Photos Whats new in the iPhone 4 on Verizon

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Here are the backs of the Verizon iPhone (left) and the AT&T iPhone (right). Notice that the Verizon iPhone has elimited the logos for the FCC, do-not-throw-away, and consumer electronics (CE).

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Also, see the companion blog postVerizon iPhone: Who should buy, and who should wait.

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The Verizon iPhone also has a visual indicator for Hotspot mode when your iPhone screen is locked.

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Not all AT&T iPhone 4 cases have been made obsolete by the new Verizon iPhone design. Here is my favorite iPhone 4 case, the Contour HardSkin. As you can see, it fits on both iPhone 4 models.

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When youre in Hotspot mode and there are devices connected, the Verizon iPhone shows this visual indicator on the homescreen.

One of the most unique new features of the Verizon iPhone is the Mobile Hotspot feature. This is also rumored to be coming to the AT&T iPhone soon.

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Here are the two iPhone 4 models side-by-side.

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Also, see the companion blog postVerizon iPhone: Who should buy, and who should wait.

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Here is a look at the back of the box with the long-awaited joining of the Apple logo with the Verizon logo.

Also, see the companion blog postVerizon iPhone: Who should buy, and who should wait.

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Also, see the companion blog postVerizon iPhone: Who should buy, and who should wait.

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The right side of the Verizon iPhone you can see that Apple has shifted the antenna line on the Verizon iPhone (top), and as a result, also slightly shifted down the Mute button. This causes problem with some iPhone 4 cases.

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Also, see the companion blog postVerizon iPhone: Who should buy, and who should wait.

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Also, see the companion blog postVerizon iPhone: Who should buy, and who should wait.

Also, see the companion blog postVerizon iPhone: Who should buy, and who should wait.

Also, see the companion blog postVerizon iPhone: Who should buy, and who should wait.

On the top side of the Verizon iPhone (top) you can see that Apple has removed the antenna lines

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Also, see the companion blog postVerizon iPhone: Who should buy, and who should wait.

Also, see the companion blog postVerizon iPhone: Who should buy, and who should wait.

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Keep in mind that while Verizon has broader and overall more reliable service, AT&T can be faster in some of the major metros. Here is a speed test done at the same location in Louisville, KY (the headquarters of TechRepublics editorial department). As you can see, the Verizon iPhone has respectable times, but the AT&T iPhone scored even better on both download and upload speeds.

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Heres another look at how Apple has redesigned the antenna lines of the Verizon iPhone (top). You can see the line has been shifted from the top of the device on the AT&T version (bottom) to the left side on the Verizon version.

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Here you can see how the Apple Bumper case does not quote fit the Verizon iPhone (top), while it fits perfectly on the AT&T iPhone bottom. Apple is also releasing a separate set of bumpers that are fitted to the Verizon iPhone. Beware of confusion on this issue.

On the right side of the Verizon iPhone, notice that it has the antenna line at the top and has no SIM card slot since its a CDMA device.

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Also, see the companion blog postVerizon iPhone: Who should buy, and who should wait.

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Also, see the companion blog postVerizon iPhone: Who should buy, and who should wait.

Also, see the companion blog postVerizon iPhone: Who should buy, and who should wait.

Also, see the companion blog postVerizon iPhone: Who should buy, and who should wait.

Here is a comparison of the backs of the boxes for the AT&T and Verizon iPhones.

The iPhone 4 tethering/hotspot capability isnt just limited to mobile Wi-Fi. It can also be used via Bluetooth and USB

Photos Whats new in the iPhone 4 on Verizon

Also, see the companion blog postVerizon iPhone: Who should buy, and who should wait.

The Apple iPhone has finally landed on Verizon. Take a look at the subtle differences between this iPhone 4 and the one that first launched on AT&T last June.

Also, see the companion blog postVerizon iPhone: Who should buy, and who should wait.

Also, see the companion blog postVerizon iPhone: Who should buy, and who should wait.

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The bottoms of the Verizon and AT&T iPhones are identical, with the same proprietary Apple connector.

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