The iPhone 4 is gearing up to break records and Apple is really good at that, especially when it comes to their mobile devices. I’m not going to bore you with the various facets of the device yet again, you can take a look at all the new features here. What I’d like to get into is merely what I liked and disliked about this fancy new Apple mobile phone so I’ll get straight to it.

It’s an outstanding design, I have to admit that. Apple has gone all out to make sure that if you buy the iPhone 4, this may very well be the last phone you’ll ever own, or at least till the next model. Right from it being super slim at just 9.3mm to the hardcore, helicopter glass surfaces it’s packed in between that’s doesn’t just make it averse to getting scratched but keeps fingerprints at bay too.

The upgraded resolution and pixel depth on this ‘Retina display’ is intriguing. We’re talking about super clear scripts, better viewing angles, and vivid colors, possibly unlike we’ve seen so far in the mobile field.

The addition of a secondary microphone for noise suppression will make calls so much better than they ever were and of course fact that super strong aluminum border that’s designed to help with better reception.

I have to give Apple credit for designing a processor (A4) that was smaller and seemingly just as powerful as the speediest handset’s out there, just to make room for a bigger battery. Lord knows, we needed a better battery life for the iPhone.

I’ve always liked the iPhone’s light/proximity sensor. From my experience, just a few other devices were able to provide the kind of sensitivity that and response as Apple’s device. The three-axis gyroscope in cahoots with the existing smooth as a hot knife through butter-like accelerometer can totally provide six-axis motion sensing making the mobile gaming take on a whole new level of intensity and interaction, and since this is one of the main aspects for me to own an iPhone I’m a happy camper.

Tethering your handset with your PC or Mac Book is definitely a beneficial service that Apple has provided with the handset. Just hook it up to your computer and surf the web via the handset’s 3G service. Of course it’ll be a while before that’s actually possible for us over on this side of the pond.

Publish date: June 9, 2010 3:36 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 6:23 pm

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