“It’s overreaching to say that the iPhone 4 defines a whole new class of phone … much less a whole new class of computing,” Andy Ihnatko writes for The Chicago Sun-Times. “No. It’s just superb next iteration of a phone that was pretty fab to begin with. It doesn’t even complicate consumers’ buying decision. Out with the old models, in with the new ones: the 16 gig model is $199; double the amount of storage for another $100. But it sharpens the distinction between the iPhone and 2010’s impressive graduating class of Android devices.”
“A month ago, I think you could have said that the differences between an iPhone 3GS running iPhone OS 3 and those of a Nexus One running the new edition of the Android OS were largely philosophical and political,” Ihnatko writes. “Today, iPhone and Android are once again two very different beasts. Declaring one to be the winner over the other is like betting on a fight between a hippo and a giant octopus. Each will have its fans and its supporters, but these are clearly two beasts with two very different ideas about how to stay on Darwin’s good side.”
Ihnatko writes, “The iPhone 4 isn’t a revolution. But damn, it’s interesting. It’s that first little turn of the focusing knob that makes the line between ‘phone’ and ‘computer’ a little tougher to make out. It seems to beg for high expectations.”
Full review – highly recommended – here.