Its been a week with my iPhone4 and what a week its been for the company that produced it.
As you no doubt know by now Apple confessed to some issues with placing the antenna band on the outside of the iPhone4 can lead to signal drop off. They also promised free cases/bumpers for those who have bought or will buy the new iPhone4 to alleviate any concerns about the ability to use the iPhone4 when/where you want to.
Having been an iPhone user for the last 2 years (iPhone 3G version) I can tell you that the iPhone has no problem….dropping calls and losing WiFi connectivity from time to time. Blame ATT. Blame Apple. Blame your zip code/city’s lack of approving new cell towers. Long story short – what made the iPhone great to me is that despite all of these hangups and headaches, the OS is simply the best thing out there and for multimedia like Apple’s other desktop/laptop products – it’s mostly peerless.
Having experienced this for the last two years, to me the iPhone4 is a great upgrade. Sure it still has some of the issues of the iPhone3G with respect to dropped calls (though in my experience so far its been about 50% less), but the ability to surf the web and work with some graphics intensive apps has been tremendously boosted. The A4 style chip does seem to eat up battery life (a little more so than the previous generation despite the bigger battery size) at the benefit of having a much fast, sharper and clearer iPhone.
I’m still petrified about dropping the thing — I am counting down the days until a fully silicone case becomes available for the iPhone4, that aside the nearly resounding opinion on this product is pretty clear, especially through September 30th. You’re getting a pretty amazing piece of technology that’s an above average cellphone with a free case.
Now in the category of excellent cellphones with solid multimedia/web surfing abilities – be sure to check out the HTC “Evo4” from Sprint and the excellent “HTC Incredible” and Motorola “DroidX” from Verizon. The latter not only features one of the largest screens on the the market, but also doubles as its own wireless hub – linking to to the web across your other wireless devices.