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Topic # 65157 30-Jul-2010 09:54
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You have a new iPhone 4 - now what? Tell us what's so magical about it.

What you like most? What you love? What you hate? Where did you buy it?




[If you want to discuss the iPhone 4 launch use the other thread]





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  Reply # 359619 30-Jul-2010 10:44
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I had one for a couple of weeks courtesy of Parallel Imported. The screen is the best screen I've ever seen on a mobile device. The battery was OK (compared to the 3GS running iOS4 which chugs the battery)

Other than that, it's not much different to the 3GS. Speed is comparable.

But going back to the 3GS after that screen, it feels like everything is in soft-focus.

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  Reply # 359638 30-Jul-2010 10:54
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Providing Vodafone have enough stock for where I place in the line, I will have one today




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  Reply # 359667 30-Jul-2010 11:11
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The screen is the most amazing part of the iPhone 4. Feature wise I no longer have a separate HD video cam, so for me this is the biggest plus. 




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  Reply # 359799 30-Jul-2010 12:50
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Now I have an iPhone 4 I sit here and taunt my friends with it

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  Reply # 359862 30-Jul-2010 13:30
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The screen and the camera, which are the two reasons I wanted it. The 3GS screen is almost depressing after using the iPhone 4.

I was 8th at St Lukes (thanks for the info Ben), and the queue was over 50 people by 12pm.

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  Reply # 359884 30-Jul-2010 13:40
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i dont know to be honest lol... i got one finally after the emotional rollercoaster that was this morning

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  Reply # 359890 30-Jul-2010 13:43
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I was third in and first out the door at Vodafone Queen St. Took a few attempts to get the sim tray to pop out but since then all seems to have gone well. iTunes said something couldn't be completed as there was a store error - typical - but the phone claimed it was activated and seems to be doing fine :).

The screen is the most striking improvement up front; when I saw one in person a few weeks back was when I knew I was definitely going to get a 4. Then it's always interesting showing people how much faster launch times are, just with the settings app as a good benchmark.

Now it's syncing apps. I set it up fresh and laid out pretty folders in iTunes but it may actually have ignored that ><.

Ultimately the 1 hour wait was child's play compared to my 8 hours of '08, and goodness knows a midnight launch this time would have saved us all a lot of anxiety :D. Cheers.

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  Reply # 359902 30-Jul-2010 13:51
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16GB iPhone 4 acquired!




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  Reply # 359912 30-Jul-2010 14:03
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Got one from the First Mobile dealership in West City - about 10th in line.  They ran out of the conversion micro sims while I was there (apparently if you convert from prepay to contract they give you a 'special sim card') though I did not hear anybody groan in disappointment when this was announced.

I needed a new phone for my new hire, so I got the iPhone 4 and he will get my 3GS which should be pristine under the silicone cover and screen protector.  With a young family, it was the better camera I was after and the nicer screen is a bonus.

Amongst my clients, the iPhone is the most popular smartphone.  (Blackberry and BES is a thorn in my side, but quite happy to look after Windows Smartphones which I used until recently.  Exchange ActiveSync is pretty darn good IMHO.)

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  Reply # 359941 30-Jul-2010 14:33

Got mine, screen is impressive, taking photos are fast to save and quick to be ready to snap again. Seems theres plenty of wobbly vision on video though so hold it steady.

Grip of death is there, I loose a couple of bars if 'hold it wrong' but never loose connection so no biggie (as I thought).

Interestingly it seems we can't buy iMovie via itunes yet...

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  Reply # 359947 30-Jul-2010 14:36
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Picked up the first 32gb at Vodafone Takapuna (Really nice and helpful staff).

Came home - tried to access the free case application - and no go.  Wondering is this is limited to the US only????

Stink if so.

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  Reply # 359958 30-Jul-2010 14:42
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To all who have bought the iphone4 - can you please give your take on the death grip. How well is it working on vodafone network? Any call drops?


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  Reply # 359959 30-Jul-2010 14:43
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none yet.

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  Reply # 359961 30-Jul-2010 14:44
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Got one a couple of hours ago from Wellington.  Havent switched it on yet ... :D

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  Reply # 359965 30-Jul-2010 14:49
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sep11guy:
To all who have bought the iphone4 - can you please give your take on the death grip. How well is it working on vodafone network? Any call drops?



I can get the death grip problem, but no dropped calls yet. It seems cellotape doesn't fix it either.

Not a huge issue though

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