These days, smartphones have become extensions of people themselves. Not only do they provide a crucial link to the outside world in an emergency, but they also offer up several ways to stay in contact with friends, family, and coworkers. The iPhone 4s may no longer be the most popular model from Apple, but it is still one of the best.
The Hit of the Year
The late Steve Jobs announced the iPhone 4s on August 12, 2012. He claimed that it would offer more than 100 new features when compared to the previous iPhone models, and he also touted that it was 25% thinner. A few other features were added for convenience, including a front facing camera, volume controls on the side of the phone, and a micro SIM tray that would allow individuals to swap out their SIM cards for other carriers’ options when traveling to international destinations using different network types.
An Incredible View
Technology has come a long way in just a few years, and in its heyday, the iPhone 4s offered the latest and greatest in display technology. This “retina display” offered 326 pixels per inch, which put everything else on the market at the time to shame. Thus, the iPhone 4s has a 3.5-inch display with a 960×640 pixel resolution. In fact, this resolution on such a small screen offers more pixels per inch than the human eye can perceive. Upon its release, iPhone enthusiasts raved about the beautiful graphics and clear text.
Stills and Videos
Although Apple has never really topped the charts in terms of camera technology on their smartphones, the iPhone 4s offered a 5 megapixels, which was in line with other manufacturers in that year. Apple tweaked the camera in this model somewhat so that the sensor could take in more light, resulting in better photos in many conditions. The iPhone 4s gave users the ability to record HD video at 720p and 30 frames per second, which is still better than many other smartphones offer – even today.
Perhaps the most popular addition to the iPhone 4s was Siri, a digital personal assistant. Users can actually converse with Siri, whether they needto search the web for something, find the closest pizza joint, or schedule a meeting. Siri was the very first speech-recognition computer application of its kind, and it comes as no surprise that the Apple minds were behind it. These days, Siri still plays an important role in many lives and continues to be an addition to the newest iPhone models.
Buying iPhone 4s Today
When the iPhone 4s was brand new, you could pick one up from your carrier with a new two-year contract for between $99 and $149. However, if you wanted to avoid the contract and purchase a shiny new iPhone, it was $400 on average. These days, with the launch of the iPhone 5 and 6, you can find a used iPhone 4s on classified sites for a very low price. For one in perfect condition, expect to pay around $150. A slightly used (and slightly worn) iPhone 4s might cost you $25 to $50 less.
Canadian classified sites offer you all of the technology you need, including older generation smartphones with plenty of capabilities. Check them out today to find the iPhone 4s, search for your favorite Android device, or even find some free stuff.