Is it just me, or did the Gmail iOS (web app) icon just get much, much better? I previously refused to put it on my homescreen because it looked like shit on the iPhone 4 screen. Now it looks good. Too bad I don’t use email anymore…
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Shocking — a large percentage of people with the iPhone 4 think the “4” stands for “4G”. And they’re perfectly happy thinking that.
People point to 4G being the next way Android trumps iPhone. I don’t buy it. Months after we’ve seen the first devices, 4G remains largely a buzzword. Limited coverage and often mediocre speeds hamper it. Worse, it remains a total battery hog. The people I know with 4G phones usually leave the 4G off.
And then there’s AT&T’s bullshit where HSPA+ is technically “4G”.
Long story short, do I expect the iPhone 5 to support actual 4G? No, I do not. Next year.
*Caveat being it has been the most popular camera for a long time. Flickr drastically undercounts pictures taken by phones — they estimate they accurately label about 2/3rds of all pictures with cameraphone “under-represented”.
The only thing that will dethrone the iPhone 4? The iPhone 5.
Also, what the hell is up with Android devices? Is it just because no single Android phone is as popular as the iPhone(s) that they are so low on these lists? Or is it something else?
From Apple’s site:
If you don’t want a multiyear service contract or if you prefer to use a local carrier when traveling abroad, the unlocked iPhone 4 is the best choice. It arrives without a micro-SIM card, so you’ll need an active micro-SIM card from any supported GSM carrier worldwide.
If I keeping doing as much international traveling as I have been, I would definitely consider buying one. One international cell phone bill alone could easily pay for the steep $650 price tag.
This is also yet another (slight) screwing of AT&T by Apple. Which I love.
Interesting. I assume to help with the UV ray issues?
With 30+ million iPhones sold since the last report, all these reports really seem to show is that no one cares about Consumer Reports anymore.
They probably know that. So it’s time for more link-bait!
Time for another recall!
Says John Gruber:
The original EDGE iPhone is also a good example of Apple’s relatively conservative pace of adoption of cell network technology. AT&T (née Cingular) already offered 3G service when the iPhone was announced. But coverage wasn’t widespread, and Apple was concerned about its effect on battery life.
If the iPhone comes to Verizon, soon enough there will be a model that supports LTE. But Apple isn’t going to lead the way on that.
Agreed. As I wrote back in June:
More importantly, I’m not even sure we’ll see a 4G-capable iPhone next year. As Apple proved with the first iPhone (which wasn’t 3G despite 3G being fairly ubiquitous at the time), they care more about the overall experience than about being the first to have a nice-sounding feature. Users laughed at the notion that 3G capabilities severely dinged battery life — until the iPhone 3G came out and that’s exactly what happened.
With 4G, by all accounts, the battery ding is even worse. Also, 4G is still slowly deploying around the country, and some carriers (read: AT&T) won’t have it really deployed for a long, long time. In other words, don’t be surprised if next year Apple still doesn’t have a 4G version of the device. Everyone will bitch about it, but in Apple’s view, it likely just won’t be worth it yet.
That’s why we’ll see a CDMA and not an LTE version at first.
Reeder, my favourite iPhone RSS reader, just got a shiny new icon and Retina display graphics.
I think my third most-used app behind Safari and Twitter.