Apple iPhone 4: the one that goes nuclear

The iPhone 4 went on sale just four hours ago, but it’s already a massive hit. And I mean MASSIVE. I’ve just returned from central London – I visited six Carphone Warehouse shops and two Phones4U – all had sold out within the first two hours.

iPhone 4 queue regent st

Apple faithful queue for the iPhone 4

So I cycled up to Apple’s flagship Regent Street store, which had been open for two and a half hours. And yet people were still queueing round the block. Here’s what I saw (incidentally, I took the picture with the iPhone 4 – click to see it full res).

There were a few phone network stores that obviously had some stock left, because there were queues outside. This is certainly the most demand I’ve ever seen for a mobile phone. I’m guessing Apple’s going to make a lot of money today – and the iPhone 4 will lose its exclusive cool remarkably quickly. Fortunately, it’s still an amazing phone. Here’s my video review for

(BTW As many Toobers have pointed out, I make a mistake about the pixel count – it has four times the number of pixels, not double the number. What I meant to say was it has double the resolution (960×640 as opposed to the 480×320 on the 3GS).)

You can read the Stuff review of the Apple iPhone 4G here.

And you can see my unboxing blog here.

And finally, my favourite pic of the iPhone 4. It’s truly a thing of beauty. Click to embiggen.

Apple iPhone 4