iPhone 4S preorders start today for U.S., Canada, U.K., and others

As mentioned during the launch announcement, iPhone 4S pre-orders are available for a number of countries today, including Australia, France, Germany, Japan, U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

Though the iPhone 4S looks pretty much identical to the iPhone 4 launched last year, there are a few notable upgrades. The camera is now 8 megapixels, with a fresh sensor and optics. The processor is dual-core, enabling even snazzier gaming. iOS 5 introduces a new unobtrusive notifaiction system much like what’s available on Android. The biggest software addition, though, is Siri, a personal assistant that can translate naturally-spoken requests into actions, including booking appointments in your calendar, starting calls, and answers to common questions thanks to Wikipedia and Wolfram Alpha partnerships. You can take a look at our reactions to the iPhone 4S announcement over here.

Here’s a quick run-down of pricing and links to pre-order pages if you’re ready to take the plunge. Odds are if you have an iPhone 4, you won’t be too interested, but any of y’all still packing a 3G may be due for an upgrade.

U.S. (16 GB: $199 on two-year contract, 32 GB: $299, 64 GB: $399)

Canada (16GB: $159 on three-year contract, 32 GB: $269, 64 GB: $369)

U.K. (Free with £43 tariff on 24-month commitment, £359 with £26/month plan)

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