The Steve Jobs keynote at the WWDC 2010 just got over, and the highly anticipated iPhone 4 has been officiallyannounced. The new iPhone 4 is 28% slimmer than the previous generation iPhone. The device is only 9.3mm thick, and is arguably the thinnest smartphone on the planet right now. The iPhone 4 screen size at 3.5-inch is same as that of the iPhone 3GS, but packs in 4 times more the resolution.
Apple has used the Retina Displaytechnology on the iPhone 4. The Retina Displayuses an IPS panel for better color rendering, and viewing angles. The pixel density of the Retina Displayis 326 pixel per inch, which is 26 pixels more than what the human eye can differentiate. The demo of the Retina Displaywhich Steve Jobs gave surely looked impressive!
The new iPhone 4 also has a steel band running across the sides of the phone. This steel band is a part of the phone engineering as it acts as a part of the antenna system. The new iPhone 4 duly covers the connectivity field by offering quad band HSDPA/HSUPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth. The same A4 chip used on the iPad powers the iPhone 4.
The A4 chip has been made by Apple themselves, and it is definitely a powerhouse! The iPad redefined the meaning of fastthanks to this A4chip, and we can’t even imagine what wonders it will do under the iPhone 4G’s hood. Apple has also beefed up the battery capacity of the iPhone 4. Apple quotes the standby battery life of the device at 300 hours. The iPhone 4 will also feature dual microphones for noise cancellation.
The iPhone 4 will also be the first phone ever to sport a three-axis gyroscope. The gyroscope, accelerometer, and the GPS have been tied together to bring 6-axis motion gaming to the iPhone. The camera on the iPhone 4 has also been upgraded. The phone now features a 5MP camera with a LED flash at the back. It is also capable of recording HD videos (720p) at 30fps.
The device will be available in either black or white color, and in 16GB or 32GB storage capacities. The iPhone 4 will be up for pre-orders a week from today. The iPhone 4 16GB version will cost $199, while the 32GB version will set you back by $299. The price of the iPhone 3GS has also been reduced to $99. The device will go on sale from June 24th in the U.S. The iPhone 4 will be available in 88 countries, by the month of September.
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