iPhone 4 versus iPhone 4s: antennas, maps, and iOS questions
December 27, 2013 8:54 AM Subscribe
I have a no-contract plan at Virgin Mobile USA, which I like because it is so cheap ($35/month for unlimited data and enough calling). The downside of cheap and no-contract is expensive phones. However, I just lost my Android phone and would like to switch back to iPhone. My options at Virgin are iPhone 4, for $200, iPhone 4s, for $314, or iPhone 5, for more than I want to pay really. How to decide?
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Specifically, the iPhone 4 they sell runs iOS 6, and the 4s comes with iOS 7. I was all set to get the 4s, for a few reasons, but then I read that iOS 7 doesn't run well on anything but the 5. Is that true? Does the iPhone 4 still have "antenna problems" that require a case or bumper? Is iOS 6 the version with Apple Maps instead of Google Maps, and will that be an issue for me? Navigating is one of the things I use a smartphone for most, and I love Google Maps.
I had an iPhone 3 and loved it, a long time ago, switched to Android to save money, dislike it, and want to come back, but the iPhone world seems so much more complicated than it used to be. Thanks.