Apple redefines mobile experience with iPhone 4

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

Apple has redefined the mobile experience with its next-gen iPhone 4. The sleek device - which is only 9.3mm thick - features a 960x640 display and an 800:1 contrast ratio.

In addition, the iPhone 4 boasts a "Retina Display" that offers approximately four times as many pixels (326 per inch), along with vibrant colors and crisp text.

Apple redefines mobile experience with iPhone 4"The iPhone 4 [has] an all new design. And it's really thin, like a beautiful old Leica camera," explained Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

"It is the thinnest smartphone on the planet...[and] is 24% thinner than the iPhone 3GS at 9.3 mm thick."



Additional specs include:

  • A4 processor.
  • Dual microphones (noise cancellation).
  • Connectivity details - quad band HSDPA/HSUPA 7.2/5.8 up. 802.11 n WiF, GPS, 3G.
  • Connectivity speeds - (theoretical) Maximum of 7.2Mbps down and 5.8 Mbps up.
  • Reception - Uses stainless steel border as an antenna system for BT, WiFi and GPS, other half leveraged for UMTS/GSM.
  • Battery - Seven hours of talk time on 3G networks, up to 10 hours of web browsing on Wi-Fi, six hours on 3G, 10 hours of video playback and up to 40 hours of audio playback.
  • Two cameras (front and back) - 5 megapixel, backside illuminated sensor, 5x digital zoom, tap to focus and back camera with LED flash.
  • HD video recording - 720p video at 30 frames per second (FPS).
  • Facetime video calling.
  • Three-axis gyroscope - for more "precise movement." Note: Gyroscope and accelerometer facilitate six-axis motion sensing.
  • Micro-SIM tray.
  • Operating system: iOS 4.
  • Pricing and availability: Black/white - $199 16GB, $299 for 32 GB.
  • Availability: June 24.