On October 4, 2011, Apple VP Phil Schiller took the stage throughout Apple’s fall occasion and unveiled the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S was the follow-up to the long-lasting iPhone Four that ushered in a brand new period of premium smartphone design. With the eighth anniversary falling at the moment, let’s have a look again on the iPhone 4S.

When Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S, it was getting into a brand new period. Steve Jobs had just lately stepped down as CEO of the corporate to deal with his battle with pancreatic most cancers. This compelled Tim Cook dinner into the highlight to guide Apple into its subsequent part. That began with the iPhone 4S.

The iPhone 4S was the “s” model improve of the iPhone 4, which meant it did not usher something new design-wise other than fixing the antennagate drawback and including a brand new white shade choice. As an alternative, a lot of the large options got here inside with the highly effective A5 chip, iCloud, vastly improved 8MP digicam and Siri voice assistant.

Unsurprisingly, the iPhone 4S was an prompt hit and cemented one other hit for Apple.

Even now, the iPhone 4S’ legacy continues to be palpable. Its refined deal with the digicam jumpstarted the smartphone digicam wars (which can be nonetheless raging on at the moment) whereas the introduction of Siri paved the way in which for Google Assistant, Alexa and Cortana which have since migrated past the smartphone.

Talking of legacy, it was additionally the final iPhone Apple made with a 3.5-inch show. A 12 months later, the iPhone 5 got here with a 4-inch show and so they have solely gotten larger within the years since.

Another fascinating anecdotes are that it solely price $199 (on a backed contract) and began with a paltry 16GB of storage. Instances have modified.

It was the primary iPhone I bought and was my wow second into the world of iPhones. I got here from a BlackBerry Torch that supplied an antiquated “smartphone” expertise and utilizing iOS 5 on the Retina show actually blew my thoughts. It made me really feel something was doable.

Tell us within the feedback down beneath in case you bear in mind when the iPhone 4S was introduced?

The historical past of the iPhone 4S

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