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Picture Quality Iphone

I recently got an iphone through carphone warehouse and when zooming in on pictures using safari the quality is really poor. Also the quality of the videos on youtube is poor. Is this normal? If not then how do i correct it? I am running version 2.2 of the software.


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This is normal. Most pictures you see on websites are small representations. Try going to a wallpaper or background website, click on larger pictures and zoom in then.
As for Youtube, this is normal to have ratty quality videos. this is also dependent on your bandwidth, so it may drop in quality in a low reception area, but wifi should be pretty decent, just still typical YouTube quality.

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depends on your country,what stores and who sells them but here one from the cpw web site as example ? Buy The Apple iPhone from The Carphone Warehouse - Prices, Reviews & more
or google i phones for your area might bring resullts.


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