A new era in iPhones began on Tuesday June 7 when Apple CEO Steve Jobs showcased iPhone 4 at Apple’s WWDC 2010 conference in the US.
The new toyboy has everything that a new piece of technology should be: innovative, attractive and far, far ahead in features than its first predecessor was when it was launched in 2007. In fact, it makes the earliest iPhone seem ‘oh-so-yesterday’ in just three years.
Here are 8 things that you would want to know about iPhone 4.
iPhone 4 is sleeker, more advanced, more angular and razor thin (0.37 inch or 9.3 mm) unlike iPhone 3GS that is nearly half inch thick.
Its front and back are coverd by glass and a stainless steel rim that gives it an attractive metallic look and also acts as a part of phone’s antenna.
This brings maximum delight to iPhone lovers and puts them ahead of most smartphone owners in this genre.
Now you can run your favourite third party apps, send an email, you can do video chat using Wi-Fi, or continue listening to your favourite songs, all at same time without draining the battery or slowing the performance of any of the foreground activity.
Apple has added a 5 megapixel camera along with a LED flash that offers you a perfect frame to caputre sharp images.
This will take care of bitter complaints made by the picture afficiandos who were unhappy with the 3 MP camera images of iPhone 3GS. At the same time, it will also endear iPhone to those who wouldn’t consider the phone due to this limitation.
Now, iPhone users will be able to click fairly respectable images. A second VGA camera has been added for video calling. Users can now shoot a video at up to 30 frames per second with the front camera.
Its Ambient Light Sensor can enhance the captured image/video just as the backlit option in high-end still cameras improves the lighting around the subject.
iPhone 4 is cutting edge as far as the video is concerned. It now allows you to record high-definition videos (720 pixels )up to 30 frames per second along with audio. It can also play a high-definition video satisfactorily whereas even most laptops start stuttering when playing HD video.
Tap to focus video feature and built-in video editing are the bonus that every video lover would find quite irresistable. What’s more the new iPhone also allows photo and video geotagging.
iPhone 4 is not just about the cosmetic changes, pleasing as they are, but what’s new is what’s inside!
Though display on the iPhone remains 3.5 inches diagonally,but it can pack four times as many pixels and that makes for a much sharper appearance on the screen (960 X 640 pixel IPS display, 326 pixels per inch).
Apple iPhone 4 uses a 3.5 Retina Display with four times more pixels per inch compared to regular displays (326 pixels per inch) which is very good since the naked eye can view only up-to 300 pixels per inch. This will enhance manifold the viewing experience for images and graphics and make gaming more vivid.
The resolution is 960 X 640 pixels with 800:1 contrast ratio which is four times better than the Apple iPhone 3GS.
Moreover, iPhone 4 uses IPS technology which according to Steve Jobs is a better technology compared to OLED as it will offer a wider viewing angle and more colours.
A new addition is a gyroscope that will enable more advanced motion-sensing applications such as games and mapping services. iPhone 4 is the first phone with a built-in three-axis gyroscope.
When paired with the compass and accelerometer, it makes iPhone 4 capable of advanced motion sensing such as user acceleration, angular velocity and rotation rate. In simple English, this means more motion gestures and greater precision for an even better gaming experience.
iPhone 4 is powered by Apple’s A4 processor chip. The chip had to be made as small as possible to accommodate the bigger battery that could take the load of all the new, fancy features. The A4 processor also makes very efficient use of power.
Due to the larger battery, iPhone 4 has better battery life compared to its predecessors.
The device promises seven hours of 3G talk, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video, 40 hours of music etc.
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