Apple iPhone 4S Shows Some Green Aspects

Apple earlier this week unveiled its latest iPhone model. While not the iPhone 5 everyone hoped for, the iPhone 4S, as Apple calls it, certainly has its share of technological advancements and whiz bang features that will get folks lining up for its October 14 debut. It also has its share of green design aspects as well.

On the green side, the Apple iPhone 4S sports a mercury-free LED backlit display that makes use of arsenic free display glass. The phone is both brominated flame retardant-free and PVC free, while the power adapter is said by Apple to “outperform” global energy efficiency standards. The majority of the packaging the iPhone 4S comes in is made as well from post-consumer recycled fiberboard and biobased materials.

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Apple notes the key features of the new iPhone 4s include a dual-core A5 chip for faster performance; a new camera with advanced optics; 1080p HD resolution video recording and Siri, a virtual assistant designed to help you make better use of the phone’s functions through verbal commands. The iPhone 4S runs on iOS5 and makes use of iCloud, an Apple cloud computing focus that works with a person’s iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC to automatically and wirelessly store your content remotely and push it to all your devices.

The iPhone 4S will come in black or white body colors and price for $199 for 16 GB, $299 for 32 GB and $399 for 64 GB. Domestic wireless carriers the phone will be available through include AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless. The iPhone 4, meanwhile, will price out at $99, while the iPhone 3GS will effectively be free – with a two year contract, of course.

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