-Hey there guys, Brian Tong here and welcome to the Apple Byte.
We know it's a different mode with the passing of Steve Jobs at the age 56 and we wanted to use the show to say thank to him for making a real impact and influencing all of our lives and for generations to come.
SJ brought a childlike joy to many of us with the products that her personified and when he took the stage for his keynotes or what on lookers started calling Steve notes, we were all watching.
We got another really cool piece of hardware.
We're really excited about this.
One of the most amazing things we ever create.
One of the most beautiful things we've ever made.
This is really hot, an all new design.
Let me show it to you now.
This is it right here.
This is what it looks like.
This is the result.
Let me show it to you now.
Here it is.
It is the thinnest
even thinner, faster, thinner.
It is the thinnest and finest.
Have the small nothing even approaching this.
It's amazing, stunning, just beautiful, beautiful.
It's really beautiful, really nice, gorgeous.
How thin it is?
Fantastic, incredible, astounding, and it feels even better in your hand, almost close, very beautiful.
I'm still stunned.
And see you all soon.
Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute, I forgot.
There is one last thing.
-You know, there was always one more thing from Steven.
We'll always miss that.
Now, I didn't realize that I would actually have such strong feeling his passing and I wasn't the only one.
After learning of his death, people went to a place where they felt connected to him, the apple store.
So, here's the collection of their thoughts and reactions.
-Genius only comes around once, I don't know, a couple centuries, so like this, so same things and, you know, rest peace.
-I think through Apple and iPhone and everything he's gonna live on.
-I don't really thinks that words can really describe like anything about Steve rather than just greatness, just right to do, you know, to respect the guy who had given the wold so much like in terms of technology,
and, you know, rejuvenated the company that was on the edge of disaster.
Jobs was a visionary.
He changed the world.
He changed the face of technology and his perfectionism shows itself in everything he did and this is where we go to recognize what are his achievements.
I was founder and CEO of an Apt development company.
He made that entire company possible.
I wouldn't have been doing what I was doing for last few years if it wasn't for the iPhone and his inventions.
-Still incredibly sad.
I think the world over has lost a really incredible man and a visionary and he will be deep missed.
Apple stores also turned the light behind their iconic logo to remember Steve, but those crowds will son be replaced with the iPhone 4S launching in the next week.
We're not done talking about Steve yet and his legacy will be felt
throughout Apple's future products including the iPhone 4S.
So, here's the preview of what you guys can expect when it launches.
-Brian Tong her with CNET.com from our headquarter in San Francisco California with our recap of the iPhone 4S.
Now, the phone looks a lot like this, the iPhone 4 and we know from your feedback that plenty of you were hoping for something more design-wise, but really its biggest improvements are under the hood.
Now, the iPhone 4S is loaded with an A5 dual core processor, which Apple claims as twice the power
and 7 times faster graphics for gaming while also improving talk time battery life by an hour.
So, we'll see how it appears on lab test.
The 4S also improves one of the best smart phone cameras on the market with an 8-megapixel that now shoots 1080p video.
They have also made improvements to the antenna design and the phone has faster mobile data speeds with HSDPA compatibility.
You will get all the new features in iOS 5, but exclusive to the iPhone 4S would be Siri.
They like to call it their intelligent voice assistant.
You'll pull onto the home button to initiate the feature
and then you can ask questions like what's the weather, find the nearest burger restaurants near you, our create reminders with your voice.
-Remind to grab press when I get home.
-Here's you reminder when you get home.
-It's the next level voice control interaction with the phone.
So, once we get our hands on it, we'll see if it's as impressive as it looks.
Now the iPhone 4s will be available on AT&T, Verizon, and now Sprint in the United States.
It's also world phone that's compatible on GSM and CDMA network.
It will come in 2 colors,
black and white and 3 flavors.
The 16 gig will be 199 with a 2-year contract and 32 gig will be 299 and the all new 64 gig capacity will be 399.
The pre order starts online on October 7th and the phone will go on sale on October 14th, so there you have it, I'm Brian Tong with CNET.com there's you quick recap of the iPhone 4S.
Now, we know there was a lukewarm reception when it was announced, but it really has the guts of the next generation phone and with everything that's happened in the past week calling the iPhone 4S the iPhone for Steve
doesn't really feel that silly at all.
Now, we wanna leave you with the feature that was put together by our team with Brian Cooley and it's a retrospective profiling the highs and lows with Steve Jobs' carrier.
He had an amazing run and he was a man so unique.
We probably won't see anyone line him in our lifetime.
Thank Steve for everything and we'll all miss you.
-You to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.
You have to trust in something; your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever because believe that the dots will connect down the road
will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well worn path.
-A philosophy Steve Jobs learned to embrace after a life of victories and setbacks and surprising diversions that made him an agent of change in how we communicate and are entertained.
He is gone but his vision of our digital world very much remains.
The story of his life in technology played out in three acts.
The magnitude of which can only really be seen now.
Act one, it's 1977.
Jobs and Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak introduced the Apple two the first successful personal computer, but 1984 brought a much bigger milestone, the first personal computer that was really personal.
-Today for the first time ever, I'd like to let Macintosh speak for itself.
-Hello, I'm Macintosh.
It's so great to [unk].
-With the graphical interface, mouse, creative software, and whimsical designs, it was a completely different animal from the sterile machines coming from Microsoft and Intel.
Just as different was the TV commercials that announced the Mac.
One they still talk about in the add business today and which showed Jobs new technology sells better with a little height, but none of that would be enough to hold back the juggernaut of Intel and Microsoft and the difficulties Apple faced
in growing the Mac business led to Jobs being shown the door at his own company in 1985.
-I was basically fired from Apple when was 30.
That was difficult and when it happened but maybe the best thing that ever happened
-Act two, shortly after jobs ouster, he founds NeXT to produce a new kind of advanced workstation computer that runs on an object oriented software architecture which would become the basis of a dramatically new and better Mac OS years later.
Similarly telling was the design of the NeXT machine
Stylish, austere, and breaking convention sound familiar.
Jobs also acquired the graphic arts division of Lucas film turning it into Pixar.
The studio that mainstream animated features and can boast that its films deliver the highest average gross revenue of any studio in the film industry.
But it classic form act three was Jobs' biggest.
He retook the Helm of a nearly bankrupt Apple and introduced the iMac the following year
with what was the first of what we now call a Steve note on.
-iMac comes from the marriage of the excitement of the Internet with the simplicity of Macintosh.
-It was the first personal computer designed around the Internet.
What Bill Gates and Microsoft were to the PC era.
Jobs was about to become to the Internet and eventually mobile era.
-Good morning, we have a lot of incredible stuff to show you today
-His presentation skills at events such as MacWorld would become legendary examples of showmanship and star power in industry.
-It's really beautiful.
This is what it looks like.
-Detractors would deride Jobs' hype as a reality distortion field but the iMac--