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iPhone 4, Finally Mine.

Yes, the iPhone 4 launched today. You no doubt knew that. You saw if not heard of huge lines for those waiting for one. This, folks, is the unicorn of wireless phones as many people walked away disappointed, however check craigslist or eBay… at $1,300 USD or more for one.

So you all know I pre-ordered mine over a week ago with Best Buy. I usually have bought most of all my phones with AT&T stores, however I just knew they would sell out quickly so I figured I may as well get Reward Zone points for getting one from Best Buy. Got the call 2 days ago confirming my appointment this morning for pick-up only to face another line when I arrived. Granted, it wasn’t all THAT bad, however the department manager told me he was sorry for the delay however one employee called in sick. They really were understaffed but all in all, I only waited like 20 – 25 minutes before getting my ball rolling.

In case you didn’t know, I’m coming from an iPhone 3G so stepping into the iPhone 4 was like driving on the autobahn when I’m used to the 405 at rush hour… another world. It’s so much snappier, quicker, more responsive. Apps fly through my finger manipulations. Closing one to the next is a breeze. Multi-tasking is a god send! The screen is so vibrant, crisp, and unbelievably razor sharp. All this processing power didn’t come at the highest cost of battery life being shortened. Having iOS4 on my 3G was sluggish, tedious, frustrating. This, my friends, is what we asked and wanted in our wireless handsets.

Granted, I have yet to take a picture or record a video, yet to have a FaceTime call, or much of the other features. I’ll get to them, trust me, but this is a phone and I do use it for work as well as play to keep in touch with friends, family, and you on Facebook, Twitter, etc. first.

This is a thinner handset than previous yet heavier. It just feels like a well crafted piece of machinery in your hand. The speakers are livelier and a touch louder (as compared to the 3G). The home button has a solid feel when you depress it with a certain “snap”. The screen’s responsiveness to touch seems to have improved some as well.

I got the 16GB model being that I won’t be holding more than a thousand or so songs, but I like podcasts and apps so it would be a waste for me to get a 32GB. In closing, whether you choose a black or white model, 16GB or 32GB, this is truly a marvelous communication device and is as close to what something like George Jetson and his family would have had in our time instead of theirs.