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    [Updated with AT&T "early upgrade" pricing.]



    Steve Jobs announced the new iPhone 4 on stage at Moscone Center today, and while there were few surprises after months of speculation, leaks, possible thefts and teardowns, there were a number of interesting details revealed at the WWDC 10 keynote speech. The phone will be available on June 24 in five countries: the US, France, Germany, the UK and Japan. Pre-orders start on Tuesday, June 15, with the 16GB iPhone going for $199 US and the 32GB for $299. Update: if you're an AT&T customer in the middle of your contract, you can get an iPhone 4 at "early upgrade" prices of $399 for the 16GB model and $499 for the 32GB.

    The iPhone 4 is 24% thinner than the iPhone 3GS: at a mere 9.3 mm thick, it is the "thinnest smartphone ever" as Jobs bragged. The front and back of the case are made of glass: a surface engineered to be "30 times harder than plastic" according to a video shown at the end of the keynote. As expected, the new iPhone is based on the A4 processor running at 1GHz. Though Jobs didn't announce details, teardowns showed that the phone has 256MB of RAM built into the system-on-a-chip. The new model - which many thought would be called the "iPhone HD" - has a sharp new 960x640 IPS LCD touchscreen - called the "Retina Display" - that delivers an industry-leading 326 pixels per inch, four times the pixel density of the 3GS. Steve Jobs claimed that the limit that the human retina can perceive is 300 pixels per inch, making the iPhone 4's display "like text in a fine printed book." With a 3.5 inch display that has 78% the number of pixels on the iPad's 9.7 inch screen, Jobs had some reason to crow that "once you use a Retina Display, you can't go back."

    The phone has a 5-megapixel camera on the glass rear case with a backside illuminated sensor and an LED flash for low-light photography. The imaging hardware uses 1.75-µm pixel size and 5x digital zoom with tap-to-focus controls for video and still pictures. The iPhone 4 is capable of recording 720p HD video at 30 frames per second and will allow built-in video editing with iMovie for iPhone available for $4.99. And as demoed in the "one more thing" segment at the end of the keynote, FaceTime video conferencing, from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4, will be supported, using either the 2 megapixel front-facing camera or the rear camera … but using WiFi only.

    The iPhone 4 has an improved battery that Jobs says will allow "7 hours of 3G talk, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video, and 40 hours of music." With a noise-cancellation microphone at the top, the iPhone 4 has noise suppression for improved call quality. It uses the stainless-steel band around the edge as an integrated antenna and has quad-band HSDPA for 7.2Mbps downloads and HSDPA for 5.8 Mbps uploads (where HSPA is supported). The new phone uses a micro-SIM card - just like the iPad - which is inserted through a slot on the side.

    One cool, and pretty much unexpected, addition is that the phone now has a true gyroscope for pitch, yaw and roll, which is tied into the accelerometer for gravity sensing (which way is up) and the GPS chip for location. Jobs demoed a 3D Jenga-like game, which moved as the phone moved. The possibilities for app development are really huge here, especially - but not only - in gaming.

    Check your upgrade credit if you're an AT&T customer… as Jobs announced from the stage, AT&T will give credit to anyone whose contract will come up any time in 2010.








