Today at WWDC, Steve Jobs officially announced the new fourth-generation iPhone, to be called the iPhone 4.
Thanks to that whole lost prototype incident, we’ve known what the phone was going to look like for several months. But now we have confirmation of the final design as well several of the 100 new features and specifications.
The new phone is powered by an A4 CPU (the same chip used in the iPad) and sports a 3.5-inch screen with 960×640 resolution, dual mics, and an upgraded camera system that will include HD video recording and editing capabilities.
Here are a handful of specs we’ve learned so far:
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
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
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
Rumors about the latest iPhone, which has often mistakenly been called the iPhone HD have been flying around since early this year. At the end of March, the most substantive rumors were posted by John Gruber. Many of those features are included in the final product.
One of the most anticipated features of the new iPhone is iPhone 4.0 OS, or iOS. The new operating system supports multitasking, video chat, better file management and folders, iBooks, the new iAd platform and the Apple Game Center.
Current iPhone owners who have an iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS can also upgrade to the new iPhone OS 4.0, but only third-generation iPod touch, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 owners will be able to take advantage of multitasking.
The new iPhone is available in black and in white, with storage capabilities of 16 and 32GB. The device will be available starting June 24 in select countries. Pricing starts at $199 for the 16GB model with an AT&T upgrade and 2-year contract. The 32GB device starts at $299.
Source : Mashable.com
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