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I am wondering am I alone in my thinking that the new iPhone is not a huge leap forward over the 3GS? I just wasn't that amazed by the overall size, look, and feel of the new device. I love the sharpness of the new disply and all, but I am not lusting after it like I did the 3GS. In the sales number are true, I am certainly in the minority in my thinking.

Am I getting cynical or to finicky because I returned the iPad after a week of use!?
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What don't you like about the iPhone 4 and iPad?
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Without stating what you do not like about them it sounds like only the looks have turned
you off.
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I am wondering am I alone in my thinking that the new iPhone is not a huge leap forward over the 3GS? I just wasn't that amazed by the overall size, look, and feel of the new device. I love the sharpness of the new disply and all, but I am not lusting after it like I did the 3GS. In the sales number are true, I am certainly in the minority in my thinking.

Am I getting cynical or to finicky because I returned the iPad after a week of use!?
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Am I "lusting after it"? No. Do I want one? Yes. My 3G is getting a bit long in the tooth and a snappy new gadget will be nice. Frankly I think the iPhone 4 looks better than the 3G or 3Gs.


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iphone 4 does have a lovely quality feel. This issue with the antenna is disappointing and I cannot hook up to Wi-Fi which might result in a new phone.
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I wouldn't say you're "alone" but yes as you say you're in the minority.

Perhaps you've not really explored iOS 4 all that much yet (particularly FaceTime, which I hear is amazing), or perhaps you are correct: from the 3GS, the 4 may not seem quite as big a jump.

I, on the other hand, will be moving from a first-day iPhone 2G, so I'm expecting to be wowed.
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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Have not seen the new phone up close and personal yet, but I rather like my 3GS.
Like the curve of the back, feels comfortable in my hand. And what about those volume buttons that stick out.

Are we in the minority? Maybe among iPhone users. Among mobile phone users, don't think so.

If any single thing appealed to everyone, there'd be no need for these cinemas with a different movie playing on 12, 15 and 20 different screens at a time. We could have one movie studio putting out a movie a week and have that one movie playing on the 200-300 theater screens we have here in the Dallas area.

There'd be no need for Dodge, Ford, Chevy, Nissan and Toyota all making full size pickup trucks.

There's definitely no need for Panasonic, Sony, Sansui, Samsung, Sharp, Hitachi, LG, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Polaroid, Westinghouse, Vizio, Sylvania, ProScan, Viore, Viewsonic, et al... making TV sets.

There'd be no need for TVs being made in 5", 6", 7", 9" 13", 15", 17", 19" 20", 21", 22", 24", 25", 26", 27", 30", 32", 36", 40", 42", 45", 48", 49", 50", 52", 55", 58", 60" 62", 65".... sizes either.

We could go back to the 1950's when there were like 3 manufacturers of TVs in 3 sizes and no such thing as a cell phone.

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The new display alone, IMHO, is enough to want this new phone even if nothing else changed. It's amazing.

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You are not alone, I think the are great but sold mine thing I just wanted a white version, but bought a droid.
The shape is a bit hard to get use too, my sons slides of the desk...
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I believe people who do not like it after buying it are the ones who bought the phone because of the image it carries. I got it for the screen, imovie capable, camera and video, and 32gb size, all of which were an incredible upgrade from my 3g. If you buy a phone not knowing what you want out of it, chances are you will be let down, but this goes for almost anything that you can buy in life. I've been editing some movie clips together in 720p with the imovie app all day from some fun times...it's incredible that you can do so much on just a phone!
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I bought because I had all 4 at launch and loved it, this last one not so much.
Maybe because I use my iPad more now.. Not sure..
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Maybe because I use my iPad more now.. Not sure..
I think that has a lot to do with it. I can do everything on my iPad that I could do on my iPhone.
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I think so maybe that's why I want a good phone not any more toys.
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I jumped from my 3G, and it was quite a jump. So I'm very happy with it. I suppose from the 3GS it's not quite as special, but I think overall it's definitely a significant jump from the the past 2 redesigns.

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Are we in the minority? Maybe among iPhone users. Among mobile phone users, don't think so.
Actually, I think the population is general likes this iPhone much more than any past versions, which is why they had crazy sales the first week. I had read many comments on tech blogs like "I don't like Apple or the iPhone, but this one looks really nice."

This is definitely the most attention it's drawn since the first.

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