Apple releases the 4th generation iPhone, appropriately named iPhone 4. We’ll give you the lowdown on what’s new and talk about what AT&T’s new data plans mean. They just might save you some money.
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Feature Story: iPhone 4
- iPhone 4 will be available June 24 (pre-order begin June 15th)
- HD video (720p at 30fps)
- 960×480 display (800:1 contrast ratio) & 326 pixels per inch
- front-facing camera
- FaceTime video calling (iPhone 4-only; only over WiFi only in 2010)
- Gyroscope for finer control (6 axis motion sensing) when gaming
- 24% thinner than iPhone 3GS, improved battery life
- 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
- $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB
- AT&T offering upgrade for existing up to 6 mos early
- iPhone OS renamed to iOS4.
- Available June 21. Free to all iPhone & iPod Touch users (iPad in Fall)
- multi-tasking (application pausing)
- Global Inbox for Mail, Enterprise features
- not much new discussed here than from January announcement
- Other announcements at WWDC
- iMovie for iPhone ($4.99 in App Store) to let you edit your videos on the phone, then email or publish to YouTube
- Safari 5
- nothing on AppleTV, MacBook Air or Mac Mini yet
- What does this mean in the smartphone war? Here’s a comparison.
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