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  • iFixit Tears Down iPhone 4 While Critics Build it Up

    As many iPhone 4 buyers eagerly await the impending arrival of their new Apple smartphone, the first individuals to savor and soak up the fresh features and attributes of the 4th generation iPhone have already done so. They're the critics, gadget gurus, and other major media titans who have been afforded the opportunity to scrutinize the iPhone 4 ahead of its official release and launch. And so far, the iPhone 4 has thoroughly "wowed" critics in the first batch of reviews we're seeing.

    From USA Today to the Wall Street Journal, the heavyweights are weighing in. And there's a general consensus among said critics: the iPhone 4 is pretty wicked cool. According to Walt Mossberg, of the WSJ, the “new iPhone keeps Apple top of class“ despite a few issues with poor signal reception logged in the review. Ed Baig of USA Today joined in the praise by adding that "I was impressed with the quality and ease of FaceTime calling. Josh Topolsky of Engadget has words that will sound like music to the ears of Apple fans hoping the new iPhone 4 battery represents a marked improvement from previous generations. "The battery life on the iPhone 4 has been outstanding thus far," says Topolsky, "exceeding our expectations for longevity during testing."

    While thousands upon thousands of Apple customers will be sharing their own experiences and reviews in the hours and days ahead, even the fearless team at iFixit is finding only minimal disappoints with the iPhone 4, which they are thoroughly tearing down. What's one of the minor letdowns you ask? "We'd expect our 32 GB iPhone 4 to fulfill its promise and give us, well, 32 GB," reports iFixit. "Unfortunately it has an actual capacity of 29.06 GB. Given the fact that 301 MB of 'other' data is being stored in memory, this leaves the user with 28.77 GB of free space." For the most part, however, the iPhone 4 is a work of beauty. For example, "In what can only be described as a work of genius, Apple has integrated the UMTS, GPS, Wi-Fi, and bluetooth antennas into the stainless steel inner frame."

    Despite what everyone else has said thus far, it's ultimately your opinion about the iPhone 4 that counts the most. And if you're among the fortunate few to receive your device in the hours ahead, there's an excellent possibility you will develop strong opinions and reactions before the day is through. And we invite you to share them with us here.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: iFixit Tears Down iPhone 4 While Critics Build it Up started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 44 Comments
    1. sendertimes's Avatar
      sendertimes -
      Quote Originally Posted by CrestonzFin3zT View Post
      lets see videos of unboxings not teardowns...even though this is a bit interesting...first!!!!

      edit: I will make an unboxing of my iphone...i should be receiving it tomorrow and i'll start recording as soon as I hear the door bell. lol
      I am getting My Iphone 4 by 3:00 CST today ,I am just waiting for it, AT&T had called me this morning, to advise me on my status
    1. bignighttrain's Avatar
      bignighttrain -
      Yea I was hoping it was going to be a 64gb but we all know you never get the full 32gb at least 2gb is for the ios and I'm not to impressed with the new ios4 the folders only hold 12 icons this really sucks hope it's better on the iPad iso4 that is.
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      lol. the 300mb os includes the apple apps that make an iphone an iphone. missing 1/8th of the GB's promised..... now that's another story.
    1. tekno1234's Avatar
      tekno1234 -
      man i swear to god i am about to call in sick go through the U.S border and buy an iPhone 4. July is too far lol.