    This article was originally published in forum thread: Introducing iPhone 4 started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 269 Comments
    1. slap690's Avatar
      slap690 -
      Def getting it. Just hope that they made it more durable than previous models. 2 broken in my house!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I have three lines ready to go
    1. pyromcr's Avatar
      pyromcr -
      i want this thing so bad! this has to be the best iphone since the original!
    1. lunercrab's Avatar
      lunercrab -
      Quote Originally Posted by iamthekiller View Post
      How could anybody have that answer?
      i know right now no one knows for sure til it's out if i can definitely be jb/unlocked, but i'm guessing they will know within a few days or weeks if it can or not...just curious if it would take longer then say 20-30 days so i could return it...hmm does apple even have a return plan?
    1. toawkanavngthded's Avatar
      toawkanavngthded -
      man i cant wait to dump my touch pro 2! although i am running a custom ROM and have android 2.1 =p. i still have my iphone 2g! i would still be rocking it if mms was working throughly instead of periodically ggrrr.....
    1. l0k0's Avatar
      l0k0 -
      I think its funny because people are playing right into Apples hand. We all know next year the 4G will support REAL 4G. So why have a phone thats called 4G but (4th generation i know) useless on a 4G network. Next year it will support recording of a real BH resolution and not just that POS 720 @ 30FPS (lowest form of HD thats imaginable). Hell they could have atleast made it 720 @ 60FPS (atleast then it wouldnt be the lowest form of HD).....I still cant believe they are calling this POS an HD phone just because it records at 720P. When the world just sits back and laughs at 720P now days. Thats like using a 56k modem on ur computer....Come on Apple bring us some REAL TECHNOLOGY and quit teasing all the people with this crap......We all know you can have 1080P and 1080I is where the fun is at. Plus this 32GB BS, we've all seen that in the past.....Tease the people with 16 and 32 then turn around and offer a 64......Once again, apple just playing with the kids as usual. =-)

      Oh look a new CPU....So what its still not a dual CPU, LoL....They should give us 800mhz of FSB and THEN we could say its a great phone....Why must people jump on OLD technology?
    1. TypeRBass's Avatar
      TypeRBass -
      Quote Originally Posted by iamthekiller View Post
      People love, love, love to complain. It's a way of feeling better about their ****** decisions.

      Anyway, that's exactly how it worked with the 3GS. Preorder online and have it shipped to you, and you'll have it delivered on release date. I see no point in fighting your way to an Apple store to have a careless employee putz around with your new phone. Part of the enjoyment is unboxing the fresh, new device for yourself. Why not invite the Apple employee over your house for dinner and let him take the first bite out of your taco?

      PS, this site feels like it's running on a 56k modem today.
      I'm thinking having it shipped to me is the better option. There is an Apple store about 10 minutes from me, but everytime I go in there, no matter what time of the day, it is jam packed wall to wall with people and it takes them FOREVER to even check me out. I can only imagine what it will be like on release day..as long as I have it in my hands on release day I'm happy
    1. NateS1983's Avatar
      NateS1983 -
      I currently have a 3gs not eligible for a upgrade, but i'm going to get a family plan and i plan on buying the 4g and getting the discounted price..

      Would it be possible for me to give my wife my 3gs and use her 4g? like swap numbers or how does that work? pardon my ignorance.

      Thanks!
    1. kountryfolk10's Avatar
      kountryfolk10 -
      My Question is since its faster and everything and the battery is bigger is david gonna be able to port android 2.2 and will it run smoothly i know we cant answer that now but i hope he starts working on it cause it would be nice to go to all those verison ppl and be like look i can run that crap two
    1. piston597's Avatar
      piston597 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NateS1983 View Post
      I currently have a 3gs not eligible for a upgrade, but i'm going to get a family plan and i plan on buying the 4g and getting the discounted price..

      Would it be possible for me to give my wife my 3gs and use her 4g? like swap numbers or how does that work? pardon my ignorance.

      Thanks!
      Just switch the sim cards. Take both phones to att store and request a micro sim for your number and a regular sim for your wife and put them in the right phones and your good to go.
    1. romeoz's Avatar
      romeoz -
      When I orderd the ipad online it was delivered the same day as it was released to the apple store. Does anyone know for sure this is going to happen with the iphone? And what time on the 15th can I preorder? Last time the ipad went live at 6 a.m. western time. IF anyone know for sure or if it was announced at the conference I would like to know. thanks
    1. toawkanavngthded's Avatar
      toawkanavngthded -
      cant wait for this bad boy to get jailbroken... officially!

