iFixYouri did a iPhone 4 drop test, dropping the iPhone 4 from a waist level height and the iPhone’s screen smashed after the 3rd drop.
This is not any scientific experiment, all they tried to do is drop iPhone 4 on road multiple times to see what will happen to it. After the 2nd drop iPhone 4 stop working and seems to have switched off. 3rd drop and the iPhone 4 ‘Super Hard and Strong Screen‘ is smashed.
In order to get on hold of iPhone 4 as early as possible, iFixit team member Kyle flew all the way down to Japan with a tent. But who knows Apple actually sent out iPhone 4 early!
The tear down from IFixit reveals that the internal of iPhone 4 looks almost extactly the same as the one being tear down by Gizmodo! But now we know that iPhone 4 contains Apple’s A4 Chip, 512MB of RAM, new Retina Display, 2 Camera(1 5MegaPixel), secondary mic for noise canceling, huge battery accelerometer and newly added gyroscope!
Loyal Moses receive his iPhone 4 2 days earlier than original shipment date! It might be due to the huge amount of pre-orders for iPhone 4, it is reported that there are 600,000 iPhone 4 Pre-Orders and still counting! It is almost a impossible number for pre-orders, it should be the largest amount of pre-orders for a device in history.
Back to Moses, according to him, the screen is brilliant and clear and almost surreal feel to it! With the New A4 Chip, iPhone 4 is snappy and everything is just smooth and quick. Although iPhone 4 is using it’s stainless steel housing as antenna, but he still experience drops calls, thus I think it is really AT&T’s issues. As a iPhone 3G user in Singapore, I have never experience any drop call, and I have been on 2 different carriers for the past 2 years.
Moses’s comment on his iPhone 4:
Battery is quite impressive, my son played Jelly Car 2 for about 45 minutes or so and depleted a measly 8% of the battery.
In regards to heat, it does feel a little warm, like hand-warmer warm… nothing serious.
The rear facing camera, which is by far one of the most popular features is just incredible, the videos and snapshots below don’t do it justice… I’m not a photographer so it’s easy to see why they look so amateurish.
The camera display while taking snapshots and recording video is breath taking, colors are amazing.
Over all, super-impressed.
Among the photos that he shared, I am very impressed with the low light photos he took with iPhone 4, the LED Flash Light looks quite impressive!
iPhone 4 Picture in Low Light Without Flash
iPhone 4 Low Light Photo with Flash
More iPhone 4 Low Light Photos (Without Flash)
iPhone 4 Photos in Low Light with Flash
The photos are impressive right?! From a Mobile Phone’s Camera, I feel this is fairly impressive! Also remember to check out his HD Video shot outdoor with his iPhone 4. [loyalmoses]
Apple representative has just confirmed that thew FaceTime Video Call we saw from WWDC 2010 won’t be using your Carrier’s Call Time, even when the voice chat was from a phone call.
So what does it really mean? It means that you can be on phone with your friend for 5 minutes, thereafter you 2 have decided to do a video chat on FaceTime on iPhone 4. So once you click on the FaceTime icon on the phone call, your phone call will end and you will be doing FaceTime Video Chat over WIFI. Thus the Carrier’s call time will end, and no matter how long you chat on FaceTime, it will be free!
It is a very good news to us, especially users who are facing issues on AT&T connectivity issues, as the call will be fully WIFI, and no matter if your 3G/2G connection is bad, your FaceTime call will be smooth.
Although Apple stated that FaceTime will be WIFI only for 2010, so they mean we are getting 3G FaceTime Video Chat on 2011? I’m sure Apple is already working on it with the carriers worldwide, so I’m sure they will be coming very very soon. So if FaceTime is on 3G, it will mean that we will be bill only on 3G usage, and no voice. It also slowly prove that Voice Calling is dying.. and Data will be the king in time to come… [Yahoo!]
Navigon has been offering iPhone users turn-by-turn navigation for quite some time, but the issue is that when navigating with navigon, you will not be able to listen to the voice guidance during any phone calls. This causes problem for users who are driving and wish to talk on the phone at the same time.
With iOS 4 Multi-Tasking feature, Navigon can now navigate, and receive call at the same time, and after the call, Navigon application will automatically switch back to the foreground and resume full navigation with maps.
iOS 4 will launch on 21th of June, 3 days before the launch of iPhone 4, although most iPhone and iPod generation will be able to upgrade to iOS4, but only iPhone 3GS and iPod 3rd Generation will be able to enjoy the multi-tasking feature together with iPhone 4.
This might be the earliest queue in gadget history, Justine Wagoner set up a tent in front of Dallas, TX Apple Store 1 week before iPhone 4 launch! He also started the first line nationwide in US!
Wagoner also posted his comment about his action on camping outside of Apple Store in MacRumors Forum:
Some would say I am crazy, but I say I’m a very determined fan. In fact I just might be one the biggest Apple fans you will actually meet. I have been the first costumer for this store since 2008 when the iPhone 3G was released.
Normally I only camp out over night, but since I do not work due to the fact I am disabled with a seizure disorder and I am not in school at the point, I figure I just make it a fun experience and do it for a week.
Yes I did reserve a phone, but again, I’m doing it for a fun experience. I haven’t had a trip or vacation in past 10 years so I figured I make it a full week camping trip.
My setup and location has everything I could need to live for a week, even in the Texas heat. Tent is packed with a sleeping gear, a chair, full ice chest of drinks and food, and the
Apple staff have been very nice to me treating me like a king. LOL I also brought a extension power cord for phone charging and things that need power. There is even a portable toilet around the back of the store if needed. That been said, I’m actually doing really well out here. If anyone gets a chance, come join the fun!
UsingApple hereby wish him the best over the next few days for his camping, and hope he enjoy the experience, hanging out in Apple Store daily and enjoy his Apple geek time! [MacRumors]
iPhone 4 has been confirmed by Apple during sessions in WWDC that it contain 512MB of RAM! This is twice the size of iPad and iPhone 3GS! The original iPhone and iPhone 3G had 128mb, iPhone 3GS and iPad 256MB, now iPhone 4 have 512mb! This is a great news for us, not only we can do multi-tasking on iPhone 4, we can also be worry-free that it will lag if we open up too many apps!
Apple has said that iMovie for iPhone will only run on iPhone 4, if that is the case, it seems quite conceivable that it actually need more rams than any of the older models can provide. This might also be the result why iOS 4’s multi-tasking will not be supported by iPhone 3G as there might not be enough ram to even do so. [MacRumors]