Apple had a hit with the iPhone 4, despite some controversy. With the approach of 2011, however, the question becomes what features will end up in the next iPhone.
Apple’s annual iPhone refresh has become a calendar-marking event in the tech world, surrounded by weeks of intense scrutiny as tech blogs and pundits dissect the new device’s hardware and software capabilities. Each new iPhone attracts millions of buyers, further reinforcing the company’s position in the smartphone market—despite increased competition from the likes of Google Android.
According to the latest Bloomberg report; Verizon Wireless should start selling Apple’s iPhone in January. With the release of the new iPhone 4, this could be a smart move. Even with all of the negative feedback lately on the antenna issues and shattered screens, people still want an iPhone. AT&T is all that stands in the way of huge masses of people from switching to an iPhone. The bad part is that users will have to choose from the Droid X or the iPhone 4 which are both great phones.
iPhone apps are also proprietary and controlled by Apple’s quality control team. And aside from a “jailbreaking” hack job, even your mobile service provider is Apple-controlled.
Now, with rumors of the iPhone 5 growing in voracity each week, the promise of a new iPhone model is bringing to light some new realities about the iPhone 4′s performance in the marketplace against Apple and Steve Jobs’ new nemesis, the Droid.
Check your remaining minute usage
1. Dial *646# on your phone.
2. Press the Send key.
3. Within seconds, a breakdown of your remaining minutes will be delivered via text message to your phone screen.
This will let you know the number of minutes you have left, but it is important to be aware that this can be behind by a couple of days (and usually is). It is a useful tool to get a rough idea of where you are on your usage.
Check your remaining data and text message usage
1. Dial *DATA# (*3282#) on your phone.
2. Press the Send key.
3. Within seconds, a breakdown of your remaining data usage will be delivered via text message to your phone screen. The remaining data usage will be broken down by type.
This will let you know the number of text messages that you have left, but it is important to be aware that this can be behind by a couple of days (and usually is). It is a useful tool to get a rough idea of where you are on your usage.