Want to know if you're eligible to buy the Apple iPhone 4S at the subsidized price?
While each contract you sign is supposed to allow you to purchase a new phone at the subsidized price every 18-24 months, when a hot new model is released, it is up to the discretion of the carrier as to whether or not they will allow you to upgrade early. If you are currently on Verizon or AT&T, you can click on the sourcelink to see if you qualify for the lower pricing. And no, we have not forgotten Sprint. The nation's third largest carrier joins the Apple iPhone club with this launch, but the upgrade information for the carrier will be added later, according to Apple.
source: Apple via AppleInsider
Apple's web site will let AT&T and Verizon users know if they are eligible for an upgrade; Sprint information will be added later
1. hunted (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)
i wont buy even if i'm eligible for this. I'm happy they made dual core processor but not happy with other specs
16. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Only spec which was expected that didn't happen was a bigger screen. Apple has all the other specs that were rumored.
23. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
thank you Taco and if the Retina gets any bigger im going to go blind over the quality. lol
34. harsh_732006 (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
all other EXPECTED specs such as the newly constructed "revolutionary" glass body..which even makes calls...woot
14. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Get used to it buddy. This phone is going to be BIG. Sucks no one cares about android phones to cover them right? lol
18. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)
I am a huge Apple fan (not a fanboy) but I have to say that I am very disapointed. this phone will not be a huge success because most iPhone users wont upgrade..... I know I wont be!
27. ayephoner (Posts: 832; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
the 4s is more about expanding their customer base than getting current customers to reup (but, the will get plenty of that too)
in addition to sprint, the 4s will be available on many more carriers than the 4 world wide. they are going to sell an unheard of number of phones.
i dont care for the somewhat limited number of hardware upgrades, but im not going to lie to myself about their ability to move them.
22. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
hey taco seriously you own an iphone ? Seriously
30. joseg81 (Posts: 153; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
i think he sleeps with one n prolly makes love to it in the morning. prolly even had a 30 pin adapter surgically attached so he could be compatible.
3. Allday28 (Posts: 273; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)
Man this phone is such a huge let down, but this site is littered with nothing but apple stories right now.. Oh well at least it gives me something to read..
4. PhoneCritic (Posts: 329; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Oh come off it PA!!! Enough with the iPhone 4s already!!! I am an owner of the iphone 4 and I am not even remotley interested. Why would I buy my same phone again! The 4 is good enough the Ios is soomth as butter the camera is fine. I think with out Steve Jobs around the Pizzzazz is gone. This version was a let down. Can you now start concentrating on the Google/Samsung event please! lets hear some stuff about that.
5. joaolx (Posts: 287; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I'm sick of people talking trash about the 4S. The only thing that you don't like is the fact that it doesn't have a bigger screen and different design. Other than that everything is better.
7. nsupport (unregistered)
Total agreement. That and no 4g...or WiMax. But I will be upgrading...if eligible, to the 4s from my HTC 3D. I use my cell camera more now than ever before and teh 3D's 5MP camera is horrid. I'm so happy with all my apple products I won't hesitate to purchase the 4s. Haters I'm a Sr. Manager for and IT anaylst firm, not a fanboy.
13. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3394; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
You ARE a fanboy especially if you end your post with and I quote "Haters I'm a Sr. Manager for and IT anaylst firm, not a fanboy." Only a fanboy would make that kind of announcement!
Also you might want to spell your profession title correctly. It’s analyst!
17. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
no douche you're the fanboy. See he's posting on an article about Apple because he likes their products. You are obsessed with bashing Apple products. Sounds like an inferiority complex. Maybe daddy will let you get an iPhone for Christmas.
28. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3394; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
No, no, no. taco50, bad, bad boy! You sound like a broken hurt little man. I guess I would feel the same if my life's hopes & dreams were shattered like the iPhone 4S shattered you. lol Yes I am a fanboy of Android. Yes you are an iSheep. For Christmas I don't want an iPhone 4S, I want an Android quad-core tablet. lol Sounds like you suffer from inferiority complex.
32. ZayZay (Posts: 530; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
Well get your $650 out because you got 22 months until you can upgrade your 3D.
43. NVPMOTHAF (Posts: 78; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)
why are so many of you android users on a post for the iphone. If the iphone is soo bad and you hate it so much, why are you on a post. I think the reason that you droidbots say anything about the iphone is you know that the android's unstable OS is not ever going to compete with Apple's IOS. Now you can give me as many thumbs down as you want but like multiple people have stated, the only difference between the 4s and the rumored 5 is a bigger screen and a look redesign. That is it and like I've said before, I didn't hear anything when the droid x2 came out looking exactly like the droid x with only an internal upgrade. Sound familiar?
44. NVPMOTHAF (Posts: 78; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)
And to put this out there, I think that anyone who would sit in a post and bash someone specific for their preference in a phone is an idiot to say the least, and yes that includes taco
46. ibap (Posts: 650; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
What you are demonstrating in your post is that iPhone users (or at least you) don't follow any other technology out there. Kind of like driving a (name any car brand) and preferring to be oblivious to all other brands.
