I avoided buying apple because of the hardware and the OS limitation that Apple ignored until now....
Spend 1300SGD when HTC touch cruise was launched and then moved to Samsung Omnia II picked up for 800SGD and now using E72(office) along with Omnia II. Finally with Apple 4 it is time for peoples like me who liked apple OS & stability, but didn't buy due to poor hardware specs will finally jump into the apple wagon this summer. The Price is out 760EURO i.e around 1300SGD same as the Touch cruise I bought 2 years back. ....I bought a ipod touch which I think is bit expensive but best served the purpose for which peoples out there bought the iphone . With iphone 4G I think now Apple is launching a better product (won't say the best yet) where people like me would finally merge their phone, ipod and camera into one and get the benefit of the Best OS. Window mobile coming this year will be in the same category where the OS will be strictly controlled and benefit from OS updates will be immediate over the air, unlike the Andriod phones (excluding Nexus) which take ages to get the next update due to the manufacture’ s customized UI.
For me the best feature that is introduced in iphone 4 are:
1/ Steel band which act as antenna, so no or few drop calls.
2/ Decent 5MP camera, no need to bump up pixels if it could not get a decent low light picture. LED flash I believe is useless in mobile phones when the subjects are beyond a 1-2 meter. Better go for technology that can boost picture quality without a Flash.
3/ HD Video which are now common on mobile phones.
4/ Display, if it is visible under sun as claimed. Should be at least like super AMOLED I saw today. Apple says it did not go for AMOLED as they could not get Samsung to commit sufficient number of screen for iPhone 4.
I am not listing multitasking as a feature in iphone 4 as it is a part of iOS 4
Rest of the features I am sure will be available in next version of ipod touch.
The only thing I hate about apple is that if you are on vacation take your computer with itunes loaded always. Apple have made tons of money out of the iPhone, now it is high time be little open and adapt popular market formats like it started using intel processors for the MAC and it did boost their sales.
Cell-Phone-Tec, 15 Jun 2010that may be true but you have to admit Apple iphones are not the greatest phones to have that ... moreoh come on, apple does one phone a year other manufacturers do many models more to fix all their mistakes, your point is not valid
Engineer Man, 15 Jun 2010Apples are using the same Samsung processors in their Ipad/Iphone 4 as in Samsungs S800 Wave, ... morethat may be true but you have to admit Apple iphones are not the greatest phones to have that is why Apple keeps pushing out more phones whats the next one? Apple iphone 4s? Then 5 then 5s? come on really? A true smart person knows that Apple iphone is not the way to go. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 with 8 mega pixel camera is 10x's better then the new iphone 4.
Apples are using the same Samsung processors in their Ipad/Iphone 4 as in Samsungs S800 Wave, Galaxy S I9000. Samsung's S5PC110A01 application processor, 1Ghz Cortex A8, on a 45nm low-power fabrication process. Samsung will exponentially make high sales growth rates with this chip.
Ok here is my input I have and used the iphone 3g/s I have to say the application load time is very slow if that is what you call Apple processor then I'm sorry to say that this iphone 4 is nothing more then a money grabbing for people who want to look cool by saying they have the new iphone 4 I think this is targeting mostly the high school kids and fist year college and university students. You want to say your money go with phone that has more megapixel then 5 there are many on the Rogers, Bell and Telus website.
this is the best apple can do it's iPhone & customers.
i think now its an right time to for iPhone 4
it has everything.
5 mega pixel camera.with flash auto focus..
and lots of new exciting features..
i will definitely buy this ..
I have been thinking about buying the 64gb ipod touch, but decided to wait as surely apple would put that 64 gb in its new phone and i would be able to save the pocket space and cash. Personally i'm disappointed that apple have not made the "which phone do i buy?" question a lot more clear cut. come on apple, pull your finger out! electronics run out of power, when users are away from mains power they have always had the luxury of putting in a freshly charged battery when the said device runs out of power.
Memory fills up, when this happens, users have always had the luxury of adding more or exchanging the storage device.
These two points are taken into consideration by every manufacturer on this planet, why not apple?
Normal Phone with standard features. I think it is a waste of Money.
well iphone is rubbish... the reason is cause the video calling only works with wifi.. not with mobile data so whats the point of having video calling on it. otherwise its okay but not that great
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010So who cares how many they sell? boooringggg
Most companies are capable of making ore than ... moreer no worst build quality awards goes to sony ericsson and LG right now...how do i know?
i get handsets going off to repair every day and worked with phones since 2003.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010Don't forget that Apple's site goes into meltdown due to so many people trying to pre-order iP... moreSo who cares how many they sell? boooringggg
Most companies are capable of making ore than one device usually and they don't give free updates to boost sales either.
Wonder if this one is cone develop cracks as easy as 3GS so far iPhones have had the worst build quality of all phones, especially for the fat price they have.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010Wow, still no bluetooth file sending and no flash... Can it do anything new besides video- ... moreno flash and no bluetooth file sending but guess what people dont seem to mind that, thats not what the phone buying masses base their decision on. Techy geek heads are less than 10% of the market
Foley, 15 Jun 2010Well dear Anonymous according to your post, you must be the one which learn the hard way. Loo... moreWow, still no bluetooth file sending and no flash...
Can it do anything new besides video- call, that the old ones can't?
And the screen is a total mess I heard, probably that's why they advertise the screen more than the phone!
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010Don't forget that Apple's site goes into meltdown due to so many people trying to pre-order iP... moreexacly the phones sell because they are well designed and a fair bit of hype to them is well placed and solidly backed. The evidence is there every year.
[deleted post]Well dear Anonymous according to your post, you must be the one which learn the hard way. Looks like that you run into an Apple trap and now try to justify that not to look foolish. Whatever you do with your money is definitely just your business. What I try to do is to polite express my opinion ( that is the title anyway ) about new Apple toy called 4. Maybe, just maybe some of the newcomers will think twice before waist large amount of money for a toy. Fancy, trendy but still just a toy.
Why, whenever somebody say something beyond doubt and truthful about Apple propaganda and Apple product, people start to take that personally, divert talking and start to offend?
Hmm interesting psychological phenomena.
its the next best thing
most revolutionary phone ever..
i dont know why people are constantly picking on iphones..
it sure made my life easier..i totally love the phone.