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Apple’s hotly-anticipated new smartphone, the iPhone 4, went on sale today. While there were long lines at many retail outlets as people clamored to get their hand on the new phone, there have also been reports of reception problems caused by the design of the device.

Apple’s hotly-anticipated new smartphone, the iPhone 4, went on sale today. While there were long lines at many retail outlets as people clamored to get their hand on the new phone, there have also been early reports of reception problems caused by the design of the device, which incorporates an external antenna, and issues with the new “Retina” display.

So, if you were lucky enough to get your hands one one today after waiting in line (or smart enough to pre-order your new phone), what do you think of it so far?

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  1. So far I’m really enjoying it. The screen is amazing compared to the 3GS and it feels nice in my hand. The camera is also a great upgrade and worth the upgrade price almost in itself. FaceTime is a cool app that works really well so far, I’m enjoying it more than skype video as it allows me to change the camera around to show someone what I’m looking at which is nice.

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  2. Loving it. The screen is fantastic. Build quality feels really good and solid. I’m getting much better reception, and call clarity is unbelievable. I’m coming from a 3G, so the speed difference is jaw-dropping. I’m not sure how much faster it is than the 3GS, though.

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    1. And no worries about the antenna, as reported by a few folks?

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  3. Very happy so far. Face Time is fun, battery life seems much better than my old 3G and love multi-tasking. Now I am just waiting for my case and trying not to break it in the meantime.

    I have not noticed any problems with cellular reception (and I’m left-handed so I generally have am touching the”bad” corner). I have noticed much better WiFi reception.

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  4. sounds interesting

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