Monday, June 7, 2010

iPhone 4 has been announced - coming on 24th of June.

iPhone 4 has been announced today, by Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. I was expecting to be a real surprise for me, but it actually wasn't, because pretty much of what was rumoring in the last period is found in the device. Also, the...too sharp design for an Apple product, in my opinion. So let's get through the specs:
  • Thinest smartphone ever (9.3 mm)
  • Apple A4 chip inside (also found in the iPad and we know that it has 512 RAM, but we don't know what's the frequency of the processor)
  • 3.5-inch display with a resolution of 960 x 640 pixels, Apple calls the display a "Retina Display"
  • Battery life improved by 16% compared to 3GS
  • 5 MPx camera with (single) LED flash and 720p video recording capability
  • Frontal camera for Video calling
  • The case is made of a scratch-resistant material (both the screen and the back, finally)
  • A secondary microphone (for noise canceling)
  • Gyroscope
  • New micro-SIM standard
  • iOS4 (the new name for the iPhone OS) which allows the creation of folders, as well as wallpapers on the background)
  • And finally, Multitasking (Apple has to learn what multitasking does mean from Android, but this is an other story)

It will be available in black or white, with a capacity of 16 or 32 GB. It will be first launched in the US, France, UK, Germany and Japan, with pre-orders starting in a week. Another 18 countries will be added in July. Its price will be $199 for the 16 GB version, and $299 for the 32 GB version (don't worry, with a 2-year contract with carrier).

Are you going to buy the new iPhone? I probably won't. Nexus One can do almost anything what the iPhone 4 can (except video calling). And even more.

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