Lifehacker’s iPhone 4S Launch Day Guide

At 8am today, the new iPhone 4S officially goes on sale in Australia. Here’s the key stuff you need to know if you’re considering buying one today or in the near future.

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In the near future is more likely as a scenario — with lengthy queues at Apple and telco stores, the chances of picking up a handset today will be rather low, especially if you want a higher-capacity model. But there’s a lot to be said for not buying a phone without careful consideration first.

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    Looking forward to getting a new iPhone 4S? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

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