iPhone 4 Knocks, Are We Ready?

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:

Image Credit: TheGadget


  • iphone sucks this ones no better either . id still prefer a nokia n900 ! btw just notice how many things apple again copied from n900

    3gs copy of n97
    4g copy of n900

    each and every one of apple’s products are overpriced piece of shit .

    • hey hey…check their release dates…iphone came way before than these two sucking mobiles….nokia copied iphone…and n900 evn doesnt have an mms option….have you seen the speed of a real iphone???
      n97 is so slow…and cheap too….!!!!

      • 1- apple got sued for copying nokia’s patents. [old story] {they got reverse sued too}
        2- 4g copied the 5mp camera from n900/n97
        3-4g copied multi tasking from nokia
        4-4g copied nokia’s front facing camera

        the n900 has xenon flash which pwns your 4g’s led.
        the n900 has full flash supported browser which pwns safari to shit
        the n900 is based on maemoo (in a few years meego will replace it)which pwns the iphone os 4 to shit
        the n900 has a qwerty physical keypad 4g doesnt
        the n900 ovi maps etc free for life
        it has a front facing camera which can actually be used to video call

        the n8 has a freakin 12 megapixel camera with a xenon flash against it your iphones camera is shit
        the n8 is based on the legendary symbian os
        ……

        just so you apple lovers know your favourite steve jobs thinks flash sucks and apple will never adopt it . he claims that safari will adopt html 5 . they put up a page that shows video content with “so called html 5″ .btw chrome is way better in handling and using html 5 than safari . when i tried exessing the page with chrome it said you need a browser which has the capability to run html 5 LOL. thats how low apple has to go to make people stupid into buying there products . apple doesnt know shit about html 5 and are just making excuses for not having put flash in iphones and i”pads” they have “issues” with adobe perticularyly steve jobs.

        and mate you say iphone is fast F THAT my brother owns a 3gs and it sucks it hangs very often my n900 is way better .

        in multitasking which apple copied from nokia . nokia basically pwns apple to shit
        in the camera quality again nokia’s 5mp with carl ziess optics is better than the iphone’s camera
        in front camera nokia allows video calls unlike apple .

  • **Front facing cam for video conferencing**
    It doesn’t matter because this service is through WIFI only(iphone 4 to iphone 4).

    I am not big fan of Apple because ,its prices are always sky high. But their products always been solid and reliable. Iphone 4 coming with interesting features , like HD video recording , Retina Display with maximum resolution ever in a phone, and nothing new.

    Interestingly its the thinnest phone in the world. But i think most of features are not new.
    Question is Why We buy this phone???

    a)Because of its features , OS and App store??

    OR

    b)Because its Apple’s product??

    Apple Fan boys will always choose option (b).

    By the way what is so special in this product which Nokia , Samsung , RIM and other companies are not offering.
    Oh i get it Apple’s logo. :)

      • Have you ever heard of Nokia N900 , Nokia X6 , Nokia N97..

        Main Features above mentioned phones
        5MP Camera with Flash
        Nokia X6 has Capacitive Touch screen
        MultiTasking
        GPS
        3G
        FM Radio (iphone doesn’t)
        TV Out
        Nokia N900 has full FLASH support (iphone doesn’t)

        Interestingly these all phones has front facing camera and multi tasking capability and now Flash with full web experience (N900).

        Sorry dude your iphone still missing a lot of things , but do not loose hope after 2 or 3 years Apple will be able to fulfill the gapes with new iphone 5 or 6 or 7 :)

        • And how can we forget thousands of apps available for iPhone? and what about the HD games, 6 axis accelerometer, iPhone is a trend setter and Nokia phones don’t even come close to that. Your argument Waqas has not convinced me at all. You are saying these things just because you want to and believe me when you will see this new iPhone in your friend’s hand you would definitely think to have one.

          • I missed latest model… please check this Nokia phone then you can buy Iphon 4..

