The iPhone 4S is the newest iPhone on the scene now. This pushes the iPhone 4 back a rank, cutting $100 off the price, and makes the iPhone 3GS free. However, most new customers are settled on purchasing the newest iPhone 4S. But, there are more challenges that lay with this decision, more than you expect. There are more options of what type of iPhone 4S you’ll have than there are options for devices. From carrier choices to even the colour, the selections are endless. We’ve decided to offer you info on the best iPhone 4S model for your taste, needs, and likes.
iPhone 4S: The Carrier
This is the hardest choice for most consumers to make when choosing which iPhone 4S they will purchase. To off set some of your worries, we should mention first off that if you are already in a contract or with a provider you like, stick with them. Even if there are a couple of flaws, if all in all you enjoy them you should keep them, there isn’t a perfect service provider out of the three.
AT&T is your only GSM option. So, if web browsing and talking at the same time is a necessity for you, then AT&T is your only choice. In addition, out of the three, AT&T is the fastest. However, some drawbacks are that in user reviews, AT&T is seen as the worst service out there. Verizon is considered the best out of the three, and Sprint is the cheapest.
If you want GSM, AT&T again is your only choice. Out of Verizon and Sprint, if you are price conscious, Sprint is your best bet. If you want great coverage at a cost, Verizon is for you.
iPhone 4S: The Capacity
64GB may seem like the best future proof option, but it is an option that comes at a hefty $400 price. In addition, a very small segment of the current and prospective iPhone population will even need that much memory. 16GB is ample for the average user and priced well for most customers as well.
We must also remember about the Cloud. Your iTunes purchases and items are guaranteed unlimited space with iCloud, and you get 5GB free for all the other stuff. For most individuals, they are wishing to have their full library on their iPhones. If this is the reason you are leaping for a 64GB, think again. Most likely, 16GB is just enough for you as well. However, 32GB is a great choice to be on the safe side. If you want more than 5GB from iCloud, you’ll have to pay $20/year for every extra 10GB up to 20GB for $40/year. If you want more than 20GB, you have a 50GB option for $100/year.
Remember before passing up your $100 a year that you’ll have 50GB plus your 16GB or 32GB you have with your iPhone. That levels out to about 66GB-82GB you’re paying for every year, is it really worth it? That’s up to your needs.
iPhone 4S: The Color
Aesthetics are an option that most prospective iPhone users usually don’t give much thought. However, it seems like a big topic with the iPhone 4S. For most individuals, the black version is average and not as unique as the white iPhone. This is due to the fact that the white iPhone usually is released later on after a launch. There is also the issue of whether you’ll be focusing more on your iPhone’s border color or the screen while watching your movie. Some people, like me, are easily distracted.
Our best advice on this one is to just try it out in store and walk out with it. No, we don’t mean stealing it. Apple has a nice return policy within a certain period of time that allows you to return it for an exchange or money back. If you get the white iPhone for example and find that it’s not for you, just go to the Apple store and ask for an exchange. Now you see why you should always keep your receipt, don’t you?
If you are the reader that loves to get the facts quickly, you probably just scrolled down to this section to see our conclusion. We feel that the best iPhone for your money out there is either the AT&T 32GB White iPhone 4S. If you want CDMA, Verizon 32GB White iPhone.
Why did we get this conclusion? Out of all of the providers, AT&T is the best we feel in terms of value. Despite not being the best (Verizon) or the cheapest (Sprint), it isn’t the most expensive (Verizon) and is considered the fastest. Verizon is considered our best CDMA option because, compared to Sprint, you get the best service for your money, despite paying close to $400 more over the span of two years.
So why 32GB? We feel this is a nice buffer storage option. You are considered more future proof than the 16GB. Plus, Cloud is always there for you if you feel the need for more storage. We feel that Cloud will rest assure the minds of many users, especially since your whole iTunes library is able to be kept there for free. Lastly, why white? We chose white because of one word, it’s unique. If you don’t like it, you are free to choose the black iPhone 4S.
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