Getting an iPhone 4 right now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kojil, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Kojil macrumors newbie

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    Hey there!

    I've never owned an Apple device since this summer, when I've got myself a 16GB iPad 2. I'm very happy with it and I love iOS. Right now I want to switch my android phone to iOS.
    I was thinking about getting an iPhone 4, what you guys think about that?
    I mostly use my phone for calling, little browsing, messaging and to listen to music. Will the iPhone 4 be up to the task on a daily basis for my needs or should I wait and get an iPhone 4s?

    Thanks for reading!:)
     
  2. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Probably would be fine for your use, but I'd at least try and get a 4S. The 4 uses a very similar processor to the 3GS, and that's four year old tech. 4S will see massive improvements in general speed and apps

    The 4 wouldn't really be worth it IMO. I'd go 4S minimum.
     
  3. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    A 4 will do those things but a friend of mine just got a 4S yesterday. He was upgrading from a 4 and is very very happy with the device's speed.

    Edit: I also own a 4S and have always been very satisfied with this device.
     
  4. mdcosta911 macrumors member

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    I loved my 4! But considering it's pretty much a legacy hardware now, and the 4S almost is, I would recommend going for the new form factor 5.
     
  5. businezguy macrumors 6502

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    I'd really recommend you get the iPhone 4S at the very minimum. You can pick one up for 0$ under a two year contract or get a relatively affordable purchase through Craigslist/Ebay. There are now a quite a few available since people are selling them to get the iPhone 5c/s.
     
  6. jumpman25 macrumors regular

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    I would try to get at least a 4s. I'm currently using an iPhone 4 (upgrading to a 5s) and it runs VERY slow with iOS 6. I think the 4s is when they made the jump to a dual core processor so you literally get twice the processing power by going from the 4 to the 4s.
     
  7. Kojil thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you guys! Yeah, the single-core CPU is my main reason against the i4. I guess I will just save some money and either get a 4S or maybe a 5. Thanks again!:)
     

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