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.

iOS 7

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.

Warranty & Service

In the United Kingdom, consumers are entitled to a free of charge repair or replacement, by the seller, of goods which do not conform with the contract of sale. Under English law, consumers have up to six years from the date of delivery to exercise their rights. However, various factors may impact your eligibility to receive these remedies. For details, click here.


iPhone also comes with 90 days of complimentary telephone technical support and a one-year limited warranty from Apple. To learn more about how Apple will service your iPhone, click here.


Purchase AppleCare+ to get expert telephone technical support and up to two years of additional hardware coverage, including up to two incidents of accidental damage, each subject to an excess fee. For more information, click here.

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.

    Information on iPhone 5 support for LTE networks by carrier and country

  • 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.

    Learn more about Pay as you go

  • 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.

    View a list of networks

  • 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.

Technical Specifications

Size and Weight2

Height: 115.2 mm (4.5 inches)

Width: 58.6 mm (2.31 inches)

Depth: 9.3mm (0.37 inches)

Weight: 140 grams (4.9 ounces)

3G and Wireless
  • World phone
  • UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz);
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Location
  • Assisted GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3G
Display
  • Retina display
  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 960x640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front and back
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Camera, Photos and Video
  • 8-megapixel iSight camera
  • Panorama
  • Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • Face detection in still images
  • LED flash
  • Video stabilisation
  • Front camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second
  • Photo and video geotagging
External Buttons and Connectors

External Buttons and Controls

  • On/off Sleep/wake
  • Volume up/down
  • Ring/silent
  • Home

Connectors and Input/Output

  • 30-pin dock connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone mini-jack
  • Microphone
  • Built-in speaker
Power and Battery3
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: Up to 200 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 6 hours on 3G, up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours
Audio Playback
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit
TV and Video
  • AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV support at 720p
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p with Apple Digital AV Adapter or Apple VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Video out support at 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable (cables sold separately)
  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640x480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280x720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Headphones
  • Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Mail Attachment Support Viewable Document Types

.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)

Sensors
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
System Requirements
  • Apple ID (required for some features)
  • Internet access 4
  • Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
    • Mac: OS X v10.6.8 or later
    • PC: Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
    • iTunes 11.1 or later (free download from www.itunes.com/download )
Environmental Requirements
  • Operating temperature: 0° to 35° C (32° to 95° F)
  • Non-operating temperature: -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: tested up to 3,000 metres (10,000 feet)
Languages Language Support

English (US), English (UK), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Keyboard Support

English (US), English (UK), Chinese - Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin, Wubihua), Chinese - Traditional (Handwriting, Pinyin, Zhuyin, Cangjie, Wubihua), French, French (Canada), French (Switzerland), German (Germany), German (Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Romaji, Kana), Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Finnish, Flemish, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic/Latin), Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Dictionary Support (enables predictive text and auto-correct)

English (US), English (UK), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, French (Canada), French (Switzerland), German, Italian, Japanese (Romaji, Kana), Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Flemish, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Siri Languages

English (US, UK, Canada, Australia), Spanish (US, Mexico, Spain), French (France, Canada, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Hong Kong)

  • ** AppleCare Protection Plan benefits are in addition to a consumer’s right to a free of charge repair or replacement, by the seller, of goods which do not conform with the contract of sale. Under English law, consumers have up to six years from the date of delivery to exercise their rights however, various factors may impact your eligibility to receive these remedies. For more details, please read the Apple Products and EU-wide Consumer Laws page.
  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Actual size and weight vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
  3. All battery claims depend on network configuration and many other factors; actual results will vary. Battery has limited recharge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced by Apple service provider. Battery life and charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/uk/batteries and www.apple.com/uk/iphone/specs.html for more information.
  4. Wireless broadband recommended; fees may apply

Some features, applications and services are not available in all areas. See your carrier for details. Application availability and pricing are subject to change.

Summary

iPhone 4s

Add-ons

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