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No iPhone 5 Yet; iPhone 4S Looks Pretty Nice

iPhone 4GS

Geeks the world over have been hotly anticipating today's Apple Keynote at their headquarters in Cupertino, CA.  We tuned in to hear more details of iOS 5, check out how the line of devices (computers, iPods, iPads, and iPhones, oh my) might be changing, but mostly, we tuned in to learn the future of iPhone.  That future, as of this moment, comes in the form of the iPhone 4S, but not yet an iPhone 5.  

This Friday, October 7, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, yes Sprint, customers will be able to pre-order the new iPhone 4S, in 16, 32, and 64GB sizes ($199, $299, $399, respectively), for delivery beginning next Friday, October 14.  

The device, while appearing nearly identical on its exterior, contains all new parts - an A5 processor, new camera sensor and lenses, faster data speeds, and improved antenna, CDMA capability, and new software, iOS 5, which will also be available on (many, but not all) earlier generation devices. 

The Apple website and store have been up and down all day.  

The folks over at Engadget did a LiveBlog during the Apple event, which is where we got most of our up to date news.  Thanks Engadget!

Engadget has a ton of coverage related to the news - iOS5 and iPhone 4S news mostly.  

So, we Android-overs over here at Geek | Chicago have some decisions to make.  Do we get the iPhone 4S?  The HTC Amaze 4G (with many comparable specs, and available next week on T-Mo), or wait for the iPhone 5, which we're guessing will be announced in the spring?

Jason Finn

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Jason has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, predominantly in the technology space. Most recently he was the COO and Director of Technology for Rich Casto & Company, a national training and consulting organization in the real estate industry.
As a consultant for IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Envision Consulting Group (now IMS Health), Jason has served clients of all sizes, including Big Pharma, Fortune 500, and Global 1000 companies:

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • AOL (America Online)
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Wockhardt USA (formerly Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals)
  • Norwich Union
  • PNC Bank
  • Reynolds and Reynolds

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Sarunas is a web design and development expert with hundreds of successful projects in his portfolio. He is passionate about delivering extraordinary user experiences for every client and consistently goes above and beyond everyone’s expectations. As an SEO expert and strategist, he can optimize your website, or app, to get the most out of it, day in and day out. Sarunas holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Kaunas Technology University, in Lithuania. Sarunas now lives in Chicago, and calls it home.

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