Apple today announced the iPhone 4S, an upgraded version of the company's iPhone 4. The new iPhone 4S features a faster processor and CDMA/GSM world phone capabilities, as well as a new speech-recognition program called Siri. Apple also confirmed that Sprint Nextel will sell the iPhone 4S, joining AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless in the United States in offering the phone.
Here is Fierce's complete coverage of the new phone and what it means for the industry:
2:50pm ET Apple launches Siri voice-activated controls with new iPhone 4S by Jason Ankeny Roughly 18 months after Apple acquired mobile voice recognition solutions provider Siri, the computing giant is finally integrating voice-activated Siri controls into its forthcoming iPhone 4S, which it formally announced during a media event Tuesday and is slated to arrive to retail Oct. 14. More
2:43pm ET Sprint to launch iPhone 4S Oct. 14, along with AT&T, Verizon by Phil Goldstein And then there were three. As expected, Sprint Nextel became the third U.S. carrier to launch Apple's iPhone 4S, putting the nation's No. 3 carrier onto a more level playing field with its larger competitors, Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility. More
2:02pm ETApple launching new iOS 5 on Oct. 12by Jason Ankeny Apple will officially launch its much-anticipated iOS 5 mobile operating system update Oct. 12, promising more than 200 new features as well as backwards-compatibility with devices dating back to the iPhone 3GS. More
2:01pm ET Apple challenges carriers, others with 'Find My Friends' app by Mike Dano Apple today announced it will release an iOS app that will allow users to find other users who opt-in to the service. The offering stands as an alternative to similar friend--and family-tracking services from the likes of Google, Sprint Nextel and AT&T Mobility. More
1:46pm ETApple introduces Cards messaging app with new iOS 5 by Jason AnkenyNews from Apple's iPhone 5 media event: The company unveiled Cards, a free iOS application enabling users to design personalized greeting cards via iPhone. "We'll do the rest," said Apple senior vice president of iOS software Scott Forstall. "We'll print them out; we'll emboss them." More
Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to unveil the company's new iPhone at 1 p.m. Eastern Time today at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. That much is essentially guaranteed. After that, it's tough to say with much certainty what exactly will transpire. However, there are several strong indication of what the announcement is likely to include. More