The most important updates are the dual-core A5 chip, which is almost twice as fast as the current model, according to TechCrunch. The camera has been updated, the battery life augmented, the phone quality increased, and Apple happily introduced "Siri": an intelligent system that allows you to speak into the phone and make command requests-- like asking it to search for results on Google, read your text messages, and change calendar events.
Tim Cook is following the greatest opening act in corporate history. It’s nearly impossible to satisfy the audience after they’ve seen the best. But Cook has no choice. He’s the new CEO of the world’s most admired brand and it’s not his fault that he’s being compared to the world’s greatest presenter… Cook did something very smart when Apple introduced the new iPhone 4S on October 4th. He didn’t change the plays.
According to Gallo (The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs), the plays were: passion, a wow moment, a twitter friendly headline, visual slides and selling the benefit. In an article entitled Apple's iPhoney, the New York Post adressed those who missed Apple's former CEO:
Apple's new boss walks, talks, and even dresses like his legendary predecessor in casual black garb, his big-stage debut Tuesday to tout the latest iPhone failed to impress investors. The longer Cook stood on stage, the further Apple shares fell.