Select an iPhone 4s
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Step 3 Add an optional Pay as you go starter pack
Your Pay as you go starter pack will arrive ready to use with your unlocked iPhone. It includes a SIM pre-loaded with call minutes or credit, texts and data. Learn more about Pay as you go for iPhone
iPhone 4s at a glance.
Siri intelligent assistant.
Ask Siri to make calls, send texts, set reminders and more. Just talk the way you talk. Siri understands what you say and knows what you mean.
3.5-inch Retina display.
Everything you see and do on iPhone 4s looks amazing. That's because the Retina display's pixel density is so high, your eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels.
8MP iSight camera with HD video recording
Advanced optics, a custom lens and an 8-megapixel sensor let you capture high-quality photos. And you can shoot beautiful movies in full 1080p HD.
With new features like Control Centre and smarter multitasking, iOS 7 makes the things you do every day even easier, faster and more enjoyable.
What’s in the box
- iPhone 4s
- Dock Connector to USB Cable
- USB Power Adapter
- Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
iPhone 4s requires a micro-SIM.
Choose the iPhone that’s right for you.
About the unlocked iPhone
Unlocked iPhone isn't tied to one network, so you have the freedom to choose any supported GSM network worldwide. Buy unlocked iPhone at the Apple Online Store, then find a SIM-only plan for iPhone. Or contact your existing carrier to continue with your current plan.
About Pay as you go.
If you don’t want a service plan, you can add a Pay as you go starter pack from one of the available carriers at the Apple Online Store. With Pay as you go, your iPhone arrives ready to use with a compatible SIM and no credit check is needed. You just pay online for what you use and you can change networks anytime. Pay as you go is a good option if you prefer to use a local network when travelling abroad.
What kind of SIM card do I need?
Whether you are starting a new service contract, using your existing one or choosing Pay as you go, you need a compatible SIM. For iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s you need a nano-SIM card. For iPhone 4s you need a micro-SIM card. Contact your carrier for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the iPhone work with any SIM card or carrier worldwide?
iPhone 4s works with micro-SIM cards, and iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s work with nano-SIM cards from compatible carriers. iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s work on many LTE networks around the world; contact service providers for details.
Where can I get a micro-SIM or nano-SIM card?
If you choose Pay as you go when you buy a new iPhone from the Apple Online Store, it will arrive with a micro-SIM or nano-SIM pre-loaded with call minutes, texts and data. Or you can get a micro-SIM or nano-SIM card from any carrier offering iPhone plans.
Do I need an iPhone-specific service plan?
Yes, you do. When you buy iPhone from the Apple Online Store, it is sold unlocked. You can contact a carrier directly to learn about the tariffs available for iPhone.
Do I need to commit to a long-term contract for my iPhone?
Buying a SIM-free iPhone from the Apple Online Store allows you to choose your own carrier and change carriers at any time. iPhone may also be available at a lower price with a contract directly from your wireless carrier.
Do iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s accessories work with iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s?
iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s use the Lightning connector, which is different from the 30-pin connector on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s. You can purchase a Lightning to 30-pin Adapter for use with Made for iPhone accessories, except those requiring video output. Visit the iPhone Accessories section of the Apple Online Store to find out more about accessory compatibility with different iPhone models.
Do cases made for iPhone 5 also work with iPhone 5s?
While iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s have the same shape and size, the camera and LED flash are different. So cases made for iPhone 5 may affect the camera operation on iPhone 5s, and vice versa. When shopping for cases, you should choose one specifically made for the iPhone model you own.
Does the iPhone support tethering?
Yes. You can share the fast connection on your iPhone with your Mac or PC, and connect to the Internet from just about anywhere — no Wi-Fi required. Contact your carrier for details.
Can I use the SIM card in my iPhone 4s, iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s with my iPad?
No. Your iPhone 4s, iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s SIM card is not interchangeable with the SIM card in your iPad.
Will all iPhone features work with my network?
The majority of features will work with your network. Certain features such as Visual Voicemail require carrier support and may not function on your carrier’s network. Contact your carrier for more details or read the wireless carrier support and features article for more information.
Why does the price of the iPhone from the Apple Online Store differ from its price from a carrier?
Carriers typically sell the iPhone with a contract that subsidises the initial purchase price of the phone. By purchasing your iPhone without a contract, you can use any SIM card from a compatible carrier, including your current one.
Can I use my iPhone outside my home country?
Yes. iPhone is enabled to work on networks using GSM around the world. Because the iPhone sold by the Apple Online Store is unlocked, you can purchase a SIM card and service from a local carrier at your destination. Or check with your home carrier regarding international roaming charges.
If I buy an iPhone from this Apple Online Store, can I ship it to another country?
No. Orders placed through this Apple Online Store can be shipped only within the country of purchase. You can also shop for friends and family in countries where the iPhone is sold. Just visit the local store of the country where you want your products delivered. Or for fast, easy ordering and expert advice, just call an Apple Online Store Specialist on 0800 048 0408.
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Width: 58.6 mm (2.31 inches)
Depth: 9.3mm (0.37 inches)
Weight: 140 grams (4.9 ounces)
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*Buy a qualifying Mac and receive a £60 Apple Store Gift Card, or buy a qualifying iPad or iPhone and receive a £30 Apple Store Gift Card. The Mac, iPad or iPhone must be purchased from Apple directly, either at the UK Apple Online Store for Education Individuals, at a UK Apple Retail Store, or by calling 0800 048 0408 between 1 July 2014 and 9 September 2014. Purchaser must be eligible for Apple Education Individual Pricing; education pricing is not available for iPhone. Quantity limits may apply. The Apple Store Gift Card may be used at the UK Apple Online Store, at a UK Apple Retail Store or over the phone by calling 0800 048 0408. If the Mac, iPhone or iPad is returned, your refund may be reduced by the full amount of the Apple Store Gift Card. Terms and conditions apply.
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