Apple officially announces iPhone 4

While most of the world have already seen the prototype iPhone 4G earlier in April, what the next gen phone was exactly capable of remained a mystery. Well we no longer have to speculate as Steve Jobs finally showed off the upcoming wonder at the WWDC keynote event. Aside from the prominent design changes, the iPhone 4 features some new impressive specs, including the all new Retina Display, which has 4x as many pixels as the 3GS. Here are the notable highlights:

  • Apple A4 Chip (more power, less battery consumption)
  • Design: Optical quality, scratch-resistant glass, surrounded by stainless steel rim
  • More juice: 7 hrs 3G talk, 6hrs 3G browsing, 10 hrs Wi-Fi Browsing, 10 hrs video, 40 hrs music, 300 hrs standy
  • Retina Display: 960 x 640 pixels, 326 pixels per inch, 800:1 contrast ratio (4x better than 3GS)
  • Front Facing Camera
  • 5 megapixel sensor, LED flash, 5x digital zoom, backside illuminated sensor
  • HD Recording: 720p at 30fps, tap to focus video,
  • Thinnest smartphone ever
  • Gyroscope (detects pitch roll and yaw. Together with Accelerometer, users will have 6-axis motion sensing)
  • Video Chat
  • MicroSIM
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi

The new hardware specs, coupled with the features that are expected of the OS 4.0 (now called iOS 4), certainly make the iPhone 4 THAT much more appealing. Not sure about you, but I can’t wait to get my hands on one when it’s released.

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