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Jun 7 / Rupak Ganguly

The new iPhone 4 phone is here…

Steve Jobs announced the arrival of iPhone 4 at WWDC today. The highlights of the iPhone 4 are as below:

1. New Hardware Design: Front and back camera with flash, 2 mics, integrated antennae, and 24% thinner. Quad band HSDPA, 7.2Mbps, 802.11n WiFi, GPS, compass, accelerometer.

2. Retina Display: Four times as many pixels, 326 pixels per inch (300 is the limit for the retina!), 3.5 inch display, 960 x 640 pixels, 326 pixels per inch, 800:1 contrast ratio, IPS technology (better than OLED)

3. iPhone 4 is powered by the A4 chip: Micro-SIM, larger battery – improved battery life – 7 hours of 3G talk, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video, 40 hours of music and 300 hours of standby.

4. Gyroscope: 3 axis gyro, the gyro tied to accelerometer, compass together for six axis. pitch, roll, yaw. rotation about gravity, 6-axis motion sensing.

5. New Camera system: 5 megapixel, backside illuminated sensor. 5x digital zoom, tap to focus, and an LED flash. Records HD video – 720p at 30 fps. LED flash stays for video recording. You can record, edit and email right from the iPhone. iMovie for iPhone at $4.99.

6. iOS 4: iPhone OS4 aptly renamed to iOS4. You can see the features in another post I wrote earlier.

7. iBooks: Bookshelf, PDF reader, iBookstore

8. iAds: Apple’s ad network, comes on live on July 1st, 2010 for all iOS 4 devices.

9. FaceTime: Video calls on iPhone. WiFi only. iPhone 4 to iPhone 4. No setup. Camera can be flipped to the rear or front. Portrait or Landscape. This has to be the all time, life-altering, feature in any product…

Checkout all the features, the design, and the full technical specs of the new iPhone 4 phone at Apple. Last but not the least, see it for yourself in this video of the new iPhone 4 phone and the photo gallery in all its glory…


Availability: Pre-order starts on June 24th, 2010. “AT&T is going to make an incredibly generous upgrade offer. If your contract expires at any time in 2010, you can upgrade to the iPhone 4. You can get it up to six months early.”

Colors: White and black.

Pricing: iPhone 4 – $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB. iPhone 3GS – $99.

iOS 4 upgrades: For the 3G, not all the features are supported, same with the iPod touch, and this excludes the first generation. Upgrades are free for all these products. Available on June 21st, 2010.

Hat tip: Engadget and gdgt did a live coverage of the event. Thank guys, for your coverage for people like us, who could not attend in person.

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