Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:09 AM
Posted 16 June 2010 - 11:11 AM
I'm leaving early in the morning on the 24th. Do I try to get to an ATT store really early that morning, in the hopes of getting one, or do I wait and go to an ATT store the following week, provided that the thing isn't sold out for the next 2 weeks? Ugh.
Posted 16 June 2010 - 01:49 PM
Posted 16 June 2010 - 05:41 PM
Posted 16 June 2010 - 05:50 PM
I really wanted the white one. Quite disappointed when I learned it wasn't available, seconds before selecting the black model. My wife's Verizon plan has another year. I'll then get the "newer" model white iPhone and swap the sim cards, giving her the black one. She doesn't even use shortcut keys to copy/paste. Traumatizes me every time I see her move the cursor up to 'Edit.' Trust me, she'll be happy with the year-old black iPhone 4.
Posted 16 June 2010 - 06:00 PM
Posted 16 June 2010 - 06:06 PM
Posted 12 July 2010 - 01:53 PM
Posted 21 July 2010 - 08:51 AM
Compared to my previous iPhone 2G from the Stone Age, it's blazing fast: everything feels really snappy and smooth, apps launch and quit quickly (usually). Very nice. I've never used an iPhone 3GS, so I cannot say how the iPhone 4 compares to this.
Following up to the previous camera discussion, I can say that the new back-facing camera is pretty decent, but to be honest: my four year old Fuji compact camera is still far better. The iPhone's pictures become pretty grainy under even slightly less ideally lit conditions. The quality of the front-facing camera's pictures isn't really impressive, but then again, it's not really meant for taking pictures. I haven't tried the video recording yet (a feature that I wouldn't use anyway), so I can't say anything about this.
What really, really impresses me (as expected) is the Retina display. The resolution is incredible. Everything looks very crisp and clear and I'm really not able to discern individual pixels. If the iPad had such a display, I would take it much more serious as ebook reader (well, at least when Apple would also get rid of the mirroring glass and choose a display technology that does not become unreadable under direct sunlight...). The downside is, that apps that are not adapted to the new resolution (and that happen to be the most) are visibly pixelated in parts where they use more than just standard UI elements. Even the icons of these apps on the home screen look discernibly worse. So, no Magic Picture Quality Enhancer at work here.
And finally, the questions of all questions: do I see reception issues caused by the Death Grip of Doom? Yes, I do: when I hold the iPhone 4 in my left hand (which I usually do when actually making a call) or even in my right hand with my fingers in a "wrong" position, I lose one or two bars of reception strength (even with iOS 4.0.1). On the other hand, that problem is so far not so aggravating that I have completely lost my 3G connection at any time. Furthermore, I found that in general the iPhone 4's reception quality is on par with that of my company mobile phone, a Sony Ericsson Elm (I'm not sure if this is sold outside Europe under the same name). So, no real reason to complain so far on that matter.
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:55 PM