Yesterday at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, Steve Jobs officially confirmed the existence of the iPhone 4. Jobs claimed that it will be the world’s thinnest smartphone. (What’s the draw of smaller/thinner anyway? It just means it’s more likely to break when I sit on it. But I carry a 9-pound laptop and don’t care, so size/weight aren’t an issue with me.)
The phone will also feature a rear five megapixel camera, with 5x zoom and an LED flash plus a front-facing camera to allow video conferencing over wi-fi. The screen also has a resolution of 940×640 and a contrast ratio of 800:1, both significant improvements over previous iPhones. The iPhone 4 will also feature the Apple A4 chip, which is also used in the iPad, without hindering battery life. In fact, the iPhone 4’s battery will offer up to 300 hours of standby time, 40 hours of music, seven hours of talk time or six hours of 3G browsing before needing a recharge.
For gamers, the new model supports a 3D motion gyroscope, improving motion sensing along six axes, and for travelers there is improved GPS functionality.
Preorders for the iPhone 4 will start on June 15th and will be available to AT&T customers on June 24 for the cost of $199 for the 16 GB or $299 for the 32GB model. The 8GB 3GS model will also be receiving a price drop down to $99.
Any of you going to wait in line to get one right away? I may get one when I’m due for my upgrade, but it’s nothing to drool over to me.
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