Spec Spat: Apple iPhone 4S vs. iPhone 4

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To upgrade or not to upgrade? That is the question. And if you don’t own an iPhone but you’re thinking about getting one, you may wonder what the differences are between the two versions other than the price gap.

(MORE: Apple Announces iPhone 4S: Old Design, New Specs, Siri Assistant)

Here’s a rundown of the specs:

iPhone 4
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iPhone 4S
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Starting Price
$99
Starting Price
$199
Network
AT&T/Verizon/Sprint
Network
AT&T/Verizon/Sprint
Screen
3.5" 640×960
Screen
3.5" 640×960
Storage
8GB
Storage
16/32/64GB
Cameras (rear/front/video)
5MP/VGA/720p
Cameras (rear/front/video)
8MP/VGA/1080p
Dimensions
4.5"x2.31"x0.37"
Dimensions
4.5"x2.31"x0.37"
Weight
4.8 ounces
Weight
4.9 ounces

Battery Life
7 hours talk time
300 hours standby
6 hours 3G web
10 hours Wi-Fi web
10 hours video
40 hours audio

Battery Life
8 hours talk time
200 hours standby
6 hours 3G web
9 hours Wi-Fi web
10 hours video
40 hours audio

Processor
Single-core A4

Processor
Dual-core A5

Colors
White/Black

Colors
White/Black

The iPhone 4S will be available for pre-order on October 7, with a launch date of October 14th. Also of note: the iPhone 4S works as a world phone and sports a new antenna system that can intelligently switch between two cell towers for better call quality and faster data download speeds—up to 14.4 Mbps under ideal conditions, according to Apple, versus the iPhone 4′s 7.2 Mbps maximum throughput. Furthermore, the iPhone 4S has exclusive access to the new "Siri" intelligent voice system.

Also, you may not see the 8GB, $99 iPhone 4 at various retailers until the iPhone 4S starts rolling out.

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