If you�re like millions of other lemmings, er, people, your only question about the
iPhone 4 is: White or black? I�m B.C. with another CNET Top 5: Reasons You
Just Gotta Rush Out and Buy an iPhone 4 Even If It Means Choosing Between
Heating Your Home or Feeding Your Children.
#5: Better antennas. OK, this one is really boring, but what cell phones do is
really magic: A tiny battery powered radio in your hand does voice calls, emails,
texts, loads web pages and streaming media and now does video calls by talking
to a tower up to several miles away. iPhone 4�s antennas are now right on the
outside -- but without being one of those goofy external jobbies we had in the
90�s. And, they might even functions as a handwarmer�
#4 Two cameras. The main one on the back is now 5MP, and there�s a tiny new
one on the front for video calling. It shows you to the person on the other end
while you see them on your screen. And Apple�s Face Time app promises to
make the whole process easy and pretty. You gotta� have an iPhone 4 on both
ends, and its not like we need ANOTHER technology to enable self-absorption,
but you know this one�s gonna� be a crowd pleaser.
#3: Multitasking. OK, consumers don�t waltz into cell phone stores with
�multitasking� on their lips, but they do ask for fast & powerful. Multitasking does
that. It lets the iPhone 4 truly do multiple things at once and that feels fast. Like
with the two cameras Apple is actually playing a bit of catch up this feature, but
when Apple plays catch up it�s called �innovation�.
#2: HD video. The iPhone 4 can not only shoot 720p HD video, it can also edit
in camera with a mini version of iMovie, and upload directly to YouTube, Mobile
Me, MMS, etc. This sort of thing is really Apple�s strong suit but even if they
made a hash of it, wouldn�t you love to have a phone that means you can stop
carrying a Flip video camera with that goofy little USB dongle?
#1 Retina display: This whole business of 326 PPI resolution via an IPS
transistor matrix may seem like the stuff geeks spout to compensate, but let me
put it this way: It�ll look like ink, not dots. Got it? The one feature you always
use on a smarpthone is the display. And it�s also the first thing that wows people
sitting by you at the bar so yeah, Retina will pay dividends like BP before the
That�s it for this edition of Top 5. Go get your iPhone 4 and shoot, edit and
upload a better version then send me the link.
I�m B.C., see you next time.