100+ New iPhone 4 Features Compared To iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS

After all the speculations about the new iPhone that was leaked to Gizmodo, Steve Jobs finally rolled out the new iPhone 4 to the public at the WWDC 2010 Keynote at San Jose, California on June 7th, 2010. It is indeed the same prototype that Gizmodo found, putting an end to all the controversy surrounding it.

The new iPhone 4 (Image credit : Apple)

List of new features in the iPhone 4 as compared to the old iPhone 3GS –

  • Front facing camera for video calls (called FaceTime calling, currently works only over WiFi, but soon over 3G)
  • Microsim tray
  • One mic on the bottom, one at the top
  • Same 30 pin connector
  • Stainless steel band around the phone’s periphery, which is its primary structural element, it also acts as the antenna
  • 9.3 mm thick
  • Thinnest smartphone ever
  • Stainless steel structure gives it strength
  • Front and rear are made of glass, which gives it optical quality and scratch resistance
  • Integrated antennas (in the stainless steel structure) for Bluetooth, Wifi, GPS, UMTS, GSM
  • It now runs iOS 4 (the word ‘Phone’ has been dropped from the name of the OS)
  • Retina display – 326 pixels per square inch for extra sharpness
  • Screen resolution 960×640 (4x compared iPhone 3GS)
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (4 times better than the iPhone 3GS)
  • IPS (In-Plane Switching) Technology for a superb color and wide viewing angle
    iOS 4
  • Supports all previous apps and makes them run automatically on the new retinal display
  • Powered by the A4 chip, designed by Apple
  • Extremely improved Li-ion battery – 7 hours of talktime on 3G, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours on Wi-Fi, 40 hours of music, 10 hours of video, 300 hours on standby
  • Environment friendly – Arsenic free, BFR free, PVC free, highly recyclable
  • In-built 3 axis gyroscope – works with the accelerometer and the GPS unit to give you 6 axis motion sensing (perfect for gaming)
  • Camera is now 5 Megapixels, with an backside illuminated sensor, 5x digital zoom, along with LED flash
  • Option to use backside camera for FaceTime video calls
  • HD video recording (720p at 30 fps), tap to focus, built-in video editing, same LED flash works for video too
  • Record video, edit it, send directly to YouTube, email, MMS, MobileMe
  • iMovie for iPhone ($4.99 from the App Store) can be used to edit videos on-the-go.

Prices
$199 for the 16 GB model, $299 for 32 GB, both with 2 year contracts.

When can you get the iPhone 4?
Pre-orders for the new iPhone 4 start from June 15th, and Apple starts shipping them out from June 24th.

The iPhone 3G has officially been taken off sale by Apple, and the prices for iPhone 3GS have been reduced to $99 for the 8 GB model.

Comments

  1. ankit says

    prices here might be decieving.
    Looking at the Apples prcing for previous versions of I-phone, the target price for Indian market (where they’d have to launch without a yearly contract) will be upwards of 600USD.
    for that price, I-phone might still not be the best buy for Indian customers. Nokia’s n900 and N8 which will be available by the same time could well be in a range lesser than I-phone.
    So beyond a 6-d gyroscopic motion sensing device (for which dere’s no application currently), apple lacks in every department.
    A rosy picture, not so rosy for the asian consumer

  2. sumit gupta says

    definately a must buy if price range is arnd 25k.
    sales surely go a skying high in dat range. apple n vodafone have to think in dat department otherwise dey still lose compition with nokia n sony despite having a gr8 gadget(i-phone4).

  3. Ashish says

    try HTC legend instead… its android and a lot more customizable…
    one major drawback of iphone is that you hac to sync everything via itunes.

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