Friday, June 25, 2010
iPhone 4 release causes frenzy

 

On Thursday, Apple lovers got their hands on the new iPhone 4. iReporters captured videos and photos of quarter-mile long lines and documented the excitement of opening a new gadget.

 

Superstar iReporter ChrisMorrow took advantage of the HD capabilities on the new iPhone 4 to capture a showdown between the release of the iPhone 4 and the opening of a new Microsoft store in a shopping mall in San Diego, California.

 

In New York City, fusco2223 captured the frenzy surrounding the new iPhone in a time-lapse video that follows a line in front of an Apple store stretching a quarter mile.

 

By far one of our coolest submissions came from first-time iReporter starkdesign. Inspired by Sesame Street videos he watched as a kid, he crafted a fun and hilarious video that captures the excitement techies feel when they get a new gadget.

 

But, despite all the enthusiasm, the new iPhone has some kinks. Customers have reported problems with dropped calls when the phone is held on its metal sides. Other owners have complained about a yellow tint on the display screen.

 

But the overall message from our iReporters has been the same. They love the new phone.

 

TCKnight shot a video review of the new gadget on his iPhone 4, using one of the newest features -- the front-facing camera. He said that the flash on the camera changes everything. “Finally I can use my phone as a quality camera, too.”

 

Starkdesign also raved about the phone’s new capabilities. “I’m a graphic designer so I pay special attention to screen resolution and quality of images,” he said.  “Holding it next to my iPhone 3GS, it’s amazing,” he said. “I love it.”

 

If you bought the iPhone 4, we want to hear from you. How long did you have to wait to get the new iPhone? Have you had any problems or was it everything you imagined? Share your experiences with us here.

2 Comments
June 25, 2010
Click to view midniterun's profile

Thanks Chris.

June 29, 2010
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Nicce!

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