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IPHONE 4 First thoughts?

asandino Avatar
6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
The IPHONE 4 is out now.

I would like to get an idea of your first thoughts. I am sure some of you would like to share and talk about your new toy :-)

This might help people that have not got it yet make a decision on whether to get it or not.

So far this are mines.

Good things:
1. A lot faster than the 3GS to load apps
2. Multitasking
3. To me the Iphone 4 looks more like a Male phone (The wife said that she prefers the looks of the 3GS).
4. The HD video recording is very nice.
5. The flash and the camera
6. IOS4 is very nice.
7. The screen looks amazing
8. The speakers are a lot louder than the 3GS. (e.g. At least you car hear the NDRIVE in the car even if you have the windows down as opposed to the 3GS where the speaker was not that loud).
9. The reception seems to be a bit better (as long as you are using a case)
10. Using the N WIFI is extremmely fast . The internet is amazing. (i.e. Using SKYPE was superb, was even better than a phone call it is indeed that good).
11. The Ibooks is a very nice app and you get some nice free books (the kids love the Winnie the pooh book)
12. Having folder is a very nice feature

Bad things (in my opinion)
1. The antenna issue that when you touch the metal bar seems to drop the signal. (solution get a case) I have not had an issue after that. Also I do not think is that bad as they make it sound like. I managed to replicate the problem once or twice but not all the time.
2. The multitasking seems to leave everything open so at some point I think I had over 10 apps in the background and had to close them all (so far I have not notice performance issues with this)
3. Some games look a bit pixelated in the Iphone 4 (i.e. Final Fantasy you can see the pixels) This is not too bad in fact the colours are better but it does not looks as nice as the 3GS.
4. I can not make SKYPE video calls (aarrghhhhh)
5. The fact that now we have folder makes it slower to move icons in itunes
6. WHY does it have to use a MicroSIM (Do they really need that extra space in the phone?) I guess is not that bad once you have it, but it is annoying..

There you go these are my first thoughts. let me know what have you noticed.

So far I am very impressed with the Iphone 4 and I am simply loving it
asandino Avatar
6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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#1
I am very happy with it.

I would like an option when you close an app to either "run" or "close"
I appear to be lucky and can't recreate the reception issue.
The screen is the seller, superb.
#2
chester123
I am very happy with it.

I would like an option when you close an app to either "run" or "close"
I appear to be lucky and can't recreate the reception issue.
The screen is the seller, superb.


Yes that would be handy.

I am not quite sure how different the multitask works. I use Palringo and when I go to another app and come back to Palringo it seems like it has to resume the session again. I do not see much of a difference as how it worked before.

Also I notice that in some games (i.e. LGR2) when I come out and come back I have to start again. So I guess not all the apps are 100% compatible yet with the multitasking.
[mod]#3
Have you been on Facetime yet? It is AWESOME.
#4
Yeah I have noticed the same, smaller apps appear to remember whereas games et al do not.
#5
magicjay1986
Have you been on Facetime yet? It is AWESOME.


Unforutantely I don't know anybody else who has one yet.
#6
chester123
Unforutantely I don't know anybody else who has one yet.


lol. I am in the same boat :-( :oops:
banned#7
I agree with OP basically.

BTW, you can close apps. Bring up the multitask bar, hold an icon, and press the red - symbol.
#8
daughter loves hers-Im sticking with my 3gs for now-she says not one dropped call or signal so far-is this affecting all phones or just some?
banned#9
vibeone
BTW, you can close apps. Bring up the multitask bar, hold an icon, and press the red - symbol.


Wow....... I must rush out and buy one! :w00t:
#10
asandino
lol. I am in the same boat :-( :oops:


The solution is right in front of you just facetime each other!
Could be the start of a beautiful friendship
#11
vibeone
I agree with OP basically.

BTW, you can close apps. Bring up the multitask bar, hold an icon, and press the red - symbol.


This is actually a good bit of advice. It's not exactly explained very well when you get the phone.
#12
vibeone
I agree with OP basically.

BTW, you can close apps. Bring up the multitask bar, hold an icon, and press the red - symbol.



Yes I noticed this one. It was not explained properly anywhere.

