A lot of people have an iPhone. If you’re considering getting one, you should know that the iPhone, which is the fourth-generation iPhone, comes in two models at the time of publication. Learn a little about each model before you decide which one is appropriate for you. You don’t want to get talked into spending more money than necessary when you visit the cell phone store.
Both iPhone models are identical in all features except capacity. The 16 GB model has a storage capacity of 16 gigabytes (GB) and the 32 GB model can store 32 GB. The capacity of the phone refers to how much storage space, or memory, is available. This storage space is used to store the applications (apps), music and movies you download along with the photos and video you take with your phone. The iPhone does not have a memory card slot, so no additional memory can be added. If you plan to use your iPhone as an iPod and tend to download a lot of items, the 32 GB model probably is for you.
The iPhone 4 is somewhat expensive. Retail price for the 32 GB model is $299 at the time of publication, and the 16 GB model sells for $199. There are no rebates or discounts on these prices for customers who sign two-year contracts, which is typically the case with most other phone brands. Purchasing an iPhone also requires the user to sign up for a data plan in addition to the voice plan.
When the iPhone was introduced, only AT&T offered it, although Verizon has since begun offering it. The price of the phone itself is identical for both providers, although data and voice plan rates may be slightly different. The main difference is that you cannot surf the Web and talk at the same time with Verizon, as you can with AT&T.
The fourth generation iPhone features both a rear and a front-facing camera. The front-facing camera allows users to engage in video chat with other iPhone users. The rear-facing camera is 5 megapixels, has an LED flash and records HD video. The iPhone 4 also comes with Wi-Fi capabilities, which allows users to switch to their local Wi-Fi network when available so they are not charged for data usage.