So here I am exactly one week after inserting my sim card into the phone. What can I say?
Where can I start?
For me it was not a big boom that everyone always mentioned. It's a good phone.
I like iOS 4.1, it seems to be very stable and the usability is great. I can't say the same for the hardware. The battery doesn't last long enough (if you are one those who simply doesn't carry the charger, this is not the right phone for you).
Seriously, I hated to recharge it twice a day. The only way I managed to use this phone was to switch from 3G to EDGE.
Back to the OS, downloading apps are easy and I can totally see why other companies such as RIM, Nokia and Google borrowed this market store system. Before, all we had was Palm and Symbian apps that weren't exactly what you call easy to install/update. This is probably the best thing Apple ever did.
There is a bad thing about it (despite of the useless apps), I don't see why you have to fill a gigantic form to get started on the iTunes store. Really a pain. Why do they have to keep track of your downloads, purchases, etc. Desktop OS like Windows or Linux don't do that. Why should mobile ones care?
I'm sorry Apple fans, the new iPhone 4 may be better in lots of aspects but even though you deny it, competitors do exist and I expect this scenario to change very soon.