By June 7, 2010

iPhone 4 arriving June 24th

apple-wwdc-2010-395-rm-engSteve Jobs took to the stage today and announced the most anticipated phone of the year. No not that one, the iPhone 4!

With all the excitement Apple have delivered a rather impressive product with an equally impressive price tag. Whilst not cheap the value on offer here is second to none. Nothing yet on prices in the UK and I’m sure there will be a little extra added to the top just to annoy us Brits. However, At&t have also offered a little extra value by helping people upgrade with out crucifying them, like in previous years. Read on for a rough outline of the specs:


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Build and design

The iPhone has a sleek new look with stainless steel for strength, glass for scratch resistance and it’s been on a pretty tidy bikini diet. The super skinny younger sibling is now 24 per cent slimmer than the iPhone 3G S and Apple claim it’s the "slimmest smartphone on the planet".


Under the hood the iPhone is packing the Apple A4 chip – the same processor that powers the iPad with an improved efficiency that should improve battery life.

Operating system

It’ll run off iOS4, the same systems as iPhone 4.0 OS just dropping the iPhone from the name.


One of the big bug bears has been fixed with Apple adding a front facing camera with LED flash, 5 megapixel, 5 x digital zoom to the handset. They’ve also thrown in tap to focus functionality.

Video camera

One of the more impressive improvements and something that should have Flip and the HD pocket camcorder market quaking in the point and shoot boots, the iPhone 4 will record HD video at 720p at 30FPS. It’ll also boast tap to focus video

and perhaps more importantly, built-in editing and one-click sharing. Citizen journalism will be alive and well.


Up to 32GB

Display: Retina Display and 4x more pixels

The display is 3.5 inches but boasts four times more pixels than the iPhone 3GS. With 326 px per inch, 800:1 contrast ratio, it’s been lauded as better than OLED.

Battery life: 40 per cent better battery

The battery is bigger and coupled with the Apple A4 processor’s efficiency, Apple claims it’ll boast 7 hours 3G talktime, 6 hours 3G browsing, 10 hours WiFi browsing, 10 hours music, 40 hours of music, and 300 hours of standby.

iPhone 4 special features

Multi-tasking is

Gyro, accelerometer, and GPS tied for 6-axis motion sensing

Dual mic with noise supression


Proximity sensor

Ambient light sensor


Quad band HSDPA / HSUPA 


[thanks Engadget for their great coverage]

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