A number of lucky customers have received Apple’s iPhone 4S a few days earlier than the phone’s official release date. According to reports, some customers in Germany who pre-ordered the new Apple smartphone have already received the device, and some photos are popping up online.
These lucky users sent in some photos of the iPhone 4S, its packaging and some screenshots of the new Siri feature to Macerkopf.de, a German tech blog.
Apple Inc. has introduced the iPhone 4S last October 4 at the “Let’s talk iPhone” event in its Cupertino headquarters, and began accepting pre-orders on October 7. The official launch date of the new smartphone is on October 14, which is also the date Apple scheduled for pre-order deliveries.
Also, benchmarks have started surfacing online, with the iPhone 4S clocking in at 68 percent faster than the iPhone 4. Separate tests also confirmed that the graphics processor of the iPhone 4S is seven times faster than its predecessor.
The iPhone 4S also scored 677 on the benchmarking test of Geekbench, almost twice the iPhone 4’s 370 and not too far under iPad 2’s 751. The iPad 2 tablet and the iPhone 4S share the same A5 dual-core processor.
The iPhone 4S will be released on Friday in the United Kingdom, U.S., Canada, France, Australia, Germany and Japan. It will launch to 22 more countries, including Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain and other European countries, by the end of the month.