Worldwide iPhone 4 Photos

The Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPhone 4 has arrived and consumers simply can't be talked out of waiting to get their mitts on the world's most popular new smartphone. To view this nine-slide set, click on the first pic and navigate using the arrows:

Le iPhone 4

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DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 4:31:25 PM
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For Apple, these past few days must have been a pretty strong validation of its  strategy. The US consumer has verified that you can build a phone so advanced and so well-liked that even AT&T won't stop folks from buying it.

That's amazing.

telcom1 12/5/2012 | 4:31:25 PM
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"Yea!!! The new Iphone is here, the new Iphone is here!" Now all the "must have" techies and "keep up with the Jones" will (or already have) stand in long lines to have their precious new I phone.  But guess what....that will be the only new thing you get with that little deal.  The phone is still carried exclusively by ATT...you know, the "dropped call, long download time" network.  Which means that whatever network issues you had before, still remain.  And now they've added new (high data usage) features which will clog the pipe even more!!!  Oh yeah, almost forgot this little nugget.  ATT is changing it's data pricing plan so you get to pay even more for mediocre service.  So enjoy your new toy, and next time, research before you buy.  There are other more capable and less expensive smartphones on the market as we speak, and more reliable networks (can you say Verizon).  But don't let me stop you from squandering your hard earned dollars on name brand "bling".  I'll stay with my new Droid...and in case you didn't know (this is one of the best kept secrets in the industry) my Droid actually transforms!!!!!!

telcom1 12/5/2012 | 4:31:24 PM
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While cynical it may be, I've seen this kind of thing before.  Just as disinformation can be a valuable tool when used properly, media baiting is one of Steve Jobs proven skills.

Microsoft survives because of contractual agreements. Any computer purchased now (excepting MAC's) comes with the Vista 7 OS.  And most users do not have the skill set (or desire) to install a different OS, so Microsoft remains king of the hill.  And Microsoft inadvertantly acknowledges these faults through it's vast support network.  But I digress.

Carriers are jumping through hoops right now to improve their wireless networks.  The implementation of LTE and 4G to meet the demand for  increased data usage is only a start, and a little late at that.  Smartphone abilities have grown faster than carriers can handle, and T-Mobil's emergence as a player only makes AT&T and Verizon work harder to make their's the network/provider of choice.  I'll be glad when the IPhone becomes CDMA capable and Verizon carries it in their inventory, or AT&T fixes it's network issues...then I'll consider joining the IPhone revolution.

telcom1 12/5/2012 | 4:31:24 PM
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You are so right.  Without a doubt, Steve Jobs is a marketing genius.  The tremendous success of the new IPad only fueled the frenzy regarding the new IPhone.  And Steve's appearance at one of the biggest IT conferences to provide the long awaited photos and release date of the new IPhone just proved that he is still the man.  It also makes me wonder if the "accidental loss" of the prototype at a local watering hole was nothing more than a sly media ploy to provide free coverage of the companies long awaited new flagship. 

DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 4:31:24 PM
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I think the whole 'Apple lost its phone on purpose' idea is a tad cynical. It doesn't need backwards PR stunts just to get folks to pay attention to its products.

Apple's marketing works, though, because it makes very good products. That's one thing folks seem to miss in the consumer space. Microsoft's marketing for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 would all be equally strong if they were attached to products that weren't faulty and disappointing.

But, I think this whole thing is a huge trend to watch. Carriers now have proof that they can fall down on service and a device/software company can help them hang on to consumers in spite of their incompetence. Google, Microsoft, and others should see this as a good opportunity.

Stevery 12/5/2012 | 4:31:22 PM
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One missed photo:

<img alt="" height="300" src="http://i.imgur.com/k5wXr.jpg" width="520">

DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 4:31:21 PM
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I think the iPhone might be only work for Apple's economics if several carriers can by the same phone. So CDMA might be out of the picture. I'd look forward to LTE.

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