With the release of the iPhone 4 on the Verizon network consumers have been making the switch despite former reports on lackluster sales. Estimated at one million sales in the first week alone, Verizon looks to have made the right moves with their pre-order launch. Many Verizon network users were able to order their phones early thereby avoiding the usual new Apple release long lines. Some say the lack of long lines at the Verizon store what somewhat disappointing but analysts say that the numbers indicate that around 38 percent of iPhone purchasers visited their pre-order page in hopes of avoiding the hassle. Other analysts have suggested that many users are waiting for the much anticipated iPhone 5 release that is due out later this year.
What can new iPhone users expect with the Verizon network iPhone 4? Some slight modifications have been made to the casing in the new Verizon version of the iPhone 4. This most likely has been done to rectify the previous antenna issue that the AT&T model was having at its inception. Internal differences can also be seen in a side by side comparison where there have been some changes to the layout in order to rectify the antenna issue. What this means for users is not clear yet although early reports are not mentioning any types of antenna or reception issues with the Verizon mode.
Other iPhone models have been dropping in price with some models such as the 3G sitting in the $50-$99 range with a contract on the AT&T network. This may be just the beginning for Apple as up until now most models were around the $199 range with a contract. Offering a phone at a lower price point may prove to be just the right tactic for Apple by keeping an entry level model for consumers to jump to.
For users of the iPhone 4 on either cellular network many people are still faced with concerns for maintaining the device in its optimal condition. Repair centers across the US have seen a surge of iPhone 4 repairs over recent months as these sensitive devices become damaged from drop and falls, water, and basic wear and tear. It looks like repair centers will have to once again gear up their inventory on new parts for the new Verizon model do to the internal layout changes. As with the original 2G iPhone the Front Glass and LCD are fused together in a clean room environment. This method eliminates the collection of dust between the Touch panel Digitizer and the LCD screen but also greatly increases repair costs due to the addition of parts that are not necessarily needed for the repair. If the Touch panel or Front Glass break consumers will have to replace the LCD screen as well. This has been somewhat of a shock to people as repair costs have skyrocketed. What consumers are usually unaware of is the actual cost of purchasing an iPhone outright without an AT&T or Verizon contract is extremely expensive. What we need to remember is that Apple products carry 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 been accustomed to lesser technology in the past this is a shocking revelation when a product this technologically advanced breaks down.
All in all the new iPhone 4 for Verizon is just as stunning as its AT&T counterpart. The iPhone is sleek and stylish and offers many advanced features. New iPhone lovers are taking advantage of such applications as Facetime which allows for video chatting. The main camera is 5mp just as the AT&T version and offers stunning picture quality from a device this size. This phone is recommended for anyone that wants to meld both ease of use and high tech features into a small form factor. There are appealing qualities to both the younger and older crowds given its capabilities and the OS and feature set it is built around.
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