Apple set up some media demos and product stations for members of the media following their iPhone media event today. Jim Dalrymple of The Loop was able to spend 30 minutes with an iPhone 4S and shares his impressions.
Dalrymple notes that the iPhone 4S is exactly the same size as the iPhone 4, as expected, and found no significant visual differences between the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S, even down to the rounded corners.
He also noted that the bands separating the antennas are a little bit different in their placement, with the new model having four bands, and the iPhone 4S having just three. The most notable difference, however, is the performance and processing power:
The real big difference with the iPhone 4S is with its processing power. Of course, having the A5 processor is huge, because it can easily handle Apple’s more advanced technology like its voice assistant, Siri.
The increased processing power also allows developers to continue to push the envelope on the complexity of apps that are built for gaming, productivity and other applications.
Dalrymple found the power and performance of the iPhone 4S to be extremely impressive and looks forward to experimenting with the iPhone 4S’s new features more in the future (as do I)!