quarta-feira, 12 de outubro de 2011

Should I Buy the New iPhone 4S?

I'm the best possible "target" buyer for the new iPhone 4S: I still have an iPhone 3GS, and my 2-year contract has expired, so I should be able to get the new phone for the lowest price possible. However, until this morning, I still wasn't completely convinced I should upgrade to the iPhone 4S.

This story in today's New York Times convinced me that I should, indeed, fork over the $300 and get a new phone. It's the best review I've seen so far, and the one that really explains the differences between this and the older iPhone models. I went to the NYT's web site looking for the story, and found out it's the MOST EMAILED story today! That's a big deal for the paper (hundreds of thousands of people must have emailed it today), but it's even a bigger deal for Apple, since the review is basically a big "thumbs-up" on the new iPhone.

I went to the Apple site and also did a rate plan comparison, and came to the conclusion that Sprint is probably the best carrier for me (as opposed to AT&T and Verizon). AT&T and Verizon are much bigger companies, and probably have better coverage areas, but Sprint, the new kid on the block, is offering the best data (unlimited), messaging (unlimited), and voice (almost unlimited) plans around. Sprint is also throwing in a 4G mobile hot spot as part of the deal (for $20/month for 5G of data), which is huge!

By the way, I've been trying to download the new iPhone update system (iOS 5) since about 11 a.m. this morning, but Apple's servers are too busy...

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