4 vs the 4s??

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4 vs the 4s??

  My kids bought me an iphone4 8GB for my 60th birthday.  After using it now for nearly 2 weeks, I am considering going up to the 4S 16GB within my 30day grace period. In the first 4 days I had it, I'd already used up 1/2 of my data space  (course I downloaded the iOS5, maybe I shouldn't have) with apps. Haven't even put any pictures in it yet of my three grandchildren! And will also be taking videos of them as well.

I'm interested to hear what some of you think who have previously owned the iphone4, and who have upgraded to the 4S. Was it worth it? Is it really that much better for storage?? Are you happy you did it?? Don't really care so much about the SIRI. Mostly space, photo quality, available apps, and mostly, was it worth the extra 100 bucks?

 

I only have 2 weeks to decide.

 

Thanks very much! Toots

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8Gb is very tight. 16 GB is pretty decent. I have a 32GB one, and usually have 3-4GB free

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thanks for your reply.  I tried getting a 16 or greater.  But since the 4S came out, Apple has discontinued the iphone4.  So, ATT said the only iphone4 GB I could get was the 8GB.  Bummer, that would have solved some of my problem!

 

 

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I had a 32GB iPhone 4, and I upgraded to the 64GB iPhone 4S when it came out. I have 5.1GB of free space on my phone. The 4S is definitely snappier than the 4, and Siri is a nice feature. 

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Just a thought, you can always transfer the pics and videos to your computer to save them and then delete them from your phone to free up the space. I think with iCloud, this happens automatically if you have your iCloud set up to keep a copy. I'm not the most informed about iCloud, but a trip to your local Genius Bar or a call to Apple would help.

 

In my experience, AT&T is going to try and get you to upgrade or spend more money, as they would be expected to. Even if you had to purchase a little more space on iCloud, it certainly wouldn't be $100.

 

The only reason I bring this up is because I record all of the lectures at school and save them for studying later. Even with my 16GB, 8, 1 hour lectures a week really eat up the storage space.

 

I reiterate, before I did anything, I would contact Apple. In my experience, they are extremely helpful and knowledgeable when it comes to the iPhone.

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tootseug wrote:

  My kids bought me an iphone4 8GB for my 60th birthday.  After using it now for nearly 2 weeks, I am considering going up to the 4S 16GB within my 30day grace period. In the first 4 days I had it, I'd already used up 1/2 of my data space  (course I downloaded the iOS5, maybe I shouldn't have) with apps. Haven't even put any pictures in it yet of my three grandchildren! And will also be taking videos of them as well.

I'm interested to hear what some of you think who have previously owned the iphone4, and who have upgraded to the 4S. Was it worth it? Is it really that much better for storage?? Are you happy you did it?? Don't really care so much about the SIRI. Mostly space, photo quality, available apps, and mostly, was it worth the extra 100 bucks?

 

I only have 2 weeks to decide.

 

Thanks very much! Toots


It all depends on how much credit you will get for the iPhone 4.  I found that the 4S is faster and for me that was worth the difference.

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Scholar

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I had the 16gb AT&T iPhone 4 in white
But cos I was not in the USA I couldn't use the phone
Functions but for music and web surfing I adored it!

After a few weeks I decided enuff was enuff go for the
4S and I've never looked back it has great handling
Really easy to use and it seems to backup stuff of it itself onto ur pc which is clever

I would consider u have a play with it instore
Might be best way for you to make ur mind up Smiley Wink
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Master

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If you're satisfied with your 4, go ahead and keep it. If you're willing to pay more money for the latest and greatest, go right ahead. To me, a better camera, faster processor, and the addition of Siri, your own personal assistant, would sell me. A new design would definitely take the money out of my hands.

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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I currently have a 8gb iphone 4 and have an upgrade available. 

do you think i should wait for the next iphone to come out ??

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@randyking02

Most definitely! Save your upgrade!

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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randyking02 wrote:

I currently have a 8gb iphone 4 and have an upgrade available. 

do you think i should wait for the next iphone to come out ??


Given that it's almost February, I would wait.  Apple is certain to come out with a new phone some time this summer.

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