The new iPhone: Your Comments

Steve Jobs with the new iPhone 4 in San Francisco, US, 7 June 2010 The new handset has two cameras and allows users to video-chat

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Apple has unveiled a redesign of its popular iPhone handset. BBC News Online readers have been telling us what they think of the iPhone4. Here is a selection of their comments.

Apple shows off iPhone4

I will be buying one when my contract ends for my last iPhone. Why? Because with all this change in technology that I have had from an early age, I now like consistency and reliability. Google Android could even be better, but I don't want to change again. Other companies seem to like redesigning and reinventing the wheel, Apple just keeps making the wheel better.

Dave Hacker, Bournemouth, UK

I recently switched over to a HTC Incredible running Google Android. Not only is this a better application of Smartphone technology, the service is better through the connection provider. Apple has really lost a great deal of market share through their exclusivity contracts with companies like ATT.

Baker Tee, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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I already have an iPhone and cannot imagine life without it. ”

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We will surely be buying this latest iteration of the ever popular phone. The addition of the front facing video camera adds a whole new dimension. Although video calling has been around for decades, the iPhone will be responsible for making it ubiquitous.

Shweta Kumar, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Perfect timing! I was about to buy a 3GS but will wait the extra two weeks and get the new iPhone 4. It looks awesome

Matt Terry, Worthing, UK

Should I buy another Apple iPhone? They are joking! I have had problems with mine from the beginning. Also, I'm unable to use it as a memory stick makes the 8GB a waste of money. The most expensive mobile phone mistake I have made.

Andrew MacArthur, Fushun, China

It looks excellent. As for the "walled garden" that has been much criticised, I consider it an important part of what I like about the phone. Our family will end up with five of these.

Tim, Southport, Australia

Interesting but I have just come back from a meeting which had and iPad in attendance which was much more useful.

James Spencer, Manchester, UK

It looks pretty but when I replace my current iPhone it will be with an Android handset. I don't like Apple's tight control of content.

Mervyn Thomas, Brisbane, Australia

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The Android operating system is fast overtaking the iPhone operating system in functionality.”

End Quote Gary, UK

Who gives a toss about phones? What a bizarre thing to get excited about.

David Jones, Leeds, UK

I already have an iPhone and cannot imagine life without it. The new version is a huge improvement and I will definitely buy it.

Peter, Brussels

Looks like there will be more new iPhones out each year than Manchester United shirts.

Ian, Burnham on Sea, UK

No, I will not buy one. The battery life is poor compared to other phones like the HTC Desire. I travel a lot and do not want to have to keep charging my phone every night. The Android operating system is fast overtaking the iPhone operating system in functionality: it doesn't tie you to just one manufacturer and you don't pay through your nose for an iconic brand name.

Gary, East Grinstead, UK

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