iphone 4

iPhone 4 in Canada

iPhone 4Not quite a bargain but amazing. The iPhone 4 (the new iPhone) has just been announced to launch in Canada. We are waiting for the official date but it will be launched in the U.S on the 24th June and Canada is sure to be not far behind. My guess is that you will be able to buy the new iPhone 4 in August. We believe it is available at the Rogers store for pre-order, and if you are serious about getting one then you should probably join the list as they will likely be out of stock for a while. Read the iPhone 4 review first though.

If you have not heard about the new iPhone or want to check out the features then you can see all the happenings at the Apple Canada store (watch the video). There is a cool yet heavily biased video about the new phone, remember this is not a review, it is straight from Apple.

While I love my iPhone and iTouch I am in need of an upgrade and I am debating between a Google powered Android phone (of which there are loads of amazing ones on the market) or the iPhone 4. I don’t care much for the Microsoft powered machines at all. There are however many reasons why I might get the iPhone, namely I have a Mac so syncing all of my photos, contacts, music etc is a doddle. but the major reason is that I love apps from the app store, I have maybe 50 right now (and growing) most of which are free, and while I hate the stringent “Apple Guidelines” which limit many apps from development to usage most are excellent and help me with my daily life. There are just way more apps for the iPhone than any other device.

So this comes at a similar time that the iPad launches in Canada which is cool. Big news for Apple, one step closer to world domination.

iPhone 4 Review

What I like about the new iPhone 4

5 megapixel camera; this is one of the best megapixel’s you can get on a phone, it also has a flash (but it looks about as powerful as a mosquito) to help with the light.
Screen resolution; now you get a crazy number of pixels on your screen, 4 times more than the previous iPhone, which means better resolution
Video; you could do video on the previous phone, but this one now does front and back video (yes I know crazy) and full 720p resolution, which for a tiny screen is crazy. This means that you can easily watch amazing quality on a 40″ tv in your living room that’s been recorded on your phone.
Style; the thing just looks sexy and more sturdy (so you may not have to get expensive insurance for this one)

What’s rubbish about the iPhone 4

Flash; you still can’t use flash media on their hand held devices, this means flash based websites and much of the worlds internet video is off limits to iPhone users….still.
Apps; the apple rules make it more difficult for developers to follow guidelines and limit the number of apps as well as the usefulness of them.
Price; boy are the Canadian versions going to be expensive. Let’s say you want one without a contact, look to pay in the region of $1,000 for one.

The first to release info about the new iPhone was Gizmodo, they have had over 10 million hits so far of people looking at an iPhone that had been left in a bar, they took it apart before apple remotely deactivated the device. It’s still there is you want the low down before the full specs came out.

More Apple Canada online discount codes found here