In case people wonder how to bring the multitask bar, just press the button twice. :thumbsup:

PS: I added the following
Good:
12. Having folder is a very nice feature

Bad:
5. The fact that now we have folder makes it slower to move icons in itunes
#13
Just FYI, just because the app is in your multitask menu, doesn't mean it is running in the background...it has closed, but the app has saved state...so when you reopen it, it resumes from where it was (giving the illusion of true multitasking). Of course, some apps will be using certain APIs in the background like sounds, GPS etc

Having lots of apps in you multitask menu is fine, no need to close them. Think of the multitask menu more of a recent apps list rather than a currently running apps list
#14
Love mine :)
Although I do have the signal problem, but we'll see how it goes!
Edit : I wish I could get hold of a bumper!
#15
I view the signal thing as more of a character trait!..

Otherwise the original posters comments are a pretty good summation!

I just started a new thread basically saying I have very sucesfully cut down a T-Mobile sim to use, meaning a much more generous data plan. So if anyone is thinking of doing it go for it. Although I did have two beers before being brave enough to start hacking in to my sim card..
#16
justingalore
I view the signal thing as more of a character trait!..

Otherwise the original posters comments are a pretty good summation!

I just started a new thread basically saying I have very sucesfully cut down a T-Mobile sim to use, meaning a much more generous data plan. So if anyone is thinking of doing it go for it. Although I did have two beers before being brave enough to start hacking in to my sim card..


lol. Well if you go via quidco you can get about £10 worth of money back ordering free SIM from all the networks. I have about 10+ that will give you enough practice before you do your proper SIM.

I did get one free microsim from the O2 store two days before I've got my iphone so did not have any issues changing it.

I just added the Microsim thing to the bad list :-)

PS: I have been thinking going for the Vodafone SIM ONLY deal which is £20 a month (600min unli text and 500MB) in a 30days rolling contract. Also you get £45 quidco which gets paid after 3 months. So really after 3 months I can cancel it and it only cost me £5 a month. But that SIM deal is not a MICROSIM aarrrghhhh so I would have to cut it. So annoying :x
#17
Apple should provide the bumpers for free! Glad i never purchased one yet, will wait till they release a fully functional model.

PS: I have been thinking going for the Vodafone SIM ONLY deal which is £20 a month (600min unli text and 500MB) in a 30days rolling contract. Also you get £45 quidco which gets paid after 3 months. So really after 3 months I can cancel it and it only cost me £5 a month.


Im owed cashback from vodafone, been waiting 6 months but luckily i wasnt relying on it.
#18
asandino
lol. Well if you go via quidco you can get about £10 worth of money back ordering free SIM from all the networks. I have about 10+ that will give you enough practice before you do your proper SIM.


Thought about trying on another SIM first but decided that it was likely I would get that one right then still get my actual SIM wrong. So I took a deep breath and cut away!..
#19
Daft question it may be... but why did Apple come up with the MicroSim (surely not just to save space ?) seems like a right PITA swapping them around to me.
#20
I saw some of the bumpers in the Apple store today when I went to get mine (the Meadowhall Apple store); and you could have any colour you wanted. As long as it was black. For £25 I think I would rather have a few third party cases.
#21
MarzBarz
Apple should provide the bumpers for free! Glad i never purchased one yet, will wait till they release a fully functional model.



Im owed cashback from vodafone, been waiting 6 months but luckily i wasnt relying on it.



iamdamien
I saw some of the bumpers in the Apple store today when I went to get mine (the Meadowhall Apple store); and you could have any colour you wanted. As long as it was black. For £25 I think I would rather have a few third party cases.



You can get this one very cheap whislt you wait for Apple to give us the bumpers for free :thumbsup:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Silicone-Screen-Protector-iPhone/dp/B003RK1QI0/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1277466772&sr=8-4

I doubt they will recall the Iphones if this becomes an issue that could be fixed with a bumper :thumbsup:. I remember Nintendo was giving away the wrist bands for free with the controllers of the Wii
#22
asandino
You can get this one very cheap whislt you wait for Apple to give us the bumpers for free :thumbsup:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Silicone-Screen-Protector-iPhone/dp/B003RK1QI0/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1277466772&sr=8-4

I doubt they will recall the Iphones if this becomes an issue that could be fixed with a bumper :thumbsup:. I remember Nintendo was giving away the wrist bands for free with the controllers of the Wii

I reckon they probably would "take" your phone and replace it if you were unhappy; a gesture of goodwill and all that. But I doubt they will give bumpers away for free. I hope Switcheasy do some nice cases and bumpers; found the iPhone 3G and 3Gs stuff they did to be better than some £20+ cases for a fraction of the cost.
#23
I may get slated for this but I went to the mall today to have a look at the iphone 4 and ipad and I have to say I found them a bit meh, to be honest.

