Yeah, yeah. This post came really late. I hear you guys. But anywho, let’s just move on the the show! At WWDC 2010, Steve jobs presented the new iPhone 4. Its desing is exactly the one seen several times before, and is packing a ton of new features, including the new iPhone OS name and branding: iOS 4. Yes, the name has changed.
The new specs of the just-announced iPhone 3GS’ successor are an Apple A4 (the same used in the iPad), with an Apple-rated battery life of 7 hours of 3G talk, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of Wi-Fi, 10 of video, and 300 hours of standby time. Nice touch. On the new screen, the new iPhone 4 is 35% smaller than the 3GS, but packs in a “Retina display”. This 3.5-inch display has a resolution of 960×640 pixels, at 326 pixels per inch, which beats out any Android phone, the Nexus One and EVO 4G’s 800×480 pixel screens. Rember that App Store issues that occured with the iPad? Well, the iPhone 4 has a 800:1 contrast ratio, meaning that apps will appear as they should, even with the new, high-res screen bracing the Retina display.
iPhone 4 Press Shot Gallery
802.11n Wi-Fi is included as is quad-band HSDPA radio capable of 7.2Mbps down and 5.8Mbps up. There’s also a gyroscope coupled with the accelerometer for 6-axis motion sensing (read: extreme precision in movements with the phone. As for mics, the iPhone 4 packs dual-mic noise cancelling technology, much like the Nexus One.
The new camera(s) on the iPhone are astounding. The first, a 5 megapixel camera with 5x zoom, autofocus, and 720p video recording at 30fps, with a backside illuminated sensor which allows photons to crash into the sensor creating extremely well-lit low-light photos, meaning good ISO. The front-facing cam allows for Apple’s new FaceTime app, which allows for two-way video chat, but only over Wi-Fi while Cupertino is currently working on ways to get carriers to support the feature over their 3G networks.
Last but not least is the new Netflix app, which works exactly like the iPad’s, and the new iMovie app, which will retail for $4.99 on the App Store, which allows onboard 720p editing of your iPhone’s video. And lastly, the new iPhone 4 will be available in the US, UK, Germany, France, and Japan, and you’ll be able to pre-order it on June 15th and pick it up on the 24th. In the US, AT&T will sell the 16GB model for $199 and the 32GB model for $299 (both possibly a 2-year contract), in either full black, or full white.
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