iPhone 4: Because we just had to write about it
by Mark R
I’m guessing that most of you already know about Steve Jobs’ keynote at WWDC this morning, and how iPhone version 4 has just been unveiled.
If you missed the keynote, here are the highlights after the jump:
The new version of the iPhone has black glass and a stainless steel rim, not to mention a second front-facing camera for video conferencing. Okay, you probably knew about those changes from that leak a while ago, but I would rather not get into that.
What you might not know about is the new battery, which is capable of “7 talk hours over 3G, 6 browsing hours over 3G, 10 browsing hours over Wi-Fi, 10 hours with video, 40 hours with music, and 300 hours on standby”.
Another key feature that Jobs just loved to talk about was the Retina Display. Apparently, it has “four times as many pixels compared to the previous iPhone display with 326 pixels per inch resolution in the screen”. This iPhone 4 also has a new accelerometer to make 6-axis sensing, and an extra microphone for canceling out noise.
Jobs was also really proud of the iMovie editing software for editing video clips and adding effects to still images. This iMovie is a separate application and not included with the iPhone, though.
If you want to see more, you’ll have to wait until the official release date of June 24. Prices are set at $199 for 16GB and $299 for 32GB.