            Nokia N8 (Unlock) Price:370 Euro
            12 MP, 4000×3000 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Xenon flash
            AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
            360 x 640 pixels, 3.5 inches
            – Multi-touch input method
            – Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
            – Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
            – Scratch-resistant surface
            16 GB storage, 256MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
            microSD, up to 32GB
            3G HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2.0 Mbps ,WIFI b/g/n Bluetooth, micro usb
            – TV-out (720p video) via HDMI and composite
            – Dolby Digital Plus via HDMI
            – Anodized aluminum casing
            – Digital compass
            – MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player
            – DivX/XviD/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
            – Voice command/dial
            – Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
            – Video/photo editor
            – Flash Lite v4.0
            – T9

            I know i still can not convenience you , reader will decide which set is worth buying.

            here is the link for complete specifications.
            http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_n8-3252.php

            I suggest you , check HTC EVO 4G and then tell me , who is following who

            http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/HTC-EVO-4G-phone-p_4382.html

            here is the comparison between iphone4 and evo 4g
            http://gear.ign.com/articles/109/1096001p1.html

            Before reading all that stuff consider you are an ordinary person not an Apple fan boy. :p

          • If we talking about applications , then my friend you can not even count how many third party applications are available for symbian.

            • @ waqas lol u really educate urself about iphone than u should argue against it, im 3gs owner, apple app store has 2 lacs apps which ur third party apps cant cover secondly iphone too has thirdparty apps in cydia and they r more than the whole symbian plus android apps.

              • please educate me … i owned 3g and i wanted to use flash and i wanna multi task and you know what i am waiting form 2 last years ,now they are going to give me multi task , still no damn flash… name twenty apps(famous and usefull) those are in app store which is not available for nokia ?? and you can not get cydia without jailbreaking your iphone… and if you jailbreak you wait for unlock.. and then you keep waiting…

                Quality apps(symbian+andriod) > waste of time apps(Apple Iphone)

        • You guys have even missed one gr8 feature tht I phone 4 does not have and Nokia N900 has….thts FM Transmitter…now u need no wires to listen to music through ur car Audio player.Just set the Fm frequency as in ur N900 n there u go.

  • nokia N8 da upcommin is far better than iphone 4
    12 mp wid hd vido recording
    Nokia simply ruleZ in cellular market

    • Educate urself bro! This biggie n8 hd cam shoot video with 25fps, where as iphone4 shoots with 30fps hd video so ur 12 mp is of no use infront of iphone camera

      • so that is why iphone is batter than others???
        12 MP, with 4000×3000 pixels… oh iphone can’t capture that much … sad , very sad..
        here is few features in N8 which Iphone do not have..
        TV-out (720p video) via HDMI and composite
        – Dolby Digital Plus via HDMI
        – Anodized aluminum casing
        – Digital compass
        – DivX/XviD/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
        – Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
        – Video/photo editor
        – Flash Lite v4.0

        list the features that iphone has others don’t ..

  • well guys….i ve used all the high end phones including blackberries,nokia,htc,iphone.u cant compare nokia`s to iphone atleast.n97 huge flop,n900 bigger thn that.they are nothing infront of 3gs processor speed,and if ur 3gs is jailbroken u can litraly have anything u want in it.and im sure iphone 4 would be the greatest addition in the line.iphone is fastest,smoothest,sexiest of all of these.the feeling it gives in ur hand ,nokia cudnt do in hundred years..and it worth paying some 10-15 k more pf pakistani rupees for apple then buying th e n97 or other nokia`s or samsungs,…..and if ur into corporate sector and ur buisness demands the speedy and quality cell phone with internet always on the go…BLACKBERRYS are also a very good option.black berries are best buisness and corporate phones.

      • LOL did you just say n900’s processor is nothing against the 3gs’s processor ? XD

        n900 has an UNDERCLOCKED 600mhz processor with a 256mb of ram!

