iPhone 4 – What’s New: Specs, Details

iphone 4It’s finally here, After millions of leaks, iPhone 4 has been unveiled, and Steve was right, we are not disappointed. The presentation was filled with fun and excitement while he joked about Google, Android and competitors.

Lets go through What’s New in iPhone 4:

The Display

The new iPhone 4 is all about upgrading the display to something beyond what we’ve seen in any other phone. It’s a 3.5″ display with 960×460 pixels (4x more), 326ppi (pixels per inch), 800:1 contrast ratio (4x better), IPS display instead of traditional TN LCD.

The New Design

The new design makes it 24% thinner than iPhone 3GS, making it world’s thinnest smartphone. The new designs goes with rather flat design thna the curvy we’ve seen in older iPhones. The iPhone 4 is a great piece of engineering, it carries the phone antenna int he outside aluminium body rahter than limiting it to a certain part of the phone. This is something totally new, and would boost signal by a factor of 2x if not more.

Camera

iPhone 4 gets front camera, rear camera Flash light and higher resolution:pumped upto 5 Megapixels and Video now shoots 720p HD @ 30 FPS. Plus there’s inbuilt iMovie video editing app.

So the front camera brings Video calling to the iPhone 4 using the “Face time” button on the iPhone dialer. Face time works anywhere where Wifi is available, no setup required. (Wifi only in 2010). It employs H.264, AAC, SIP, STUN, TURN, ICE, RTP, SRTP protocols.

Processor

Apple takes its iPad‘s A4 processor and brings it to iPhone 4 bringing the 1Ghz processing/Graphics monster combo to the iPhone 4.

Connectivity: Wifi: 802.11n, Quadband HSDPA

Battery Life

Increased battery life. 7 hours talk time. 6hours 3G browsing, 10hours WiFi browsing, 10hours video. 40hours music, 300hours standby.

Motion sensing: Three-axis gyroscope (angular velocity), 6 axis motion sensing

iPhone OS: iPhone 4 would, of course, be running iPhone OS 4, now renamed to “iOS4″, which was demoed back in April, complete iPhone OS 4 details, Features here. (On a side note, Cisco already uses IOS to identify their Internetwork operating system on their networking equipment: Routers & switches. Cisco already had trademark issues with apple in the past over “iPhone” too. Apple wants to do it all over again?)

iOS 4 brings 1500 new Features with integrated iAds, that will try to make apps free to the end user. Upgrade available to iPhone 3g (limited features), iPhoine 3GS free of cost from June 21st. iPod touch gets a paid update.

iPhone 4 Availability

iPhone 4 will be available from June 24th in US, France, Germany, UK, Japan followed by other countries by the end of the year.

iPhone 4 Pricing (AT&T)

  • $99 for 8GB
  • $199 for 16GB
  • $299 for 32GB

Stay tuned for more details, as they are revealed. Official site: http://www.apple.com/iphone/

Sure the iPhone 4 looks great on features, it would be sometime before we can compare full potentials of iPhone 4 vs. Android 2.2 froyo.

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