Apple reveals iPhone 4 release date

Written by Joe Martin

June 8, 2010 | 10:54

Tags: #iphone #iphone-4 #steve-jobs

Companies: #apple

Apple has finally revealed the first official, detailed look of the iPhone 4 at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco - announcing that the phone will be available later this month.

The iPhone 4 features an updated design, thinner and flatter than previous models, with glass on the front and back complemented by steel edging. According to Apple it's the thinnest smartphone on the planet, measuring in at just 9.3mm.

The iPhone 4 will launch on 24th June across the UK, France, Germany, Japan and in the US. Pre-orders will begin on 15th June.

Apple has only announced US pricing at the moment, which sees at 16GB iPhone 4 priced at $199 USD as part of a contract, while the 32GB iPhone 4 will cost $299 USD. The previous model, the iPhone 3GS, will drop to $99 USD on contract.

New features for the iPhone 4 include a better screen, boasting 326 pixels per inch, increased battery life, a front facing camera and Apple's new A4 processor. Apple has also included a new Gyroscope to improve motion-sensitive functionality.

Apple's estimates for iPhone 4 battery life say you get seven hours of 3G talk, six hours 3G browsing, 10 hours Wi-Fi browsing, 10 hours video, 40 hours music and 300 hours of standby per full charge.

The iPhone 4 will also get the ability to record HD video in up to 720p at 30fps, with iMovie making the move to the iPhone for $4.99 USD.

Those of us who don't want to upgrade from our existing iPhone or iPod Touches will get access to the iPhone OS 4 - now named iOS 4 - on 21st June. It'll be available for all second-gen and up models for free, but won't come to first-gen devices.

iOS 4's major features include multi-tasking and the option to organise your apps into your own folders.

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