Reasons not to pre-order iPhone 4

By Peter Chubb - Jun 15, 2010

The new iPhone 4 is now available to pre-order, Apple had some trouble with its online store early in the day, but it seems that things are now back to normal. It is no secret that this is the best iPhone yet and we can be certain that it will sell in its millions – but what are the reasons not to pre-order the slimmest smartphone yet?

We know that there are so many alternatives at the moment, but do they have as much or more to offer than the iPhone 4? The first thing that you will look at first is its design, I can safely say that the new Apple handset looks better than most Android phones on the market – everything just looks so slick.

The iPhone 4 comes with two cameras, the main 5-megapixel with LED flash on the rear and a VGA camera on the front. However, the HTC EVO 4g comes with an 8-megapixel camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.

We know that the new Apple iPhone 4 has the A4 processor from the iPad, we are not certain if Apple have slowed this down – if they have then there are a number of handsets on the market that have the 1GHz Snapdragon chip, and Motorola have now been working on a 2GHz processor.

One of the main reasons not to pre-order is the price of the iPhone 4; there has certainly been a price increase since the 3GS last year. Looking at the figures it shows that he price of the new iPhone has increased by 14% – there are a number of Android handsets coming to the market that offer better value for money.

So have you pre-ordered your iPhone 4 today?

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  • Sonny

    i have a iphone 3gS and a nexus one w/android 2.2 for work and one personal and i actually like the nexus one better than the iphone 3gS and my contract is up with att and i think im gonna get the EVO 4g instead of iphone 4 im gonna wait for both phone are out so i really can compare them dont get me wrong the iphone 3gS is nice phone but google is just getting better and better everyday and the EVO 4g is one sprint which is CDMA network and everyone that lives in America know any network uses CDMA like Sprint or Verizon is better than a network that uses GSM like AT&T or T-mobile sucks. i live in boston so it matters where you live but nexus one w/2.2 Android blows iphone 3gs away so i suggest stop being in a rush to get a phone right away without it being on the shelves wait for the reviews of the phones you want or even go and play with all the phones until you really like it and i worked for at&T and they really are a rip off compared to sprint what i think you cant go wrong with sprints EVO 4G if you want your phone to be really fast EVO 4G wins over iphone 4 you want a good camera EVO 4g win has 8mp compared to 5mp on iphone 4 and front camera on the EVO 4g has 1.3mp compared to vga on iphone4 and there plent more ……….. but it matters what you like everyone is different but as a phone tech i pick the EVO 4G over any phone 4 any day sorry iphone fans but you know apple will come out with iphone 4GS when AT&T comes out with there 4G network because the iphone 4 only works with 3G and the HTC EVO 4G is already on 4G network which is growing every day

  • i ordered my iphone 4g in black 16 gb version and i'm so excited to hold it in my hands!
    for me apple products are just the best once in every kind of market

  • Biel IB

    DUDE, They mean that the 3GS went down 14%, please read before you say something

  • Joe R

    I ordered my iPhone 4 yesterday morning. It s the same price as the 3GS was last year so I do not understand the comment that it is 14% more expensive. Seems like intentional misinformation. Android will ALWAYS be an iPhone wanna be.

  • nim

    I just walked into a Best Buy store to pre order mine. No wait line. The phone will be available for in-store pickup on June 24th. They said they will be calling me next week to fix an appointment to avoid rush. So, no dealing with AT&T or Apple madness….and no guessing if my phone will arrive in mail by June 24th.

  • B0B

    I pre-ordered at 5 am and had no hang time what so ever I guess I got lucky. I did want a white Iphone but not being able to order it made my decision for me, I pre-ordered my Iphone4 32Gb

  • Dracue

    Slick maybe but the functionallity is not very advanced although I'll only comment when I get to play with one to comment.

    I switche from 3gs to HTC and do find the device a plesure to use and actually think it looks better my self.

    But differant strokes for differant folks!

