iPhone 4 är ingen liten sak att göra en recension på. En ny produkt från Apple är en stor händelse som föregås av en stor mängd rykten och surr. Nya iPhone 4 är naturligtvis inget undantag. Trots en del strul innan lanseringen, såsom en borttappad prototyp, verkar iPhone 4 bli Apples mest framgångsrika lansering på länge. Efterfrågan är skyhög, förhandsbeställningarna är så många att viss lansering har fått skjutas fram. I världen växer skaran av iPhone-fanatiker och Apple har enormt höga förväntningar att leva upp till. Gör de det? Idag släpptes iPhone4 ut till en del lyckliga personer. Framförallt är det medier som får en förhandstitt och de första intrycken är överlag positiva. De olika recensionerna tyder på att Apple verkligen levererar och många utnämner iPhone 4 till klart bäst i klassen smartphone. Konkurrenterna får en tuff motståndare menar de flesta. Här presenterar vi ett urval av de första iPhone 4 intrycken:
"We’re not going to beat around the bush — in our approximation, the iPhone 4 is the best smartphone on the market right now. The combination of gorgeous new hardware, that amazing display, upgraded cameras, and major improvements to the operating system make this an extremely formidable package. Yes, there are still pain points that we want to see Apple fix, and yes, there are some amazing alternatives to the iPhone 4 out there. But when it comes to the total package — fit and finish in both software and hardware, performance, app selection, and all of the little details that make a device like this what it is — we think it’s the cream of the current crop."
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New York Times: "The first thing you notice is the new shape. Despite a beefier battery (16 percent more likely to last a full day), a faster processor and upgraded everything, the new model is still noticeably thinner and narrower than before. How is that possible? In part, the trick was squaring off the back. It's no longer gracefully curved - a design that, if you think about it, created wasted space around the rectangular components. The new iPhone is two glass slabs, front and back, wrapped by a stainless-steel band. The result is beautiful, and since there's no more plastic, it feels solid and Lexus-like. But it no longer feels like a soothing worry stone, and it's now impossible to tell by touch which way it's facing in your pocket. The new metal mute and volume buttons are much stiffer. Still, Apple says the iPhone 4 is the world's thinnest smartphone, and most people will approve of the trade-offs." Hela recensionen här
BoingBoing: "Battery life has been an Achilles' heel with earlier versions of this device. It's noticeably improved, and that's a good thing, because much of what this device can do will require more power, over more time. You're gonna want more battery. With light use, but with 3G data and WiFi turned on the whole time, I got a full 4 days of battery life. With very heavy video recording and playback, instant messaging, email and data tethering over 3G, I got a full day of battery life. I didn't have enough time before this review to do careful benchmark testing against Apple's claims, so I can't provide specific percentages, but it felt like the battery life was a good 20-25% meatier." Hela recensionen CNET: "Apple has a unique talent for making us want something we never knew we wanted. The iPhone 4 features a 940x640-pixel (or 300 326 pixels per square inch) "Retina Display," which is four times the resolution of previous iPhone models. What's more, it uses the same IPS display that's found on the iPad with an 800:1 contrast ratio. Though we've always thought highly of the current iPhone displays, Apple rarely rests on its laurels. Also, the company needs to compete with the gorgeous AMOLED screens and TFT displays we've seen on many Android phones like the HTC Evo 4G. In our brief hands-on, the display is clearer than crystal clear (Brian Tong's words). Since it renders all text the same, we had no problems reading a variety of Web pages. Photos looked especially lovely, particularly when you compare the same image between an iPhone 4G and an iPhone 3GS. We're not inclined to believe all of Apple's claims about the display's capabilities, but there's no denying that it looks good." Hela recensionen WSJ: "Both Apple and AT&T told me they worked to make the iPhone 4 do a better job with AT&T's network. For example, the phone itself is surrounded by a prominent stainless-steel trim piece that acts as a large antenna. And Apple said it also tuned the phone to try to grab whatever band on the network was less congested or less affected by interference-to stress the quality of a signal over its raw strength. AT&T said it, too, made some changes to its network with the new iPhone in mind. However, on at least six occasions during my tests, the new iPhone was either reporting "no service" or searching for a network while the old one, held in my other hand, was showing at least a couple of bars. Neither Apple nor AT&T could explain this. The iPhone 4 quickly recovered in these situations, showing service after a few seconds, but it was still troubling." Hela recensionen
Det är kul att iPhone 4 emottages så väl och det här stillar inte min nyfikenhet. Jag kan knappt vänta tills jag har min egen iPhone 4 att gå loss på med en recension.