Its seems that everyone here is either a fan for one company or another sprouting banter about which is better and getting personal just to get their point across when no one is really listening when they get frustrated.
Truth is I have used Nokia, Samsung, and Apple. So I hope you all don't take this personally but I must say that while all of them have their strengths and flaws I still prefer the iPhone! For two simple reasons.
The first - USER INTERFACE.. No other company, from Nokia, Samsung, Sony, and whomever have even come close and are still so very far to the feel and responsiveness of the iphone! Even as of this writing, there is no one who can, pardon the pun, "touch." the iphone!
Second - Applications! On the Appstore and from the like of Cydia and Rock as well. Even if 90% like so many have said on this forum, are quite useless, the remaining 10% still means Millions of Applications that I can use whenever and wherever I want!
Now, as for the Processor, and screen, or whatever else, I really don’t care.. Why? Because for the most part, we will see the same technology on par with today’s standards from phones of the same level.. If any.. I am also no Fan of Steve Jobs but let’s face it, with the orders coming in for the iPhone this week shutting down the system, im pretty sure he is doing something right!
So, I have decided to buy the iPhone and N8 as soon as available and give one to each of my mistresses and let you all know what is the reality of the situation is there!
Peace Y'all!! :)
I dont understand what these iphone haters trying to prove? if you think your words mean something you are so wrong!, you could say anything and i still buy iphone.
your guys making fool of yourself and everyone laughting at you
At 01:00 am on 22 June, the iPhone OS 4.0 will become available to download
iOS 4 should be released in a little under 6 hours, 8 am PST (-8 GMT).
If you got a 3G or 3GS it will be like getting a new phone.
If you have a jailbroken phone it is NOT recommended especially if it was jailbroken to undo the SIM lock.
Guys who are jealous of the iphone just get a nice cheap nokia and go on the nokia website.
There's no reason for you to come on here because no one wants to hear what you are saying.
The iphone will always rule accept it or take a jump
Anonymous, 21 Jun 2010You really haven't proven anything but the fact that you are jealous of iphone users. Why els... more"you are jealous of iphone users"
Dude, had one and newer again same mistake!
Just don't want to anybody else find that hard way as I did.
After you spend so much money for this toy, reselling will be more than difficult.
I am self employee and not like you daddy's son, I do appreciate hard earning money.
[deleted post]100% agree with you there, Don't even know why they are coming on here for?
You don't catch me going on the Nokia or Sony Ericsson website who I regard 100% x better than the Nokia.
Iphone is the thinnest smartphone ever and has the best screen display.
Nokia on the other hand has the bulkiest handsets which alot of people nickname the Nokia as the brick.
Anyways enough of the Nokia because i'm getting bored of them and for you Nokia fans the Iphone 3g will break the N8 hands down
Iphone 4 is coming and i'm getting real excited, I watched Steve jobs in his presentation and you just have to love him.
Iphone 4 sold out of pre order sales in day 1 it's magical and i'm so excited
Look at the daily interest were getting on here and compare it with anyone else.
Looks like the iphone has won already and it's not even released yet
its a fantastic phone according to its feature. wifi, 32 gb memory and much more..................
Anonymous, 21 Jun 2010You really haven't proven anything but the fact that you are jealous of iphone users. Why els... moreReally doesn't matter if it's 24 or 30 as long as it doesn't go below 24 on fast moving objects and action scenes.
What matters is that a 12 mp camera will yield better quality than a 5 mp one in video recording.
iphone 4 teach the nokia what a high tech smartphone be so at 2011 nokia should be going to make very high end mobile because dont miss with king of mobile phones(nokia)this 2010 best handsets award goes to iphone for lol! but i will buy nokia n8 because i think this iphone 4 is waste for money to me so,dont teach me i am intelligent
Hey , my phone is thinner than a iPhart4, doesn't that make it better overall?? I mean Jeeve Snobs seems to think that the iPhoney 4 is so much better than anything because it's shinier
[deleted post]"Can you make difference between 24-25 or 30fps?
