Posts Tagged ‘Iphone 4g’

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Live from WDC2010, will post coverage as soon as it ends in about 10 min!

Wow, some amazing things were covered today with the iphone 4 release. We’ve all seen the leaked pictures from Gizmodo (no need for a link,  you know where to go), so aesthetically there is no need to really go over the overall design of the body. One thing I will mention regarding the design, is that a lot of people were saying “Oh why does it have the metal band around the edges?” The metal band is actually stainless steel, and it acts as an antenna for the iphone 4. Some people also complained about the compatibility of their old cases and whether or not it will work with the new phone. Your answer is NO. But don’t be cheap, just go out and buy another case for $20-$50.

A part of the Keynote that is hard to grasp with pictures, is the difference in the quality of the LCD being used on the new iphone 4, it uses Retina Display, allowing the screen to display up to 4x that of the current iphone screen (I may be wrong in this fact, my notes are scattered as I tried to keep up with all the information being presented).

As most of you know, the iphone 4 has a front facing and rear facing camera, the rear facing now having a LED flash and is 5 megapixels, with a low light sensitive camera.

The most amazing part is that the new iphone also films in TRUE 720p, and for $4.99 you can buy the imovie app from the app store to edit your movies (titles, transitions, effects) directly from your iphone 4. This is a sad day for the Flip camera!

The front facing camera came as a “Oh one more thing..” towards the end of the keynote, you can now video chat (over wifi currently) to your other friends and family with an iphone 4 via “FaceTime”, and Steve stated that “we are currently working with cellular networks” in order to expand the possibility of being able to do this over your typical cell network.

Some other aspects was the CoreMotion API’s for “extremely precise location” , and Steve spun around on stage with the iphone 4 in his hand and the screen (with wood blocks on it) spun around with him simultaneously.

Also covered was iOS 4 , which is the OS for the new iphone 4, however nothing stunning or amazing was really covered here that we are not already aware of (iads, ibooks etc). Multitasking was covered briefly as well, but again, we were all aware already.

Some of us were expecting to hear something about Tmobile or Verizon availability but most of us know that the official contractual agreement between Apple and At&t is not up until next year (around this same time) , so sorry folks, if your waiting because of carriers….keep waiting.

I am still here and will be updating this throughout the day, so I am sure I missed points here and there, I took over 500 photos so bear with me! Make sure to check back often!

A lot of people are real fuckin babies when it comes to the some of the lame features and ideas that you want your phone to do, some knob head asked for a feature to have an automated feature to turn the cell antenna off from midnight to 6am, to preserve battery. Plug that shit in overnight idiot. You want to customize your iphone ringtones and sounds, maybe your wallpaper? Pay a damn dollar for the app that does it, and don’t whine and say some crap like Verizon doesn’t do that. I used to spend a lot of money on my verizon phone downloading ringtones and wallpapers.

I want simple things that should be included, like:

the ability to have a graphic image as a signature in emails.

I want the Safari browser to pull the cached webpage I looked at earlier, not attempt to reload the page, wasting time and battery.

How about a flash and auto-focus for the camera?

The largest one by far in my book, how about some NEXTEL LOUD speakerphone? I can’t believe how quiet the speakerphone is, I want that shit to be so loud it hurts.

A longer USB charging cord!!! It’s like they were in a lab and were designing it, and said, lets make it just a foot shorter than a typical nightstand, yup that will annoy the shit out of people.

The ability to look at the call I just missed because I am currently on a call? Yup I can’t see who just called because I didn’t peek while they were actively calling me.

The ability to change or delete photos in my mass confusion cluster fck of photos on my iphone, FROM the iphone, not iphoto

GLOBAL INBOX – for emails, it’s annoying when you have 16 emails and have to check through each- single-account by diving into each one’s inbox

Active Update when opening Maps, I’m no longer in San Fran, now I’m in Los Angeles, but yet you still look for a Starbucks that’s 800 miles away from me when I search for Starbucks, because I forgot to hit LOCATE ME.

Real Wireless speeds. Why is it, that if it can connect to a wireless N network, that it still loads pages so damn slow? Were using a 50mb down 5mb up connection here, cmon it’s just pathetically slow.

10 day weather forecast. Self explanatory , could be the horizontal view.

Make a playlist on the iphone. Why isn’t this already on there? Yes the Genius playlist is cool but I don’t want to let it choose for me.

Then there is the list of wishes which we know we won’t see, but still wish for it.

The ability to video conference. Want to hear a really sad story? 10 years ago, 10 YEARS AGO…I was in the Army, and I passed through Korea, there was a kid no older than 12, video chatting away with his buddy, not some little laggy device with choppy video, but clear as day, no lag, no framerate problems, on a subway train. 10 years ago, in Korea, they had something like 50g, not 3g or 4g, wtf is wrong with us here?

5 megapixel camera with fast shutter speeds

Bluetooth Sync. USB is sooo 2000

Unified Complete Backup to multiple locations. I sync and backup to my Macbook pro, but I want to add photos from my office Imac, AND copy the contacts that are on my macbook pro and iphone to my office Imac, and home Imac…nope can’t do that.. no no no. Don’t even mention Mobileme, that’s not what I’m talking about.

Ok now I guess I’m whining!