iPhone X 4s eternal

Kulfon

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Every release of the phones just makes me realize how good my 4s is. I thought I am goong to upgrade, but not for this price. Think aboit the value of the phone vs 4s. The screen size is lerfect. Only the battery is a bit old, but I would rather invest in replacing the battery.
 

Woodcrest64

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Every release of the phones just makes me realize how good my 4s is. I thought I am goong to upgrade, but not for this price. Think aboit the value of the phone vs 4s. The screen size is lerfect. Only the battery is a bit old, but I would rather invest in replacing the battery.
What version of iOS are you running?
 

internetrando

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Whatever makes you happy.

That technology is rather outdated, and will not be supported forever by developers (iOS dependent).

If it works for you, then by all means, keep using it. You are so far behind the curve in terms of technology that your brain might explode if you picked up an iPhone 7...let alone one of the new devices coming out.
 

Kulfon

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What version of iOS are you running?
Ios 7
[doublepost=1536858511][/doublepost]In real practical terms, what is the big difference? Bigger screen, what else?

Whatever makes you happy.

That technology is rather outdated, and will not be supported forever by developers (iOS dependent).

If it works for you, then by all means, keep using it. You are so far behind the curve in terms of technology that your brain might explode if you picked up an iPhone 7...let alone one of the new devices coming out.
 

internetrando

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Ios 7
[doublepost=1536858511][/doublepost]In real practical terms, what is the big difference? Bigger screen, what else?
Between the 4S and the iPhone 7?

Larger screen, better battery life, less glass to break (glass that is more durable too), better camera, better screen, better...everything. As you can see, the iPhone 7 blows the pants off the 4S in terms of speed and usability.


The iPhone X blows the pants off the 7. I imagine that the new XS will blow the pants off the X (although that remains to be seen).

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Broadus

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I understand the OP's affinity towards the 4S. I bought a Verizon model new in 2011, used it till I upgraded to a 6s in 2015, primarily for the screen size. My wife still uses that 4S, primarily for phone calls and texting. I'm probably going to upgrade to an XR and "upgrade" my wife's phone to the 6s. But the 4S still works well. It's been a great phone.
 
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Kulfon

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This I understand. But what dors it change in life? Does it change the quality of relationships? Can you call faster to your wife and improve something in rherelationship? Better messages? Willload faster instagram?
I do get the camera thing, the rest is just incremental improvements of things that are irrelevant
Between the 4S and the iPhone 7?

Larger screen, better battery life, less glass to break (glass that is more durable too), better camera, better screen, better...everything. As you can see, the iPhone 7 blows the pants off the 4S in terms of speed and usability.


The iPhone X blows the pants off the 7. I imagine that the new XS will blow the pants off the X (although that remains to be seen).

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Jimmy James

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It doesn’t fundamentally change your relationships or how you live your life. This should be self evident and comes across as trolling.

It does drastically change how you use your phone and how quickly it responds. Processor speed and 64 bit, 3D Touch, biometrics, Apple Pay, security (more current iOS supported), AR. To name just some. It’s a lot of improvements that add up to a big change.
 

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…the rest is just incremental improvements of things that are irrelevant
I would have to say that it's not relevant to you.

I get your points, but for lots of other people they want or need what newer has to offer them. For you the 4s meets your needs though.

That's fine. No one is taking your 4s away from you. I have a 4s myself and it's just fine for the limited uses I put to it. When it was my son's phone it did everything he needed. He even got a free case for it because some girl at his school had a left over one.

My mom has a 4s. She's in her mid-70s and the phone does everything she needs.

I also have a 5. It's the first iPhone I ever bought brand new on launch day. It's serving right next to my 6s+ as my secondary phone. I'd like to roll back to iOS 6.1 but Apple won't let me. That's one advantage to the 4s I have (it's on 6.1.3).
 

Kulfon

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I use phones just to call and text.

It doesn’t fundamentally change your relationships or how you live your life. This should be self evident and comes across as trolling.

It does drastically change how you use your phone and how quickly it responds. Processor speed and 64 bit, 3D Touch, biometrics, Apple Pay, security (more current iOS supported), AR. To name just some. It’s a lot of improvements that add up to a big change.
 

BenTrovato

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This I understand. But what dors it change in life? Does it change the quality of relationships? Can you call faster to your wife and improve something in rherelationship? Better messages? Willload faster instagram?
I do get the camera thing, the rest is just incremental improvements of things that are irrelevant

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You went all the way from I love the 4s to “do new phones improve the quality of relationships?”. Totally different discussion. All people are saying is that every phone made after the 4s is a better product. Whatever you make that mean to your own life is up to you.
 
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