Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
iPhone 4 Not So Sexy
The wife of a friend showed me her iPhone 4 at the weekend. It was a disappointment. Those rounded edges which make the iPhone 3G feel good in your hand and good to slide into your trouser pocket are gone. It’s got square edges. It feels bricky.
And it’s no lighter than the iPhone 3G.
The iPhone 4 does have one plus – a better screen. On the other hand it’s not good at handling radio signals – kind of important in a wireless terminal.
I asked my friend’s wife, who only a couple of weeks ago had acquired an iPad, what she had done to persuade my friend to buy her an iPhone 4.
Eyes twinkling, she leant across the dinner table and whispered a word in my ear:
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