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Anyone still use a iPhone 4S?
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Post# 966514   11/7/2017 at 00:04 (319 days old) by Maytag85 (SoCal )        

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I have a iPhone 4S from 2011 that still works perfectly fine, and it may be smaller than the newer iPhone, but it still works great! The new iPhone is practically a tablet since it is so large compared to the older iPhones.

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Post# 966516 , Reply# 1   11/7/2017 at 00:32 (319 days old) by agiflow2 ()        

I recently tried an iPhone 7 for not even a 24 hour period because I wanted to try another OS platform. Worked well for the most part but I had trouble with Apple ID so I couldn't download apps. I returned it to TMO the next day.

Windows to me is a much more enjoyable OS for my uses. I am not a big apps user so windows suits me fine. I use an Android also but find I go back to windows regularly because of Live Tiles and the UI.

Post# 966522 , Reply# 2   11/7/2017 at 01:44 (319 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Stay tuned---the IPhone "X" was introduced to market last Friday-saw a glimpse of it at the US Cellular place---the phone is ALL screen-the only buttons on it are the two volume control buttons that also turn it on or off-It unlocks by face recognition.If you want one--will be $500 more than the IPhone 7.Currently have the 7-works fine!

Post# 966542 , Reply# 3   11/7/2017 at 07:21 (319 days old) by iej (Ireland)        

To be fair to Apple, their phones do actually last and they support them for quite a long time too.

Post# 966548 , Reply# 4   11/7/2017 at 08:13 (319 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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I have an iPhone SE, same size as the 5S but newer processor. For $349.- it's much cheaper than other iPhones.

Post# 966549 , Reply# 5   11/7/2017 at 08:15 (319 days old) by agiflow2 ()        

They should for the high prices they sell them for.

Post# 966562 , Reply# 6   11/7/2017 at 09:58 (319 days old) by Stan (Napa CA)        
I have a iPhone 4

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Got it after the 5s came out for .99 plus the $30 to turn it on.
(2 year contract of course) Verizon won't do deals like that now. So my plan is that if this phone takes a get a used 5.
Was told... (don't know if it's true) that the 4 was the best phone Apple far as phone use. After that the only thing that improved on later models was the camera, and some stuff I don't use anyway.
Have a friend that switched from a 5 to a 7 and now I have trouble hearing her. If she turned get to far from her mouth it sound like Charile Browns Mom.
(Same carrier)

Post# 966567 , Reply# 7   11/7/2017 at 10:18 (319 days old) by RevvinKevin (So. Cal.)        

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I still have a 4S, but I no longer use it.  I have a 6S that's my "daily driver" now.


FYI, while the iPhone X is the newest, latest, greatest.... it's also the most fragile and easily damaged iPhone to date!  See the link below.


Post# 966595 , Reply# 8   11/7/2017 at 12:03 (318 days old) by cadman (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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5S user here, still on the original battery and original display, but I do use a case which has saved my bacon a couple of times. One of the things touted about this form factor when it came out was that even though it had more screen real estate than its predecessors, the thumb of an average sized hand could still reach anywhere on the display which makes it particularly handy. (pardon the pun)

I'm not sure how much stock I put into these drop tests. I've seen some phones you figured were done for come out unscathed when they hit cement, and others of the same model land on softer surfaces and have a nice crack down the center. I think a 6' unprotected drop is a bit much. Where I work, we occasionally spec out display tests and the device remains fixed so the approach angle (from a steel ball) can be controlled. To me, that makes all the difference.

Post# 966601 , Reply# 9   11/7/2017 at 12:40 (318 days old) by washerboy (Little Rock Arkansas)        
I've used an S4

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since 2013. I've always kept it in an Otter Box and have never had any problmes with the phone or battery. I did dirve off with it on the hood of the car last summer. Ended up finding it on the on ramp to the freeway. It had been run over by countless cars. Had the glass replaced and new Otter works fine. I'm going to keep it until it either dies or Apple does something that involes not providing service for it. Since I have to carry a phone 24/7 for work I did have to buy an Android while my S4 was being repaired...hated the darn thing. Was glad to get my S4 back!

Post# 966603 , Reply# 10   11/7/2017 at 12:42 (318 days old) by Maytag85 (SoCal )        

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I mainly use my iPhone 4S for calls, texting and that is pretty much it. I use my 2014 (2013) iPad mini for everything else.

Post# 966668 , Reply# 11   11/7/2017 at 18:24 (318 days old) by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

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I have a cheap Samsung cellular radio-telephone(yes, I'm going to be technical). It is so cheap it doesn't even have any manufacturer sub-branding (ie Galaxy) it only mentions that the carrier that sold it is "Verizon-Wireless." I still insist it is better than any iPhone because you can natively download any file type you want. This means you don't have to buy from iTunes or use the iTunes client to get files other than images onto the internal storage.

Sean, it you want to know why mobile phones are called cellular, here is a Bell System video about the earliest analogue mobile telephone system AMPS, Advanced Mobile Phone Service. This same concept is carried over to digital w/ 2G service and all the way over into today's 4G-LTE service. This works with data and SMS messaging too.

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