Apple Confirms iPhone 4 – Here’s What You Need to Know

iPhone 4

Steve Jobs took to the stage a short time ago at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.  While much of the fourth generation iPhones secrets were already known through a controversial Gizmodo expose, we didn’t have the details until now.  So here’s the confirmation of the specs along with some surprises too – check out our iPhone v4 cheat sheet for everything you need to know down the pub tonight…

Prices – $199 16GB, $299 32GB | Available 24th June – Pre-order from 15th June (Inc UK)

Hardware

  • Powered by Apple A4 CPU (same as iPad)
  • IPS (in-plane switching) Screen – 960 x 640 – 326 DPI – 4x the pixel density of 3GS
  • 800:1 Contrast ratio – 4x better than 3GS
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • 40% More Talk time with new battery
  • Glass Front & Back
  • New Front Facing Camera – ‘FaceTime’ Video Calling (Wi-Fi only for now)
  • Rear Camera – 5MP (with backside illuminated sensor)
  • HD Video Recording – 720P @ 30FPS
  • Rear LED Flash
  • 24% Thinner than iPhone 3GS
  • Micro Sim Tray
  • 2nd Mic for Noise cancellation
  • Stainless Steel band around phone incorporates antennas
  • three-axis gyroscope – Gaming?
  • Up to 32GB of Flash Storage (no 64GB option)
  • Available in Black or White
  • 3GS stays at $99
iPhone 4 Facetime
‘FaceTime’ Video Chat
 Other Stuff

  • iMovie for the iPhone ($4.99)
  •  - Record, edit and send HD video all on the iPhone
  • iPhoneOS renamed iOS – Sensible with the iPad (Apple TV?) using same OS now
  • Multi-Tasking (Pseudo MTing – we remain to be convinced)
  • Unified Inbox
  • EMail threading
  • Folders
  • ‘Deeper’ Enterprise Support
  • Bing! added as a search option
  • iBooks coming to iPhone – Syncs place etc across all devices
  • iBooks gains PDF support
  • iAds switched on July 1st

 

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iPhone 4

8 Responses to “Apple Confirms iPhone 4 – Here’s What You Need to Know”

  1. meh… count me out.

  2. Love it! Will be in the Q on launch day :)

  3. Wow, it almost does what an N95 could do 3 years ago :p

  4. thanks, for posting, that was useful …

    ‘looks a useful evolution / quality update, too … the noise cancellation could be helpful (we not infrequently find noise can ruin call clarity, with our iPhone 3Gs) … ditto the better screen (we sometimes watch TV, live & recorded, via WiFi & EyeTV from an Elgato dual-tuner stick, so the screen resolution improvement will be v.welcome – hopefully there’ll be a corresponding EyeTV update soon, to bring export formats into line …

  5. LMAO at Nokia fan-boy Gary above !

    This thing leads the world. Comparing it to some half-cocked, buggy as hell, battery eating, train wreck UI, 20th century hardware, makes you look pretty stupid.

  6. guess the N8 / Symbian 3 will be the Nokia competitor to this new iPhone – due out third quarter, some places, they say – ‘though our experience with the E61/ Symbian 60 we had before iPhone wasn’t good (UI / features really working / updateability), so not sure …

  7. Ordered mine at 10pm through a friend who works at one of the mobile operators.

    Just as well really, I’ve just supplied him £1500 worth of surround sound speakers at cost.

  8. I can’t see anything about AppleTV though, did I miss it or was it not there at all.

    V.