Verizon iPhone review roundup
Verizon iPhone review scores have centered on the stellar voice service. But, really, it's the same ol' iPhone.
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Holding the Verizon iPhone "in your hand, most regular users would have no idea that there’s any difference" from the AT&T iPhone, writes Tech Crunch's MG Siegler. "In fact, the only physical difference is that the single rivet at the top of the device near the headphone jack has been replaced by two matching rivets on either side of the top of the Verizon version of the device."Skip to next paragraph
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Siegler notes that "while Apple won’t talk specifics, presumably, this is a change made to the antenna of the device, which is the metal band that wraps around the iPhone 4." You know – to prevent all that iPhone "death grip" stuff.
Meanwhile, according to Joshua Topolsky of Engadget, battery life on the Verizon iPhone lasts just about as long as it does on the AT&T iPhone. Which is to say that it lasts a long time. "On a day of extremely heavy use (lots and lots of phone calls, browsing, email, Twitter, text messaging) we saw well over 24 hours on a single charge."
We're going to give the last word to David Pogue of the New York Times, who agrees that the reception is better on the Verizon iPhone. But Pogue warns potential customers that the great reception might not last forever.
"[I]f surveys are any indication," he writes, "Verizon can expect an enormous stampede of new iPhone customers. Last time this happened – to AT&T – the weight of all those bandwidth-sucking iPhones swamped the network, causing interruptions that persist to this day. The same thing might happen to Verizon. Verizon swears that it’s prepared for the onslaught. Then again, that’s what AT&T said, too."
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