10/05/2011 09:31 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

iPhone 4S Release Buyer's Guide: Should You Upgrade? (PHOTOS)

NEW YORK (PETER SVENSSON, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) -- Apple is trotting out a new iPhone on Oct. 14, but it's not the iPhone 5 some were expecting. Instead, it's a more modest upgrade, the iPhone 4S. Here are some facts to help you decide if it's time to make the plunge.

Take a look at the slideshow (below) to see if the iPhone 4S is right for you, then check out the 13 things you need to know about the new iPhone.

Feeling underwhelmed? You're not alone. Read on for more insight into why Apple's latest handset is a letdown for some.