Two leading telecom operators Airtel and Aircel launched the much-awaited phone which is now available in six major cities of India, namely – Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Bangalore.
However, the customers are a bit skeptical about purchasing it as it has been priced at exorbitant rates. The 16-GB model will sell in for Rs. 44,500. On the other hand, the 32-GB and 64-GB will cost around Rs. 50,900 and Rs. 57,500 respectively.
Archika Arora, who plans to buy iphone 4S, said, “I was waiting for this one for so long. I, even, knew it would be expensive but the price that has been quoted is a bit too much for Indian market.”
The phone which comes in both white and black colour has loads of features in it and would appeal to anyone who has a love for gadgets.
‘iphone 4S’ is powered by A5 chip which has two cores in it and delivers up to two times more power and up to seven times faster graphics than it’s predecessor iphone 4. Moreover, this chip is so power-efficient that it gives the phone amazing battery life.
Apart from this, it has camera with 8 mega pixel resolution, which is 60% more pixels than on iphone4 , a custom lens with a larger f/2.4 aperture, improved backside illumination sensor, excellent auto white balance, advanced color accuracy, face detection, and reduced motion blur. It can also record 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second.
But one feature that makes usage of iphone 4S even more interesting is the voice-activated personal assistant- ‘Siri’.
Archika said, “Siri is the most amazing part of this phone. It does what you say, understands what you intend, finds information about whatever you speak and then, answers back! It’s just like having a conversation with a real being.”
At the same time, it is doubtful whether the feature will work successfully with the Indian accent and most people here speaking not-so-fluent English.
Ironically, the announcement about this phone was announced a day before the death of Steve Jobs, co-founder of ‘Apple’.
(Reporting by Vatsal Verma)