iPhone 4-ever?

With the launch of the new iPhone in less than a week, Apple has at last unveiled their latest re-design of the smartphone. With a lost prototype leaked several months before the release of the phone, we already had an idea of what it was going to look like. It’s said to have over 100 new features and specifications, so will the fourth generation of the iPhone out-do itself?


Will the new iphone rival its previous generations? Photo: Anneka James

The iPhone 4 is powered by the same chip (an A4 CPU), which is used to power the latest Apple product, the iPad. With a new higher resolution screen, built-in mics, and a new HD camera system, the new iPhone sounds like it’s got everything you could ever need in a phone.

The smartphone still comes with the two-year contract, which has already been enforced by Apple for a number of years. Lucy Smith has had her iPhone for little under a year and says that the two-year contract should be removed: “It’s crazy the way you’re automatically locked into a 24 month contract just because the phone you want is a little smarter and cooler than others on the market. I don’t understand the point in bringing out a new phone when all iPhone users are already in a contract they can’t get out of. I’ve heard you can upgrade the phone, but with limited use.”

The rumours that you can upgrade your iPhone if you already have one aren’t true. You can upgrade the phone’s operating system, but only third generation iPod touch, and iPhone 3GS can fully take advantage of the new features in the new design.

Alex Hayward is a big Apple fan, with several different Apple products. He has been waiting a long time to get his hands on the new iPhone and doesn’t always understand the fuss behind controversial Apple.

“I’ve been using Apple products in place of ‘normal’ ones for as long as I can remember. I’ve just bought myself the new iPad, and if I could I’d probably buy another [product]. It’s so exciting when such a big company brings out a new product. A lot of people have a lot of negative things to say about Apple, but their products are efficient, sexy, and they make me look good,” says Alex.

3 Responses to iPhone 4-ever?

  1. Joe Hicks says:

    I’m no Apple fanboy, but I’ll be getting the iPhone 4 at some point in the relatively near future. The battery life on my 3G is slowly decreasing, and the multiple outlook account support would be unimaginably helpful!

    There’s a lot of dislike for the iPhone about, but if you can get on with the touch screen – and it is THE best touch screen interface available in my opinion – then it’s the best choice.

  2. Ian Bower says:

    Nice phone – pity they didn’t sort out the antenna properly.
    Hold it in a certain way and you lose the signal!
    Real high tech. ;-)

  3. Joel Murray says:

    Apart from the high prices (for MacBooks, iPhones, Pods, Pads whatever) I think Apple clverly monopolise their customers for maximum profit too. You have to have the latest versions now to have the full update and a lot of apps will now only be available to those with said update.

    Apple definitely make sexy products but their monopoly does get to me sometimes…for 3G/3GS users I’d say just get the update, that’s the best thing…unless you have money to burn that is!

    My review of the iOS4 update: http://joeldavidmurray.blogspot.com/2010/06/long-awaited-ios4.html