Hello to everyone. This is my first post on MacRumors; I hope you will welcome me. With that being said, I have one question for you. [For tl;dr: scroll to bottom of post.] My parents and I have come to the conclusion that it is time for me to get my first cell phone. Due to certain factors (accessibility being one of the biggest,) we have decided than an iPhone would be appropriate for me. Please help me to make an informed decision based on the following prices (all require 2-year contract): - iPhone 4 for $0.10 with an $100 gift card - iPhone 4s for $0.97 - iPhone 5 for $79 - iPhone 5c for $79 Also, please keep the following in mind: I'm very tech savvy, and I'll feel like crap if I have a 3 year-old phone (it would be 5 years-old when the contract is up); and I'm a freshman in high school, so I need a phone that is somewhat safe (glares at iPhone 4/4s) Thanks for all your help. tl;dr: should a freshman in high school get an iPhone 4s (for $1), or an iPhone 5c (for $79)?