Forget the iPhone 5, Apple have instead unveiled a faster, more powerful iPhone 4S. The upgraded model, which comes in black and white, has a faster processor, an upgraded 8-megapixel camera and a voice activated feature that will answer questions like ‘what time is it?’. Australia will be one of the first countries to have the iPhone 4S, which will be in shops from October 14. Were you waiting for an iPhone 5? Are you disappointed?
The Australian communications watchdog will launch an investigation into Channel Nine after rugby league commentators made an attack against the Federal Government’s proposed pokie reforms. During a semi-final between Manly and the Brisbane Broncos, commentators Ray Warren and Phil Gould criticised the the proposed changes, labeling them a “rubbish policy”. Warren has since said they were directed by the network to say the comments. “Now the choice is there for me to read it or not read it. But it so happens that I agree with it, so I read it and it was a directive from up top that it be read by at least somebody,” he said. The NRL and Clubs Australia have said did not pay for the air time.
Australian astronomer Brian Schmidt was presented as a joint winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics. He was one of three scientists to win the award for their work in revealing that the universe’s expansion is accelerating. The prize in physics is worth about US$1.44 million.