Apple iPhone 4 | Pre-Order Starts Today

By - June 15th, 2010

Apple iPhone 4 | Pre Order Starts Today

Building on the premonition at last week’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference 2010 (WWDC 2010), the debuted iPhone 4 is now available for pre-release orders.  In its evolutionary order, similar to the rest of Apple iPhones, the new iPhone 4 is a revolutionary multimedia device, let alone a great cellphone.  Boasting several new features, including Retina Display, an advancement in display technology, and FaceTime, simplification of the once tedious video call…

First, the physical form of the new device. Thickness at only 0.37-inch, the iPhone 4 is about 25% thinner than the existing iPhone 3GS. Bonded front and back by specialty aluminosilicate glass (the same used on helicopter windshield glass) that is about 30-time harder than plastic it is the most durable, scratch-resistant iPhone ever. Running along the side is the aluminum casing , specifically formulated for Apple and 5 times stronger than standard steel, holds the innards’ component in place while doubles as an antenna. One most notable physical feature (or features) are the 2 cameras, one facing the user on the front, the other, with a LED flash, on the back. At 5-megapixel with 5x zoom, you mostly like will not need to carry a digital camera with you, ever. Boasting what Apple calls Retina Display, the 960 x 640 LCD display presents a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch, so fine the human eye can’t tell the pixels apart.

The perfect tandem between processing power and battery life, the Apple designed A4 processor allows ease of multitasking (finally), the new FaceTime video conferencing, even iMovie editing, all in the palm of your hand. With the more powerful processor equals high level functionality, which includes features like video capture in HD, 720p in 30 frame-per-second. In addition to the existing Accelerometer, engineers at Apple incorporated a 3-axis gyroscope (the first smart phone to do so). All equal to greater sensitivity to user acceleration, angular velocity, and rotation rate. Last but not least, the mentioned FaceTime function. Only in WiFi mode for now, the video conferencing app switch seamlessly between the front and back cameras as well as portrait and landscape. Built on open standards, the function will work with other video calling softwares.

The Apple iPhone 4, a physical embodiment of unison between engineering, design, and human emotions, comes in black or white. Retail at $199 for 16GB and $299 for 32GB, it will be available for pre-release order TODAY with shipping on Thursday, June 24th in USA, Germany, France, UK, and Japan. If your cellphone subscription is with AT&T, the carrier will provide iPhone 4 upgrade eligibility to those contract ends anytime within 2010.

Apple iPhone 4 | Pre Order Starts Today

Apple iPhone 4 | Pre Order Starts Today

Cellular + Wireless

  • UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless technology

Power + Battery

  • Talk Time: Up to 7 hours on 3G | Up to 14 hours on 2G
  • Standby Time: Up to 300 hours
  • Internet Use: Up to 6 hours on 3G | Up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi

Capacity

  • 16GB or 32GB flash drive

Display

  • Retina display
  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front and back
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Audio Playback

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

TV + Video

  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
  • Support for 1024 by 768 pixels with Dock Connector to VGA Adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable (cables sold separately)

Camera + Photos + Video

  • Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
  • 5-megapixel still camera
  • VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second with the front camera
  • Tap to focus video or still images
  • LED flash
  • Photo and video geotagging

Sensors

  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

In The Box

  • iPhone 4
  • Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
  • Dock Connector to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation
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