[Technology] Apple Unveils iPhone4
Soo the new Apple iPhone4 was announced yesterday..... Okay so this is MY opinion on this. If you know me...you know I'm a Crackberry person over everything else...including this new iPhone. Okay yeah sure its cool...looks cosmetically nicer than the previous ones (as any newer phone should) but whats the hoop-la all about? Okay I admit 2 very cool things about it are the FaceTime app (front facing camera integration) & Retina Display resolution. The FaceTime app allows for true face to face (and also face to whatever is directly in front of the phone itself) calling. You can be looking directly at the person your speaking to and vice versa...and you can have the camera on the opposite side switched on to show that person what YOU are seeing. Cool for sure but for this to be as "innovative" as Apple is pushing for is pretty covered up. Do you know how much data video calling uses? Of course there are going to be unlimited plans coming out and what not...but who wants to now spend MORE on their cell phone bill after BUYING another iPhone? iPhone & Blackberry users already run around the same bill price as it is. Regardless of the price but for this to be as sweet as they're making it out to be....almost every user it seems is going to have to own this phone in order to get that "facetime" that Apple is pushing for. The Retina Display is a pretty cool technological advancement for phone screen resolution. With 326 ppi (pixels per inch) what your looking at is obviously an extremely pretty and detailed screen. The human eye can only possibly detect up to 300 ppi. To put this in more simple terms....where there was room for ONE pixel on the previous iPhone...there are now FOUR pixes in that same spot where only ONE could fit. Along with all the other stuff that Apple is boasting about like NEW Folders & Multi-Tasking, etc, etc....Blackberry has been running that game for years folks. Crackberry til something bad happens...then HTC :) NOTE THE SMALL PRINT WHEN FACETIME IS FIRST TALKED ABOUT: FaceTime requires iPhone4 and Wi-Fi connection for both caller and recipient. SOOOO I guess that solves my questions as to the pricing and usage of FaceTime lol Still thats VERY limiting!