Do Away With your iPhone for the New iPhone 4?
iPhone 4G Release Date. Even though you won’t actually be able to buy a new iPhone 4, if you currently hold an iPhone in your hand and have been hearing about how wonderful the new iPhone OS 4 system will compare, then you might have also been wondering whether it’s time to get rid of the old and come in with the new. But just how good is the iPhone 4G? Is it really all it’s cracked up to be? And should you replace your current iPhone?
When it comes to replacing your iPhone, the only real answer is that it’s all a matter of personal preference. The new iPhone 4 is fantastic, no doubt. And it’s got oodles of features and improvements that make it better than the older versions. But good enough to replace your old iPhone? Probably not. Not unless you are extremely picky about things like screen resolution and video calling. Because those are some of the new features on the new phone.
The new iPhone 4 comes in a sleek, stainless steel case that is much slimmer than the older iPhone (if you can imagine that!) But the real magic lies inside. According to Steve Jobs, who today announced the iPhone 4G release, the new iPhone has a much improved battery life. Now with your handy little device, you’ll get 10 hours of video, 40 hours of music, 10 hours of Internet browsing, and a whopping 300 hours of standby time. That’s huge compared to the old iPhone and something that users will really be able to use. But maybe even better than that, is the processor that the iPhone 4 now carries. The new iPhone runs off the A4 processor, which just happens to be the same piece of technology that the iPad runs off of.
One of the things that will undoubtedly set the iPhone apart from all other smartphones on the market, and definitely make it better than other versions of the iPhone is the “Face Time” application. This application lets you send and receive video calls, a new all-time high for phones everywhere! However, this app does have some limitations, such as the fact that you have to be connected to the Internet in order to make them, but developers are currently working on it and we should see improvements sometime in the near future.
So, should you do away with your old iPhone for the iPhone 4 (4G), and all it’s latest and greatest features? Well, it doesn’t seem like you’re getting a whole lot more, considering that the 16GB of the iPhone 4 will cost $499 and the 32GB version of the new phone will cost you $599. However, current AT&T subscribers who are eligible for an upgrade might be able to get the phone for $199 (16GB) and for $299 (32GB.) Still seems pretty pricey when you already have a perfectly good phone that works and that can still maintain apps. But hey, if you don’t currently own an iPhone, and really really want to, why not wait until June 21 when it goes on sale and get the very best phone you can!