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Today Apple has announced the new iPhone 4S smartphone intended to replace the current iPhone 4 device, bringing new features and improved performance along with the new iOS 5 operating system and the new iCloud service. The iPhone 4S uses Apple’s dual-core A5 ARM-based processor, comes with an improved 8 megapixel camera with advanced optics capable of recording better still photos with high resolution and full 1080p HD resolution video. The new smartphone also introduces the new Siri feature, an intelligent assistant that helps you get things done by just asking it with your voice. iPhone 4S has the same beautifully thin glass and stainless steel design that millions of customers around the world love, while being completely redesigned on the inside. The display of the device remains the great Retina display that we know already from the iPhone 4, so no OLED update yer ot getting a 3D-capable screen, maybe this will come in time for iPhone 5 next year…
The iPhone 4S comes in either black or white and will be available in the US starting October 14th for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the new 64GB model (the prices are with a two year contract). iPhone 4S will be available initially only in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK, following to 22 more countries by the end of October including 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 the year another 70 countries worldwide should also get the new updated iPhone 4S smartphone..
Bring your tablet-based gaming to the next level with the Joystick-it Tablet Arcade Stick. The Joystick-it gives you a real physical joystick for increased precision with touchscreen based games on your Apple iPad device. Simply press down to attach the Joystick-it to your iPad’s screen where the control pad for your finders is placed and you’ll be able to enjoy improved gaming. No wires or batteries needed.
The Joystick-it works with thousands of different game apps. Any game that has an on-screen control pad of some kind is perfect for the Joystick-it. Simply run your game of choice, place the Joystick-it over the on-screen control pad and push down. The Joystick-it sticks to the glass of your display and is ready for action. The lightweight solid milled-aluminum construction of the Joystick-it adds more precise movement and faster response time for enhanced playability. When you’re done, simply pull-up on the Joystick-it to remove from the screen.
The good news is that the Joystick-it works with any device which features a capacitive touchscreen. This includes not only the Apple iPad, but also many Android-based tablets that are going to be widely available this year. The Joystick-it will also work with mobile phones that use capacitive touchscreen displays, however it may not be ideal for this purpose because of its size as compared to the phone’s size which is much smaller than that of a tablet.
The price of the Joystick-it is $24.99 USD and it is expected to be available by the end of January.
The new iPod touch features Apple’s revolutionary multi-touch user interface that enables users to find and enjoy all of their music, videos and more on its gorgeous widescreen display with just the touch of a finger. First introduced on iPhone, the multi-touch interface uses pioneering new software to present the perfect user interface for each application. The iPod touch also includes Wi-Fi wireless networking, the first on any iPod, and three amazing applications that use it – Safari, the most advanced browser on any mobile device, lets users wirelessly view web pages just as they look on their computer, and features Google Search or Yahoo! oneSearch; Apple’s YouTube application lets users wirelessly watch over 10 million free videos from the Internet’s most popular video website; and the new iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store lets users wirelessly browse, preview and buy songs and albums from the most popular online music store in the world.
With its gorgeous 3.5-inch widescreen display, iPod touch is perfect for watching movies and TV shows, as well as viewing photos and album art. iPod touch has a built-in accelerometer that automatically senses when you rotate it into its landscape position. When you’re in music, it automatically switches to Cover Flow so you can browse your music collection by album cover artwork with just a flick of a finger. When in Photos, it automatically displays the photo in its landscape aspect ratio; and when in Safari it displays the web page horizontally. iPod touch also has a built-in ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the display’s brightness. iPod touch features up to 22 hours of audio playback and up to five hours of video playback.
The iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store lets you browse the iTunes Top Ten lists of songs and albums overall or by genre, check out new releases and “What’s Hot,” or search for your favorite songs, albums or artists. You can preview any song for free, then purchase and download the ones you like directly onto your iPod touch over Wi-Fi. The music you download will be automatically uploaded into your iTunes library the next time you sync your iPod touch with your computer.
With Safari, the most advanced web browser ever on a portable device, you can see web pages the way they were meant to be seen, with the ability to zoom into any webpage with a tap of your finger. The Safari web browser includes built-in Google Search and Yahoo! oneSearch so you can quickly and easily find information you need. iPod touch also includes Apple’s incredible YouTube application that allows you to access, browse and search for millions of free YouTube videos over Wi-Fi.
The 8GB iPod touch model currently is $299 and the 16GB iPod model is $399 and the 32GB version can be bought for $499.