I got my new iPhone 4 today, 7-26-10 (Second try at this post)

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    Jul 27, 2010 3:02 AM GMT
    Trying to start this thread again, after southbeach1500 hijacked it to slam me for buying something from China (as if he doesn't himself), and even trying to drag the boycotts of Arizona into it. This is for the techies here, not for the political nutjobs like him. Let's see how it goes this time...

    Got it 4 days earlier than originally estimated when I bought it online -- YAY!!!

    Just exquisite, and that screen!!! The Retina Display is beyond belief, never seen anything so sharp in my life. My photos & videos couldn't look better -- I'm talking STUNNING!

    And the set-up was flawless, typical Apple. I just connected it to my Mac right out of the box, and it started up the process to transfer my number from my 3GS account all by itself. Contacted AT&T automatically, did the changeover from the old phone, then started to download everything I had on my previous iPhone, that was backed-up on the Mac.

    It even installed the wallpaper pic of my partner I had on the 3GS, and logged into our home Wi-Fi network with my WPA password! I didn't have to do a thing, except click on some agreements at the beginning, and confirm my account info with AT&T. Then it just took over and did the rest perfectly, hands free. All my apps, all my contacts & calendar items, every one of 3000 pics. I love Apple!

    As for reception, I have a full 5 bars here in Fort Lauderdale/Wilton Manors. I got it with the rubber bumper surround, and I can't reduce the bar number no matter how I hold the phone. It's actually stronger reception than my 3GS.

    So call me a very happy camper.
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    Jul 27, 2010 3:41 AM GMT
    One word of advice: Jailbreak. :-)

    Congratulations, Wilton. BTW, it's ok to buy things from China. The more that the world can integrate and peoples can be interdependent upon each other, the less likely any one nation will isolate into misery.
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    Jul 27, 2010 3:42 AM GMT
    As I wrote previously in the this thread before I had to take it down, due to political attacks from southbeach1500, I went to our car to pair my new iPhone 4 with it. And the SYNC system immediately recognized it, because all the authorizations had been transferred from my previous 3GS iPhone. SYNC even called it "Bob's iPhone" without my having to name it.

    I prolly didn't have to take this step, since the car's SYNC would have connected to my iPhone 4 the first time I used it. Another example of how thoroughly Apple engineered the transfer for previous iPhone users. Just amazing to me -- these guys think of everything.
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    Jul 27, 2010 3:46 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidOne word of advice: Jailbreak. :-)

    Congratulations, Wilton. BTW, it's ok to buy things from China. The more that the world can integrate and peoples can be interdependent upon each other, the less likely any one nation will isolate into misery.

    I suppose. Though frankly I'd rather see the US industrial base a lot stronger. Let THEM come to US to make things.

    But right now we don't have much choice. So this thread is about the technology involved, which WAS developed in the US (as was the original concept of cellular service), and it's absolutely amazing.
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    Jul 27, 2010 12:45 PM GMT
    i got mine this past week too, though its my first smart phone/touch screen after updating from my ancient p.o.s. i had before. I like it a lot, but i'm still getting used to it.

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    Jul 27, 2010 1:57 PM GMT
    zsocerstar saidi got mine this past week too, though its my first smart phone/touch screen after updating from my ancient p.o.s. i had before. I like it a lot, but i'm still getting used to it.

    The iPhone 3GS I got last year was also my first smartphone. But before that I had Palm PDAs for 10+ years, also with touchscreens but operated with a stylus rather than a fingertip. Plus they also synced with my Mac, as the iPhone does, where I actually did most of my entries when I had the option, and still do.

    That touchscreen may be nice, but I still prefer a full-size keyboard. I only enter things into the iPhone directly when I'm "in the field" like at the doctor's office, when they give me my next appt. And even then, after syncing at home, I go into the Mac's iCal and add any additional details I skipped at the doctor's, rather than be standing at their desk, pecking away for 5 minutes like a geek.

    So the iPhone was relatively easy for me, being already familiar with the concept of a digital organizer, and the interface with the computer, the difference being the inclusion of a phone. I knew I'd eventually get a smartphone, instead of carrying around 2 devices on me.

    But I wouldn't accept a small screen like a Blackberry, since one of my routine uses of the Palm had been to show people pics from the thousands of personal photos I had loaded there. I guess it's the modern digital version of the man's wallet crammed with family photos.

    And isn't that retina screen on the iPhone 4 just spectacular? Not only incredible resolution, but has a dazzling "snap" that reminds me of the old 35mm slides.That feature alone makes it worth the upgrade.
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    Aug 05, 2010 4:13 AM GMT
    Just switched from blackberry. I'm liking this so far! More naked mobile pics for realjockers!
    Mwah
  • rnch

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    Aug 05, 2010 3:37 PM GMT
    my bf got his last week.

    it takes a darn fine pic (on my profile page), even in a dark(er) bar setting..a STRONG flash on that new phone. icon_eek.gif
  • Regina_Guy

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    Aug 05, 2010 3:51 PM GMT
    I'd love to get one, but the plans in Canada are so damn expensive. The thought of shelling out $80.00 a month for a cell phone makes me wanna puke!