Apple Reveals iPhone 4

Apple Reveals iPhone 4

Much to the delight of iPhone fans and the confirmation to Internet rumors worldwide, Apple's big cheese, Steve Jobs, today unveiled a new version of the iPhone, which will feature a thinner design, a clearer display and cameras on both the front and back.

Jobs said the glass and stainless steel rimmed device, so far known only as the iPhone 4, will apparently come in two models. One version with 16-gigabytes of storage will cost $200 while a 32-gig version will be priced at $300. Both device will go on sale in the U.S. and four other countries starting June 24, and be available in 18 more countries in July. By the end of September, the iPhone 4 will sold in 88 countries.

The iPhone 4, announced at Apple's annual Worldwide Developer's Conference, measures just 9.3 millimeters in width and is 24 percent thinner than the existing 3GS. It has a highly-anticipated front-facing VGA camera, which can be used for videoconferencing, dubbed FaceTime, in addition to a 5.0-megapixel one on the back.

While new iPhone's 3.5-inches touch screen display remains the same size as the 3GS, Jobs said the iPhone 4 now shows four times as many pixels as the previous model- so small, in fact, that the human eye can't see the individual dots on the screen.

Jobs added that the iPhone 4 also has a new gyroscope for three dimensional functions and more advanced motion-sensing applications, such as games and navigation services.

The new device will be powered by the latest version of Apple's mobile software, now called iOS4, which can run more than one program at once. Older devices will be able to download iOS4 for free on June 21, but not all the features will work on them.

Additional features on the iPhone 4 include a second microphone to reduce unwanted noise, 802.11n Wi-Fi and high-speed HSDPA Internet.

| June 7th, 2010 | Posted in Announcements |

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