The original iPhone was an undisputed classic that made its producers, Apple, a household name. With the “difficult 3rd edition” behind them, Apple now attempt to rekindle the magic of the original in the much anticipated “iPhone 4”.
The phone starts where the last one left off, with the applications trying to close themselves. Then, the audience is treated to a surprise new character, “Multiple Apps”, allowing several applications to run at the same time! Yes it might have already been done in cult films such as HTC Legend, Windows CE, and the Nokia N Series, but not many people have seen these so the introduction is still a surprise to the majority.
As the film continues, we are introduced to several new characters, something that seems a little desperate. In a forth enactment, why not concentrate on developing the characters we’ve already grown to love?
Several of the old cast do return, although many of them now hopelessly past their prime. Again and again we’re treated to rehashed plot lines, worn out running jokes, and intrusive text message alerts.
Occasionally, the phone does delight with some new additions such as a decent camera and a screen size almost as big as an HTC Evo, but these are all things it should have got right in the original.
All in all, this is an entertaining addition to the iPhone saga, but will never really match up to the originality and freshness of the original classic.