The iPhone 4S is an Internet and multimedia enabled smartphone designed and marketed by Apple Inc. iPhone is more than just a phone. It combines three devices in one: a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod, and a breakthrough Internet device. See, hear, play everything that entertains you on one really great iPhone.

Part I. Giving the iPhone 4 as a gift

Christmas is nearing, and sometimes the stressful search for the perfect Christmas present for family and friends. If the people on your list are into gadgets, you'll be sure to give iPhone 4S as a gift this holiday season.

People who will love the iPhone 4S
* College students. If you've got a child in college, they've got a cell phone (which you're probably paying for) and might have/want an iPod. Why not combine the two?
* Movie fans who watch a lot of videos may want great battery life and retina display offered by the iPhone 4S.
* People on the go - with a phone, music player, and always-on Internet access, the iPhone 4S is a terrific tool for someone always out and about.
* Game lovers. With the App Store, the iPhone 4S has a library of terrific mobile games.

iPhone 4S – the perfect gift choice

The iPhone 4S has propelled Apple to the fore front of the mobile phone market, competing easily with the long established market leaders such as Nokia and Samsung. After a good, but somewhat shaky start, the iPhone 4S really has it all. Unlike previous incarnations, which lacked features such as, two cameras for video calls, the first lacking any camera at all; the iPhone 4S simply has everything you would expect from a top of the range smart phone. Add in the sleek, sexy and brilliant, flowing design which we have come to expect from Apple. it's clear that iPhone 4S should be a perfect gift choice for the gadget-lover on your holiday shopping list.

Part II. I just got an iPhone ... Now what?

OK, you're the proud owner of a fancy new iPhone. Not only is the iPhone a great holiday gift, it's also a very useful mobile device. You're really going to enjoy it. You may be asking yourself, though, where do I begin? Even if you've had an iPod in the past, the experience of setting up and using the iPhone is a bit more involved. Below you'll find most useful in the early stages of activating and using your iPhone.

Unlocking and activating iPhone
In order to being using your iPhone, you have to activate it using iTunes or PwnageTool. Though George Hotz has finally come up with Mac version of BlackRa1n jailbreak on Oct. 14th, 2009, BlackRa1n requires you to update your iDevice to OS 3.1.2 and then jailbreak it. PwnageTool, on the other hand, creates a custom firmware which preserves your Baseband from updating so that you may unlock your iPhone later if you want to. iFunia’s iPhone column gives the step-by-step guide on iPhone activation with PwnageTool to get you started using it right away!

Syncing iPhone 4S and iTunes

Once you’ve activated your iPhone, you’ll be forwarded to the sync management page to manage iPhone syncing and content. The iPhone will automatically begin syncing your phone with the contacts, calendars, web bookmarks, and email accounts it finds on your computer. You can choose to accept whatever it finds or you can customize what gets synced. Music, podcast, movie syncing does not happen automatically the first time you connect the iPhone to iTunes. As such, you have to specify what you want to sync and then resync. The iPhone can also sync its photos with your iPhoto library. When you’re done chosing all your settings, click the sync button at the bottom right to resync the iPhone with iTunes and all your content will be in place.

Getting holiday video and DVD movies onto your iPhone
Besides enjoying iTunes movie on the go, you will surely take some video and collect big DVD libraries this holiday. Video converter and DVD Ripper software can help you onvert video – DVDs, TV shows, video clips – from their native formats to a format that will be supported by iPhone on Mac, including Snow Leopard. There are many programs such as Handbrake and iFunia DVD to iPhone 4 Converter that do this, ranging from free to those that cost $20-$40. They vary in output quality, so try a free download and then make the right choice.


Undeniably the iPhone 4S is an amazing piece of technology, even with Samsung and HTCs Android smart phones beginning to mount some serious competition, the iPhone 4S is still without doubt the most desirable mobile phone device on the market today.

It's never just been about the technology itself with Apple products, even though it is state of the art. It’s about the feel and the look of the iPhone 4S, its slim, sleek and perfectly flowing design, make it a pleasure to look at and to hold, making it not just a technological wonder, but a fashion accessory as well. Undoubtedly any gadget lover will be over the moon should he/she find this in their stocking. Take advantage of the great gift and spread some cheer this holiday season!