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iPhone 4S pre-sales start Friday at midnight PT

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For those of you still planning to buy it, Apple’s new iPhone 4S will be available for pre-order in just a few hours from Apple. The company’s hyped iPhone 4S will be available from Apple.com and will run on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.

Tim Cook unveiling of the new device disappointed some because it was not a wholly new design, but we expect it will still be one of the best smartphones on the market. The iPhone 4S includes a blazing dual-core A5 processor, an 8-megapixel camera that will be one of the best smartphone cameras ever and will run iOS 5 software that will improve the user experience with more than 200 new features. The 4S will also offer Siri, the much-hyped voice assistant that will answer your questions.

Because it is a world phone, the iPhone 4S will actually be the same exact model when it is sold on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Each carrier will do what it can to show that a customer should choose them, but AT&T might have the best argument of the three because it can provide 4G-like data speeds while Verizon and Sprint will be offering 3G speeds. That said, Verizon has the most reliable voice network while Sprint is the only carrier to offer an unlimited data plan.

The most hyped competitor to the iPhone 4S might very well be the Samsung Nexus Prime Android phone on Verizon, which is set to debut to the world Tuesday [update: the Nexus Prime launch has been rescheduled for Oct. 27]. That phone will most likely offer a 1.2-GHz dual-core processor, LTE 4G connectivity and a massive 4.65-inch LCD screen.

Will you be pre-ordering the iPhone 4S? Which carrier will you choose?


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