Had this phone a little over a week now, simply got it because everyone was saying how good they are etc etc, switched from a Blackberry Bold 9700 which I owned for over a year.
Firstly, the internet browsing is much better than that of a Blackberry. Everythig loads well, it's fast, clean, and the high resolution screen makes web browsing a pleasurable experience.
The App World is amazing compared to Blacbkerry, never knew there were so many apps out there! Reasonable priced apps too. The fact you don't have to re-boot your device everytime an app is installed is a nice little touch aswel unlike some other device manufacturers.
What I am not happy with, is the lack of functionality and what you can do with this phone. Apple restrict everything! This is what originally put me off this phone until I decided to see what all the fuss was about.
The battery on this phone is the worst I've ever experienced. I have to have this on charge at work all day otherwise there is no way it would last a day full day. Yes I am using this ofen but still, battery life is poor. Phones are getting better, but batteries worse? C'mon manufacturers!
I do miss BBM but lets see what iMessage has to offer in iOS 5. At the moment making use of Whatsapp and which run on all platforms and runs well unlike certain other instant messaging apps out there. I'm yet to get some hands on experience on iOS 5, however I like the idea of iMessage and also the new notification centre, as the notifications at the moment are very poor.
All in all good phone, shame Apple limit absolutley everything!
Kashif, 06 Sep 2011iPhone 4 is available in 8 and 16 GB model.I think you mean the ipod touch has 8GB,16GB models but hopefully for the sake of a cheaper i-phone4 they are bringing out a 8GB model.A big order was put in some time ago for 8GB flash units.
iBowtext, 07 Sep 2011What do u mean by that .? can u prove it .?a kid loves to play games on iPhone rather than And... moreApple is bringing out its own messaging service and making it cross-platform.
Also the Safari browser accounts for two thirds of mobile web browsing and 90% of all mobile web browsing,proof is at 52 minutes in this video.
Kashif, 06 Sep 2011iPhone 4 is available in 8 and 16 GB model.It's 16gb & 32gb
Another victory of IOS standard over Adobe :
Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite to Support Newsstand for iOS 5
Tuesday September 6, 2011 10:41 pm PDT by Eric Slivka
Adobe today announced that its Digital Publishing Suite will incorporate support for Apple's forthcoming Newsstand feature for iOS 5. Newsstand is intended to serve as the organization hub for digital subscriptions in iOS 5, offering users easy access to the latest content downloaded in the background.
Adobe's software will allow publishers to create digital editions of their magazine and newspaper applications that automatically deliver content to the Newsstand application on iOS devices. The compatibility will launch "soon after" Apple debuts iOS 5, which is expected sometime this fall.
Publishers will be able to use Digital Publishing Suite to create files that are detected by Newsstand and automatically downloaded to the Newsstand shelf, eliminating long download times which can present a barrier to reading content on iPad devices. Applications built with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite and enabled for Newsstand will allow publishers to better merchandise their content with support for Newsstand push notifications and icon covers displayed on the Newsstand shelf, reflecting the latest issue of the magazine or newspaper.
A number of publishers including Condé Nast and Reader's Digest have utilized Adobe's publishing tools to bring their content to the iPad, making Newsstand compatibility for Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite an important step toward making Newsstand the one-stop place for users to manage their digital subscription content on their iOS devices.
Anon, 07 Sep 2011The bad ting about iPhone is dat its NOT customizable so everyone phones looks exactly d same.... moreI am getting sick and tired of the complain about Android does this and IOS does not;ios is this and Android is not. If i send a message or call a guy with my iphone and you do the same with your Android phone, would the guy at the other end know that my phone or yours is customised or not? Let us all just be satisfied with what we have and leave the other man's phone alone. period!!
I too agree. iOS are always better than android. Android gained popularity coz it was available in cheap devices. So it degrades the experience of Android. In the end you have to buy expensive range of Android for good quality. Then, wait for upgrades at the mercy of manufacturers. In that Apple simply wins! They have rock solid OS with stable upgrades globally. So the experience in unison to all the iphones compared to Androids.
iOS wins man!!!
NB: I use Android and iOS
i use an android.in d past,i hav used symbian,blackberry.
Last week i exchanged my android for an iphone for 2 days.
Lets just say that dose 2 days were d worst in terms of independence.so many limitations.thats so stupid of apple.
Thank u android.
RARW, 07 Sep 2011iPhone is more for children use and android is more for advance users.What do u mean by that .? can u prove it .?a kid loves to play games on iPhone rather than Android devices .luckily Android got angry birds . and businessman always use an iPhone for their business . easy e-mail ...facebook,skype,tweet everywhere ... iPhone got everythin except BBM .. So,is it iPhone still for a kid .? :))
Anon, 07 Sep 2011The bad ting about iPhone is dat its NOT customizable so everyone phones looks exactly d same.... morewho said .? iPhone can be modded too .it can be htc Android UI or even Windoes 7 UI .just use Dreamboard same like Panda Home for android .an advance theme platform .also got AndroidlockXT for security . and AppsLock too ... anythin can be done :)
why u people give wrong information, u can search and find that samsung make every thing for iphone (apple),u can look at samsung phone product quantity and compare with your lovely iphone.
The bad ting about iPhone is dat its NOT customizable so everyone phones looks exactly d same..... unlike android where u can customize anything in d phone to each users taste ^_^
Apple were about to do away with sim card all-together in favour of an EEPROM chip on the device with a simple secure network download to activate the chip..However some american network said No so apple worked on an even smaller sim card to make more room in its i-phone.
Kelly, 06 Sep 2011When is IPHONE 4 8GB going to launch ? Well supposidley tommorrow they ate going to have their annual announcement but apple will not let anything go till its fully polished..Their was an order for 8gb flash memory so it must be true.