have that conversation directly with the iPhone, thus leaving me out of the equation. This is by far the most excited I've been about a forthcoming iPhone feature for a long time!
So hardware wise they're catching up with Samsung and the Galaxy S 2?
My mate who was waiting for the iPhone 5 will be a bit gutted :-P
ahh Henry... get your wallet out, Steve would be proud ;o)
Biggest "meh" ever?
So... pretty much a software update? I expect that Siri could easily run on an iPhone 4, but damned if they'll let that happen.
"I can barely get my iPhone 4 into my trouser when I go out"
Are you wearing hot pants or something? Buy some trousers that fit.