Category Archives: iPhone 4S
This one falls in the “it’s about time” category: the last of the national U.S. cellular carriers is finally going to offer the iPhone. T-Mobile will officially carry the iPhone starting April 12, with pre-orders beginning April 5, Engadget reports.
At the company’s Uncarrier event this morning in New York City, it announced that the iPhone 5 will be available for $100 down, and the ability to pay the rest in $20 installments over the next two years. T-Mobile also will offer the iPhone 4S under the same agreement with $70 down/$20 monthly installments over two years and the iPhone 4 for $15 down/$15 monthly installments.
OtterBox was one of the first iPhone case manufacturers to come out with a product — the Defender Series — that could handle some really rough treatment. Now OtterBox is taking the lead in iPhone protection with the new OtterBox Armor Series, which is available for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4/4S (US$99.95).
The new case series not only builds on the crush and drop protection provided by the Defender Series, but also adds waterproofing. The Armor Series is designed to withstand being in up to 6.6 feet of water for 30 minutes, handling drops from 10 feet, and being crushed by a 2 ton weight. That’s perfect for those situations where you drop your iPhone 5 from where you’re riding on top of a rhinoceros and she proceeds to step on it and hold it underwater for a half hour…
What with Forbes speculating that Apple leaked “iWatch” plans out of desperation and the recent counterintuitive drop in share price after the company’s last stellar earnings report, one would think that Apple’s on the verge of going out of business. Strategy Analytics has new data out countering that notion, showing that the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S are the top-selling smartphones worldwide.
In the fourth quarter of 2012, Apple shipped 27.4 million iPhone 5 handsets and 17.4 million units of the iPhone 4S worldwide. The next most popular single model of smartphone? Samsung’s Galaxy S3, with 15.4 million units sold in the fourth quarter. That’s right — the 2011 iPhone 4S alone sold two million units more than the the Galaxy S3, and had an 8 percent share of the smartphone market.
Apple has issued a 23 MB update for the iPhone that fixes an unknown cellular performance and reliability issue for iPhone 4S users. iOS 6.1.1 is available by checking for updates on your iPhone, updating via iTunes or via support download from Apple.
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If you’ve been holding off upgrading to a new iPhone, your perseverance is about to pay off. Best Buy has just announced a significant discount on all iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S models through the start of the new year.
The 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions of iPhone 5 is selling for $149, $249 and $349, respectively, after a $50 discount. You’re also able to snag a $49 16 GB iPhone 4S, with a 32 GB and 64 GB version of Apple’s older handset for $149 and $199, respectively.