iPhone 4 – Photos, Specs & Availability



iPhone 4

In case you missed it, Apple released the new iPhone 4 yesterday at the 2010 WWDC. Steve Jobs himself presented Apple’s newest “revolutionary” device. Yes, that’s right. It’s called the iPhone 4, not iPhone 4G or iPhone HD like most people in the Internet were speculating. The design isn’t a surprise thanks to the prototype that Apple Software Engineer Gray Powell “lost” in a German beer garden in Redwood City, California and several leaked photos and videos posted on the Vietnamese online forum Taoviet.

So what’s new with the iPhone 4? Aside from the front-facing camera and the LED flash the new iPhone boasts an average 10 hours of battery life, a 5 megapixel camera. At 93mm, the iPhone 4 is 24% thinner than its predecessor, the iPhone 3GS. Below are the full technical specifications of the iPhone 4:

Specifications:

Size and weight
– Height: 4.5 inches (115.2 mm)
– Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
– Depth: 0.37 inch (9.3 mm)
– Weight: 4.8 ounces (137 grams)

Cellular and wireless
– UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
– GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
– 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
– Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless technology

Location
– Assisted GPS
– Digital compass
– Wi-Fi
– Cellular

Power and battery
– Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
– Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
– Talk time: Up to 7 hours on 3G, Up to 14 hours on 2G
– Standby time: Up to 300 hours
– Internet use: Up to 6 hours on 3G, Up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
– Video playback: Up to 10 hours
– Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

Capacity
– 16GB or 32GB flash drive

Color
– White or black

Display
– Retina display
– 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
– 960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
– 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
– Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front and back
– Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Audio playback
– Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
– Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
– User-configurable maximum volume limit

Camera, photos, and video
– Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
– 5-megapixel still camera
– VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second with the front camera
– Tap to focus video or still images
– LED flash
– Photo and video geotagging

Sensors
– Three-axis gyro
– Accelerometer
– Proximity sensor
– Ambient light sensor

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One of the features I like most about the new iPhone 4 is the FaceTime feature, video calls made possible by the front-facing and rear cameras. I’m sure this is one of the features that will make the iPhone 4 a hit among users. Btw, the iPhone 4 will ship with Apple’s new operating system called the iOS 4 which comes with new features like multi-tasking, folders, iBooks, unified inbox, home screen wallpaper, 5x digital zoom and spell checker just to name a few.

The iPhone 4 is now available for pre-order and won’t start shipping until June 24 here in the US, UK, Germany, France and Japan. Apple will start shipping the iPhone 4 to 18 more countries next month and the rest of the world on September. For those who are interested of getting it, the iPhone 4 16GB model will be available for $199 with a 2-year contract and the 32GB model will be available for $299 with a 2-year contract.

Existing AT&T customers who have contracts expiring within this year can immediately upgrade to the iPhone 4 without having to pay the termination fees. Too bad, I just got my iPhone 3GS late last year and my contract won’t expire til 2011. :P

Anyone planning on getting or upgrading to the Apple iPhone 4? What are your thoughts on the iPhone 4? What are the new features that you like most about it? Please share your thoughts.

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2 Comments

  1. daveyc

    June 8, 2010 at 10:06 PM

    as anticipated, this Iphone4 would live up to its hype.. glad that they released this new features that should have included way back since 1stgen Iphone that other phones already have.. Apple sure do know its marketing :)

  2. Ade

    June 8, 2010 at 9:06 PM

    I was never really impressed by the iPhone’s first few iterations, Nokia phones may have a crappy UI and OS, but they still beat the iPhone features-wise. But this is the first iPhone where I went “Holy crap, I want THAT.”

    I hope the upcoming iPod touch has the same HD camera and screen resolution, because I am seriously going to buy that when it comes out.

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