I've been a bit curious as to the design of the iPhone 4's antenna -- was it snake oil? Is it legitimate or just a marketing tactic? If it's legitimate why does it have such "simple" problems with just the way people hold it?
Well, I'm not an expert so anything I say is just wild speculation. However, we now have some real details on the iPhone 4's antenna thanks to Antennasys - an Antenna engineering/consulting firm.
The guys over at Engadget contacted Apple over the reception issue when you hold the bottom left side of the iPhone 4. Apple response was:
So there you have it; change the way you hold your iPhone 4 or buy Apple's(or any other) iPhone 4 case, Bumpers. I, personally, don't seem to be having any reception problems, but I've heard putting a case on it fixes the problem.
Now that iPhone 4 is here games developers are starting to release games specifically tailored for its enhanced specs, as well as updates to existing games designed to take full advantage of its capabilities. One of the very first to do so is Firemint, which has today released a free update for its multi-award winning iPhone game Real Racing, which is designed to take full advantage of the iPhone 4 and iOS 4s new features.
The game has been enhanced with stunning new graphics, as you can see from these screenshots, which are made possible by the iPhone 4s Retina display. The cockpit view has been updated to be even more realistic with additional detail. Trackside environments have more richly detailed graphics.
The iPhone 4s A4 processor and additional optimisations possible with iOS 4 ensure a smooth framerate. For those who dont yet have an iPhone 4, the iPhone 3GS and third-generation iPod touch will also enjoy smoother graphics thanks to the new anti-aliasing, so long as they're running iOS 4.
Real Racing is already one of the most acclaimed racing games on any handheld, and was recently honoured with an Apple Design Award for setting the standard for quality and console-like performance and capabilities on the iPhone. It was also voted Slide to Plays Game of the Year and IGNs iPhone Racing Game of the Year, and thats even before todays update!
If you dont already have the game and think it might look good on your new iPhone 4, you can download it for $4.99 from the Apple iTunes App Store.
Somebody thinks they're funny. An company that fixes iPhones decided to post a low quality video of them dropping the beautiful iPhone 4.
In the video it only takes a few drops to actually break the device. They drop the device from about 3 ft. each time. The first drop, the phone is fine, a few scuff marks. Second drop, the phone won't even turn on. This worries me a little.
To find out what happens in the end, check out the video posted below.
All throughout July we'll giving away iPhone 4 stuff! Thats right, "stuff", everyone loves "stuff". Cases, Accessories, etc. will be given away EVERY Monday of July so make sure your an active member of the site!
So you stood(or still standing) in line for the new iPhone 4. If your one of the people eligible for an upgrade, your dropping almost $260 on the new device. Do you really want to spend $30 more for an iPhone case?
Well thats where we at iPhone4Forum.Net come in!
We're giving away 2 Griffin Reveal cases for the iPhone 4. These cases look beautiful on your brand spankin' new device.
Paid $4.99 for the new iMovie app for my iPhone 4. From the beginning I knew I didn't need it. I got it anyways just to have it. I mean its cool that I can edit a movie on my phone, but do I really need to? Check out the review.
We reported yesterday that some iPhone 4 users have claimed to have a yellow discoloration located beneath the screen. Today a member of the Apple Insider Forums explains the reasoning behind this along with a solution, waiting it out!
Apple has released two new iPhone 4 accessories just in time for the launch.
The iPhone 4 Bumper:
Made of durable rubber and molded plastic, the two-tone iPhone 4 Bumper fits snugly around the edges of your iPhone 4 and gives it a splash of color. It's a fun and unique way to personalize your iPhone 4.
Apple iPhone 4 Dock:
With the iPhone 4 Dock, you get easy access to a dock connector port for syncing or charging, and an audio line out port for connecting to powered speakers via an optional audio cable. The iPhone 4 Dock also works with other iPhone accessories, such as iPhone AV cables and the USB Power Adapter.
Let us know your thoughts if you picked up either accessory!
Even if youre not one of those lucky enough to be getting your hands on a shiny new iPhone 4 today, Pocket Gamer is reporting that those nice Gameloft people are treating all iPhone, iPod touch and iPhone 4 owners to a 99c/59p/ 0.79c sale in the iTunes App store. For a very limited time only, you can get any of the following games for under a dollar. There are some great games on the list, especially Assassins Creed: Altairs Chronicles, Gangstar: West Coast Hustle, and N.O.V.A., so you can rest assured theyre not trying to palm off any old rubbish on us in the name of the iPhone 4!
GT Racing: Motor Academy
Brothers in Arms 2: Global Front
Gangstar: West Coast Hustle
N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance
Assassins Creed: Alatairs Chronicles
Looks like the perfect way to show off your new iPhone 4 on the cheap, or to make your old iPhone and iPod touch feel a little bit better about being left behind by the march of progress!