iPhone 4 FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a planning to get an iPhone 4 or currently own one? Do you have any questions about it? Here’s Sydney CBD Repair Team answering those queries.
How much is it?
The 16 GB unlocked iPhone costs $649. The 32 GB unlocked iPhone costs $749. Both are available in black or white.
What does “unlocked” mean?
When Apple says the iPhone 4 is “unlocked” that means you can insert any micro SIM card from any GSM carrier into the phone. GSM is the standard used in most countries, and includes AT&T and T-Mobile here in the United States.
Can I buy a cheaper unlocked phone subsidized by my carrier?
Nope. You can only buy the unlocked iPhone directly from Apple at full price. You’re on your own if you want to strike a deal with a carrier.
Which carriers does it work on and in which countries?
Any carrier that operates on the GSM standard. In the United States that means AT&T, T-Mobile, and a few smaller local carriers. Overseas that includes China Mobile, Vodafone, and Orange. (To name a few.)
What kind of SIM card do I need?
iPhone 4’s can only use micro SIM cards, which are smaller than the standard SIM card found in most phones. You can request it from your carrier when you sign up for a plan.
What if my carrier doesn’t offer micro SIM cards?
There’s still hope. Request a full-sized SIM card from your carrier and cut it down to size. This takes some skill. The best thing to do is buy one of these fitted tools that will cut the SIM card down to the exact size.
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Can I use my iPad’s micro SIM card?
No. Your iPad’s SIM card is tied to a data-only plan and won’t work in your iPhone.
How do I use the unlocked iPhone in the United States?
You have two main carrier choices: AT&T or T-Mobile.
However, T-Mobile operates on a slightly different frequency, meaning you won’t be able to get 3G speeds. Instead, you’ll be stuck on 2G or “EDGE.”
Prepaid plans for each carrier vary.
AT&T starts at $2 per day, which gives you unlimited nationwide calling and texting. Click here to see all your options.
T-Mobile has a slightly different structure. You can start out paying $10 up front and you’ll be charged $0.33 per minute. You can also get unlimited data for $1.49 per day. Click here to see all your options.
Why should I buy it?
The unlocked iPhone isn’t for everyone. At $649, it’s a hefty price to pay just to be able to use on any GSM carrier. Plus the iPhone 5 is only a few months away, so why not wait until then?
However, if you’re a frequent international traveler who is tired of paying insane prices for overseas data and voice, this is a great phone for you.
What iOS 7 features are missing on the iPhone 4?
Apple’s iPhone 4 is the oldest hardware supported by iOS 7. This means that iPhone 4 users can install the latest firmware, however some features are missing. The A4 processor inside the iPhone 4 was first released in March 2010, and is now several generations behind. Here is a list of major iOS 7 features that are missing due to slower processor speeds or missing hardware on the iPhone 4:
Panoramic camera mode
Live camera filter effects
Slow motion video recording
3D flyover in maps
Siri personal assistant