After months of waiting, we now know the details of the latest iPhone mobile device. It is called iPhone 4S and will be released in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK on 14th October 2011. Two weeks later, on 28th October 2011, the iPhone 4S will be released in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. By the end of 2011, the iPhone 4S will be available in over 70 countries. The expected release date in Thailand, going by the 3 month delay for the iPhone 4, will be either December 2011 or January 2012. However, we are expecting to see unofficial imports of iPhone 4S at MBK in Bangkok by the end of October 2011. The new operating system iOS 5 will be available for everyone for free on 12th October 2011.
On the outside the difference between an iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S is much the same. But under the hood you will be getting a much better device. Everything from the new Apple A5 dual-core processor to a re-worked camera with a 8-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and 1080p HD video recording. There is also Siri, an intelligent assistant that will understand your voice commands. The release price in America shows that the new iPhone 4S will be coming out at the same price as the older iPhone 4. In America the prices are, before sales tax, $199 16GB, $299 32GB and $399 64GB. In Thailand, the price of the iPhone 4 is presently 22,250 Baht 16GB and 26,000 Baht 32GB. We are expecting the iPhone 4S to be released in Thailand at the same price or slightly lower. For the latest news about using an iPhone in Thailand follow @RichardBarrow on Twitter.