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    Hello everyone.

    I'm new to TiPb and I'm looking to get an iPhone 4 or 4s after the first of the year (when contract is up). My question (and sorry if there are tons of these... search got web-washed at work) is do I go with the 4 or 4S? Is it not that much of an upgrade or is the A5 chipset and 1080p really worth it? Thanks.
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    YES!


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    My $0.02 - - for a first time buyer, get the newest release - 4S - its as good as it will get until the next hardware overhaul.
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    I don't think 1080p is worth it, but yes the 4s is totally worth it. Especially if you're getting it at an upgrade price.

    I asked the same thing not too long ago actually and here's some of the things that were brought up (that I remember off the top of my head):

    Resale value - while the 4 still has a decent value, it will continue to drop and will drop like a rock when the next iPhone comes out.

    If you got a 4, would there still be a nagging want of the 4s?

    Siri is the **** If you spend the time to learn it.

    The extra camera features are quite nice if you use it. Plus the camera hardware upgrade itself is worth it.

    I've had my 4S not quite a month yet and I'm so so happy I didn't get a 4.

    Get the 4S. That is all.
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    Thanks Everyone!! That's exactly what I wanted to know. My wife has a 3Gs and with iOS5, it was a considerable upgrade... I was afraid the 4 would be in the same boat... iOS5 upgrade-siri kind of thing. Thanks for your help! 4s it is!
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    If you're buying new, the 4 only comes with 8GB.. That alone should be the decider if you have a decent music, movie, app, etc.. collection
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    Quote Originally Posted by elitemarine View Post
    If you're buying new, the 4 only comes with 8GB.. That alone should be the decider if you have a decent music, movie, app, etc.. collection
    And the 8GB I think really only gets you 6.8GB's for media. For example, Infiniti Blade II takes up 1.2 GB's of space. 6.8 GB's doesnt get anybody far.
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    I upgrade to a 4S from my iphone 4 that I have had since June 2010. The 4S is a signficant upgrade for me: 1)8mp camera and massive improvements to flash and quality of photos 2)1080 HD recording 3)more storage space avaiable 4)dual core cpu 5)SIRI

    It all comes down to what your budget is and if you can see yourself owning the 4 for 2 years.
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    Upgraded from the 4 to 4S, IMO a worthy upgrade.
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    I would get the 4s at this point..
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    Of course, to make it all confusing 4 vs 4s, on redmondpie.com and cultofmac.com, they are reporting that the iphone5 is being tested intenally as we speak. No one knows if the release date is June 2012 or Fall 2012.

    I personally want to enjoy the most advanced technology that is available to me currently. I don't want to wait for another 7-12 months for the next device. For me, it's about "what I can do now".


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    Quote Originally Posted by derk View Post
    Of course, to make it all confusing 4 vs 4s, on redmondpie.com and cultofmac.com, they are reporting that the iphone5 is being tested intenally as we speak. No one knows if the release date is June 2012 or Fall 2012.
    Verizon folks that got the iPhone4 at launch on 2 year contracts will be eligible to upgrade again Starting October 2012... that would be a good time to launch the next iteration of the iPhone, whatever they decide to call it
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    Quote Originally Posted by iBrass View Post
    Hello everyone.

    I'm new to TiPb and I'm looking to get an iPhone 4 or 4s after the first of the year (when contract is up). My question (and sorry if there are tons of these... search got web-washed at work) is do I go with the 4 or 4S? Is it not that much of an upgrade or is the A5 chipset and 1080p really worth it? Thanks.
    newest is allways the best, unless you tight on $$$ then I don't think the 4s is too different from the 4.

    I have the iPhone 4 and I don't see a need to upgrade,
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    If you have the means to go w the 4s do it! At first I was gonna just get an iPhone 4 but it was only 50 more for the 4s, better camera, Siri, just seemed like the best option for me. I'm happy!


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    I just got an iPhone 4S by using my wife's upgrade and she took my iPhone 4 (she had a 3GS). She's happy with the 4 because she doesn't like Siri. I'm happy with the 4S because of the speed, Siri, and the camera.

    My advice to anyone would be pay the extra money up front and buy the better phone. If you're gonna be stuck with something for 20 months or more, you might as well be stuck with the best.
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    I was going to go with the 4 at first because it was 100 dollars cheaper but then decided to bite the little 100 dollar bullet and get be top of the line. Why buy last years model when you can get the best iPhone ever fora mere 100 dollars more?!
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    I have upgraded from I4 to I4s and feel it's worth upgrade as its supper fast and upgraded camera truly makes a worthy update
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    Nothing much left to say... for me, it was worth it. Went from the 4 to the 4S and I noticed a difference. The video quality is top notch and everyone I show the videos I take with it, say it's unbelievable that a phone's camera took it and probably was done on a camcorder and put on my phone.

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    I dont regret uppgrade from 4 to 4s, no way
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    I came from a 32gb iPhone 4 and bought the 16gb 4s. Regretting it already as i have only got 2gb left! But, it's defiantly a substantial upgrade with the camera and overall speed. Hope you’re enjoying your 4s!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DV26 View Post
    I came from a 32gb iPhone 4 and bought the 16gb 4s. Regretting it already as i have only got 2gb left! But, it's defiantly a substantial upgrade with the camera and overall speed. Hope you’re enjoying your 4s!
    I think it's a wrong move u shld have gone in for 4S 32 Gb !
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    Quote Originally Posted by vishhh View Post
    I think it's a wrong move u shld have gone in for 4S 32 Gb !
    Tell me about it I'm regretting it already! thinking of selling my 16gb and put in a bit extra to purchase the 32gb or 64gb.
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    Well, ask yourself what you use your phone for. Do you use it to take pictures? (4s) Do you use it for games(4s) Do you use it for email and social media-FB and Twitter (4) If you are like me and use it for everything short of brushing your teeth, then go for the 4s. If you only use it for emails, messaging, and light browsing, then the 4s has very little more to offer. That said, I love my 4s and would recommend it to anyone.....it WILL cause you to do more with your phone than you ever did before.
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    Default Get the 4S for sure...

    I've had my 4S for a week, its a great device. I thought Siri was too gimmicky but I have to tell you
    its so cool, its really wonderful and I am glad to have her. All those pain in the **** things like calendar reminders .....so simple with Siri....and you're never alone anymore!!!! She is awesome.
    The camera is great, even consumer reports now like it. It is a slam dunk.
    But, if money is tight, you are not into Siri then the 4 is fine.
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    The 4S is a substantially improved hand set...so yes, it is worth it.
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