Live Blog: Apple iPhone 5 Launch (Live Updates)
We're live blogging from Apple's London flagship store from 6pm this evening for the company's highly anticipated announcement.
Live updates will appear here from 6pm GMT.
October 14th for UK launch of the iPhone 4S.
16GB - $199, 32GB - $299, 64GB - $399.
|@ 81Perogies : #Siri call Sarah Conner to destroy you and your attempt at a post-apocalyptic 2029 where SkyNet (aka Siri) rules over man. #letstalkiphone|
OK - so not all lost. The Siri addition looks genuinely incredible. We'll have to wait and see how it works day-to-day. Assembled journalists looking around hoping there will be a goody bag at the end.
|@ BekErgashev : "Give me directions to Hoover Tower." Siri brings up Maps, shows the route, and you're good to go. Now that's hype-worthy. #iphone #siri|
Siri has map integration. You can even ask it hands-free to read your messages... Obviously, not when your girlfriend's in the room.
"How is the NASDQ doing today?" Followed by full answer. This might be the future.
Forstall on stage - this Siri addition might just save the day. The presenter is asking abstract questions and the phone is answering. "What time is it in Paris?" Followed by answer.
Get to Siri by holding down the home button. Hold on - this might be "awesome" (that's 24). It's like talking to Hal in 2001.
Voice control - Siri: "Your intelligent assistant that helps you get things done by asking".
Obviously, the 4S comes with iOS5 and iCloud.
Video recorder - 4S takes 1080p high definition video. Also, video image stabilisation. Presenter is showing some fairly sharp video footage of a hot air balloon. Not the only hot air we've been subjected to this evening...
|@ elleswords : NOOOOOOO...what happened to the #iphone5???? I have been waiting for that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
Eight-megapixel sensor in the new camera in the iPhone 4S
Camera system - iPhone 4 already the most popular camera for posting snaps on Flickr.
Double the speed on the connection times - same as 4G phones.
Wireless - switches between two antennas to transmit and receive. Better call quality apparently.
Another "Awesome" from a speaker at the Apple launch. That makes 23 so far...
|@ Marcello : So there you have it folks, as I said earlier no #iPhone5 release just yet, but instead we have an #iPhone4S to satisfy the pre-xmas demand!|
Hold on - the iPhone 4S. New A5 chip (same as iPad 2) in the iPhone 4S. Around x7 faster, especially good for games.
Can this be it? Are they about to reveal?
iPod Touch, available in black and white, shipping with iOS5 $129 for the 8GB. The Nano (2GB) will be $49. No work on prices in sterling.
|@ glennzb : I see the #iphone5 is out today. Yet another piece of technology I will only get to use by calling someone who owns one|
New clock faces app for Nano users who wear their device as a timepiece. Speaking of which, time they cracked on with the main event...
|@ indie3sixty : This just in the new #iphone5 will have the ability to call other phones. You will also be able to raise and lower the volume. #awesome|
Apple are still making iPods. Who knew? New model of the iPod Nano en route.