The Apple iPhone 4S is the latest addition to Apple's iPhone range, packing some exclusive features and some big updates into the same skin as the Apple iPhone 4. Read our Apple iPhone 4S review to see if the changes make it worth upgrading.
On the face of it, the Apple iPhone 4S looks identical to the Apple iPhone 4. That's no bad thing, as even a year on, it's still one of the nicest looking smartphones on the market. It also offers the best quality, proving tactile and strong.
The inclusion of Siri is one of the biggest differentiators between the Apple iPhone 4S and the Apple iPhone 4. A personal assistant, Siri takes voice activation to the next level. You'll be able to carry out virtually any of the iPhone's functions simply by asking Siri.
Unlike most voice recognition packages, you'll be able to chat to Siri – with the application recognising full sentences, rather than just single words. From entering events into the calendar, to searching for files, it's an intuitive, effective and worthy addition to iOS 5.
It's not just software changes with the Apple iPhone 4S, however, as there's also a brand new processor. It's the same dual-core chip as the Apple iPad 2, and helps the iPhone to run faster and more smoothly than ever before.
The camera on the iPhone 4S gets a boost, and now features an 8-megapixel sensor. With a larger f/2.4 aperture, it offers better image quality than before, with sharper snaps also on offer.
If you don't think you'd use Siri, you'd be just as well sticking to the Apple iPhone 4 over the iPhone 4S. Sure, the camera is better, but there's nothing wrong with the iPhone 4's 5-megapixel snapper. The iPhone 4S's ancestor also manages perfectly well when it comes to speed and responses, and you can download iOS 5 for your current iPhone.
The bottom line
That said, if you're looking to upgrade your iPhone, or swapping from a different handset, the Apple iPhone 4S is a fantastic smartphone. Stylish, well made, easy to use and packed with features, there's loads to like.