If you can you must be an alien.
, cause human eye cannot do this."
actually it can in fast camera moves, example second newest bond beginning in movie. But yes everyone cant see it
But still if phones say it's 24fps, it doesn mean it really is. If you look example htc evo 25fps its not near as smooth as cinema movies, they are just numbers, why so many keep looking those numbers, its so stupid
[deleted post]You really haven't proven anything but the fact that you are jealous of iphone users. Why else would you be here? 30fps would provide smoother video recording than 24fps. A little common sense please :) If you think it's useless, then suit yourself and stick with your device w/ 24fps video recording capabilities :) And please, don't compare multiple nokia devices total sales to 1 iphone. That's just plain dumb. Don't forget, Apple is worth way, way more than Nokia :) Jealous, jealous, jealous :)
Nokia and lg make lo, 20 Jun 2010Sold my n97 mini regret not getting iphone 3gs since the price with n97 mini are almost the sa... morewhat was wrong with the n97...and also does the n97 have video share?????
Anonymous, 21 Jun 2010Yes and it holds a regular size sim that gives me the FREEDOM to move it from phone to phone.T... moreAnd you're telling me this because? Hey, if switching sim cards is what you do all day, suit yourself. It has nothing to do with me as an iphone user, and I don't know why you're so mad, lol.
iOS 4 will release sometime today (21st June) American time.
My old 3G will turn into a new phone.
Some of these will only work on the 3GS and iPhone 4 but there's still plenty for me.
1. A revised look and feel reminiscent of the Mac OS X desktop, including a glass shelf Dock, translucent status bar, and support for custom wallpaper on the Home screen. Gone are Apple's efforts to differentiate the iPhone and iPod touch by giving each a different dock design and withholding apps from the touch. The only real differences between the iPhone and iPod touch now relate to hardware, and iOS 4 works to abstract away any differences wherever possible.
2. Support for iTunes "File Sharing," which copies documents associated with a specific app on or off the device when it syncs with iTunes. iOS 4 also exposes the concept of opening email attachments with a particular app, another feature that debuted on iPad.
3. Support for suggested search terms in Safari when users begin entering a query.
4. HTML5 videos can now play within the browser window, rather than launching the QuickTime full screen player, similar to how iPad works.
5. Support for Apple's iBooks ebook reader and store app, which now also functions as a PDF document library and viewer.
6. Support for Bluetooth keyboards and for system-wide spell check, word suggestion and replacement, and other developer-extendable features that can be included in the text selection copy/paste menu. International layouts on the virtual keyboard can also now be selected from a contextual menu rather than just cycling through multiple configured layouts by hitting the globe icon.
7. iPod music playback now gets album art in its listings, and presents additional metadata for the currently playing song or podcast when the user brings up playback controls. Users can also create playlists on the device, rather than only syncing configured playlists from iTunes or only creating simple iPod-style "on the go" playlists.
8. A software orientation lock, like the iPad's hardware switch, enables users to keep their iPhone from flipping back and forth between landscape and portrait when holding the device perpendicular to the ground (such as when lying in bed). In iOS 4, the orientation lock is presented when you double-click on the Home button and swipe to the left. Also available in this menu are background audio controls, which default to iPod playback but can also be used by third parties with apps that support Background Audio multitasking (something that isn't yet available on iPad).
9. A new Location Services icon in the menu bar that flags when the current app is accessing your location, either using GPS or WiFi triangulation. Apple reports this to the user for privacy reasons, and also forces apps to request permission to perform location lookups via the operating system, so that apps can't track users' location without their being aware that Location Services are active. In iOS 4, there is also now per-app preferences for enabling or disabling specific titles from determining location. Apps that lookup the user's location are flagged on the Location Services page within Settings so users can track which apps are tracking them. iPad does not yet expose this new fine grained control in its Location Services preferences.
New user features in iOS 4
10. Multitasking, the biggest feature of the new system. AppleInsider detailed how the new multitasking features work (there are multiple classes of multitasking support) and how it differs from other smartphone platforms that simply allow lots of apps to all be left running in the background. Apps updates are already being posted to iTunes with new support for different levels of multitasking.
