The iPhone 4S is not the "highly-anticipated" iPhone Apple fans were waiting for. It's safe to assume many fanboys were disappointed by Tim Cook's announcement, but Apple is sticking to its claim that this is the "most amazing iPhone yet." It didn't deliver a new "teardrop" design, or many of the other features we were promised, but it does have the rumored 8 megapixel camera and A5 chip. Hate it, love it or just don't care, here's a list of all the specifications and features for the new iPhone 4S.
Developers playing with iOS 5 beta 3 have discovered that it features AirPlay mirroring. AirPlay allows you to mirror your FaceTime video chats to a larger screen. If AirPlay mirroring makes it to the final version of iOS 5, your iPhone or iPad could change business conferences, future Twilight fan club meetings, or long distance family chats. No more trying to huddle around your iPad to wave at Grandma.
The initial images of AirPlay from iOS 5 aren't that impressive (see above), but it seems like a small price to pay for the possible benefits. However, AirPlay may get a boost from the next generation iPhone or iPad, depending of what kind of camera they have.
iOS 4.2 adds limited AirPlay support to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. First of all, AirPlay is not supported on the iPhone 3G. Secondly, the AirPlay icon (shown below) will only appear within specific apps and on the multitasking dock if an AirPlay-enabled device is detected on your Wi-Fi network.
Apple's new AirPlay feature, which allows wireless streaming of video from your iPhone to your Apple TV, requires the 2nd generation Apple TV. AirPlay is not compatible with the 1st generation Apple TV / ATV1.