The iphone 4 looks pretty good but nothing special, didn't look much thinner (or better) than the 3gs and the os is instantly familiar but not much different to the 3gs (and you can download it for the 3gs), not enough to warrant an upgrade, the screen is very clear but in all honesty the 3gs wasn't bad anyway and only would notice a huge difference if they were side by side. I saw a customers face drop when they asked about an upgrade when the sales person said for the same monthly price on the 3gs would be reduced from 600 mins and unlimited internet to 300 mins and 500mb. Then another customer said "What is the actual difference?!!" (comparing the os and size of the 3gs in front of him) and the salesperson looked flustered and and speiled off the 720p video and multitasking (which didn't register much of a reaction but a few muttered "I won't use that..."), then he mentioned Facetime and seemed genuinely embarrased saying the word(!) which came the reply "Oh I can show you those shoes before I buy them now!" then the sales person came in that it can only be used via Wifi. Less on the ipad, it looks just like a big photoframe and feels like a big ipod touch, sorry it just does...Nice graphics on the games though. Overall, if you don't have one (an iphone) its still the most impressive phone on the market today but if you have a 3gs, is it really really really worth it? I have no choice, I am still buying the white one for my wife because she says it looks 'cute'.

P.S. I think I overheard that they are taking in 3gs trade ins for £250 but don't quote me on that...
banned#24
Ahh the old "its a big ipod touch" argument again.

Sigh.

That is EXACTLY to a tee what I want it to be - a big internet thing. So thanks for confirming thats what it is. It's a flawed argument - it is a big ipod touch! No one has said it isn't - thats why its good.

(Ignoring the obviously trollie bits)
#25
vibeone
Ahh the old "its a big ipod touch" argument again.

Sigh.

That is EXACTLY to a tee what I want it to be - a big internet thing. So thanks for confirming thats what it is. It's a flawed argument - it is a big ipod touch! No one has said it isn't - thats why its good.

(Ignoring the obviously trollie bits)


Just had a mess on it tbh, not my cup of tea but maybe if I had one at home it might well turn out to be awesome! K?! No argument.
#26
An iphone 4 experience I thought I would share with the group.

Yesterday I dropped the phone from ear height to the ground in the supermarket. So on to a hard tile floor with gritty surface. And I can report that it sustained no damage, which is remarkable I think given it appears to be glass. The conversation I was having wasn't even cut off (my mum didn't even notice she had been dropped).

I wouldn't recommend trying this for fun, but I was pleasantly suprised with the resiliance of the thing.
#27
justingalore
An iphone 4 experience I thought I would share with the group.

Yesterday I dropped the phone from ear height to the ground in the supermarket. So on to a hard tile floor with gritty surface. And I can report that it sustained no damage, which is remarkable I think given it appears to be glass. The conversation I was having wasn't even cut off (my mum didn't even notice she had been dropped).

I wouldn't recommend trying this for fun, but I was pleasantly suprised with the resiliance of the thing.


Wow good to know, not intending to try it though. I am guessing you did not have any case :thumbsup:
#28
justingalore
An iphone 4 experience I thought I would share with the group.

Yesterday I dropped the phone from ear height to the ground in the supermarket. So on to a hard tile floor with gritty surface. And I can report that it sustained no damage, which is remarkable I think given it appears to be glass. The conversation I was having wasn't even cut off (my mum didn't even notice she had been dropped).

I wouldn't recommend trying this for fun, but I was pleasantly suprised with the resiliance of the thing.


That is great to know for those who drop things frequently, however, ear height is a little obscure! we have no idea how tall you are, can you try it again please, perhaps from the top of a moving double decker bus or something this time, then we will know for sure how sturdy it is!

If it survives this, then u can repeat the same test, only this time giving the phone some 'downwards force' as you release it from your hands

don't forget to report back!
#29
Nope no case (and still no case now) I am not a fan of buying a sleek device then enclosing it in something making it decidedly less sleek.

And the height was 5-10" with no downward force, but a bit of a skid on the ground..

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