While I won’t get my own iPhone 4 until tomorrow (and then selling my iphone 3GS to help with the cost) I thought I would do a round up of some of the iPhone 4 coverage that has happened in the last few days. First here are a few excerpts from the iPhone 4 review over at Engadget.
Perhaps the most notable change with the new iPhone is the drastic industrial design overhaul — Apple seems to have completely rethought its strategy on how the phone should look and feel, and the results are nothing if not striking.
We can’t overstate how high-end the design of the iPhone 4 is. The 3GS now feels
cheap and chubby by comparison, and even a phone like the HTC Droid Incredible — which just came out — seems last-generation.
We’re not going to beat around the bush — in our approximation, the iPhone 4 is the best smartphone on the market right now. The combination of
gorgeous new hardware, that amazing display, upgraded cameras, and major improvements to the operating system make this an extremely formidable package.
Initally I was not quite sure about the new design, but I think I have started to come around and actually like the re-designed phone. However the real test will be how it feels in my hand come tomorrow morning. I have to say the most anticipated new feature for me on the new phone is the new 5 megapixel camera on the back. From the Engadget review it sounds like the new camera does a great job for being a camera phone and that’s much more of a reason to not carry a dedicated camera and getting to the point where one can take decent casual shots that look great on it. The other feature that will be neat to try is facetime or Apple’s version of video conferencing with the front facing camera they added. Not sure how much actual use I will get out of the feature, but at least have to try it.
Collection of other iphone news:
A good round up of some the other reviews that have hit the web. First iPhone 4 Reviews Mostly Sing Its Praises | Gadget Lab | Wired.com.
If you are upgrading to a new phone soon this might help you out. The Real Cost of iPhone 4 VS. Android Rivals | Gadget Lab | Wired.com.
If you are real geeky or just like to see how electronics are made check out this site and its teardown of the new phone. iPhone 4 Teardown – iFixit.
This is a problem I will have to test for myself and see what happens. iPhone 4 cell reception suffers when picked up?. & via iPhone 4 Loses Reception When You Hold It By The Antenna Band?.
Believe I read somewhere that if you have a case on the antenna band you don’t loose signal, but will see on that as well.