Apple Introduces iPhone 4S, But Not iPhone 5

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Apple demonstrated a faster iPhone in its iPhone 4S, set to be available on Oct. 14. But the new phone lacked the larger screen size that many iPhone users have been wanting.

Apple demonstrated the new iPhone 4S on Oct. 4, with plenty of new and improved features including a dual core A5 processor, an 8 megapixel camera and more built in apps, and now available on a third carrier -- Sprint. But the screen size stayed the same, the new version lacked 4G, and no mention was made of the mythical iPhone 5 that so many Apple users had wanted.

The phone’s price ranges from $200 for a 16GB storage model to $400 for the 64GB model when purchased with a two year wireless contract. It will be available on October 14 with preorders starting on October 7 from Sprint, AT&T and Verizon.

A new voice recognition features will allow iPhone users to control their phones via voice commands.

The iPhone 4S will also include a new image stabilization feature designed to make the phone’s high definition video capture less shaky.

Apple announced the new phone at an event at its headquarters in Cupertino, moderated by the company’s new CEO Tim Cook. It was the first product announcement event since Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO in August.