title: Apple iPhone 5 vs Apple iPhone 4S iOS and battery / url: Apple-iPhone-5-vs-Apple-iPhone-4S-iOS-and-battery

Apple iPhone 5 vs Apple iPhone 4S: iOS


Apple iPhone 5

New phone, new operating system. iOS 6 which will be available to download from September 19th could be the real star of the show. Promising a slightly tweaked user interface with a new look App Store and iCloud support, a smarter Siri that will launch apps, FaceTime over 3G and TomTom-powered Apple Maps, it's still one of the best mobile operating systems and the new features have certainly enhanced the capabilities of the iPhone.


Apple iPhone 4S

Shipping with Apple's iOS 5 out of the box, the iPhone 4S will also benefit from iOS 6 when it lands on September 19th. iOS 5 boasted a massive range of top features, including Siri, a new slide-down iPhone notifications bar, deep Twitter integration, additional camera features, FaceTime over 3G, WiFi sync and a completely PC-free operation.


Apple iPhone 5 vs Apple iPhone 4S: Battery

Apple iPhone 5

While the iPhone 4 made a big jump from the previous iPhone 3G and 3GS, The iPhone 5 battery is generally the same as the 4S so it should see you through 8 hours talk time on 3G or LTE, and 10 hours of Wi-Fi which an extra hour more than the 4S.


Apple iPhone 4S

Battery life has also been improved. Apple claims 8 hours of 3G talk time, up to 9 hours of wifi use, 10 hours video playback and 40 hours of musical pleasure. In our experience, we can say that when compared to the iPhone 4, all of these activities had less of a drain on battery. We did notice the battery draining a little quicker when in standby, however.


Apple iPhone 5 vs Apple iPhone 4S: Price

Apple iPhone 5: £529 (16Gb), £599 (32GB), £699 (64GB)


Apple iPhone 4S: £449 (16GB), £599 (32GB), £699 (64GB)