Happy iPhone 4 day.
At the end of May I was getting out of the car and out of my pocket fell my beloved iPhone I called Anna Wintour. Luckily, I had planned to replace her with the newest model (isn't that always the way for poor Anna?) of the iPhone. However, at the time, I didn't know when the next iPhone was going to be coming. In the meantime, I had to deal with this:
Yes, I could have went and bought a new phone, any phone, but I'm a bit of an iPhone addict. Or an Apple addict, I should say, as this house doesn't have any PCs, just an iMac, a Macbook, countless old iPods and one broken iPhone, one iPhone 3GS and now, as of nearly 24 hours ago, a brand new iPhone 4. iPhone 4 day in Ireland had finally arrived and only 36 days after the US. In Ireland to US time that's about a minute and a half. To illustrate my point, the iPad just came out the 23rd of July, 111 days after the US. It would be worse; I could live in South Korea.
After experiencing the device for a whole day I have to say that all of the negative press is a bit over the top. I haven't lost signal when my hand is over any part of the phone, a call hasn't been dropped (but maybe that's an AT&T; issue?) and wow, is it pretty. The resolution on the screen is so clear when put next to Bub's 3GS is looks like someone printed a 72dpi image where there should be a 38756458576dpi image instead. If you don't work in publishing, what I'm trying to say is that it looks like crap. Fuzzy to the eye and not pleasant at all. If you don't plan on getting an iPhone 4 and you have a 3GS, look away as if the 4 is Medusa. It will ruin your 3GS forever.
I know this isn't a proper review of the phone and it never was going to be; with a busted Anna Wintour in my pocket for the past 62 days ANYTHING would have been better, but I'm not sure I would still be doing a happy dance the morning after.
So, who wants some FaceTime?