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Apple jumped the gun on Tuesday, updating websites in Japan ahead of its media event, revealing the new iPhone 4S set to go on sale on Oct. 14, as well as an updated iPod nano with a "new user interface."

The details come from the sites for Apple's Japanese retail stores, where the name "iPhone 4S" is listed. A translation of the site reveals that the handset will be available starting Oct. 14 at 8 a.m.

The first confirmation of the iPhone 4S name came from a beta build of iTunes. Hidden in the software was a reference to an iPhone 4S, with a design similar to the current iPhone 4.

Also mentioned on the site is an updated iPod nano with a "new user interface," as well as improved fitness functionality. The translated page also makes mention of a "new clock face" with the device.

Neither of the blurbs on the page reveal any further details on the iPhone 4S or updated iPod nano, but all will be revealed in a matter of minutes at Apple's iPhone media event. Stick with AppleInsider for live coverage of the keynote presentation.

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PLEASE, LET THIS BE FAKE INFO! Please, I want 4" screen, otherwise I am out shopping for something else
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PLEASE, LET THIS BE FAKE INFO! Please, I want 4" screen, otherwise I am out shopping for something else

Oh, come OFF IT.

It's on Apple's website itself, for heaven's sake. Just deal with it.

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PLEASE, LET THIS BE FAKE INFO! Please, I want 4" screen, otherwise I am out shopping for something else

i agree man! why make us wait extra months for the same freakin design!!!! they screwed up big time bro!
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i agree man! why make us wait extra months for the same freakin design!!!! they screwed up big time bro!

Maybe there is something more to it. If it is voice (can already basically do with apps), and a slightly faster (yet supposed underclocked A5) then Apple screwed the pooch.

New CEO with all eyes, delayed release...and you roll out a slight bump?


Gotta be more to it.
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Now with pics:
http://mobilesyrup.com/2011/10/04/ap...the-iphone-4s/

Same form as the 4.

Anyone recognize the icon next to Notes and Clock?

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i agree man! why make us wait extra months for the same freakin design!!!! they screwed up big time bro!

Maybe too busy building lawsuits against Samsung and changing suppliers instead of what they do best. Let's hope they at least make it more affordable.
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Anyone recognize the icon next to Notes and Clock?

Yeah. Reminders. Straight from iOS 5.

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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Oh, come OFF IT.

It's on Apple's website itself, for heaven's sake. Just deal with it.

If so, it is epic fail! I will not believe they can release the same form factor and same sized screen for the fifth time until I see it with my own eyes
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I will not believe they can release the same form factor and same sized screen for the fifth time until I see it with my own eyes

You just did. On the Apple Store link. Quit complaining.

Personally, I'm ecstatic. Larger screen? Screw it. Doesn't appeal to me.

Same form factor? Who fricking cares? The iPhone 4's the second-best looking iPhone ever.

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Looks like the 4S and iOS 5 is it.

I don't see a reason to have delayed the hardware just to release iOS 5. Oh well.
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

You just did. On the Apple Store link. Quit complaining.

Personally, I'm ecstatic. Larger screen? Screw it. Doesn't appeal to me.

Same form factor? Who fricking cares? The iPhone 4's the second-best looking iPhone ever.

You bet I am not going to stop complaining! After 14? 15? months still the same s..t? I am ready to buy iPhone 5, but definitely not with the same form factor!
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You bet I am not going to stop complaining! After 14? 15? months still the same s..t? I am ready to buy iPhone 5, but definitely not with the same form factor!

What's wrong with the form factor?

It's what's on the inside that counts.
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What's wrong with the form factor?

It's what's on the inside that counts.

what about the too small lcd? ok, I am done, it has just been introduced, iPhone 4s, same screen, same design... epic dissapointment for me, i just cant believe what I am seeing in the live coverage : -(
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what about the too small lcd?

LOLWUT.

You people are hilarious.

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PLEASE, LET THIS BE FAKE INFO! Please, I want 4" screen, otherwise I am out shopping for something else

Fuck me I am so disappointed.
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wow, what a flop. The most hype any iPhone has ever had, the longest wait, and all this for the same phone that runs a bit faster.


EPIC FAIL
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

You just did. On the Apple Store link. Quit complaining.

Personally, I'm ecstatic. Larger screen? Screw it. Doesn't appeal to me.

Same form factor? Who fricking cares? The iPhone 4's the second-best looking iPhone ever.

Sorry mate you are going to be hearing a lot from me. Or maybe not. I'm sitting here in disbelief. This is not good. Not good.

Doesn't look like flash photography is improved in the iPhone4S even though it's 8MP. Don't get me wrong, I love the iPhone4 *daylight* pics and day and night 720p HD video.

