Finally, the long wait is over! iPhone 4 has been announced today at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC 2010) by Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs. The iPhone 4 is a monster compared to the earlier models, with tons of new features, here’s all what you need to know about the new iPhone 4.
- Glass front and back
- Front facing cam for video conferencing
- 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
- 720p HD video recording
- 960 x 640 resolution with 800:1 contrast ratio (4 times better than the previous iPhones)
- Gyroscope (3-axis)
- Gyro + accelerometer provide 6-axis motion sensing
- Rotation about gravity
- Apple A4 chip
- 32 GB of Storage
- Dual mic suppression
- 802.11n WiFi
- 300 hours of standby battery time (3G talk time: 7 hours, 3G web browsing: 6 hours, WiFi browsing: 10 hours, Video playback: 10 hours, Music playback: 40 hours)
- 3.5-inch screen
- 24% thinner than the iPhone 3GS
- 3.5 inch mm headset jack
- Micro SIM tray
iPhone 4 will be powered by iOS 4 (formerly iPhone OS 4) which brings 1500 new features. iOS 4 will also be available for iPhone 3GS and 3G, along with iPod touch 2G and 3G for free. Some features however will not work on iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G. iOS 4 is available as of today for developers only and it will be available publicly via new iTunes on June 21st.
Since the iPhone 4 is running the iOS 4 (formerly iPhone OS 4), therefore all the apps available on the iTunes App Store will run without any problem. But since the screen resolution is far more than any of the previous iPhones, therefore the present apps will look even more visually stunning!
New Apple apps that will be available for iOS 4:
- Keynote (unconfirmed)
Models and Pricing
The iPhone 4 will come in two models, the 16GB one which will sell for $199 and the 32 GB one which will sell for $299, both will be available in full white and black.
Apart from this, price of iPhone 3GS has been reduced to just $99 for the 8GB model. iPhone 3G has been discontinued.
You can pre-order your iPhone 4 on June 15th and you will get in stores across the United States on June 24th. It will be available through AT&T, and if you’re an existing AT&T user with an iPhone and your contract is expiring this year, then AT&T will have an upgrade plan for you on iPhone 4!
This is really great news! On launch, the iPhone 4 will not just be available in the United States only, it will also be available in France, Germany, United Kingdom and Japan. And later in July, Apple will push it to 18 more countries. We’ll keep you updated when or if the iPhone 4 is available in more countries.
Accessories – “Bumpers” for iPhone 4
Apple has announced a range of cases for the new phone called as the “Bumpers”. They look pretty, vibrant and stylish, and will be available around the same time as iPhone 4.
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