But does the Verizon iPhone chew through data faster than the Apple iPhone? No.
"Verizon’s 3G-transfer rates are slower than AT&T’s," Chen adds. "For the few days I’ve had the Verizon iPhone, I’ve been riding my motorcycle all around San Francisco to test its performance against the AT&T iPhone. The AT&T handset on average scored significantly better in speed tests: 62 percent faster for downloads and 38 percent faster for uploads."
So, to summarize: Voice better, data slower. How about the build?
Holding the Verizon iPhone "in your hand, most regular users would have no idea that there’s any difference" from the AT&T iPhone, writes Tech Crunch's MG Siegler. "In fact, the only physical difference is that the single rivet at the top of the device near the headphone jack has been replaced by two matching rivets on either side of the top of the Verizon version of the device."
Siegler notes that "while Apple won’t talk specifics, presumably, this is a change made to the antenna of the device, which is the metal band that wraps around the iPhone 4." You know – to prevent all that iPhone "death grip" stuff.