      • LOL..What good will reading about HTC EVO 4G cause? Do you even know that EVO 4G is a CDMA compatible phone unusable in Pakistan? iPhone 4 is far better than EVO 4G

    • Can I phone 3gs have bluetooth to share third party media files then n there via bluetooth as we can normally do b/w other bluetooth phones.Is there a wayout.

  • Apple enthusiast? No, you’re a fanboy. You do nothing to back up your hyperbole as to why Apple is apparently so superior to everything, and don’t seem to realize that just because you prefer Apple products doesn’t instantly make its competitors “cheap”.

    And Apple cares about their products? Lmao. They care about the money. Like any other company. If Steve Jobs thought he could make millions selling dog crap he would

  • hey waqas i dont think that there is any mobile phone which can compete with iPhone 4g. 4G is the best.

  • hey waqas i think Evo is good but it is certainly not good enough to compete with iPhone 4g. in my opinion Evo could be compared with 3g but 4G no way

    • i respect your opinion but please explain me how iphone is better

      IPHONE 4
      Platform iOS 4
      Processor Apple A4
      Cellular Quadband GSM, pentaband HSPA
      WiFi 802.11b/g/n
      Display size 3.5 inches
      Display resolution 960 x 640
      Display technology IPS LCD
      Integrated TV-out No
      Primary camera 5 megapixel AF, LED flash
      Secondary camera VGA
      Video recording 720p at 30fps
      Video calling Yes (WiFi only)
      Location / orientation sensors AGPS, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope

      HTC EVO 4G
      Platform Android 2.1
      Processor 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon
      Storage 440MB internal, microSDHC expansion
      Cellular CDMA, EV-DO Rev. A, WiMAX
      WiFi 802.11b/g
      Display size 4.3 inches
      Display resolution 800 x 480
      Display technology LCD
      Integrated TV-out HDMI
      Primary camera 8 megapixel AF, LED flash
      Secondary camera 1.3 megapixel
      Video recording 720p at 24fps
      Video calling Yes
      Location / orientation sensors AGPS, compass, accelerometer

      believe it or not its just brand… by they way iphone 3g do not have front facing camera , 3g have 3 mp camera , and 256mb ram , 600Mhz processor …
      dude you can not compare HTC EVO 4G even with iphone 4 g…

      8MP camera , WIMAX builtin, 1GHZ processor, 1.3MP front facing camera .. HDMI tv out.. 4.3 inch screen.. and you can change bettery , Andriod 2.1 bringing full flash support…

  • THERE IS NO NEED TO BRING IN PAKISTAN BECAUSE WE HAVE ALREADY A BEST BRAND OF WORLD CALLED AS “NOKIA”
    AND IPHONE CAN’T COMPARE WITH NOKIA ” N8″

  • mujhay samujh nahi aati …. SMS ki price 1 paisa increase ho jay … call rate 10 paisa ooper chalay jain to ap log shor daal detay ho …. per jub baat mobile set ki aati hai to 300$ bhee nazer nahi aatay …. bhai mobile phone se main purpose to call hi milana hai na ….. to Nokia 12xx use karo :-)

  • Apples 5 mega pixel=15 mega pixel of nokia
    the quality provided by apple is far better than nokia
    nokia phones aren’t durable while apples products are long lasting. And do you think that the hardware of iPhone is compareable to any of your so called nokia phones

  • Heheheheheh, Wow, when did you capture this screen shot? I never knew my tweet was on one of your posts until a friend notified me. I wasn’t really emotional, but i was pissed of at Vodafone bagging iPhone 4 for India. If we can bring in bberry, then why not iphone and other Smartphones? I hope celcoz have the message conveyed to them.

    thanks again :)

  • There is no phone out there that can compete with the Iphone. They were the first one to come up with this idea, and now all the other companies are trying to copy them. Oh and BTW, does Nokia have video conference like Apple’s facetime? The answer is no. Is Nokia faster than the Iphone? No again. Does Nokia have a Retina Displa? I bet they don’t even know what that is. It is the highest resolution HD display in the world. Apple is on a rampage, they spend months and months just doing the research. They have beaten Microsoft and have become the biggest Technology company.

