With the launch of the iPhone 4 on the Verizon network, consumers have been making the switch despite previous reports of lackluster sales. With an estimated one million sales in the first week alone, Verizon appears to have made the right moves with the launch of its pre-order. Many users of the Verizon network were able to pre-order their phones, thus avoiding Apple’s usual long launch lines. Some say the lack of long lines at the Verizon store is somewhat disappointing, but analysts say the figures indicate that about 38 percent of iPhone shoppers visited its pre-order page in hopes of avoiding the hassle. Other analysts have suggested that many users are waiting for the long-awaited iPhone 5 release due out later this year.
What can new iPhone users expect with the iPhone 4 from the Verizon network? Some minor modifications have been made to the case of the new Verizon version of the iPhone 4. This was probably done to rectify the earlier antenna problem that the AT&T model had in its early days. Internal differences can also be seen in a side-by-side comparison where there have been some design changes to rectify the antenna problem. What this means for users is still unclear, although early reports don’t mention any antenna or reception issues with the Verizon mode.
Other iPhone models have dropped in price with some models like the 3G in the $ 50- $ 99 range with a contract on the AT&T network. This may be just the beginning for Apple, as so far most models were hovering around the $ 199 range with a contract. Offering a phone at a lower price may turn out to be the right tactic for Apple in maintaining an entry-level model that consumers can access.
For iPhone 4 users on any cellular network, many people still face concerns about keeping the device in its optimal state. Repair centers in the US have seen an increase in iPhone 4 repairs in recent months, as these sensitive devices are damaged by drops and drops, water, and basic wear and tear. It appears that repair centers will have to re-prepare their inventory of new parts for the new Verizon model due to internal design changes. As with the original iPhone 2G, the front glass and LCD screen blend into a clean room environment. This method eliminates the accumulation of dust between the touch panel digitizer and the LCD screen, but it also greatly increases repair costs due to the addition of parts that are not necessarily necessary for the repair. If the touch panel or front glass breaks, consumers will also have to replace the LCD screen. This has come as a shock to people as repair costs have skyrocketed. What consumers are generally unaware of is that the true cost of purchasing an iPhone without a contract with AT&T or Verizon is extremely expensive. The thing to remember is that Apple products have a high premium and when you invest in an Apple product you should also be aware of the high cost of replacing that product. Unfortunately, as many of us have become accustomed to inferior technologies in the past, this is a shocking revelation when such a technologically advanced product breaks down.
All in all, the new iPhone 4 for Verizon is just as impressive as its AT&T counterpart. The iPhone is sleek and stylish and offers many advanced features. New iPhone lovers are taking advantage of applications like Facetime, which allows video chatting. The main camera is 5mp just like the AT&T version and offers amazing image quality from a device of this size. This phone is recommended for anyone who wants to combine ease of use and high-tech features in a small form factor. There are attractive qualities for both younger and older crowds, given its capabilities and the operating system and feature set on which it is based.