If you’re reading this and don’t already own one of the new iPhones, it’s likely that you aren’t all that interested in the gadget-fest that is Apple fandom. With all the hype and buzz flying around about the iPhone 4 for the past two months, it seems that everyone who would want one probably has one. After all, AT&T and Apple’s pre-ordering systems for the phone crashed on the first day of taking orders after more than 600,000 people tried to get theirs.
So far, the iPhone 4 is smartly outperforming the sales release of the iPhone 3GS last year, but hasn’t yet eclipsed the iPad.
One thing is certain: this is by far the best yet from Apple. First off, it’s design (physically) is entirely new and unique for iPhones. It’s very sleek, simpler and more elegant. It’s also noticeably more powerful, using the same A4 chip that’s in the iPad – custom designed for Apple. Graphics and apps run a little faster – noticeably, so it’s better.
The iPhone 4 also has the expected WiFi adn Bluetooth 2.1 built-in. The biggest change, though, comes with the new OS 4. This new operating system offers multi-tasking. Something that’s been missing on iPhones up to this point and which has been a bone of contention amongst many users.
The two new cameras don’t hurt either, with the simple VGA “web cam” on the front and the great 5 megapixel camera/video on the back. What most users will notice almost right away, though, is the vast improvement in graphics quality. This is a combination of a better rendering engine inside the phone and much higher quality glass covering the outside of the phone. Video, pics, and everything else just look much, much better.
Overall, the iPhone 4 is nothing to run away from. If you don’t have one and don’t like Apple products, then so be it. You do have to admit, though, that it’s a very fine piece of work and definitely the best smart phone offering to-date.