Archive for July, 2010


iPhone 4 Problems


iPhone 4 users have already started complaining about 2 problems.

1. Some users say that when held in a certain position that covers the antennae, the bar signals slowly reduce. Some times when making a call the call drops since the users is blocking the antennae. Some users have filed lawsuits against Apple.
On Friday Apple released a letter saying that there was a problem with the algorithm that would miscalculate the correct number of bars. They also said that all phones held in a certain way can have reception problems. So Apple will soon be releasing an update for the iPhone 3G, 3GS, and 4.

Yellowish Screen. Some say that the iPhone 4 has a yellowish screen or sometimes yellow blotches. It has been confirmed that it is the bonding chemicals that laminate the glass to the screen, and through time the yellowish should go away.


Its been 6 days since the iPhone has come out and Apple has already sold, 1.8 million iPhone 4’s.

In this post I will be discussing the new features (hardware and software) of the iPhone 4, and one issue iPhone 4 owners have.

Hardware:

1. All-New Design: The new iPhone is 24% thinner than the 3GS, at 9.3 millimeters thin.. Also instead of the polycarbonate back, it now has a glass on the front and back. The iPhone 4 also now has a stainless steel band all around the phone, the steel band is used as the phones’ Antennae. The volume controls

2.  A4 Chip: The iPhone 4 now has Apple’s custom built chip that is also built into the iPad. Except the the chip used in the iPhone might be clocked down a bit.

3. The Retina-Display: The iPhone 4 has an all new 960-by-640 display called the Retina Display. The new iPhone has around 333 Pixels per in., which is 4 times more pixels than the 3GS. It is called the Retina Display because all the Pixels are so dense together that the naked eye can not individualize the pixels. The display also uses IPS technology for great viewing from ant angle. The iPhone display is still 3.5in.

4. Camera System: Apple has now added a Front-Facing Camera for video chat. It can take pictures and video. And the Camera on the back has been upgraded to a 5MP Camera, which can now record 720p HD video at 30 fps. Apple has now added a flash to use while taking a picture, or while recording video.

5. Mic #2: The phone still has it’s normal speaker and mic. but Apple has added a second mic. on the top of the phone. The 2nd mic. is the main mic when recording video or placing a Face-Time chat. The 2nd mic is also used for noise-cancellation while on a call, that’s when the 1st mic is primarily used.

6. Gyroscope: The iPhone 4 now comes with a 3-axis gyroscope with angular velocity. So the iPhone now has pitch, roll and yaw. And rotation around gravity. So now developers can add features to their app to use the gyroscope and enlighten your iPhone experience.

Software:

1. iOS 4: The iPhone 4 runs on iOS 4 with all the features.

2. iMovie: Apple has built their own App called iMovie for the iPhone, where you can edit videos, create new projects, and upload it onto the web, all right on your phone.:

2. FaceTime: When making a phone call there is new button on the interface labeled FaceTime. When calling another iPhone 4 owner you can click that button and immediately video chat with them. You can switch between the Front-Facing Camera and the one on the back.

Overall My Opinion:

I think Apple has done a great job with the iPhone 4. The thing that caught my eye when I first saw the iPhone 4, was the Retina Display. It was just stunning, and like Apple said you can’t individualize the pixels by the naked eye.

Pricing:

iPhone 3GS   8GB    $99               Black only

iPhone 4        16GB   $199             Black and White

iPhone 4        32GB   $299             Black and White

Accessories:

iPhone 4 Dock                     $29

iPhone 4 Bumpers (cases)         White, Black, Orange, Pink, Green, and Sky Blue     $29

And these are the new feature of the iPhone 4.

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