Today I am going to be taking a look at and writing about the first line of truly great iPhone’s. Apple turned a corner with the introduction of the iPhone 4 and it is this phone that made the technology world take note and up their game in terms of smartphones. I have always been a fan of the Apple brand and own multiple pieces of hardware. When they are setup and in-sync it is just a dream and it makes your life very easy indeed. Lets take a look at the iPhone 4, 4S and iPhone 5.
With the iPhone 4 Apple actually had something that blew away the world. Even now, over 5 years (released in June 2010) after its inception, we still have a phone that can face up to many mid-range smartphones. It can really hold its own in terms of performance and power. The camera is still better than a lot of phones that have been released in the past couple of years. At the time it had some great features; 3.5” screen that boasted 640x960 pixels, with over 16,000,000 colours, Gorilla Glass, a 720p 5MP camera that can take some awesome shots, an Apple A4 (1GHz) processor with 512MB RAM. With a 1420mAh Li-Po battery the phone could run up to 14 hours of talk time (2G) and up to 7 hours if using 3G. The screen at the time had the highest resolution of any smartphone on the market, and of course that included the Retina display, Apple’s jewel in the crown. Of course, as with all Apple products, you were stuck with the inbuilt storage that you originally purchased, and there is no FM radio and there was only MicroSIM support, but that is now a thing of the past anyway. You can still use this phone effectively today, and with the support of up to iOS 7.0.2 then multi-tasking has become a lot easier than 5 years ago. If you are looking for a cheap smartphone then I think you can count on it. Find the iPhone 4 here http://www.for-sale.co.uk/iphone-4 Some really great bargains to be had 5 years after release!
The year after, in October 2011 Apple released their next smartphone, accompanied with iOS , the iPhone 4S. It looked very similar (in fact it looks practically identical) to the previous phone, same size screen and the width was also the same. Differences came with the now 8MP, 1080p camera and an Apple A5 chipset, featuring a similar powered 1GHz processor, but this time with dual core power. The battery was improved, you could now get an extra hour of talk time over 3G. That doesn’t sound much more, but it was difficult to get significant improvements at that time, and that still seems to be the case today with battery life. Under the bonnet of this machine, it is a different beast to the previous iPhone 4. The disadvantages are still the same, but with increased advantages this phone packs a fair bit of muscle, especially when you consider it can still be supported with the latest software, iOS 9.0.2. The phone that looks the same probably doubled in speed and with the Full HD video you had a phone that was at the forefront of the market. Again you can find many used iPhone 4S at http://www.for-sale.co.uk/iphone-4s
Nearly one year later, in September 2011 Apple gave the iPhone 5 to the world. We were introduced to a phone that was a little larger than the previous phones in terms of screen size, but that was negated with width (down to 7.6mm) and also in weight (down to 112g). The screen was boosted to a 4” Gorilla Glass, 640x1136 pixel beast. The camera was still 8MP, but Apple replaced the 512MB RAM with 1GB, and increased the processor power to 1.3GHz, of course this was also dual-core. It obviously came with the introduction of iOS 6, a much sleeker and quicker iOS than previous versions. Stand-by and talk times were improved marginally with the 1440 mAh battery, a small increase on the 4S. With the near doubling of performance though, it was quite incredible that the battery was not sacrificed. At the first weekend of its release it really was an iPhone 5, but this meant five million were sold. When I purchased the iPhone 5 it just felt like a different beast to the 4S, even though the looks are strikingly similar. With that Apple placed internally though meant that the phone was a total upgrade. A phone that could pack a punch, and would be a worthy fight for any other phone on the market. Apple was still the smartphone carrier to beat, and it seems like it might always stay that way. Look for iPhone 5 at http://www.for-sale.co.uk/iphone-5. If there is anything else you would like to look at regarding Apple, any newer models for instance, then here is a link to the Apple website http://www.apple.com/uk/.