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Apple iPhone 4s - 16GB - Black (AT&T) Smartphone (MC918LL/A)

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16 GB, Black, AT&T, US (C $368.46) 

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The Apple iPhone 4S is rich with technology and features for an enhanced user experience. The release of the iPhone 4 had smartphone users impressed, thanks to state-of-the-art size, speed, and applications. Apple topped the iPhone 4 with the Apple iPhone 4S, which builds on the iPhone 4 for an even better user experience. Along with a more powerful chip and an improved camera the Apple iPhone 4S also includes an interactive personal assistant to help keep busy lives running smoothly.

Meet Siri
This 4S smartphone boasts the all-new Siri application which introduces a new level of interactive software. This personal assistant is prepared to assist and guide on any one of the many tasks that face users every day. It can understand speakers without any formatting requirement for questions and commands, so users can converse with it as they would with another person. From directions to reminders to initiating calls and much more, Siri offers constant support for many tasks. Now emails and text messages can be dictated while driving for safer travel, and with a simple request, Siri will play the song you want to hear, search the Web, dial a call, or schedule a meeting. Experience the Dual-Core A5 Chip.
The Apple iPhone 4S has the most powerful chip ever included in an iPhone; the dual-core A5. Double cores mean double power, as well as graphics that are up to seven times faster. Now do anything on the iPhone 4S with lightning speed, including gaming, launching applications, and browsing the Web. The A5 chip gives this Apple smartphone an exceptionally long battery life.

Advanced Camera
The camera of the Apple iPhone 4S might very well make stand-alone digital cameras obsolete. Eight megapixels have full capacity to collect unprecedented amounts of light. As a result, it delivers images with significantly improved detail and resolution, which carries through perfectly in enlargements up to 8x10.
Besides the increase in megapixels has been completely re-engineered and upgraded to provide an excellent image regardless of the amount of light available. This Apple smartphone has a custom lens that shapes incoming light with five precision elements. This gives each image a sharper quality that is not seen in any earlier Apple smartphone camera. A backside illumination sensor offers additional sensitivity, resulting in crisp and clear photos. The iPhone 4S offers an automatic LED flash for low-light situations which can also be manually powered.
The secret behind the technology of the Apple iPhone 4S camera is the A5 chip and the iOS 5 platform. Users can control exposure on the Apple iPhone 4S just as they would on a standard digital camera and tap to focus. Editing, cropping, enhancing, and red-eye removal all happen right on the device, which means it's able to correct and send photos moments after they happen.

Quality Video
All the new features of the iPhone 4S camera make videos better as well. Whether there is ample light or barely any at all, an advanced backside illumination sensor and a bigger aperture are prepared to make the most of what is available. Video stabilization is state-of-the-art for a smartphone, so movies are great even when the videographer's hands are unsteady.
There are more than 200 new features on this 4S smartphone, making it easy to upgrade. Text messaging is taken to an entirely new level with iMessage, offering secure, unlimited instant conversations with any other iOS5 iPhone user. Twitter is integrated directly into the iOS 5 platform, making tweets faster and easier than ever.
Overall, the iPhone 4S is a super enhanced improvisation of the iPhone 4 by Apple. Enhancements to existing features, along with a variety of new ones, make the decision to upgrade to Apple iPhone 4S an easy one.


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Product Identifiers
BrandApple
MPN MC918LL/A
CarrierAT&T
Family LineApple iPhone
Model4s
UPC885909459834, 885909527052
TypeSmartphone

Key Features
Storage Capacity16 GB
ColorBlack
Network Generation3G
Network TechnologyGSM / EDGE / WCDMA (UMTS) / HSDPA / HSUPA / CDMA EV-DO Rev. A
BandGSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) WCDMA (UMTS)/HSDPA/HSUPA 850/900/1900/2100 CDMA EV-DO Rev. A 800/1900
StyleBar
Camera8.0 MP

Battery
Battery TypeRechargeable Li-Ion Battery
Battery Capacity1432 mAh
Battery Talk TimeUp to 840 min
Battery Standby TimeUp to 200 hr

Display
Display TechnologyTFT LCD
Diagonal Screen Size3.5 in.
Display Resolution960 x 640 pixels

Other Features
Touch ScreenYes
BluetoothYes
Digital CameraYes
GPSYes
QWERTY Physical KeyboardNo
Email AccessYes
Internet BrowserYes
SpeakerphoneYes

Dimensions
Height4.5 in.
Depth0.37 in.
Width2.31 in.
Weight4.9 oz

Miscellaneous
Release Date10/14/2011

eBay Product ID: EPID109353398
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Product highlights

  • Dual-core A5 chip - the most powerful iPhone processor ever
  • The you-can't-believe-it's-on-a-phone camera
  • Video recording, in 1080p amazing HD
  • iOS - the world's most advanced mobile operating system, and the easiest to use

CNET Editors' review

Excellent
  • THE GOOD

    Apple's iPhone 4S has a faster processor and an upgraded camera, all the benefits of iOS 5, and a useful and immensely fun voice assistant. Call quality on the Sprint model is admirable, and the data speeds, while certainly not 4G, get the job done.

  • THE BAD

    It's about time we get a larger screen.

  • THE BOTTOM LINE

    The iPhone 4S isn't the king of cell phones, but it's part of the royal family nonetheless. Even without 4G and a giant screen, this phone's smart(ass) voice assistant, Siri, the benefits of iOS 5, and its spectacular camera make it a top choice for anyone ready to upgrade.

