Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Posted by cyberman
We just got a quick hands-on session with the Verizon iPhone 4. And, you guessed it, it’s just like a normal (GSM) iPhone 4. There are some subtle differences though, which we’ve displayed in the pictures and video. We’ll cover this more later on, but right from the start we can see there is a personal hotspot feature and a slight change to the antenna design (four breaks in the metal band, instead of three). As we were told in the press conference the antenna was optimized for CDMA, but it wasn’t significantly changed or fixed.
You can see the Personal Hotspot controls in the video. They are accessed through the Settings menu, as opposed to a dedicated app. Within the settings users can toggle the hotspot on/off, enter a WiFi password, and then figure out how to connect via WiFi or Bluetooth.