Why the iPhone 4 is the best iPhone ever
The iPhone 4 is the best iPhone ever. Ever. In the latest episode of Adventures in Tech, we explain why Apple's fourth mobile is the best it's built.
Hit play now to hear our reasoning.
Fours of nature
The Retina display. The lightning-fast A4 chip. A stunning new design. And a front-facing camera for taking questionable selfies. The hardware alone is enough to put the iPhone 4 leagues ahead of its rivals, both past and present. But there are plenty of other reasons to crown this 3.5-inch marvel king of the iPhones.
For example, the iPhone 4 has boasted incredible longevity. This glass-and-steel successor to the iPhone 3GS made its debut in June 2010 (I remember, I was there) and remained on sale until September this year.
A better time?
There's something else that makes the iPhone 4 an easy choice for the title of best iPhone ever -- a general lack of effort from the iPhones since.
After the glut of new hardware and features that the fourth iPhone introduced, the near-identical iPhone 4S (which arrived a whole 15 months later), left me feeling deflated. Since then, Apple has opted for modest upgrades and minor tweaks to its popular mobile, even as Samsung experiments with bigger devices and quirky curved screens.