Jun 8 2010

Apple unveils the iPhone 4 at WWDC

Yesterday, Steve Jobs unveiled one of the most anticipated products of the year, the Apple iPhone 4 and the consensus seems to be that it did not disappoint. There are many new upgrades and additions to this phone, such as a new body, better display, a second camera, and new OS to name just a few.

The Body:

Its dimensions come out to 4.5×2.31×0.37 inches. The phone weighs 137 grams, making it just a bit heavier than the 3GS (by 3 grams). However, the differences in size and weight are minor enough that they are probably indiscernible to most. The back of the phone has become flatter, the edges more squared off, giving the phone a more powerful look and feel.

The Display:

While the screen is slightly smaller than the 3GS, the phone makes up for that with twice the resolution of older iPhones 960 x 640 as compared to 480 x 320. Keep in mind that the EVO 4G only sports an 800 x 480 resolution. The phone’s pixel density (or PPI) is also the highest of any current smartphone. Having an improved display will become extremely useful in the context of watching videos, which will become even more commonplace with the arrival of the new Netflix app.

The Cameras:

The iPhone 4 comes with an additional camera, a front camera which will be used for face chatting, along with an improved 5-mexapixel back camera with LED flash.

The OS:

One of the biggest surprises is the introduction of a new OS to the phone, the iOS 4. You can read more about the iOS4 here.

Misc:

The phone will run on the a4 processor, the processor also being used in the iPad. Additionally, the iPhone will come with a 16% larger battery than the one found in the 3G, which will result in an improvement in battery life by 40%. Not bad Steve. This will allow up to 7 hours of talking, 6 hours of browsing, and 10 hours of video.

Pricing:

For all those interested in purchasing this new phone (in either Black or White) and who live in the US, UK, France, Japan, and Germany, it will be available on June 24th. The rest of the world will have to wait anxiously till July. With a new contract, the 16GB version will cost you $199, and the 32GB, $299. Without a contract the phones will cost $599 and $699 respectively.

Check out a video of the new iPhone 4g:

iPhone 4 video

Via Techcrunch

Dec 31 2008

Apple Netbook May Be A Big iPhone

A report just surfaced about Apple’s plans for the new year. The report, released by Micha7- orel Arrington of TechCrunch, says Apple has developed an iPhone-like touch-sensitive device with a big, 7- or 9-inch display.

iPhon3

This, of course, brings a lot of things to mind – better video watching, easier web access, gaming… the imagination runs wild. Details are still scant, though, and Apple is expected to launch the big Touch this upcoming fall.

TechCrunch thinks prototypes are already around and that Apple is just working out the details with its manufacturers in Asia.

Is this the big Apple Netbook we recently heard about? Or a seperate project entirely? Apple makes big moves, so a simultaneous release of two new, category-changing devices isn’t out of the question. We’ll be listening for more in the near future.

Via PCWorld.

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