11. FaceTime, exclusive to the iPhone 4.
12. New Folders for organizing groups of up to a dozen apps into a collection. Drag an app on top of another and a Folder is created. Drag in additional apps (but not folders; they don't combine or nestle) and you end up with an icon full of the first nine app's mini icons. This feature packs lots of apps into a small space and keeps them organized, but the app icons are no longer as readily visible, so you might need to start launching apps via Spotlight rather than trying to hunt them down visually. Folders can also be created and managed in iTunes.
13. Support for Microsoft Bing in Safari as an alternative search engine to Google (the default) or Yahoo.
14. A new ability to use the Spotlight page to launch searches via Safari (via the currently selected search engine) or Wikipedia.
15. Search support in Messages for looking up text in SMS messages. The app also gets a message character counter to avoid overshooting the 150 per-message limit.
16. Mail now presents multiple accounts in a single unified mailbox view. There's also new threading features for following emails in a conversation, rather than just by date received. Mail also supports multiple Exchange ActiveSync accounts at once. When sending photos as attachments, Mail offers to reduce the message size by scaling down the photos (similar to the desktop Mac OS X Mail).
17. Photos adds support landscape browsing of album, and for Events, Faces, and Places from iPhoto, and also tracks GPS geolocation Places tagged by the Camera app.
18. Camera gets tap to focus when recording video (on iPhone 3GS or newer phones), a digital zoom feature, and new support for the additional cameras and LED flash
19. iOS 4 adds support for stronger lock passwords rather than just a 4-digit PIN.
20. New support for accessibility features, including additional braille devices via Bluetooth and audible keyboard feedback.
21. YouTube now supports portrait orientation video playback.
22. Notes now supports the idea of accounts, allowing users to view local notes (that aren't synced) and additionally notes synced with external accounts, including MobileMe or other IMAP services.
New features for developers
iOS 4 adds a lot of under the hood plumbing for third party developers to exploit in their apps, along with general core OS features that enable new functionality and make the system faster and more robust. Apple claims 1500 new APIs for developers in iOS 4. Many are rather esoteric, but there's a few that are very visible to users:
23. New core OS features that bring iOS into feature parity with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, including support for Blocks and Grand Central Dispatch, IPv6 networks and SSL VPNs.
24. New access to camera features, from raw pixel data for still photography applications to full video access and a new AV Foundation framework that provides the core functionality Apple exposed it its own new iMovie app. iOS 4 also adds enhanced new support for HTTP Live Streaming for adaptive live and on-demand streaming of video, and provides rich access to photos and videos via Media Library APIs.
25. CoreMotion for sophisticated use of accelerometer and magnetometer (compass) data, along with the new gyroscope in iPhone 4.
26. Support for Calendar data store access from the new Calendar Event Kit, enabling apps to create and work with event information. Apple also now supports CalDAV-compliant account sync in Calendar (used by Mac OS X Server's Calendar Server) and CardDAV-compliant account sync in Contacts (used by Address Book Server). Developers can also incorporate SMS features into their apps, add Quick Look support, and use improvements to Map Kit for drawing routes or adding overlays to map views they embed in their apps.
27. The new iAd, more than being just a revised new type of mobile ads, is actually deeply integrated into iOS to allow developers to easily add support for subtle advertising within their apps that provides the maximum payback. That means more potential for apps that might not otherwise exist without a sponsor.
28. New support for advanced OpenGL ES features, including sophisticated shadows, full scene anti-aliasing for graphics smoothing, and new optimizations for performance.
29. The new Game Center is present in iOS 4 as a developer preview, but won't be ready for prime time until later in the year. Developers will need to add support for Game Center to their apps.
30. New Accelerate APIs provide hundreds of mathematical functions optimized for iPhone and iPod touch, including signal-processing routines, fast Fourier transforms, basic vector and matrix operations, and industry-standard functions for factoring matrices and solving systems of linear equations.