For those who have the iPhone 4, or any previous iPhones for that matter, the iPhone 4S is a revelation, but a subtle one at that. Aside from its biggest feature people are talking about, which is Siri, Apple placed more understated, yet expected improvements. For example, the iPhone 4S is faster compared to the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 is the first iPhone to have two cameras, and Apple found a way to improve this as the 4S cameras’ capabilities are better. This is a huge leap from the iPhone 3GS, which only had one camera. If you are the type who uses a smartphone to do web conferencing, or even just take video or pictures, then you may have a good reason to sell your iPhone 3GS, because the iPhone 4 and 4S have two improved cameras.
Reviews of the iPhone 4S have noted that Apple’s already popular smartphone has achieved iconic status with Siri. Four generations of iPhones have come and gone, but the 4S distinguishes itself as the first one that is equipped with Apple’s virtual assistant that works by voice recognition. Users who have grown to adapt to Siri quickly realize that this feature is quite reliable in simple tasks like appointment setting, scheduling, weather reporting, and dictation taking. Just when a majority of users thought that text capabilities of smartphones sufficed, along comes Siri, which makes accomplishing a lot of details very easy. If course, most iPhone owners still use their fingers for the same tasks that Siri can help them with. But this doesn’t mean nobody appreciates the fact that you have a reliable virtual assistant in your smartphone.
In the end though, contemplating an iPhone buyback or upgrade may be resolved depending on what it is that the user prioritizes and needs. If you’re the type of iPhone owner who is fiercely loyal to the brand and feels the need to always get the latest and best technology, then reviews of the previous iPhone models that are still being produce would not matter to you – the iPhone 4S should be the only satisfactory option for you, at least for now.
On the other hand, if you are someone practical who considers price as a factor, then you might want to stick with your old iPhone. If you are looking into reviews that focus on the three iPhone models that are still being produced, you may notice that the difference between the 8GB iPhone 3GS and the 16GB iPhone 4S is close to $200. So, practicality would dictate that you get the 8GB iPhone 3GS, as it still is an iPhone.
But then, if you already have an old smartphone, you can make money out of it to cover the difference of an iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4S. For example, you can sell your iPhone 3GS, and the money you earn from it can be used to buy the iPhone 4S, which boasts of more storage, more cameras, updated features, and sharper performance.