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  Reply # 556874 12-Dec-2011 12:12
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tardtasticx: I'm just gonna get the iPhone 4 btw, since there isn't any significant reason for me to spend another $300 on the 4S. 

the additional antenna, better cameras

*improved antenna, better camera

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  Reply # 556882 12-Dec-2011 12:28
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codyc1515:
RunningMan:
tardtasticx: I'm just gonna get the iPhone 4 btw, since there isn't any significant reason for me to spend another $300 on the 4S. 

the additional antenna, better cameras

*improved antenna, better camera


There are actually two antenna now they can be used simultaneously one for upload one for download,

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  Reply # 556884 12-Dec-2011 12:30
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codyc1515:
RunningMan:
tardtasticx: I'm just gonna get the iPhone 4 btw, since there isn't any significant reason for me to spend another $300 on the 4S. 

the additional antenna, better cameras

*improved antenna, better camera


There are actually two antenna now they can be used simultaneously one for upload one for download,

The iPhone 4 had at least 2 antennas, anyway.. 

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  Reply # 556901 12-Dec-2011 12:48
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As I undertand it, the 4 had two antennas:

1st for Bluetooth / WiFi / GPS
2nd for cellular

The 4s has added a further cellular antenna, automatically selecting the best at any given time for both Tx and Rx.

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  Reply # 556907 12-Dec-2011 12:56
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I am with the OP... the 4s just isn't worth the extra $$$ to me right now. I will wait until the proper iPhone5 is released mid 2012 :-)










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  Reply # 556915 12-Dec-2011 13:04
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scuwp: I am with the OP... the 4s just isn't worth the extra $$$ to me right now. I will wait until the proper iPhone5 is released mid 2012 :-)


Fair call - you can also still get a 3GS brand new if you don't need all the bells and whistles.

I'd been trying to highlight (but got sidetracked) that I thought there was only a $150 (not $300) difference between the 4 and 4s, and the extra 8GB might be of use.

Only the person stumping up with the money to buy can answer that though ;-)



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  Reply # 556925 12-Dec-2011 13:23
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I thought it had 3 in the iPhone 4? One was for bluetooth, wifi and gps I think, other was wcdma/umts, and the other was gsm.




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  Reply # 556935 12-Dec-2011 13:37
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I too bit the bullet and bought my first Apple product, 4S. The only reason I got it? SIRI. She rocks.

No more typing texts, and even though the business search side of it doesn't work here (yet) the rest of SIRI is well worth the extra money, IMO.

I would not have bothered with an iPhone but the reviews of SIRI sold me on the 4S, and I haven't regretted it one bit...

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  Reply # 556960 12-Dec-2011 14:14
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4S has Bluetooth 4.0 (a.k.a. Bluetooth Smart Ready) and AirPlay capable etc etc etc... Definitely would recommend 4S rather than 4 for mere $150 more.




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  Reply # 556966 12-Dec-2011 14:27
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And just a FYI, if you were planning to buy one perhaps today might be a better day than tomorrow (or next week) from Telecom.

http://www.nbr.co.nz/smartphoneplans







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  Reply # 556967 12-Dec-2011 14:28
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The 3GS is a bitttttt too slow for my liking as I recall. Not horribly slow but still not as fast as the 4. The 4 runs ios5 right? And is there any plans to put siri on it?




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tardtasticx: The 3GS is a bitttttt too slow for my liking as I recall. Not horribly slow but still not as fast as the 4. The 4 runs ios5 right? And is there any plans to put siri on it?

Yes and no.



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  Reply # 556972 12-Dec-2011 14:30
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Cheers bartender but I'm not planning on going on contract. Ill deff. Think about getting the 4S if its not that much diff. Can you buy the 4S on telecom without contracts? I know vodafone won't let you.




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tardtasticx: Cheers bartender but I'm not planning on going on contract. Ill deff. Think about getting the 4S if its not that much diff. Can you buy the 4S on telecom without contracts? I know vodafone won't let you.


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  Reply # 556978 12-Dec-2011 14:34
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tardtasticx: Cheers bartender but I'm not planning on going on contract. Ill deff. Think about getting the 4S if its not that much diff. Can you buy the 4S on telecom without contracts? I know vodafone won't let you.

No, though they do have it on open-term.

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