Is the iPhone 4s Worth the Money?

The iPhone 4s is the newest iPhone available and was made for general sale on 14th October 2011. The Apple iPhone is a popular smartphone for many people, whether they were Apple fans or not and the iPhone 4 was a big deal. It made many people wonder whether the iPhone 4s was really worth all of the hype. Because of this, it is important to consider the pros and cons to this phone.

The Benefits of the iPhone 4s

The main benefit was the introduction of Siri. Siri is the voice recognition software and also talks back. There are many things that Siri can do, such as give you the weather report, search for things online for you and even read out your text messages for you. It makes it easier to use the Apple iPhone without the need of using your hands, which makes it easier for many.

This iPhone offers more memory than its predecessors. The lowest that you can get is 16GB, where the 3gs and iPhone 4 offered as low as 8GB. This means that you can put more on the phone and do more with it. This Apple iPhone offers the chance to replace your MP3 player and your camera so you have one device that does everything that you need.

The 8MP camera is another benefit to buying this phone instead of its predecessors. The camera is sharper and offers better quality, especially when zooming in. There are also some great editing features, which makes it easier to take a photo and put it on Facebook, Twitter or even Flickr.

The Cons to the iPhone 4s

One thing that pulls the 4s down is the price. It can cost a lot of money to get this Apple iPhone on contract and many are spending $199 upfront. However, the iPhone 4 is available for just $99 and the 3GS is now free! While you will not get some of the new features, such as the Siri and camera, if you have no use for them, you may wonder why you are spending the extra money.

The iPhone 5 is on its way out and it may not be worth signing up to a two year contract for this iPhone when you can get the 5 in six to 12 months. This is a personal choice and it depends on how long you are willing to wait. Of course, the iPhone 5 was something that was thought to be released in October and the iPhone 4s was a big letdown for many – this is the option for many 3GS users instead of those with the iPhone 4.

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