The headline says it all. Apple CEO Tim Cook has just wrapped up the “Let’s talk iPhone” press conference by confirming pre-ordering dates for the new iPhone 4S. In case you haven’t realized, the amazing Siri personal assistant feature is exclusive to the iPhone 4S because it requires lots of computational power provided by the handset’s dual-core A5 chip, the same that runs inside the iPad 2, too. Also worth noting, a 64GB version has now been added to the iPhone lineup for the first time.
Your iPhone 4S lineup now looks as follows: 16/32/64GB versions priced at $199/$299/$399. The company will begin accepting pre-orders this coming Friday, October 7 for buyers from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Germany and Japan. A week later, on October 14, the device will ship in the aforementioned countries. The initial wave will be followed by the iPhone 4S rollout 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.
Oh yeah, it’s coming to Sprint, too.