Cheapest iPhone 4S in the UK costs £480

The iPhone 4S is nearly one year old but continues to commands a premium price. It is still by far the most expensive mainstream smartphone with an official selling price of £499, 10 per cent more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy S3.

For those looking to buy an iPhone 4S, eBay retailer e_cell offers the handset for £480, a small £19 saving off the RRP. The device is new and comes with one year warranty.

As for the iPhone 4S, it has a dual-core A5 processor, 512MB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, an 8-megapixel camera with full HD recording capabilities and a front facing camera, a 1432mAh battery and a 3.5in display with a 960 x 640 resolution.

Hardware is only part of the equation as the iPhone’s forte still lies in its services and software.

The 4S comes with Siri, iOS 5 and iCloud.

The follow up to the iPhone 4S, commonly known as the iPhone 5, is expected to be unveiled at a special event next month, alongside a new iPad device called the iPad mini which will compete with Google’s Nexus 7 tablet.

The event will also see the launch of iOS 6, which will bring a number of innovative features like integrated turn by turn navigation.

Source: eBay