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iPhone 4 hands on.. or, how I drank the Kool-Aid, and lived to tell it

Yep.  It’s here.  The new ‘Jesus phone’.  The 4th Generation iPhone from Apple.  I tossed in a few bucks on a pre-order at BestBuy, and then picked it up bright and early on Thursday morning, spending about 10-15 minutes on the entire affair (pre-order included).   This is the first non-HTC phone I’ve owned in a very long time, and I couldn’t pass it up.  I was finally upgradable at a time that the iphone was getting a new version.  Something that had never happened before for me (since I’m a phone whore and – believe it or not – have already chosen my next phone, which will be here next MONTH) and I planned on taking advantage of this fact.

$330 was the total price.  I had a $50 gift card from the preorder, and then a $150 gift card from something else.  So the total cost at pickup was $130 out of my pocket.  ($180 total since I used the preorder gift card)… ANYWAY…

I walked out with my new 32GB iphone 4.  And I couldn’t be happier with it.  Seriously.  And I was a big opponent of the iPhone for many years.  It’s the single nicest piece of electronics I’ve EVER held in my hands.  Ever.  Limitations of operating system, apps, and possibly even reception aside… this thing BLEEDS hi-tech.  It’s gorgeous.

I have a more comprehensive review being written (and it’s almost done), but to sum up my excuse for not posting it now: on Thursday I picked up my phone, went to work for a little while, then jumped on a plane to California, so you’ll excuse me if I don’t post it just yet.  I’ll be uploading photos of it, taken with it, and comparison shots from various other devices that I can get my hands on.

For now though, please enjoy the following pictures.  They are all taken with the iPhone 4.