Its free price tag is its selling point, which will appeal to the customer who is looking to get their first iPhone and not spend a lot of money up front. It’s also great for a teen’s first phone as it won’t cost as much to replace when it gets lost or broken. One caveat about this model is its future upgradeability — while it will run iOS 7, it probably won’t be compatible with iOS 8. You’ll be buying the phone as it is and shouldn’t expect to see updates beyond iOS 7.x.
iPhone 4S is available only with 8GB storage, so if you’re looking for more storage space then you will have to either buy an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c.
The innards of the iPhone 5c are lifted from the iPhone 5, which means performance will be rock solid. It should be able to run just about anything you throw at it. It’ll appeal to customers who don’t mind paying a bit extra for solid performance ($99), but don’t really need all the bells and whistles of the iPhone 5s, which run up the price. If I didn’t already own an iPhone 5, I’d be tempted to buy one and if my responsible teen or tween needed a new phone, this would be the model I would choose.
iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are the only option if you’re looking for 32GB storage.
You can’t go wrong with any of the iPhone above. It really comes down to price and features. The less features you need, the less you will have to pay. If you’re happy with a capable phone that’ll take great pictures, browse the web and get your email, then stick with the 4S. If you want some color and a bit of a boost in performance, then snag the iPhone 5c. If you want it all, then spend that extra cash and get the iPhone 5s. If you are still undecided, then check out the table below and compare some of the specs. You can also go into an Apple store or a retailer like Best Buy and do a side-by-side comparison when the iPhone 5c and 4s hit retail shelves on September 20th.
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