Faster 4G LTE Service -- Globally: The iPhone will run the LTE network On AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, in the U.S., as well as a whole bunch of other countries around the world. Apple also claims the WiFi will work faster, too.
Upgraded A6 Processor: This will have twice as fast CPU as well as graphics, Apple claims. It's also smaller, which helped slim down the overall build of the phone.
Better Battery with Longer Battery Life: Not only does the new battery compensate for the LTE, Apple says it will offer 8 hours of 3G or LTE talk time or browsing and 10 hours on WiFi browsing. The iPhone 4S has the same amount of talk time, but only 6 hours of Internet use on 3G, 9 hours of Internet use on Wi-Fi.
Newer, Smaller Camera: It's 25 percent smaller and enhanced it by adding a dynamic low light mode, precision lens alignment, and a sapphire crystal. It has some other cool feature, including Panorama, which takes those lengthy scenery shots that look so beautiful.
Face Time HD: With this phone, users can not only FaceTime over wireless, but the picture will look better.
Littler "Lightning" Dock Connector: This update has the peanut gallery a little worried with Jeff Jarvis tweeting "Apple: 'We have a new connector' = GM: 'We have a new brake pedal.'" Apple justifies the move because of changing times and will accommodate those of us with bigger connectors with adapter accessories. Though that didn't do it for The New York Times's Brian X. Chen. "Apple hasn’t given a clear sense of why it changed the connector, other than it being smaller. I’d assume it’s to make the battery larger, but I’m surprised there was no explanation of a real benefit, like faster data speeds," he wrote.
Pricing: Same pricing we saw from the iPhone 4S last year: 16 GB for $199, 32 GB $299, and 64 GB $399 -- with a two year contract. The 4S gets discounted to $99 for the 16GB, and the 4, is now free. The upgrade to iOS6 is free for us peons with the lowlier iPhone models.
Availability: Pre-orders start the 14th and September, ship one week later on the 21st, in the U.S.A. iOS 6 upgrades will happen starting September 19.
Apple already introduced the software back in June, so we know a lot of what's coming. But, we'll get the first look of the finished product on the new phone today.
Apple Maps: This is the first software update without the Google made product. So far it has a lot of what we get with Google Maps. It has over 100 million point of interest searches, turn by turn directions, and a 3D mode.
Smarter Siri: The bot now knows about sports and movies. It can even make reservations for you.
Today we also got a new iTunes, a feature which we have wanted Apple to upgrade for awhile. The New York Times's Nick Bilton says "looks awfully similar to @Rdio," which is a compliment, we think.