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Apple iPhone 4 back glass can be scratched?

iFixit claimed the front display on Apple's new iPhone 4 was protected by Corning's Gorilla Glass, but Engadget's review unit is already showing scratches on the back side. Was it an earlier test unit not up to release unit standards? Is the Gorilla Glass only on the front and not the back? Is Gorilla Glass not as scratch resistant as we thought? Is it not really Gorilla Glass at all?

Engadget did get a little rough with their iPhone 4 review unit, but no doubt so will users. And the front seems to be holding up fine.

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iPhone 4 starts arriving at the door! Share your photos, videos, and love! [Sticky]

Attention TiPb nation, your iPhone 4 have begun arriving! Those of you who pre-orderd for delivery have scored a coup over your reserving-to-wait-in-line-at-Apple brethren. Fair enough. Congrats. Now let's get on with it:

Chris has started a thread in the iPhone Forums to share his photos and first impressions. If you've just gotten your iPhone 4, jump in there and join him. We'll take the best pics and impressions and post them right here on the front page. (Try to be in the picture with your iPhone -- we want to see you to!)

So what are you waiting for? Jump in the Forums and show it off!

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Potential fix for lost 3G data connections following iOS 4 update?

Losing your AT&T data connection following the iOS 4 update? We got a tip from a TiPb reader who spent some time on the phone with Apple support. If you're having the same problem (typically it's people with unlimited data, like we mentioned yesterday), try using his steps below to get it back. He said he did it with 2 friends that lost data as well and it seems to work -- at least as a temp fix.

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More from iPhone 4 teardown - is Apple A4 1GHz?

We previously mentioned iFixit was tearing down the iPhone 4, and had confirmed 512MB of RAM and said the front and back displays were Corning Gorilla Glass. Well they're done with the teardown now and here are some more details.

The only area where we're still unclear is the Apple A4 system-on-chip. iFixit says 1GHz below but Engagdet thought that, while faster than iPhone 3GS, it was slower than the confirmed 1GHz iPad, and MacRumors rough benchmarks bear that out. So what's the deal on the chip? Is it doing more or did Apple clock it down to get that amazing battery life and lower the thermal impact?

More from iFixit after the break.

[iFixit, MacRumors, Engadget]

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Who wants to win an iPhone 4 entries: Who would you pick?

Which is your favorite TiPb iPhone 4 give-away video?survey software

Here they are, the entries into TiPb's huge iPhone 4 give-away (technically a US Apple Retail Store gift certificate).

Check them out after the break and let us know your favorite in the poll. It might not influence our final decision... but you never can tell!

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iPhone 4 teardown - 512MB RAM confirmed, Corning Gorilla Glass as well?

As expected, the moment Apple's new iPhone 4 hit the streets, iFixit nabbed it, took it back to the lab, and proceeded with an iPhone 4 teardown. Especially exciting:

We have confirmed that the iPhone's A4 processor has 512 MB RAM, unlike the iPad's more limited 256 MB. This decision may have been made fairly late in Apple's development cycle, because early leaked prototype phones only had 256 MB.

UPDATE: Looks like the Retina Display may indeed be protected by Gorilla Glass!

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iPhone 4 reviews - what they're saying

iPhone 4 reviews are beginning to go live around the internet and impressions so far are resoundingly positive, though as usual AT&T takes some heat.

Josh Topolsky of Engadget says iPhone 4 is the "best smartphone on the market right now":

We're not going to beat around the bush -- in our approximation, the iPhone 4 is the best smartphone on the market right now. The combination of gorgeous new hardware, that amazing display, upgraded cameras, and major improvements to the operating system make this an extremely formidable package. Yes, there are still pain points that we want to see Apple fix, and yes, there are some amazing alternatives to the iPhone 4 out there. But when it comes to the total package -- fit and finish in both software and hardware, performance, app selection, and all of the little details that make a device like this what it is -- we think it's the cream of the current crop. [link]

More early looks after the break.

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iPhone 4 unboxing

You want your iPhone 4 unboxing gadget pr0n early? Well, thanks to YouTube and a couple premature deliveries, it's here. Now, reportedly Apple's activation servers aren't up and running yet, so unboxing is about all that can be done with iPhone 4 for the moment, but who are we to deny even that simple pleasure?

Video after the break!

UPDATE: More videos below, keep sending them in!

UPDATE 2: Apple's servers do seem to be activating some iPhone 4 b

UPDATE 3: Loopt got one early as well, added below [blog link]

[Thanks @bgkid15 for the tip!]

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iPhone 3GS on iOS 4 with AT&T unlimited data plan, experiencing loss of data?

Just heard from one of the folks we know who updated his iPhone 3GS to iOS 4 yesterday only to lose his AT&T data connection completely. Today, when he could no longer even place calls, he contacted AT&T who, after several escalations, informed him there are isolated incidents of iPhone 3GS on iOS 4 with unlimited data plans no longer being able to connect to the network.

They told him they're working with Apple to fix it, and put him name on a contact list so they could let him know when it was resolved.

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AT&T: No pre-order, no iPhone 4 until June 29

Sorry everyone who didn't -- or couldn't -- pre-order and iPhone 4 from AT&T last week, there'll be no extra stock in stores and so AT&T won't have any to sell you until June 29. Here's the salient bit:

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