Firstly, it’s not the iPhone 5, it’s the ‘4S’ 😛
The keynote was presented by Tim Cook (amongst the usual Apple folk such as Scott Forstall) completely without Steve Jobs. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen how Tim did with presenting it, but from some videos of him and phone carriers answering questions, he seemed to be the usual “seem as if you’re answering the question, but really completely avoiding it” sort of person.
At long last, iOS has been given a specific release date. Before they announced it, I tweeted:
I’m hoping that they release iOS 5, or at least give us a launch date that’s soon.
Lo and behold, they announced a release data that isn’t too far away. Next Wednesday (the 12th October) to be specific.
After recapping everything that the majority of people following the keynote already knew, they got round to announcing the next iPhone, the iPhone 4S (released on October 14th in Apple’s usual launch countries.).
At last, an iPhone with 64GB of storage. Some people say this is a bit silly given that iOS 5 is rather heavily cloud based, but I personally like having my data physically with me (for various reasons, such as current internet connection speeds are not fast enough for the cloud to be as on-demand as a physical copy is). So, three tiers of iPhone 4S, being:
- 16GB for $199
- 32GB for $299
- 64GB for $399