I was waiting for my company to offer this phone. When it took them too long, I took my brother's old iphone4 (he got a 4S) and I've been using the it for a few weeks.
There is no comparison between the iPhone/BB when it comes to surfing the web and apps/games. The iphone is 100% better in all phases. There are more apps, many of which are free, the games are by far superior, and downloading is so easy. My only caveat is that I only played with these new devices (bold touch, torch 9860) in stores for a short period of time, so it is possible that the browser has improved.
Again, the iphone, to me, is a superior phone. Obviously, there are things that I miss:
1. REAL push email - I have Gmail set up in the "mail" app, and its not really great. Doesnt seem to "push" the emails to my phone and I need to go into the app and swipe to get it to upload. For work emails, my company requires that we use the "Good" app which provides more security. Quite frankly, I hate it. Also doesn't push like the BB does, meaning that in the BB, i get the notification and can look at the email right away. In the "Good" app, i get a notification but have to go into the app and wait for it to connect and retrieve the email.
2. BBM - No doubt at all that I miss BBM. I miss it dearly. However, there are apps out there, even cross platform apps, that work very simliar. I have started to use WhatsApp. When I send a message, one checkmark indicates that it has been sent. Two checkmarks indicate that the receiver has read the email. No, its not a "D" or "R", but its pretty damn close. Plus, I can take quick video and voice messages and send them along, which is pretty fun to mess around with. There are also other alternatives like PingMe but I wasnt able to get it downloaded on my wife's BB...
All in all, im pretty happy about the switch to the iPhone. I really wanted to check out this torch 9860 as I had been a Storm user for way too long that was waiting for so long for the next touch screen BB. I will definitely keep my eye out for the newest BB devices that supposedly are coming out this year. If they blow me away I would have no problem returning to the BB.