Hands-on with the Apple iPhone 4

Hands-on with the Apple iPhone 4
The latest version of the iPhone is finally here as there are many consumers around the country getting situated with the venerable smartphone for the very first time. Already seen by many eyes over the course of the last few months through a handful of leaks, the device is officially here and is positioned as changing everything – again. While we're taking our first hands-on look at the highly touted handset that's been given its biggest overall, both from a hardware and software standpoint, we're initially pleased to see how quaint the device looks over some of the existing plethora of slab-like smartphones we've been accustomed to seeing. Design-wise, it's a refreshing sight to behold as we can tell that Apple meticulously paid attention to every small detail in the overall look of the handset. Although it may not be overly ground breaking, the industrial design exemplifies Apple's continued approach of handcrafting something that truly embodies a premium product. Prior to officially launching, iOS 4 was unleashed to the masses and also refreshes the experience just a bit more to breathe some more life to the handset. If you're looking for a need for speed, the iPhone 4's lightning quick interface makes it feel quite intuitive when navigating around the platform. We're anxious to take it for a test drive and see how it is able to reinvent the game – so sit tight and expect our in-depth review soon!

Apple iPhone 4 Specifications



1. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Huh... wonder if the in-depth review is going to be a little bias? I don't know if there could be anymore apple ass-kissing adjectives in this article. What's also funny is that right below this article on the 'News & Articles' page is an article about yellow dots on the screens and bad grounds in the external antenna... "meticulously paid attention to every small detail" indeed.

3. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009


5. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Hey this phone looks jus tlike the..(abropt stop) oh yeah EVERY OHTER iPHONE THEYVE RELEASED!!! NICE UI, NOOOOTTT!

7. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Well, they released four...and from the looks of it...HTC has almost over 10 Androids that look exactly alike...oh and Motorola? Droid? Droid X? Droid 2?

9. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Oops...completely forgot to include Blackberry in this situation...

10. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

Yeah they should rename this site to iphonearena these editors are complete fanboys ,what's a fanboy anybody who waits for a trend to be set and then hops on the bandwagon and thinks it better than anything else and then looks down on any other product,closed minded idiots who think their shit dosen't stink, that's a fanboy .Most android fans are not like this,This tends to be iPhone fans so their you go fanboys now you know what you are cry about that


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Its funny how they say the EVO is the best phone available right now and yet on their EVO vs Iphone 3GS, they simply stated that they were "equal". Obviously to avoid getting flamed in their asses by angry apple fan boys. They will kiss ass to apple products because they fear being spamed with hate mail. How can you say the EVO is equal to the 3GS and say the EVO is the best phone available. So we all know iphonearena is going to say the iphone 4 is the great thing since sliced bread and nothing even comes close and that every other phone should just drop dead and everyone should get the iphone 4.

12. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Droidman... look at your name... look at what you wrote... you are the epidomy of a fanboy. Serious. No really, serious... Seriously.

13. Ziggyfied

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 23, 2010

Cause every Blackberry has been nearly exactly the same. I mean I'm just saying.

14. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

I bet your mommy still wipes your butt for you,you little cry baby . how the hell do you know what phones I've owned I just prefer android so why don't you do what your last name does get on your knees and (suck) you stupid whore.go post on phonedog loser

15. idiotwind13

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 29, 2008

When you insult people you should use spellcheck.

16. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered

ur such a little cheerleader...why do you click on iphone articles if you hate apple so much?

18. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

Here he comes to save the daaaaaayyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!! And who are you mighty mouse.Now back to fanboys suck what phone do you own Mr. Suck?

21. rfrapp

Posts: 77; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

For the same reason that you Apple fanboys look at articles about any other phone and bash it. Your really smart you know that?

24. android#1

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

lol. well said.

25. android#1

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

lol well said

26. android#1

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

droidman for prez!

27. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Oops and you forgot that while you weren't multitasking that Android UI is completely interchangeable...you have to download 4 pages of crap just to get more than one screen showing. Have fun with your little squares. Simple minds simple pleasures.

28. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 2010


29. Alan

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

Seriously,,,,all you Droid boys should get on the ground and kiss Apples ass,,,,,if it wasn't for the iphone you'd still be flipping open your Razor.......

30. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

Most of what you said I agree with. However have you even seen the Droid X compared to the Droid 1 and 2? Are you dumb? Oh wait the names are very similar I guess thats where you got off saying that. Im not defending the Droid and Droid 2, yes they are almost identical. But You have to be blind to think, even remotely, that the Droid X looks anything like the other 2.

2. phil0817

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

Two complaints are being heard First is yellow blemishes on some new phones. This is the result of the failure to have adequate curing time for the adhesive used in construction of the display. Use the phone for a few days and the blemish(s) should gob away. Second is a reduction in the number of bars in the signal strength indicator when the phone is held in hand. This same problem appears on 3G and 3GS phones that have the OS4 upgrade. The problem appears to be associated with the operating system and is not an accurate indication of signal strength to the carrier. I installed OS4 on my 3GS and initiated a call as soon as I picked up the phone. The strength indicator showed fewer and fewer bars but the quality of the call was not affected nor was the call dropped. I just wanted to give you a leg up on these two major issues.

4. dasparkdaddy

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 10, 2009

PhoneArena will provide the highest praise of the iPhone and Apple products. But bring up the Droid,Evo, Blackberry, or any other smartphone and they are quick to find flaws in their products and design. This site is so pro apple its ridiculous. If its not an Apple Product, expect a "mediocre" review...

6. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

How do ya figure? Evo, incredible, and HD2 all got 9+ in their full reviews. Quit complaining

8. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Exactly. They give so many updates on the Android products. Basically, they follow what Engadget has to offer. TI'm glad there aren't stupid people like this one commenting on that site.

17. mdw92581

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

wow this phone looks like the Samsung Galaxy S LOL big minus' for that huh.

19. WirelessCritic

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 30, 2009

It's funny to me that people come in here and talk negatively about Apple "fanboys" and everything Apple has to offer, and then call yourselves things like "droidman", etc...who's the fanboy now? Jus' sayin. I've used almost everything out there, and the author of this column is absolutely correct, there is no better constructed device out there than the iPhone. That's signature Apple, almost everything they make is aluminum, or high grade plastic and feels like a million bucks...but for their price, I would expect nothing less. And they deliver. That new MyTouch Slide from HTC feels like a child play thing.

20. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

Really that's because after four drops that thing was history I bet you could drop the mytouch slide ten times that amount and it would still work. Hd2 was run over by a car and was still able to function know what your talking about before you open your mouth yeah the iPhone is made out sapphire crystal that's nice but people who spend their hard earned money should not have a device so fragile

22. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

And another thing wirelesscritic the Samsung wave super amoled will shit on the retina display you call me a fanboy I screaming bada all the way you fanboys can't accept when Samsung or HTC makes better product then apple thats why people hate you guys. wirelesscritic yeah like know something about phones

23. ilia1986 unregistered

You know, its kinda interesting. I don't think that any other phone has ever received so many loud-mouthed comments from people who hate it so much (for no reason but to troll of course and attract attention) - and despite having some technical problems - which appear to be software related (according to phil0817) - just like many other phones - still continues to sell like crazy. Let me tell you what I believe. I believe that Apple will get through this. This is probably their least stellar product release yet. First there was this thing with the Gizmodo scumbags, then there were some technical problems at WWDC during the demonstration, next was a failure in the online pre-order system on AT&T, and now these technical problems kinda mar it's launch. But I believe Apple will get through this. The iPhone 4 is still selling like crazy, and I'm sure they will release a workaround these aforementioned issues. Until then the comments by various mindless idiots on this site who like bashing the iPhone 24 hours a day just so they can pimp their ego will continue. I advice every sane person to ignore the likes of droidman and others. We are all better than that. Regardless what you feel to the iPhone, being it passionate love, or insane rage. There is a proper way to discuss and post your opinion on things. Have a nice day.

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