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11. No iPhone 5; instead, iPhone 4S, Siri,
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11. No iPhone 5; instead, iPhone 4S, Siri, iOS 5

In October, Apple held the "Let's talk iPhone" event where bloggers and journalists speculated that a completely redesigned iPhone 5 would be unveiled. Instead, Apple refreshed the iPhone with an iPhone 4S, launched iOS 5 and the iCloud service. Physically, the phone is exactly the same as the iPhone 4, with only minor improvements to its processor and camera.

The true showcase of the event was the introduction of Siri, a voice-navigation program built into the OS that lets users control applications via voice commands.

Read more: Apple releases iPhone 4S(Credit: Getty Images)

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Top 11 tech stories of 2011

The top 11 technology stories of 2011 from Newsday.com.