"I switched carriers for this..."3.5 starson by jkrny09
Pros: Sleek design
it's a iPhone!
The best music player in the game
Design (All glass really!?)
iOS4 isn't really all that it's cracked up to be
Summary: I switched from T-Mobile with a Blackberry 9700 for this phone. I have heard some horror stories about AT&T, but I decided to take the leap because of Apple's great customer service and products. So I waited two hours online at the 5th Ave Apple store on the release day. Was it worth it? Time will tell...You have some valid points... but why did you even buy the phone is you knew facetime was only WIFI? Number two, this isn't to excuse Apple's poor design but what fool doesn't buy a case for their phone!? Yes the bumper is overpriced and doesn't even protect the back, but that's why I declined getting on at the store and ordered a full case on Amazon for $7. Also, if your phone was malfunctioning and erasing your contacts do a reboot or bring it back to Apple who would defiantly take it back.
The design looks beautiful. The metal band and flat glossy glass helps create one of the sleekest phones on the market today. This is one aspect no Android phone has been apple to achieve yet.
Right now Apple dominates the app market. They simply have more apps, but this could change in the next 2-4 years because of the rapid growth of the Android market and the Big Brother actions of Apple. The apps on the iPhone blow Blackberry apps out of the water.
iOS4 on paper seems to be a big improvement from the previous OS. I can't really compare 3 versus 4 because I never owned an iPhone before or used an iPhone with iOS3. The iOS4 seems a little buggy, which is surprise for an Apple product.
The screen is simply the best screen on the market today. You could argue that the Evo's screen is much larger compared to the iPhone's, but that?s quantity not quality. The retina displace is simply amazing. Colors are accurate, blacks are ink black dark, and every image is crisp.
I am constantly listening to music and to have the best music player in a phone is simply awesome. Cover flow, Genius button, shuffle, and etc are killer. Also, the picture viewer and video player are great. I am not a huge fan of the lack of supported formats for videos though.
Furthermore, the iPhone simply has that "It" factor. Some Android phones have a "Wow" factor but not "It" status. This might change as the Android community grows. For example: when I first got my iPhone4, dozens of people stopped me on the subway to gaze at my phone. In comparison, when my friend got the Android Incredible, no one stopped him. A few of our close friends noticed he got a new phone and mentioned how it seemed cool.
One con not many people have been mentioning is the battery life. I probably have been spoiled by my previous Blackberry and it?s massive battery and not having to charge it for days. The new iPhone lasts maybe a day at most. This really depends on person usage. I do understand the iPhone?s screen is a battery killer, but for a 4th generation phone the battery should be better.
I haven?t had any reception issues or had any drop calls, but the death grip issue does make sense. Apple does need to address this. Maybe free bumpers for everyone!?
While the design is beautiful, it?s not practical. Glass on the back was bone head move. Apple can talk all they want about how this glass is stronger then plastic, but the fact remains it?s still fragile glass. Secondly, the built in radios have been poorly placed.
The last con might not be a big deal for everyone, but I find it to be a huge con. No Flash! Maybe flash is an old technology but the whole world is still using it and developing media for it. I can only hope Apple will be able to influence companies to switch to HTML5, but I highly doubt that.
Updated on Jul 5, 2010