      EDIT: not looking forward for all the programs and apps to be ported.... but in time all the man programs and apps will be ported
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by l0k0 View Post
      I think its funny because people are playing right into Apples hand. We all know next year the 4G will support REAL 4G. So why have a phone thats called 4G but (4th generation i know) useless on a 4G network. Next year it will support recording of a real BH resolution and not just that POS 720 @ 30FPS (lowest form of HD thats imaginable). Hell they could have atleast made it 720 @ 60FPS (atleast then it wouldnt be the lowest form of HD).....I still cant believe they are calling this POS an HD phone just because it records at 720P. When the world just sits back and laughs at 720P now days. Thats like using a 56k modem on ur computer....Come on Apple bring us some REAL TECHNOLOGY and quit teasing all the people with this crap......We all know you can have 1080P and 1080I is where the fun is at. Plus this 32GB BS, we've all seen that in the past.....Tease the people with 16 and 32 then turn around and offer a 64......Once again, apple just playing with the kids as usual. =-)

      Oh look a new CPU....So what its still not a dual CPU, LoL....They should give us 800mhz of FSB and THEN we could say its a great phone....Why must people jump on OLD technology?
      Who called it an HD phone? Apple didn't. Jobs didn't. The community did.

      Yeah, I'm pissed they didn't offer 1080p video recording too.

      How are people playing right into their hands? By liking a phone that has significant upgrades? Those idiots!

      Get a clue.
    1. tgabriel123's Avatar
      tgabriel123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by l0k0 View Post
      I think its funny because people are playing right into Apples hand. We all know next year the 4G will support REAL 4G. So why have a phone thats called 4G but (4th generation i know) useless on a 4G network. Next year it will support recording of a real BH resolution and not just that POS 720 @ 30FPS (lowest form of HD thats imaginable). Hell they could have atleast made it 720 @ 60FPS (atleast then it wouldnt be the lowest form of HD).....I still cant believe they are calling this POS an HD phone just because it records at 720P. When the world just sits back and laughs at 720P now days. Thats like using a 56k modem on ur computer....Come on Apple bring us some REAL TECHNOLOGY and quit teasing all the people with this crap......We all know you can have 1080P and 1080I is where the fun is at. Plus this 32GB BS, we've all seen that in the past.....Tease the people with 16 and 32 then turn around and offer a 64......Once again, apple just playing with the kids as usual. =-)
      Sorry, but you are extremely ignorant on the topic here and have NO clue what you are talking about, obviously.. Who called it an "HD Phone"? also, quit complaining about the iphone. If you don't like it, simply DO NOT BUY THE DAMN THING!
    1. my1past1is1ur1future's Avatar
      my1past1is1ur1future -
      i've been waitin for 3 months for this. but plz can someone help, i wanna know is the iphone 4 32g price is 299 without the contract? if it is, then how much would it be without the contract?
    1. ewokcwalk's Avatar
      ewokcwalk -
      did anyone notice that the price of the 3G S dropped.. i saw that on apples site.
    1. p3eps's Avatar
      p3eps -
      I bet they won't release them 'phone only' with no contracts for a start. They usually make you wait a few months before they release those - to try and make everyone take contracts.

      I'd rather have a phone only and stick with my current plan - but I think if I want one on release I'll have to take a new contract.
    1. Junta200's Avatar
      Junta200 -
      Yea its $97 @ WalMart for a 16GB 3GS and $99 at Apple both with a new 2yr activattion, And ATT is still charging $199
    1. jabij1's Avatar
      jabij1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by p3eps View Post
      I bet they won't release them 'phone only' with no contracts for a start. They usually make you wait a few months before they release those - to try and make everyone take contracts.

      I'd rather have a phone only and stick with my current plan - but I think if I want one on release I'll have to take a new contract.
      How did it happen with the 3GS? I'm pretty sure that they were offered without contracts but how long after the initial launch was that? With a contract the 32 gb 3GS was $299, but how much more was it without a contract, phone only?
    1. rukavuda's Avatar
      rukavuda -
      do we know if its still o2 and orange for the iphone 4 ?
      or has the rest of them jumped on too ?>