In case you were underwhelmed by the iPhone 5 and would rather pay less for an iPhone 4S (or 4, even), then now is a pretty good time to shop. As usual, Apple priced the latest iPhone right at that $199-with-a-contract sweet spot, which means they’re dropping prices for the older models. Whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em, you gotta appreciate consistency that you can rely on.
Anyway, here’s the (repriced) deal: Last year’s iPhone 4S just dropped down to $99 with a contract (for the base 16GB model). If you don’t really need Siri’s services and you’re the type who just needs a solid iOS-based smartphone that rocks a Retina display and still-decent performance, the 8GB iPhone 4 is now being offered for free. Both phones are available for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.
For those looking to buy an unlocked iPhone, Apple’s serving ‘em up too. The unlocked iPhone 4S starts at $549 for the 16GB version, while the unlocked iPhone 4 (8GB) will cost you $450.