By Jason Gastrich
LBCC students may use many different cell phones and carriers, but all of the ones surveyed Tuesday, May 28, in the Viking Food Court use the iPhone smartphone.
Justin Friedman, 22, a computer science student, uses Verizon and Apple’s iPhone 5. “I’ve been with Verizon for 10 years and I like their coverage,” he said. Friedman also said he isn’t looking at any other cell phones on the market.
Brandon Peterson, 24, a biology major, said, “I have an iPhone 4S and I want an iPhone 5 next.” He has used AT&T’s network since 2006 and he’s happy with it.
Cedric Anderson, 19, a music major, also uses Verizon as his cell phone carrier. However, he has the iPhone 4 and he has used the same carrier for more than six years. “My upgrade date is next October, so I’ll scope out what’s new then,” Anderson said. He also indicated how he liked his phone service.
The three students who answered questions about their cell phone and service enjoyed checking their messages during lunch. According to Apple’s website, there are several differences between iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. While the iPhone 4 records videos at 720p and has a 5-mexapixel camera, the other two smartphones record 1080p videos and have an 8-megapixel camera. The iPhone 4 and 4S are 3.5 inches wide, but the iPhone 5 is 4 inches wide.
The iPhone 4 and 4S offer 960 x 640 screen resolution and the iPhone 5 features 1136 x 640 resolution. Both of the newer models feature one more hour of battery life than the iPhone 4. The iPhone 5 is the first iPhone to be offered in four colors: black, slate, white and silver.