Here's Everything Apple Announced At Its Huge iPhone Event Today

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Apple didn’t just announce a new iPhone today.

We heard about a revolutionary new voice control app, a revamped iPod Nano, some cool new apps from Apple, and much more.

Here’s everything Apple announced today.

iPhone 4S has a familiar outside, but a totally new inside.

The iPhone 4S is the biggest announcement Apple made today.

The iPhone 4S features an ultra-fast A5 processor, an 8MP camera with some huge upgrades, a few hours more of battery life, an upgraded 'intelligent' antenna, and even a combo CDMA/GSM radio for World Phone capabilities.

The big 'bonus' of getting the iPhone 4S is Siri, a whip smart artificial intelligence that can help you make appointments, set alarms, and look up stuff.

You can pre-order the device on October 7. It launches on October 14.

Siri Voice Control is the killer feature of the iPhone 4S

With Siri, a new feature exclusive to the iPhone 4S, you can ask questions like:

Do I need an umbrella today?

How's the NASDAQ doing today?

Book me a Greek restaurant in Cupertino.

Siri answers those questions, and sends text messages to, all using the power of your voice. From the get-go, it responds to English, French, and German.

It can even book restaurant reservations for you and is integrated with Yelp, Wikipedia, and Wolfram Alpha.

Apple cuts the price of the iPhone 4 and makes the 3GS free

Apple announced that the 2.5 year-old iPhone 3GS will be the first free iPhone Apple has ever offered.

Sign up for a two-year contract, and you'll get an 8 GB iPhone 3GS (with iOS 5 goodness bundled in) free of charge.

Apple's new iPod Nanos are being sold as fashion items

iPod Touches get big price drops.

The hot selling iPod Touch series didn't receive any spec upgrades, but prices have been cut big time.

The 8GB model is $199.99, the 32GB is $299.99, and the 64GB model is $399.99.

Cards, a new app for mailing cards to friends and family.

This one's a bit of a puzzler.

Scott Forstall, Apple's SVP of iOS, announced a new free app called Cards that lets you mail physical cards to people.

When your cards arrive, you receive a push notification.

iOS 5 brings some incredible new features to iPhone, even though we heard about all of it at WWDC

iOS 5 would be a big selling point for the iPhone 4S, except Apple announced today that the iPhone 4 and 3GS are getting it as free upgrades.

So what's new? There's Twitter integration, Newsstand, Reminders, iMessage, Notifications, new camera shortcuts, rich text in email, and much more.

Click here to check out the best features in iOS 5 coming soon to the iPhone 3GS, 4, and 4S.

iCloud is huge in iOS 5.

SVP Eddy Cue spent a few minutes re-iterating all of the great features of iCloud.

Essentially, any music you download can automatically download on all of your Apple devices. Also, edit a Pages word document, and it will sync progress to your other Apple products.

Similarly, Photo Stream will keep your most recent photos in sync between all of your devices, and all of your data gets backed up nightly over Wi-Fi.

The world loves Mac OS X Lion.

Six million copies of Lion have been downloaded so far, an 80% increase versus the Snow Leopard launch.

Windows 7 took 20 weeks to reach 10 per cent of the Windows install base. It took Lion two weeks to reach 10 per cent of the Mac install base.

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