Steve Jobs is at it again. This time he fell a little flat, compared to his previous presentations. We are not referring to the embarrassing "could not activate cellular network" error-sign that popped up during his presentation; we are referring to the hype that usually leads to Apple's new product launches. In Today's world where news are leaked (sometimes on purpose), we were already aware of many of the new features.
Mr. Jobs after reminding us that iPads are selling at the rate of 3 per second, went on describing the many new improvements to the latest version of the iPhone franchise.
Among its new features we are happy to report that, finally, Apple added a LED flash to the iPhone. It is 9.3mm thin, which, in Jobs's words makes the new iPhone "the thinnest smart-phone on the planet."
This latest version ill sell for $299 for the 32GB version with a two-year AT&T contract), or $199 for the 16GB model. Old iPhone 3GS will now sell for $99.
The most interesting feature (although not the first phone to have it, IE: HTC Evo has it already) is the front facing camera which enables face to face wi-fi video calls. Now that is cool. Even cooler the new multi-tasking feature allowing to run multiple apps under the latest version of the iPhone OS.
Furthermore, the iPhone 4 sports a display with higher resolution (960 by 640) with 326 pixels per inch. It still measures 3.5 inches vs the 3.7 of the Motorola Droid and 4.3 inches of the new HTC Evo. Speaking of the Evo, this phone sports an 8megapixel camera vs the 5 megapixels of the iPhone 4.
Don't get us wrong, we like the latest version of the iPhone. We would have loved to see an USB port and a removable battery, bet we'll wait for the iPhone 5 to see a complete cell phone.
The iPhone 4 is expected to be out for sale on June 24th 2010.
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