  • duh

    How do these sentences make sense??? How about learning how to actually WRITE before you start preaching tech advice.

    "The new iPhone 4 is now available to pre-order, Apple had some trouble with its online store early in the day, but it seems that things are now back to normal."

    "The first thing that you will look at first is its design, I can safely say that the new Apple handset looks better than most Android phones on the market – everything just looks so slick."

  • Maeby

    Went into an AT&T store today to pre-order a couple iphones, but the system was down. They authorized my credit card over the phone, used an archaic manual credit swiper, and told me they would be entering the information into the system when it is working again.

    The sales rep gave me his mobile number and told me I could call him in the afternoon to see if the information had been entered yet. As of 5:30 pm, it had not.

    The concern now is whether the system will be up today, and if not, when the order will be placed. If the order is placed after today, I’m being told that the iphones that are earmarked for me, may not arrive till the 25th or later. I wouldn’t even be able to go to the AT&T store on the 24 and get any that are in stock, because I would have specific ones on the way to the store.

    Basically, by pre-ordering my iphone, I would be forced to get my phone later than people who just walk in. What a mess!

  • ash

    you know these are problems on att's end and not Apple's, right?

    • B0B

      I am beginning to blame them both really, I mean how could a company as prestige as Apple trust AT&T with the Pre-order sales of the new device without testing the launch themselves? Things just arent adding up here. It may have something to do with the security breach AT&T was having with its log in screen with the Ipads does it ?

  • jeff

    “One of the main reasons not to pre-order is the price of the iPhone 4; there has certainly been a price increase since the 3GS last year. Looking at the figures it shows that he price of the new iPhone has increased by 14%”

    How did you come up with a 14% price increase? The price structure for the iPhone4 is *exactly* the same as it was for the 3GS when it launched last year. Making an obviously inaccurate claim like this and not adding anything to back it up negates any credibility your post may have had. But thanks for trying.

  • Derrick

    i have been trying to order online since 4 am. It is now 5 PM and still no luck. I went into the actual AT&T store in Sunrise, Fl and was told to pre-order you need a credit card without the words Debit on it, and we do not accept cash. WTF??? You must go in debt to obtain this device. I may have to wait this one out. I am still interested, however, getting sleep and obtaining it second seems like the better option!!

  • mike

    I'm waiting for my first white iPhone. I have had a new iPhone on opening day every year. But this year I want white. I'm a little bummed that I have to wait… but you know what they say… good things come to those who wait.

  • rde

    Go to AT&T website. If you have an existing account, you can upgrade there …I tired apple.com for 3 hours but no luck …so i went to Att.com and it works right away..good luck

    • BoB

      I heard that AT&T was having a security breach. Many people claim they saw other peoples accounts rather than their own did you upgrade on your account or someone elses? LOL see how this plays out June 24th

  • Yup I ordered mine.

  • Robbie

    I got my pre-order done. Truth is, iPhone is the best out there, and the droid really sucks in comparison. Not to mention how hard and complicated it is writing programming for droid. With Apple, it’s a walk in the park. Apple iPhone FOREVER!!!!

  • dan

    not working – been trying for 5 hours now, since 6 am. can't even order on the phone, waited on hold for an hour, and they can't put orders through either. this is ridiculous. they didn't know there would be a lot of traffic?!!?

  • Angelo

    yes I did

  • jack

    yes! i did order my new iphone. thanks for asking.

  • Robert

    taking forever to get through! of course I am

  • regyreg

    i have been trying since 8:00 am in NYC its 10:30 still no go APPLE store sucks !!!

  • regyreg

    i have been trying since 8:00 am in NYC its 10:30 still no go APPLE store sucks !!!
    they can even take the order how should i know i will be able to get service in the future
    their 1800 number is DOWN as well what a shame
    is this what apple become !!!

  • Ken

    Yep! You can't beat good engineering. You get what you pay for.

  • Linda

    Yes!! Ordered mine this morning…started at 4 am and finally went through at 5:30.