I have no intention of adding to the insane levels of noise surrounding the antenna “issue” of the iPhone 4. My take? It is an issue, but not one that the vast majority of users will even notice. In addition, let’s be honest, when was the last time you bought a mobile phone as expensive as the iPhone and did not use a case to protect it? So, if you were gonna use a case anyway, take Apple’s offer of a free bumper, enjoy the world’s thinnest smartphone with the world’s highest resolution display on a mobile phone, along with the world’s most intuitive mobile platform, and run.
The smartphone market has become a very competitive place over the last year. With new app phones being delivered by HTC and Motorola on a monthly basis, Apple’s vaunted iPhone is finally facing some real competition. Unlike previous would-be iPhone killers, superphones like the Droid X and the EVO 4G are running mature versions of Google’s Android operating system.
With the iPhone 4 launch behind us, I think it is safe to say that not only was it a success, it might have topped all previous product launches with what is estimated as 1.5 million iPhone 4s sold in one day. Ever since Apple announced the phone, no scratch that, ever since Gizmodo showed us the phone, everyone knew it was going to be a hit. With the new beautiful design, the additional memory, the unprecedented display, and the improved camera, the new iPhone is a force to be reckoned with.
I knew this day would come. In fact, when I first purchased my BlackBerry Bold, I informed my provider that I was not willing to commit to the BlackBerry service for an extended period of time. I did that because I knew that at one point or another, I would be making the transition to iPhone. However, the first iPhone to come out after I started using the Bold was the 3Gs. As impressive as that extra speed was, I was not going to give up on the BlackBerry email experience for a little more processing power. So, I waited.