Apple iPhone 4 Launched~

It’s official~ The 4th generation of the Apple iPhone is called iPhone 4. The phone was officially launched by Steve Jobs during the WWDC today.

The new phone is powered by an A4 CPU (the same chip used in the iPad) and comes with a 3.5-inch screen with 960×640 resolution, dual mics, and an upgraded camera system which includes HD video recording and editing capabilities.

Here are the technical specs of the new iPhone:

  • 9.3mm thick, 24% thinner than current iPhone
  • 3.5″ display, same as current iPhone
  • 326 ppi display, 4 times the previous iPhone’s pixel density
  • Case uses stainless steel and glass, including a glass back for the device. The stainless steel case is the antenna of the phone!
  • Powered by the A4 chip
  • Larger battery means 7 hours of talk time, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video, 40 hours of music and 300 hours of standby – we all know that 3Gs battery sucks don’t we?
  • 7.2MB download and 5.8MB upload speeds, depending on carrier capabilities
  • Gryroscope in addition to accelerometer
  • 5MP camera with 5x zoom, tap to focus and LED flash
  • HD video recording, and iMovie for editing video on the iPhone
  • Front- and rear-facing cameras for FaceTime, the new video chat app
  • iOS will allow for multitasking

The video call function which called FaceTime is only available for WiFi calls from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4. No 3G calls available yet as Apple claims Telco operators are not ready for 3G calls yet (AT&T only probably).

Have a watch on the design video below.

It looks like the designers never experienced video calls from a phone before , even though all the functions they mentioned for video calls are available for some simple Nokia phones since 2006? This took them 4 years to make a phone capable of making video calls (WiFi only though). Funny.

Have a watch on the new iOS 4 which features multitasking. This upgrade will be available to iPhone 3G, 3Gs and iPhone 4 very soon.

When can I get this awesome phone?
Pre-orders will be started on the 15th June and the phone will be available on the 24th June (For US only). Other regions will be getting the phone in July while for those of us in Malaysia, expect the phone to be launched here by September. I believe Digi will be the exclusive provider for this iPhone though.. hurray~!

An engineer which have a lot of interests in gadgets and technology stuffs. The blog varies from life events to gadgets reviews and hacks.


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