This is a Guest Post by Zaib Ali
Finally Apple announced its best iPhone ever i.e the iPhone 4 at WWDC10. It may not be a surprise for you to know that apple has already beaten Microsoft in terms of revenue, quite recently, as most of its products hitting the market these days are phone based.
Anyways coming back to iPhone 4, it is a huge phone that ideally speaking, all of us would love to get hold of instantly but the point is, will we be able to utilize the device fully since Pakistan has still not embraced 3G Technology.
While many countries around the world have either adopted the technology or they are in the process of doing so including Bangladesh (surprising, isn’t it!). iPhone 4 that is said to be a bandwidth hungry device while supporting tons tons of application including HD playback, one may wonder how will it perform with GPRS or EDGE.
Now look at features of new iPhone 4 and then I will let you know its troubling features for us
- Glass front and back
- 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
- 720p HD video recording
- 960 x 640 resolution with 800:1 contrast ratio (4 times better than the previous iPhones)
- Gyroscope (3-axis)
- Gyro + accelerometer provide 6-axis motion sensing
- Rotation about gravity
- Apple A4 chip
- 32 GB of Storage
- Dual mic suppression
- 802.11n WiFi
- 300 hours of standby battery time (3G talk time: 7 hours, 3G web browsing: 6 hours, WiFi browsing: 10 hours, Video playback: 10 hours, Music playback: 40 hours)
- 3.5-inch screen
- 24% thinner than the iPhone 3GS
- 3.5 inch mm headset jack
- Front facing cam for video conferencing (Through WiFi)
- Micro SIM tray
Micro Sim tray needs a micro SIM to be inserted in it and micro SIM is something totally new for people and technology in Pakistan.
Tiny card that holds your contact info and account information that you find in your GSM handset is a 15 x 25 mm plastic card whereas the new Micro SIM (also known as a 3FF SIM) is a diminutive 12 x 15mm, about 52% smaller.
This will be a litmus test for telecom operators to come up to the challenge of iPhone 4.
Telecom operators will have to invest in this technology. They should give a solution to this problem as iPhone is one of the most popular phones in Pakistan and iPhone 2G, 3G, and 3GS are glaring examples in this regard
Or if you are extremely eager to have this phone and think that your carrier is not going to provide you with a micro SIM card then here’s what you can do, you can make one for yourself by cutting the large one to fit in your iPhone 4!! (Pakistanis you know are very witty).
On other hands, people of the country are already voicing that why cellular companies are not bringing in iPhone officially. Else these phones are sold at 3 times’ price in the market.
Retailers in Pakistan are estimating Rs. 70,000 as opening price of iPhone 4G in Pakistan or even higher. So the point is why cellular companies are not thinking about giving out iPhone like they do in other countries.
An iPhone enthusiast went emotional and tweeted following:
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