iPhone 4S

Will there be an unlocked iPhone 4S?

If you're not into the whole jailbreak thing (assuming there will eventually be a iOS 5 untethered jailbreak) and you want an unlocked iPhone 4S, fear not. Apple will be releasing an unlocked version of the iPhone come November.

Bad news for CDMA customers though -- you can't use the unlocked iPhone 4S on CDMA networks. The unlocked iPhone is only good on GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile (in the US).

As far as GSM goes, however, you can use the unlocked iPhone 4S on any GSM carrier simply by inserting a micro-SIM provided by that carrier.

Sprint Already Accepting iPhone 4 Pre-Orders, iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Start Friday

New and existing Sprint customers can pre-order the iPhone 4 with iOS 5 for $99 starting on Thursday. The iPhone 4S can be pre-ordered at 12:01 AM PST (3:01 EST) on Friday via their online store. AT&T or Verizon customers can visit Apple’s website or call 1-800-MY-APPLE to order the iPhone 4S tomorrow.


The iPhone 4S features Apple's dual-core A5 processor, 8-megapixel camera, 1080p HD resolution video recording, iCloud and Apple's new voice command assistant Siri. The iPhone 4S is $199.99 for the 16GB model, $299.99 for the 32GB model and $399.99 for the 64GB model. All prices require a new or upgraded contract.

How can I check my iPhone upgrade eligibility?

So you're interested in picking up the next generation iPhone but you're not sure exactly when you are eligible for a free upgrade. Sometimes carriers will even let you upgrade before the end of your two-year contract if you pay an upgrade fee. To find out if you are eligible for an upgrade:

For AT&T upgrade eligibility dial *639# on your iPhone Keypad and touch Call. A text message will be sent to your iPhone detailing your eligibility.

Why the iPhone 4S is Better, Faster on AT&T

The new iPhone that Apple announced yesterday impressed some and disappointed others. Though not everyone was satisfied, the new iPhone 4S will hit the streets with a number of impressive, exclusive features. While the list of new features is long, those most touted by Apple are the new iPhone's speed improvements, hence the "S" moniker, for speed. What many customers don't realize is that a one of the main speed improvements in the iPhone 4S won't apply to Verizon and Sprint customers.

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As Apple informed us at yesterday's keynote, 3G data download speeds on the iPhone 4S are up to twice as fast as the iPhone 4. This is a result of the fact that the iPhone 4S is capable of HSDPA download speeds up to 14.4Mbps, while the iPhone 4 has a max of 7.2Mbps. The important thing to note here is that Verizon and Sprint are not HSDPA networks. The iPhone 4S will run on CDMA on Sprint and Verizon, not HSDPA, and thus will have the same download speed capability as the iPhone 4.

When can I pre-order / reserve the iPhone 4S?

Unless you are a fan of standing in line for absolutely no reason, you're going to want to pre-order the iPhone 4S in order to insure you'll be able to get your hands on one come release day (October 14, 2011).

The iPhone 4S will be available for pre-order come October 7th.

Pre-orders can be placed with Apple or one of the carriers that will offer the iPhone 4S (AT&T, Sprint and Verizon).


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