And just adding onto my previous post which mentioned my fancy new iPhone back in 2010, I reckon the iPhone 4 was the peak of the iPhone. Relative to the time period when it was released and compared to its competition, I think it was so far ahead of the bunch.
It was the first iPhone which didn’t have some kind of serious flaw like a dodgy camera (I think the ‘Antennagate’ thing was bullshit and overblown by the media), was reasonably priced (especially compared to current iPhones) and has a timeless design that’s still quite attractive.
I think Apple have really become quite lazy since Steve Jobs kicked the bucket. I personally would not buy an iPhone nowadays, but back then it was just such a game changer.