The very first time we laid hands on a Verizon iPhone 4, it took us about 0.00000004 seconds to fire up the Settings app and dig into the Personal Hotspot feature. How's that for speed? Can you hear me now, and so on?
The good news: Personal Hotspot works really well, and a monkey with an ice-cream headache could have it set up in seconds.
The bad news: It requires an extra $20/month charge, on top of your (required) voice and data plans, and (optional) texting. And AT&T users don't have it yet.
If you just returned from your local Apple or Verizon Wireless store with a shiny new iPhone 4 in your hand, you may be planning to buy a case next. This has become a particularly thorny problem, since the AT&T and Verizon versions of the handset feature a slightly different button arrangement and cases made for one may not work with the other. Never fear, MacLife.com is here to help!
It's a terrible thing, it truly is. The "racing" stripes on the new Verizon iPhone 4 are there for a reason, but they change the design of the phone so that your traditional AT&T iPhone 4 case won't fit. In most cases, the mute switch is the one that suffers. We checked out a few cases to see which ones worked and to give you a better idea of what kind of protection you should purchase for you iPhone 4.
It's here! It's finally here! Yes, the Verizon iPhone 4 arrived in our hands this morning in a lovely white FedEx box. We've yet to test it to see if it's got more bars in more places (actually, that's AT&T's motto, whoops), because we're too busy manhandling and enjoying the feel of a brand new iPhone 4. Except that, honestly, it's the exact same as the AT&T iPhone 4, except that its insides have that sexy dual-band CDMA/GSM chip. It's also got those sweet racing stripes that make it a bad candidate for your old iPhone 4 case. Anyway, enjoy the snap shots.
Thursday is Verizon iPhone day, and AT&T is celebrating with a tempting offer that may keep many of their iPhone customers out of Big Red’s clutches -- a new, free calling feature called AT&T Messaging Unlimited with Mobile to Any Mobile Calling. The only catch? You need to have (or add) unlimited text messaging.
Are you making the switch or waiting it out? We're having the same internal battle here at Mac|Life headquarters, and we figured there's no better way to solve our problems than to write it out. If you're having some trouble making the decision yourself, read on--Nic, Ray and Susie make the case for taking the plunge, waiting it out, or staying faithful to gool ol' AT&T.