Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: iPhone 4S, 4, or 3GS: Which Should You Choose?
By Don Reisinger | Posted 10-19-2011
With Apple's iPhone 4S already breaking sales records -- the company says it sold 4 million units in the first three days after the smartphone's Oct. 14 launch -- and Sprint added to the list of wireless carriers offering the handset, you're probably looking to understand the key differences in Apple's line of smartphones. For many enterprises now, the question is not "How do we keep these things out of the workplace?" but rather, "Which one should we offer employees?" Currently, Apple is selling the iPhone 3GS, which it launched two years ago, as well as last year's iPhone 4. The iPhone 4S, which launched on Oct. 14, is also out there for the taking. Making that decision requires you to look hard at some of the key things that might sway such a decision. Here, we highlight 10 factors that may help you make up your mind about which Apple iPhone should be deployed in your operation:
iPhone 4S, 4, or 3GS: Which Should You Choose?
Pricing MattersAs with anything else, choosing a new iPhone depends on its price. And thanks to the launch of the iPhone 4S, CIOs have a wide range of prices to choose from. The company's iPhone 3GS is available for free with a two-year agreement. The iPhone 4 is $99 with a two-year deal. Depending on storage capacity (16GB, 32GB or 64GB), iPhone 4S can be purchased for $199 - $399.