Enterprise Mobility: Buy iPhone 4 Instead of iPhone 4S: 10 Reasons Why

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2011-10-11 Print this article Print
First and Foremost: The Price

First and Foremost: The Price

The way the economy is going today, its 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, theyll 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 todays economy, $100 is a sizable difference, considering how similar both devices are.
After the Oct. 4 introduction of the iPhone 4S, Apple has been focusing much of its efforts on getting consumers to buy its latest handset. To make that sales pitch, Apple is focusing heavily on the device's new dual-core processor and improved camera. Apple has also highlighted its new "wireless system that should provide users with downlink speeds of 14.4M bps. Apple is hoping that the iPhone 4 will rapidly fade from buyers' memories. The iPhone 4 smartphone that was once all the talk at Apple headquarters has now been relegated to the "obsolete category because of the iPhone 4S. As one might expect, Apple is hoping most folks opt for its latest model, rather than the previous version of the device. But should they? Apple's iPhone 4S certainly has a lot of attractive features. But the iPhone 4 remains a viable option for many customers. In some ways the iPhone 4 might even be a better bet for the average customer. This eWEEK slide show examines why many consumers might want to buy the iPhone 4 instead of the iPhone 4S.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.

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