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Small improvements from the previous model, Siri fun but not a major deal.

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 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 05/03/12
My old iPhone 3GS was feeling a bit dated. Opening some apps were starting to feel slow and the camera, battery life, and screen were all vastly inferior to even the iPhone 4 (non-S).

As expected, the 4S is faster and has even a slightly improved camera from the 4, at least if you check carefully. The antenna problem is completely gone, and of course it has Siri, the robot personal assistant.

My quick summary is this: If you have a product at least 2 years old, the upgrade will feel substantial and worthwhile, but if you have a phone made in 2011 or newer, depending on the product, you may not feel much of a difference. If you are on iPhones, I would say its worthwhile if you have a 3GS or older, as the upgrades are all substantial, but if you already have a iPhone 4, the changes are not all that noticeable, as the iPhone 4 is already a great phone.

Siri is fun and all, but at the end of the day it is not as great and useful as Apple makes it out to be, at least to me. Others may find it far more useful, not to mention Apple will no doubt continue to improve it, but for the moment it is not a blockbuster feature that I feel should swap people to upgrade to the iPhone 4S.

Build quality for the iPhone 4 and 4S are in my opinion one of the best on the market, and the aesthetic design is really great. This is a really great looking and thin smartphone, if that is your thing.
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Iphone 4S Now Offered Straight From Apple Unlocked!

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Created: 13/03/12
iPhone 4S buyers looking for an unlocked version of the new phone can now grab one directly from Apple.

The company has just started selling an unlocked and contract-free version of its new phone. In a nutshell, that means you can use the iPhone 4S without shelling out money for the usual two-year carrier contract. You can then jump from one network to another by picking up and inserting a micro-SIM card, which is available from each supported carrier.

An unlocked phone is especially handy for people who travel around the world and want to be able to use it across a range of countries and carriers.

Of course, there are one or two catches.

The unlocked edition of the iPhone 4S supports only GSM carriers, so using the phone with CDMA-based Verizon Wireless or Sprint is not an option. And since there's no two-year contract, you'll pay the full, non-subsidized price for the phone. The 16GB iPhone 4S runs $649, the 32GB version costs $749, and the 64GB model is priced at $849.

Apple's Web site currently shows a wait time of one to two weeks for the unlocked iPhone, the same number of weeks you'd wait for the regular subsidized version. As usual, you can buy the phone in either black or white.
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Amazing phone, Siri really makes it worth it. 8 out of 10 stars definitely.

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Created: 29/08/12
I love iPhones. I have been using them since the first one came out, but about 6 months ago my iPhone 4 died after I accidentally washed it with my bed sheets (lol.) I then decided to try out an Android for the first time in years since phones have really come far. I used an HTC One X for about 4 months before switching back to the iPhone, this time a 4S.
Compared to the 3GS, or the 4, I do feel like the 4S is probably the best one yet. And wit the iPhone 5 on the brink of release soon, I can only hope for even better and awesome possibilities.
Pros: Easy and simple voice command with Siri, much less annoying to have to repeat certain words with most voice command applications. Simple application usage, simple and memorable layout, easy for people new to smart phones to become used to. (I tested this theory on my Grandma who has never used a smart phone in her life, first letting her try my HTC One X and then letting her try my iPhone, she agreed the iPhone was much more simple for her.)
Cons: Although the Camera is 8 MP and indeed more superior than many phones, it still doesn't seem as good as my HTC's camera was. I do believe the HTC camera is better, although the application itself in the HTC for some reason has problems focusing on what is in front of it, whereas the iPhone does not have this issue.
The screen is small. I could definitely go for a larger screen on this device. I have heard the iPhone 5 may have a larger screen, I guess we will find out soon. While the screen is small, you really grow used to this also after awhile.
The battery life sucks. Especially if you are out and about and NEED the screen brightness higher than usual, and you can't turn the brightness down to preserve the battery. The brightness drains the battery like crazy. But I guess this is why they sell external battery packs.

Overall score? 8 out of 10. I love this phone and I will definitely keep going back to it.
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excellent phone , very fast

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Created: 06/07/12
his Smartphone is nothing less than the best player of the "World."
IOS super smart,
Developed in the raw material of last generation, the highest quality.
Camera super sharp and precise.
"Highlight": Intelligent Assistant that lets you interact with it, and it performs tasks for you, just ask Voice.
Expressura nice, super slim, may still be thinner. I believe that Apple will think about it later.
It has thousands of smart and functional apps that help you much in the day-to-day.
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BEST PHONE EVER MADE!

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Created: 26/10/11
The iphone 4s is a great breakthrough in technology featuring Siri a personal Assistant. Siri can to anything from reading a text message to sending a text message or even search the web for you. Th iphone 4s also has better music/ipod quality. The sound of the music is much clearer and has an extra feature where you can apply a volume limit. The iphone has an A5 chip which has more battery life and faster internet. The screen is different. It is more sticky and less fingerprints are shown. The design maybe the same but i recommend the white one because its a sleek and cool color for a phone. Apple changed their settings on the iphone also. They put more feature in the settings. You can turn on private browsing for private web searches where nothing shows up on history. There are many more features and i dont wanna spoil it soo i recommend you buy it!
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