The love affair with Apple continues: luckily, the mammoth tech company was able to impress with the new 4G even after the incredibly pervasive hype and unprecedented leaks. To those who thought that the 3G would remain the superior smartphone, PC World says that “The Apple iPhone 4 is everything that a new piece of technology should be: It’s innovative, attractive, and ahead of its competition. In comparison, previous iPhone upgrades seem inconsequential–that’s how much iPhone 4 brings to the table.” So what does it bring?
Among the most discussed changes are the sleek, slimmer design, crisp display, much improved camera, computer-like functioning, and the option for iBooks. The phone is said to be a great upgrade even for those with the 3GS. Let’s look at some of the features:
- The aesthetic appeal of the new iPhone is undeniable. It is shiny and chic, with a more slim, incredibly sleek design. The contours are more rounded, and little touches, like the finger-print and scratch-resistant glass face and back plates, and the individual volume buttons, up the luxury quotient. Cosmetic upgrades may seem minor but there tends to be a social cache attached to Apple products, and looks do mean a lot to users.
- The display is crisp 960 x 640 pixel IPS and 326 pixels per inch, for incredibly clear images. This is the best resolution on a phone to date.
- With the great display, iBooks is even more of a great feature. You can transfer your books between different devices, and create notes, bookmarks, and highlights. iBooks also supports PDF files, so you can import them from Safari or email. You can also synch these PDFs with other Apple devices.
- The iPads A4 CPU also powers the new iPhone and allows for features like multitasking. It is a faster and more seamless experience for users.
While the reaction has been typically positive, DVICE, did have this to say about the new iPhone:
That giant yawn you hear is geek reaction to the new fourth-generation Apple iPhone. Why the nerd nonchalance? Because for the first time since the iPhone blew our brains out in June 2007, there’s already is a more advanced (and cheaper) phone available — the $200 HTC Sprint EVO 4G.
Is the iPhone too late? It is supposedly coming next month, so we’ll see.
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