Learn more about the unlocked iPhone

If you buy iPhone for T-Mobile, it will arrive with a micro-SIM card already installed that you can activate by visiting an Apple Retail Store or a T-Mobile store or by calling T-Mobile. If you buy a SIM-free iPhone, you will need to purchase a GSM-compatible micro-SIM separately. When you travel internationally, you can use a micro-SIM card for iPhone 4s from a local GSM carrier. The unlocked iPhone will not work with CDMA carriers such as Verizon Wireless or Sprint.

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 Center, 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

Warranty

Every iPhone includes 90 days of free telephone technical support and a one-year limited warranty.

AppleCare+ for iPhone.

AppleCare+ for iPhone extends your coverage to two years from the original purchase date of your iPhone and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage. Just add AppleCare+ during the checkout process.
Learn more about AppleCare+

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which U.S. mobile phone carriers provide iPhone service?

    AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless are the national wireless carriers for iPhone in the United States. The Apple Online Store and the Apple Retail Store sell iPhone models for use on these networks. You can also purchase iPhone from an authorized Apple reseller.

    Find the nearest Apple Retail Store or authorized Apple reseller

    View the AT&T coverage map

    View the Sprint coverage map

    View the T-Mobile coverage map

    View the Verizon Wireless coverage map

  • Are there differences between an iPhone for AT&T or T-Mobile and an iPhone for Sprint or Verizon Wireless?

    iPhone offers the same innovative features regardless of the wireless carrier you choose.

    If you choose AT&T or T-Mobile as your wireless carrier, your iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s will use GSM cellular technology for voice services and either GSM or LTE cellular technology for data services. Your iPhone 4s will use GSM cellular technology for voice and data services. All three devices can roam internationally on many GSM carriers around the world. See below for more details.

    If you choose Sprint or Verizon Wireless as your wireless carrier, your iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s will use CDMA cellular technology for voice services and either CDMA or LTE cellular technology for data services. Your iPhone 4s will use CDMA cellular technology for voice and data services. An iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, or iPhone 4s activated on Sprint or Verizon Wireless also has the ability to roam internationally on GSM networks using the provided SIM. For details on LTE network support, please see www.apple.com/iphone/LTE

    For more information regarding international roaming policies, rates, and number of countries covered, contact 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 of iPhone 5s and vice versa. When shopping for cases, you should choose one made specifically 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.

  • If I lose my iPhone, can I buy a replacement iPhone?

    Yes. You can purchase a replacement iPhone from the Apple Online Store, an Apple Retail Store, or your carrier’s store. Your new iPhone price will depend on your carrier and contract situation.

  • When I buy from the Apple Online Store, does my iPhone come ready to use?

    Yes, if you have selected an iPhone for use on AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon. When your iPhone arrives, all you have to do is turn it on and follow the onscreen instructions to set it up. If you have selected an iPhone for T-Mobile, it will come with the appropriate micro-SIM or nano-SIM, but you will need to contact T-Mobile or visit an Apple Retail Store to activate your iPhone. If you have selected an unlocked GSM phone, you will need to obtain a micro-SIM card for iPhone 4s or a nano-SIM card for iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s from the supported GSM carrier of your choice and activate it in order to use your iPhone.

  • If I already have a contract, how can I find out the price I’ll pay for a new iPhone?

    The fastest way to find out about the price you’ll pay for a new iPhone is to use your carrier’s eligibility checker, which we offer for AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. The eligibility checker will check with your carrier’s systems and show you the price you qualify for. For T-Mobile contracts, you can check your eligibility by signing in to your account at My T-Mobile.

  • Can I transfer my current phone number?

    Yes. When you purchase your iPhone for use on AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon, you’ll be instructed on how to transfer your current number. You can keep using your existing phone until your new iPhone arrives and you set it up. Then you can start making calls on the new iPhone using your current phone number. If you are switching carriers, termination fees may apply. Please contact your current carrier for details.

    If you purchase an iPhone for T-Mobile from the Apple Online Store, you can transfer your current phone number after you receive your new iPhone by contacting T-Mobile support, visiting a T-Mobile store, or visiting an Apple Retail Store.

  • Can I use my current rate plan with an iPhone?

    You may be able to keep your current voice plan, but you are also required to have a data plan.

    View rate plans

  • Can I use an iPhone when traveling internationally?

    iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 4s are world phones, so you can use them almost anywhere. Whether you are a GSM or CDMA network customer, you can roam internationally on GSM networks around the world. AT&T customers can roam in over 200 countries. T-Mobile customers can roam in over 145 countries. Sprint customers can roam in approximately 40 countries. Verizon Wireless customers can roam in approximately 220 countries. Availability of LTE data varies in some countries and depends on carrier support for certain LTE radio frequencies. Contact your wireless carrier for more information regarding international roaming policies and rates.

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

Technical Specifications

Size and Weight3

Height: 4.5 inches (115.2 mm)

Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)

Depth: 0.37 inch (9.3 mm)

Weight: 4.9 ounces (140 grams)

Cellular and Wireless
  • World phone
  • UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz);
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)4
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Location
  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cellular
Display
  • Retina display
  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 960-by-640-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 stabilization
  • 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 minijack
  • Microphone
  • Built-in speaker
Power and Battery5
  • 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
  • AirPlay video streaming to Apple TV (3rd generation) at up to 1080p and Apple TV (2nd generation) at up to 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, 640 by 480 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, 1280 by 720 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 6
  • 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: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
Languages Language Support

English (U.S.), 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 (U.S.), English (UK), Chinese - Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin, Wubihua), Chinese - Traditional (Handwriting, Pinyin, Zhuyin, Cangjie, Wubihua), French, French (Canadian), 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 autocorrect)

English (U.S.), English (UK), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, French (Canadian), 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 (U.S., UK, Canada, Australia), Spanish (U.S., Mexico, Spain), French (France, Canada, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Hong Kong)

  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Requires a plan (which may include restrictions on switching service providers and roaming, even after contract expiration); sold separately to qualified customers. Credit check required; must be 18 or older. Wireless service is provided by and is the sole responsibility of your wireless service provider. Some capabilities are not available in all areas and depend on your wireless plan and service provider network. Service may not be available in all areas or at the signal strength, rates, speeds, or bandwidth as demonstrated. Some features may require added fees. Contact your wireless service provider for more details. Customers who want to upgrade from another phone or replace a previous-generation iPhone should check with their wireless service provider for pricing options. For those who are not qualified customers, are not eligible for an early upgrade, are purchasing an unlocked iPhone, or wish to buy an iPhone as a gift, see your carrier, an Apple Retail Store Specialist, the Apple Online Store, or an Apple Authorized Reseller for pricing. In CA and RI, sales tax is collected on the unbundled price of iPhone. Wi-Fi Internet access required for some features; fees may apply. Use constitutes acceptance of Apple’s software license agreement. Warranty information is also available at www.apple.com/legal/warranty/iphone. Unauthorized modification of your iPhone software violates the software license agreement. Inability to use an iPhone due to unauthorized modifications is not covered under your warranty.
  3. Size and weight vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
  4. CDMA available only if iPhone 4s is sold and activated for use on a CDMA network.
  5. 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/batteries and www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html for more information.
  6. 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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