How to tell if its a iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 [GUIDE]

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RonHC, Oct 16, 2011.

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    RonHC

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    This thread is for those who are going to buy an iPhone 4S through eBay or Craigslist. Since the iPhone 4S didn't get a design upgrade, it is difficult to tell the difference between the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S. Its the same way the iPhone 3GS was identical to the iPhone 3G.
    I had a similar experience where I bought an iPhone 3G through eBay but I ended up with an iPhone 3GS and so the parts I had were incompatible.

    I made a video to help out in case if it helps out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bfa_49OKOU

    Please feel free to add anything that I have missed during the video to help others out.

    Through iOS5
    - The iPhone 4S has Siri which is an exclusive feature only for the iPhone 4S

    Through the design
    - The iPhone 4S has a model number of: A1387 while the iPhone 4 has a model number of: A1332
    - The iPhone 4S has 4 antenna breaks while the iPhone 4 GSM Model has 3.
    - So the iPhone 4S MUST NOT have a antenna break on top of the phone and MUST have a antenna break above the vibrate switch and on the top right side of the phone.
    - The iPhone 4S has the same antenna band as the iPhone 4 CDMA version but the iPhone 4S has a Micro SIM Card Slot
    - So if the iPhone 4S DOES NOT HAVE a Micro SIM Card slot, then its NOT an iPhone 4S

    Extra help
     
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    Intell

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    Don't forget the FCC logos. The CDMA iPhone doesn't have them, but the 4S does.
     
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    RonHC

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    Thanks, I'll add it
     
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    RonHC

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    Anyone else wanna contribute?
     
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    wrinkster22

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    the 4s has a larger flash :confused:
     
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    bpeeps

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    Are you sure about that? My iPhone 4 case/screen protector fits around the LED flash just fine.
     
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    iBreatheApple

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    Is this true? I was at a dubstep show last night and could not keep my eyes open for picture to save my life! It was dark with lights flashing everywhere so I figured my eyes should be accustomed to the brightness but in almost every picture with the 4S my eyes were half closed. :eek:
     
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    mgmusicman94

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    I think the antenna break on the right and sim card slot are enough to determine that it's a 4S. Why do you need any more evidence? :confused:
     
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    thesiren

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    i wanna go to a dubstep showwwwwwwww!!! *stamps feet*

    i freakin love dubstep :(
     
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    The dock connector is painted black or white on the 4S. In the iPhone 4 it is not painted.
     
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    Agree that's the easiest way to tell
     
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    angemon89

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    So pretty much look for 4 breaks and a SIM slot. lol
     
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    iBreatheApple

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    It was so sick.
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    The plus and minus on the volume buttons of the 4 are black and printed on, while the ones on the 4S are silver and engraved ;)
     
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    My cdma 4 has engraved buttons fyi
     
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    abijnk

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    This isn't true.
     
  17. macrumors 68040

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    As does my AT&T 4. I think the poster was just having fun trying to pull the legs of the ignorant/gullible.
     
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    Hahah I'm sorry...I just realized the plus and minus on my old 4 were just dirty, making them appear black. I feel really stupid :confused:
     
  19. macrumors member

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    You can hold the phone up to your ear and activate siri

    Also with the breaks, CDMA model of the iPhone 4 is exactly the same as the 4S. :p
     
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    appleguy123

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    Lies.
     
  21. macrumors 603

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    You think by now Apple could put the damn model on the phone instead of requiring people to make such a thread. I mean my Camry has "LE" on the back so you can differentiate it from the CE and SE, not to mention the hybrid.

    I have a co-worker trying to buy an iPhone for his wife because her iPhone 4 broke. I forget what it was, but I spotted a fake iPhone 4 listing last week. I think maybe it was just the seller claiming it was 4G. Even if it was a simple mistake, I wouldn't give someone $150 for a phone if they don't know whether it's 4G or not, especially since there is no such thing as a 4G iPhone.
     
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    appleguy123

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    That's kind of gross. lol
     
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    macrumors 68030

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    As does my GSM iPhone 4
     
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    Uh.... ewww?
     
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    The Californian

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    You sure it wasn't the ecstasy?
     

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