Is there any real reason to bash the iPhone just to be negative? No. But why shouldn't they be reading this?
Having owned almost every CDMA phone OS that has been out there, I will only say that Apple didn't manage the buildup to this one that well. I think the negativity from iPhone users is because they were expecting something more.
15. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Don't worry iKingTrust. I have a big following on this website. He doesn't know any better
25. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
ok cool bro. I had your back. Sometimes these little Fandroids get out of control.
29. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3394; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
YOU have a BIG following! LMAO. I guess it's because you give away free tacos huh? That is rich! So let me guess you want to be the Shepherd of the iSheep. I am sorry but an iSheep can't be a Shepherd! You are a follower of THE Shepherd Steve Jobs. Remember that! lol
33. ZayZay (Posts: 530; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
Hopefully it doesn't look like ikingtrusts green taco! eww.
35. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3394; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
ZayZay you're crazy. That is so gross. lol
BUT I like it, thumbs up for you! lol
10. PhoneCritic (Posts: 329; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
I am not an Apple hater infact if you ask me I am agnostic when it comes to tech (best tech to get the job done). I am also in the IT feild but I don't feel that my title or position validates the mobile technology I choose.
As of now the recently annouce 4s does not fit my needs and requirments so I am dissapointed by it I expected more ( and maybe that is the whole thing where Apple went wrong - managing expectations) .
I want to see what Google/ Samsung have to offer if I feel it meets my requirements then so be it. Apple has had it's turn with reporting on. so, can PA now move on to reporting what Googles and samsungs offering is shaping up to be.
21. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)
I agree 100%...
Apple could have avoided this entire mess by just telling people, prior to this past event, that they will not be announcing the iPhone5. This would have lowered expectations and created a buzz for the iPhone 4S.
26. nsupport (unregistered)
I too am disappointed with the 4s. I Thought that apple would roll out a giant upgrades for their "new" product. If I were a iPhone owner already I would be upset with this "upgrade" as well. With my personal track record with apple products and now the availability on the Sprint network has me very happy. Bashing a company that has changed the game on so many levels is just insanely obsured. PA will continue reporting on other phones, but everyone is curious on the specs for this phone. They would move on if no one cared or visited the pages. Obviously,everyone commenting cared enough to click on the link and read the story. So why scream and yell that no one cares if they were on the page in the first place?
12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 4732; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I wonder what the Sprint Gold Premier community are going to do with their upgrade options? Supposedly, the Premier 'club' is being discontinued 12/31/2011. Do they use the upgrade on an iPhone 4S? Or?
36. JGuinan007 (Posts: 564; Member since: 19 May 2011)
Apple took your money taco50 and pooped all over you yet you defend them still I feel sorry for you I was really considering getting the Iphone til the rumors were wrong no bigger screen and such but the Gallexy Note is comin you should get this with me andd see what your missin
24. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)
Apple let you down but i must give you credit you defend apple to the fullest. If i was a apple fan i would had been let down. because you wait all of theses months and this was the "best" apple could give you
37. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5173; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Why would anyone want a upgrade Iphone? Just wait till the 5th one comes out. and it looks like every time they have a new number it will be like 3G 3Gs the 4th IP, then IP4S then the new one iP5 and then IP5S. Apple really starting to lag on innovation. Just glad I have my Atrix. and the SG II have better specs
38. taz89 (Posts: 1768; Member since: 03 May 2011)
i remember certain apple fans were saying the new iphone was going to destroy the gs2 spec etc and revolutionised the smartphone market lol the ip4s just about manages to match the spec of the gs2 and what exactly was recolutionary siri? nice but its just a glorified and souped up voice control that has been round for ages...i really thought they were going to do something big how wrong many were...im sure ill be haapy with gs2 and ip4 with ios 5 and am sure siri will come to the ip4 via jailbreak too...apple always like to keep features from older products even if they are capable..personally cant wait for the samsung nexus prime which the actual teaser was more exciting than the whole of apples event
39. T@co5O (unregistered)
Taco is such an iSheep that he has a pic of the FAKE iPhone as his Avatar, talk about bending over and sucking Jobs off while taking it in the butt by Cook.
What a pathetic loser you are Taco...Im not fandroid, I use a solid os, WP7.5.
Taco will never admit to the level of Douche that he is, so dont argue, hes too stupid to know when hes wrong...
40. shubhoptxredhawk (unregistered)
go 4 nokia n9......it has a super sensitive amoled touch screen n far btr features den iphone 4s
41. Androidguy (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)
Damn it must really suck for the followers of this website to be mostly pro Andriod and then the few amount that are pro apple, get bashed on...oh well :).
42. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 293; Member since: 26 May 2011)
No, I know that I'm eligible to buy two of those things at a subsidized price, but I have no interest in Apple products.
45. john (unregistered)
apple rapes ppl in the ass with any product they sell over charge on everything. will never buy an iphone bc android can do so much more non rooted than a jailbroken iphone