Posted on 06-07-10 07:00 pm
Today, Apple has finally unveiled the iPhone 4 at it's WWDC conference. According to them, the new iPhone 4 "changes everything. Again." However, apparently Steve Jobs has been watching the Jetsons too long to notice that they are actually behind the game:
Apple really wants to highlight this, and it's certainly a cool new feature. But despite what Jobs thinks, video calling has been around for quite some time now in Europe Windows Phones (see the TyTN II), and is also included on the HTC Evo 4G. Also, it's worth pointing out that the iPhone 4's "FaceTime" only works on WiFi, whereas the Evo and older European Windows Phone's run over the respective carrier network.
Camera's seem to be a big deal these days, but Apple seems to have finally given users what they want: a flash. A little behind, however, as HTC's HD2 comes with dual-LED flash, a 5 mega-pixel camera, and tap to focus. Also, the brand new Evo comes with an 8 megapixel camera.
It's nice to see that your books will be transferred cross-platform with iBooks, but it's also worth pointing out that the HD2 has had the eReader tab since early this year.
Organization is great, but as l3v5y pointed out on twitter, Windows Mobile has had it since WM2003.
This is always a big deal, it's certainly worth pointing out that Apple's multitasking solution is far from the full experience offered on Android or Windows Mobile devices. Instead of having all code minimized to run in the background, Apple is requiring that the applications pause unless they are preforming a certain specific task, such as Pandora playing music.
Jobs' showed the iPhone's new antenna design, using the outside of the device as an external antenna. However, it's worth pointing out that it apparently doesn't work too great, as Jobs couldn't even access 3G during the keynote, and repeatedly complained about people using WiFi.
What do you think of this?