iOS 7 Multitasking Problem Plagues Older iPhones

iOS 7 multitasking

An iOS 7 multitasking problem continues to frustrate older iPhone and iPad users who hope that an iOS 7.1 update will bring a fix. You may remember when we provided our initial and overall impressions of iOS 7 running on the older iPhone 4s shortly after the revamped software was released back in September. While […]

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 4s: What We Know So Far


The iPhone 4s is still on shelves as Apple’s cheapest iPhone option. There are also iPhone 4s owners that are likely thinking about upgrading their device to something new in 2014. With those people in mind, we want to take a look at how the iPhone 4s, at least for the moment, compares to the […]

iPhone 4s: Is It Still Worth Buying?

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Apple’s iPhone 4s is well over two years old, but Apple is still selling the device in its online store and in retail locations as the company’s entry-level smartphone. The $0 price tag after signing a two-year contract is extremely enticing, especially for folks who are on a budget, and you can even nab a […]

iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 4s: Early Look at What to Expect

Note the solid box around the "S" on the iPhone 4S box.

Next year, many iPhone 4s owners will come out of two year contracts, looking for a brand new smartphone. At least some of those iPhone 4s users will be thinking about another iPhone, perhaps, Apple’s rumored 2014 iPhone. Currently, that phone is dubbed iPhone 6 and here, we take a look at how we expect […]

iOS 7.1 Performance on iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 & iPhone 5s

Here's how iOS 7.1 performs on the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s with the second beta.

The iOS 7.1 release is still a ways out, but with the second beta now available to developers, it is possible to get a closer look at the new iOS 7.1 features and to see what iOS 7.1 performance benefits are available on the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. Keep in […]

What Not to Expect After iOS 7.0.4: iPhone 5s, iPhone 5 & More


In November, Apple rolled out its latest iOS 7 update in iOS 7.0.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Just a few short days later, Apple released the first iOS 7.1 Beta, a beta that has teased owners of the iPhone and iPad, especially those that are still suffering from issues. With no iOS 7.1 […]

Which iPhone Should I Buy?

Picking the right iPhone is easy with a little help.

Many readers we talk to already know if they want to buy an iPhone or an Android smartphone, but once the initial decision is made there is still a lot to consider. While eavesdropping in a conversation about which iPhone to get, it was hard not to butt in and share which iPhone the person […]

What to Expect After iOS 7.0.4: iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s

This iPhone 5s deal is a star of the Walmart Black Friday 2013 ad.

iOS 7.0.4 is Apple’s current version of iOS 7 for iPhone but it won’t stay that way forever. In fact, Apple has already revealed a brand new upcoming iOS 7 update in the form of iOS 7.1, an update that is currently in the beta process. With iOS 7.0.4 problems swirling, an iOS 7.1 update […]

iOS 7 on iPhone 4s: Final Impressions and Performance


iOS 7 has been out for a week now, and we’ve been giving the new version a thorough look-over to see how well it performs on the two-year-old iPhone 4s. You might have already read through our initial impressions of iOS 7 running on the iPhone 4s, and that should’ve given you a good idea […]

How to Fix Keyboard Lag in iOS 7 on the iPhone 4s

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iOS 7 officially released yesterday to much fanfare, and users with an iPhone 4 or newer are able to get in on the fun. I shared my first impressions of iOS 7 running on the iPhone 4s, and the performance was splendid overall. However, many of you have been experiencing a ton of keyboard lag […]

iOS 7 on iPhone 4s: First Impressions and Performance


Today’s the day; the day that iOS 7 officially releases unto the public. iOS users who have an iPhone 4 or newer, and an iPad 2 and newer can update to Apple’s completely overhauled iOS 7 platform and experience the next-generation of Apple’s mobile platform. Without a second thought, I decided to pull the trigger […]

iPhone 4S Lives On Alongside iPhone 5S, iPhone 4C


Apple is keeping the aging iPhone 4S around for another year. This year’s iPhone hardware will comprise of the iPhone 5S at the high-end, a mid-range iPhone 5C, and the iPhone 4S will be the entry level model this year. In an odd twist, with the iPhone 5C, Apple had killed off the iPhone 5 […]

New iPhone Lineup Could Look Like This

The iPhone 5S is taking shape as we come within a month of the rumored iPhone 5S launch.

If a new leak is to be believed, at least one carrier will be pushing out the iPhone 4S and 32GB and 64GB versions of the iPhone 5 in favor of the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5 16GB and the iPhone 5C. It appears that Vodafone Germany plans to discontinue the iPhone 5 32GB and iPhone […]

7 Smartphones You Shouldn’t Buy Right Now


With the fall fast approaching and several big time smartphone launches on the way, there are several well-known smartphones that buyers should avoid, at least for right now. We’ve seen numerous big time smartphone launches over the course of 2013 including April’s HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 and several newer smartphones including the Sony […]

Why You Shouldn’t Buy the iPhone 4S Right Now

The iPhone 4S' camera is better than the iPhone 4's.

Even with the iPhone 5S launch date inching closer, there are still plenty of smartphone shoppers out there that have their eyes on another iPhone. In particular, some buyers may have their eyes on Apple’s iPhone 4S, a device that is still one of the better budget smartphone options available and one that will be […]

Why iPhone Buyers Should Skip the Free iPhone 5 With Trade-In Promo


Retailers are now beginning to offer trade-in incentives for customers who are looking at upgrading to a new Apple smartphone, with Best Buy offering $200 off a new iPhone 5 with trade-in and Target speculated to offer a $100 incentive when you bring in an old phone and get a new iPhone 5. These trade-in […]

iPhone 5S vs. iPhone 4S: 9 Things Buyers Need to Know Right Now

Everything we think we know about the iPhone 5S.

Later this year, Apple is going to be putting a new iPhone on sale, an iPhone that is likely going to be called iPhone 5S. Either right now, at that point, or at some time down the road, buyers might look into whether or not to buy the new iPhone 5S or one of Apple’s […]

iPhone 4S vs. iPhone 4: 7 Things Buyers Need to Know

The iPhone 4S' camera is better than the iPhone 4's.

Most consumer attention these days is likely focused in on one of two iPhones. The first, the iPhone 5, Apple’s current model, the second, Apple’s rumored iPhone 5S which is rumored for arrival later on this year. And while that might be the case, there is also a smaller percentage of consumers that are weighing […]

Why You Shouldn’t Buy the iPhone 4 Right Now

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The iPhone 4 is a tempting device thanks to it being free through Apple and the fact that it will be getting iOS 7 when it arrives this fall. As tempting as it may be, there are more than a few reasons why consumers should pass on Apple’s aging iPhone 4 in favor of something […]