The biggest announcement of the year in the mobile phone market is the launch of the iPhone 4S by Apple. Even though it’s not the iPhone 5 most people were expecting, Apple still managed to sell 4 million iPhone 4S models within 3 days of the launch.
As everyone knows, the iPhone 4S is not the cheapest phone out there, but there are options to get the iPhone 4S price down, as long as you’re willing to get a contract with a carrier. The price for an iPhone 4S that is subsidized starts from $199, which is the price for a white or black iPhone 4S which has a 16GB capacity. If you’re looking for a capacity of 32GB you will have to pay $299 and if you want the iPhone 4S with the biggest capacity, the 64GB version will set you back $399. The three major carriers that will offer you this subsidized price are AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.
If you don’t want a contract with one of these carriers, you have the option of buying the unlocked version, but to really take advantage of everything that the iPhone has to offer you will still need an Internet data plan, so you might as well get a phone from one of the three carriers we mentioned already.
Since the price is the same with all three carriers, if you want a cheaper iPhone 4S price, your only other option right now is to wait for people that sell their own phones, a few months from now. The price should be a bit smaller at that point, but you would get a model that was used.
While the price of the iPhone 4S has remained the same, the phone actually comes with hardware improvements, like the dual core processor or the improved camera, which can now record Full HD videos.