The way the economy is going today, it’s no wonder consumers are looking for the best deals out there. Right now, when one considers the iPhone landscape, the iPhone 4 is looking like a hard-to-beat bargain. If customers opt for the 8GB option, they’ll only need to pay $99 with a two-year agreement. The iPhone 4S, on the other hand, starts at $199 for twice as much storage. In today’s economy, $100 is a sizable difference, considering how similar both devices are.
When one compares the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S, they’ll quickly find that the smartphones have the same, basic designs. They feature glass backs, a 3.5-inch Retina Display, and both rear- and front-facing cameras. The iPhone 4S’ sales pitch would be stronger if it had significantly updated design. But it doesn’t. That could be enough for some folks to opt for the iPhone 4 instead.
At its Oct. 4 event, Apple touted the downlink speeds of its iPhone 4S, saying that it could reach 14.4M bps. However, it has been revealed since then that those speeds can only be reached on AT&T’s network. So, those who are running the device on Verizon’s or Sprint’s networks will be stuck with 3G. The iPhone 4 has 3G speeds as well. If faster downloading is important to customers and they’re Verizon or Sprint subscribers, choosing the iPhone 4S doesn’t make much sense.
Apple touted the quality of the iPhone 4S camera at its Oct. 4 event, saying that it now offers 8-megapixel resolution and faster shutter speeds than the competition and is even noticeably better than the camera in the iPhone 4. For those who take a picture every now and then with their mobile devices, that might matter. But for the rest of the consumer base that doesn’t buy a smartphone solely for a camera, who really cares? Aside from the dual-core processor, the better camera is arguably the best improvement over the iPhone 4. Even that isn’t all that impressive.
Each year, when Apple launches a new iPhone, the company’s smartphone goes through testing by a host of organizations. And each year, something always goes wrong. For early adopters, that’s not such a problem, since they expect that. But for the rest of the market, it is. The iPhone 4S is an unknown quantity right now that could suffer from annoying issues. The iPhone 4, on the other hand, has had all quirks fully discussed, making it a known quantity. For some customers, it’s better to go with a product that has all its issues well-documented, than one that has yet to be put through comprehensive testing.
The biggest announcement from Apple this year has arguably been the unveiling of iCloud. That service allows users to sync content in the cloud and across all the other products they own, including the iPad, Macs and PCs. Although Apple has been showcasing iCloud on its iPhone 4S, the service will still work with the iPhone 4. So, folks who are worried about not getting access to iCloud shouldn’t buy the iPhone 4S just to put their minds at ease. The iPhone 4 will still do the trick.
3gs user, 30 Oct 2011can i upgrade my os 4.2.1 to ios5..my iphone 3 is jail break ..Please help..thnkss..pleaseeeee... moreif you upgrade to iso5 ur phone will be locked and again u wil have to unlock it if its jail broken
I've Found Out that iPhone 4S is the Greatest Modification of Previous iPhone 4G by Adding Very Useful Features and Hardware. Like 2 New Antennas for Transmitting and Receiving, Global Phone to use with GSM and CDMA, New Improved Camera and Faster A5 Chip, Better Display Quality, Storage with iCloud, Find My Friends Feature and the Greatest of all Feature and Improvement is the Very Intelligent AI Assistant Siri. It Understands You and It knows what you mean the Best of all is that You can Talk with Natural Language.
Anyway, Siri is My Most Favorite and it is very Handy Feature to help you to get "Things Done" Folks !!!
I will Change My Phone also to this Great iPhone 4S Very Soon !!!
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it said the data network was just for HSDPA only.. does it mean that the 4s could'nt use evdo data network and only works for cdma voice n sms only?
KWorks, 31 Oct 2011is it true that the iphone 4S can easily broke itself even if it falls to the ground in a rang... moreA glass phone is at the end of the day, a glass phone. However most glass cracking comes from dropping the iPhone flat on its face which is unlikely. Also, you can further protect the iPhone with a case, if you want the iPhone and are the phone dropper type.
If however, you are open to any phone, and this is a prime consideration, then maybe you should get another phone.
Just FYI, I have owned every single iPhone model since the original, and dropped each one on a hard surface, and they have not cracked. I do have a dent on the original iPhone, and my iPhone 3GS, but only in the corner.
is it true that the iphone 4S can easily broke itself even if it falls to the ground in a range of 4 feet high ?? cause my friend tells me it does due to the percentage of glass used for the LCD screen??? anyone can help ???
It is a cool phone as it has more than 2 thousand apps.It is a great phone but it is bloody expensive
I think the conclusion should have been more clear for iphone 4 holders, which I believe is that upgrading to 4s from 4 is not worth it.
melati, 31 Oct 2011how can i check the real iphone by code?? bcoz if sony ericson we can check it by code..bcoz i... moreOriginal will run iOS 5. China phones no matter how good they can copy the hardware will never run iOS 5, it will probably run Android or some Frankenstein OS which is very obvious when you run it.
how can i check the real iphone by code?? bcoz if sony ericson we can check it by code..bcoz i tink i want by iphone 4.my frenz want to sell it to me..so i want to know is it the original or chaina..im scared if i've been cheated by him.
yes u can update i phone to IOS 5 but only for iPhone 3gs abd i phone4 old version..
3gs user, 30 Oct 2011can i upgrade my os 4.2.1 to 0.5..my iphone 3 is jail break ..Please help..thnkss...Yes you can
harry, 30 Oct 2011 what is the price for apple iphone 4sFull retail
mclarke, 30 Oct 2011can one use siri to or ask siri to write text messages and also ask it to send?Yes you can.
[deleted post]If this is Android the nearest would be Android Yellowcake or Android Zebra Cookies as iOS is very advanced. As it is, the iPhone 4S runs iOS 5.
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