In what only seems to be a carbon copy of the iPhone 4’s launch in India earlier this year, both Aircel and Airtel have announced they will be launching the iPhone 4S in India “soon.” Unlike the iPhone 4’s launch that was nearly a year late however, we are quite sure Apple and its India partners will not delay the iPhone 4S’ launch by quite as much – some reports even indicate as soon as November 25.
The two telecom operators announced their iPhone 4S launch plans on their Facebook pages, urging fans to await further launch details soon. It has nearly been a month since the Apple iPhone 4S’ U.S. launch on October 14, and in the intervening period, there’s been some controversies surrounding the refreshed product, apart from mostly positive expert reviews.
iPhone 4S owners have had some problems with battery life, with many users still facing difficulties despite the release of an iOS 5.0.1 update that should have fixed the issue. The update also brought other improvements and bug fixes to the platform however, across devices. Refer to our previous coverage of iOS 5.0.1 for more details.
Despite being nearly identical in terms of looks (and bearing the same Retina Display), iPhone 4S is quite different from the iPhone 4 on the inside, featuring a 1GHz dual-core processor with a better GPU, an 8MP f/2.4 camera with 1080p HD video recording, and improved battery life, apart from operating system and interface updates, and of course, Siri – the personal assistant. Siri for now though, is something few iPhone 4S users will be able to enjoy globally until Q2 2012, with services limited to the U.S. for now.
Expect pricing to be fair bit higher than the iPhone 4, at roughly Rs. 38k for the base model.