The damn flash is still so near the lens! That's caused heaps of problems especially in smoky conditions as well.
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Still hoping for a "oh yeah, one more thing" moment where an actual NEW phone is rolled out. But not likely with all the 4S updates.
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Sorry mate you are going to be hearing a lot from me. Or maybe not. I'm sitting here in disbelief. This is not good. Not good.

See, this is why more people need to be like me.

Not necessarily as, you know, world-worn, but like this:

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My guess.

Only "4S". Modified Verizon iPhone with SIM tray (or embedded SIM) and necessary antennas. A5 chip. Rest of the specs are the same.

Because Apple ALWAYS is within or under my pessimism.

Oh, look! 8MP camera! See, they've overshot me, and now I'm actually HAPPY about the release.

Actually, I'm not. I hate the idea of an 8MP camera. It's worthless and confusing, but if someone ELSE had guessed the same thing, they'd be really, really happy.

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Hey, at least I'll be able to increase my AAPL holdings at a lower price this afternoon!
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There has been so much hype. It almost felt like iPhone 5 is going to be ultra-super phone....but the opposite is true... DAAAAMN YOU APPLE!
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Down it goes. 3% down real time, and falling. People pissed off that they waited for a warmed over 4
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

See, this is why more people need to be like me.

Not necessarily as, you know, world-worn, but like this:

Because Apple ALWAYS is within or under my pessimism.

Oh, look! 8MP camera! See, they've overshot me, and now I'm actually HAPPY about the release.

Actually, I'm not. I hate the idea of an 8MP camera. It's worthless and confusing, but if someone ELSE had guessed the same thing, they'd be really, really happy.

Steve didn't even get his swan song, just pigeon poop.
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Down it goes. 3% down real time, and falling. People pissed off that they waited for a warmed over 4

3.5% down now. But hey, you are showing off some cool pictures. Too bad I have an awesome point and shoot that is waterproof and a DSLR. I want a phone, not an 8MP camera.
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3.5% down now. But hey, you are showing off some cool pictures. Too bad I have an awesome point and shoot that is waterproof and a DSLR. I want a phone, not an 8MP camera.

This is horrifying. 8MP is a decent update but that flash positioning is troublesome and no red-eye reduction???!
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Quick question, my sister wants a iPhone so i told her wait till for the new one to come out, i am just curious, the iphone 5, you all assume that its a year away right? Meaning Apple sticks to its time tables and iPhone release events are once a year, so its next sept/oct that a new iphone is released?

Just dont want to tell her to get the 4S and then the 5 come out and be totally different (better) in like 7 months.
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Originally Posted by uncore View Post

what about the too small lcd? ok, I am done, it has just been introduced, iPhone 4s, same screen, same design... epic dissapointment for me, i just cant believe what I am seeing in the live coverage : -(

I'd rather have a 3.5" screen with a retina display that a larger display with the same amount of pixels.
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the iphone 5, you all assume that its a year away right?

There will be no iPhone 5.

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Meaning Apple sticks to its time tables and iPhone release events are once a year, so its next sept/oct that a new iphone is released?

Theoretically. We can't know.

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7 months.

Not gonna happen. This is Apple, not HTC/Samsung/Nokia/whatever else.

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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

There will be no iPhone 5.



Theoretically. We can't know.



Not gonna happen. This is Apple, not HTC/Samsung/Nokia/whatever else.

Good, i just wanted to make sure that this is the iPhone of the next 11-12 months.
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I'd rather have a 3.5" screen with a retina display that a larger display with the same amount of pixels.

Exactly! Thank you. 3.5" is the perfect size for other reasons as well, you fetishists. It's about scale and ratio. Steve and Jony know what they're doing, and it's good for you whether you know it or not.
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

See, this is why more people need to be like me.

Not necessarily as, you know, world-worn, but like this:



Because Apple ALWAYS is within or under my pessimism.

Oh, look! 8MP camera! See, they've overshot me, and now I'm actually HAPPY about the release.

Actually, I'm not. I hate the idea of an 8MP camera. It's worthless and confusing, but if someone ELSE had guessed the same thing, they'd be really, really happy.

Need to be more like you? Kinda arrogant huh?
Didn't you also predict Spint and T-Mobile were getting the iPhone?
"Sprint just had internal documents released that they're upping their ETF to $350. Just like everyone else. So they're getting the iPhone. All that's left is to see that they're getting rid of the unlimited data plan and moving their prices to be identical to everyone else's."
http://forums.appleinsider.com/showt...=131377&page=2

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Didn't you also predict Spint and T-Mobile were getting the iPhone?

They did.

I'm confused by your point.

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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

They did.

I'm confused by your point.

I know...T-Mobile is not getting the iPhone....and not all plans are the same......you got one right out of about 10.....

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I know...T-Mobile is not getting the iPhone....and not all plans are the same......you got one right out of about 10.....

The only thing about which I was wrong is it not getting an updated camera. And I only said that because I personally hate the idea of an 8MP camera.

T-Mobile has had the iPhone for months.

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