Apple iPhone 4s is better value per dollar compared to iPhone 5

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  1. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

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    On craigslist and eBay, the iPhone 4s 16gb version goes between $280-$350.

    The iPhone 5 goes for over $650.

    Should one pay almost double for a phone that is the same other than the design and speed?
     
  2. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    So to correct your title, it's a better value on eBay or Craigslist...
     
  3. iAi macrumors 6502

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    E-bay & CL? Oh really, they have the same speed and design?

    Wow, lol, fail!

    Where are these experts and e-whiners coming from? Samsung commercials?
     
  4. AbyssImpact thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    please read my post before commenting... it is not a race...

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    Yes. Of course of eBay and craigslist. Who wants to buy a phone on contract that cost over $2000 for 2 years...
     
  5. apierrec, Oct 16, 2012
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    Wow, just wow. Get and use iP5 and 4s, you will not be saying that. If $$$ difference is bothering you too much, the expensive or fast pace to getting the greatest & must-have smartphone business is not for you!

    Night and day difference, it's all worth it getting the iP5 ... priceless! You get what you pay for ...

    You'll pay up now for iP5 but rates are the same month to month - in 2 years or so, the resale value in the future and experience you will receive / gain everyday with iP5 for the next 2+ years is unmeasurable blah blah blah.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6330/the-iphone-5-review

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1469406

    /^*end thread!
     
  6. vipJj123 macrumors member

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    Is it worth it would depend on an individuals financial situation.
    One reason they are so much right now is the demand. Once apple has the stock caught up, no one will pay $650 and up from an individual, when they can buy directly from apple at same price or a little more.
    If it were me, I would wait and get it cheaper in a few months.

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    Yes. Of course of eBay and craigslist. Who wants to buy a phone on contract that cost over $2000 for 2 years...[/QUOTE]

    ---------so you don't plan on paying for service, using it as an iPod Touch?
     
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    Now, I've got open the website to up vote this....geez! :)
     
  9. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    It cost you money over the course of its usage with your service provider whether you have a contract or not.
     
  10. tucker3434 macrumors regular

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    You are correct. The 4s does cost less than the 5.
     
  11. AbyssImpact thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ---------so you don't plan on paying for service, using it as an iPod Touch?[/QUOTE]

    You obviously do not know how to get a cheap plan.

    The plan I am on cost me $2-$3 a month. And it includes data.
     
  12. docprego macrumors 65816

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    If the design and speed are different, how is it the same?

    I find the 5 to be a large improvement over my 4S in every way.
     
  13. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    What the hell plan are you on? 3G speeds? Minutes? Texts? Details, sir, details and source or I call BS.
     
  14. AbyssImpact thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you know what "OTHER THAN" mean?
     
  15. 88Keys macrumors regular

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    Is the $2-$3 a month to cover string replacement costs and maybe food for the courier pigeon?
     
  16. AbyssImpact thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can't reveal, this plan is secret
     
  17. vipJj123 macrumors member

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    You obviously do not know how to get a cheap plan.

    The plan I am on cost me $2-$3 a month. And it includes data.[/QUOTE]

    You are correct, I obviously don't know of a plan that costs $2-$3 month, and it includes data. I doubt it would compare in terms of service to mine if it is real.
     
  18. iAi macrumors 6502

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    OP should start a NEW thread about it since dollar for dollar (err byte per byte; minute per minute of BS) his future or current or whatever secret service is SO MUCH cheaper!!!
     
  19. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    Are you sure it's $2-3 a month and not $2-3 a day like Boost Mobile's Blackberry plan?


    "are you sure it wasn't.....nothing?"
    http://youtu.be/kc7mS4N2r3U
     
  20. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    forgot LTE buddy? improved noise reduction? improved low light camera? man people these days speaking out their asses
     
  21. docprego macrumors 65816

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    If two large "other than" items exist, than as I said it is NOT the same.
     
  22. iAi macrumors 6502

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    LOL duh, waste of time ...
     
  23. decafjava macrumors 68000

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    No, it's more than speed and design, I assume you mean external design btw, lots more. Look at the AnandTech review, one of the best and most objective I've seen. ;)
     
  24. d123 macrumors 68000

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    I think the 4S is quite expensive in comparison to the 5, when a rational, level playing field comparison is made.

    Direct from the Apple Store here, an iPhone 4S is £449 (including VAT). The iPhone 5 is £529 (including VAT).

    A difference of £80 for the newer, faster, lighter, improved model is a bargain.
     
  25. Nuttydev macrumors 6502

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    I upgraded from my iPhone 4 because of the speed and screen size, and now you're telling me that these two features don't matter? Damn.
     

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