Upgraded camera, faster processor and highly regarded voice-activated software
Apple’s new iPhone went on sale in various parts of the world today, including the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the US.
It is reported that many of the users are buying the phone as a tribute to Steve Jobs, under whom the product was developed, a Reuters report claimed.
The company is expecting to sell as many as four million new iPhone 4S this weekend.
Although similar to the previous model on the outside, the new iPhone 4S has undergone a number of changes inside, including an upgraded camera, faster processor and highly regarded voice-activated software ‘Siri’.
Apple has received more than 1 million online orders in the first 24 hours after the release of the new iPhone, which is 400,000 more than for the iPhone 4.
The new iPhone uses chips from Qualcomm, Toshiba and a other smaller semiconductor companies, and is priced at $199, available on more than 100 carriers by the end of 2011.
Meanwhile, Apple has also released an update to its new iOS mobile operating system, which comes with 200 new features and a Web storage service for synchronising photos, documents, music and other files across different Apple gadgets.
The iPhone 4S was the final iPhone to be unveiled by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died in early October after a long battle with cancer.