iPhone 4 announced!


Pre-order starts on 15 June. Available in UK on 24 June.

iPhone 4 arrives on 24 June, and you can pre-order or reserve yours on 15 June. To stay up to date on the latest iPhone news, enter your email address in the box to the right.

iPhone 4Steve Jobs announced “the biggest leap” since 2007 with the “iPhone 4″ at the WWDC today. He also said that it comes with 100 new features. Highlights of the new iPhone’s features include:

  1. Facetime – People have been dreaming about video calling for decades. iPhone 4 makes it a reality. With just a tap, you can wave hello to your kids, share a smile from across the globe or watch your best friend laugh at your stories — iPhone 4 to iPhone 4 over Wi-Fi. No other phone makes staying in touch this much fun.
  2. Retina Display – The Retina display on iPhone 4 is the sharpest, most vibrant, highest-resolution phone screen ever, with four times the pixel count of previous iPhone models. In fact, the pixel density is so high that the human eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels. Which makes text amazingly crisp and images stunningly sharp.
  3. Multitasking – iPhone 4 introduces a whole new way of multitasking. Now you can run your favourite third-party apps — and switch between them instantly — without slowing down the performance of the foreground app or draining the battery unnecessarily. This smarter approach to multitasking is available only on iPhone.
  4. HD Video and Recording – Shoot your own movies in high-definition. Capture impressive video even in low-light settings, thanks to the advanced backside illumination sensor and built-in LED light. Then edit and create your own mini-masterpiece right on iPhone 4 using the new iMovie app — with Appledesigned themes, titles and transitions. It’s coming soon to the App Store.
  5. 5-MP Camera – Take beautiful, detailed photos with the new 5-megapixel camera with built-in LED flash. The advanced backside illumination sensor captures great pictures even in low light. And the new front-facing camera makes it easy to take self-portraits.
  6. Folders for Apps – Organise apps into folders for fast access to your favourites.

Technical Specifications:

Size and weight

  • Height:115.2 mm (4.5 inches)
  • Width:58.6 mm (2.31 inches)
  • Depth:9.3 mm (0.37 inches)
  • Weight:137 grams (4.8 ounces)

Cellular and wireless

  • UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n (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

Display

  • Retina display
  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 960×640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating 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

TV and video

  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5Mbps, 640×480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35Mbps, 1280×720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
  • Support for 1024×768 pixels with Dock Connector to VGA Adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable

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 geo-tagging

Other highlights:

  • Processor: Apple A4, the same chip used by the iPad.
  • Battery: 16 percent bigger than 3GS; rated for 40 percent more talk time. Ratings: 7 hours talk; 6 hours 3G browsing; 10 hours Wi-Fi browsing; 10 hours video; 40 hours music; 300 hours standby.
  • Three-axis gyroscope joins existing accelerometer and compass.
There will be 16GB and a 32GB models. US prices are 16GB model $199; 32GB model $299. The 3GS will now be available for just $99. UK prices TBA.
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