Review: Apple iPhone 4 Smartphone

InformationWeek: Review – Apple iPhone 4 Smartphone

The iPhone scores high on performance and features but may still lose ground against phones powered by Google’s Android mobile operating system, reviewer Eric Zeman says.

“The iPhone 4 is the best iPhone yet, but that doesn’t mean Apple’s latest device scores high marks across the board. The hardware is outstanding, but iOS doesn’t enjoy the lead it once did. Slab-style touch phones are so prevalent now, standing out from the pack takes effort. Apple no doubt put a lot of effort into the iPhone 4. It does stand apart from the pack in many ways, though not all. For Web and media fanatics the iPhone 4 still reigns, but Apple needs to make more leaps with its operating system if it wants to stay ahead of Google, Palm, Research In Motion and others.

The iPhone 4 is the easiest touch-phone to use. Because Apple hasn’t changed the nature of iOS4 very much, veteran iPhone owners will have no trouble picking up and becoming an instant expert. Even newbies will have it easy, as Apple has taken all the complexity out of iOS and provides a polished, efficient user interface. iOS4 combined with the newer hardware makes for a powerful device that will surely make Apple richer than ever.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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