The new iPhone, named the iPhone 4 was announced yesterday. Finally we have some solid information on the new iPhone. It was announced at the WWDC by Steve Jobs yesterday June 7th 2010. I am happy to say that it looks like apple are heading in the right direction with the new iPhone 4. The release date is stated to be 24th June 2010. So not long to wait!
The design has changed and is thinner that the previous model. Higher quality screen should make text easier to read.
The iPhone 4 will be available in both black and white front and back designs.
New features such as FaceTime which is essentially video calling via wifi, 5 megapixel camera with led flash, HD (720p) video recording and also editing on the phone mean apple have managed to up their game!
Spec list is as follows:
- 16GB or 32GB capacity
- Battery Life: Stated to be up to 300 hours!
- 3.5″ screen with 960 x 640 pixel resolution at 326 ppi
- 720p HD video recording
- front facing VGA camera
- 5 mega pixel camera with LED flash
Full spec list available here.
Im excited about the new iPhone 4, im not so convinced on the name but the actual phone itself looks great, it really fits in with the Mac range and looks like the Macbook in design. Simple yet elegant!
The iPhone 4 will have the new iOS4 operating system. This is the new term for firmware upgrade that each of the iDevices (iPhone, iPod and iPad) receive. This is to be the standard OS upgrade that the iPhone 3GS and 3G will receive however not all features will work on each phone.
Apple have the ability to make a feature that other phones have previously had, better. Yes I know alot of anti-apple people out there will say, “hey we have been able to make video calls since 2006” or whatever, maybe your right. But now even you dad will be able to make video calls to you, he can see you when your miles away. And its all over Wifi so it doesn’t cost anything extra!
This to me is an excellent thing. Having what was previously complicated features and making them simple so that anyone can use them. That’s why apple are doing so well. No one wants to pay for video calls or wait ages while their phone has a think before something happens. Also people want to use technology to make their lives easier. The iPhone does this.
Im looking forward to June 24th!
LINK: Apple release new iPhone