The Arrival of the iPhone 4 in Australia
The iPhone 4 hit Australia’s shores on the 30th of July 2010, despite news overseas that it had some antenna issues. There is a reported shortage of the mobile phone worldwide, with many suppliers only receiving a fraction of what they need. Optus, one of Australia’s main mobile carriers reported over 100 thousand pre-orders for the device alone. The iPhone 4 is set to become a world-wide phenomenon, just like its predecessors and its cousin the iPad.
The phone has a fast processor and razor sharp display thanks to the ‘Retina Display’ technology. In addition, the camera has been improved with a 5 megapixel camera and there is also a new video calling feature. Multi-tasking has finally been added allowing you to run multiple applications easily without draining the battery life. On the looks front, the mobile has had a lot of positive iPhone reviews and has adopted a designer squared off look, losing its curves.
The antenna issue is the biggest problem of the phone so much so that Apple has been hit with class action. Apple still refuses to take responsibility for the problem and recall any phones with a reception problem. Apple is also holding strong on the iPhone 4 not supporting any third-party apps or supporting Flash based websites in the new version. Even though the iPhone 4 has a larger batter life, there is not a large, noticeable performance increase from the 3GS model.
Find the full iPhone specs at Apple.com
If you have an iPhone 3G and you’re nearing to the end of your contract or you’re a newbie to the iPhone market, then this may be the time to buy. However, if you have an iPhone 3Gs which can provide reasonable quality photos and videos, has the same storage options as the iPhone 4 and the same network speeds – given the current issues and early iPhone 4 reviews, it may not be worth upgrading for the new features and waiting until the next version comes out.