  • wel nokia,SonyEricsson, Samsung ,Htc ,Motorola etc JO kuch bhi karlain jo quality iPhone k software ki hay wo kisi main nhi…..i bet,or iphone 4 tou or zyada acha hay class hi or hay iphone ki…

  • Well i have used Nokia 3230 …. and i used it for 4 years. Nokia develops very good and reliable phones but it doesn’t mean that iphone is a crap.

    Now i own iphone 3gs and it is awesome as nokia. coz its provides me what i want.

    So people not every phone is perfect …. the perfect phone is which you like the most and give you pleasure ;)

  • Oh come on, dont try to ellaborate that how much u have done the reading, reading about any phone is soo easy these days,just copy paste from tons of websites.
    Point is just this dat, IPHONE IS SOOOOOOOOOOOO FAST THAN ANY OTHER DEVICE IN THIS WHOLE WOLD,,and life is soo fast too, so we need to sum up any work of ours in less than a second, and if u want to do lott of work in soooo less time,then there is only one option for u, IPHONE, IPHONE AND JUSTTTTTTTT IPHONE

  • Anybody want factory unlocked
    iphone4
    16GB Rs.48,750
    32GB Rs.56,250
    nokia
    n8 Rs.22,800
    n900 Rs.21,900
    and many more

    If interested then mail me ur requirement along wit ur full contact details at [email protected]

    • yes jimmy i want iphone 3gs 16gb plzzzz send me to my home address u know it naaa ….. bloody fake jimmy u have eaten my money for fun i will kill u … people out there tihs jimmy is scammer please dont deposit money in his a/c. i have lost my 24000 rs

  • Anybody want factory unlocked
    iphone4
    16GB Rs.48,750
    32GB Rs.56,250
    nokia
    n8 Rs.22,800
    n900 Rs.21,900
    and many more

    If interested then mail me ur requirement along wit ur full contact details at [email protected]
    we are based in india

  • Hi! this new Google TV thing is really very interesting how does one gets an opportunity to try it does any1 here know? thanks! much appreciated.

  • hi this phone rocks the pakistan and i hope that his price go more and more because his feature’s
    were trumendas that i cant have words to explain it its whole computer ????? i love it

  • I am selling my Iphone 4GS , 32GB UNLOCKED in karachi for 85000 Pakistani Rupees, if anyone looking to buy one can contact me on ________________.

    Anyone in Karachi looking to buy iPhone 4G 32 GB, Unlocked with all Paid applications from I tunes already installed on the phone along with latest Games and Softwares.

    [Comment Edited]

  • I am selling my PAY AS YOU GO
    Iphone 4GS , 32GB UNLOCKED in karachi for 85000 Pakistani Rupees

  • I am selling my Iphone 4GS , 32GB UNLOCKED , its a PAY AS YOU GO phone, used for 1 and half months with all paperwork and warranty

  • My Iphone 4GS PAY AS YOU GO is now SOLD so PLEASE do not contact me any more. SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD. Please stop emailing, Thanks.

  • Guyz i deal in brand new Apple Products, mentioned below are the most competitive prices if anyone is interested in buying brand new packed Iphone.

    Iphone 4 16GB Unlocked: PKR: 65,000
    Iphone 4 32GB Unlocked: PKR: 70,000
    Iphone 3GS 16GB Unlocked: PKR: 38,000

    You may contact me on,

    Email: [email protected]
    Voice: 0092-345-4021369

  • i dont care how better u guys think nokia is than iphone 4………..no bloody phone can compare with iphone 4 for its grace and style.the tech is great and the phone simply rocks. so there!!

  • Ltd feature videos

    Watch more at LTD

    close
    >