iPhone 4G launched today in the US – the biggest leap since the Original

Steve Jobs launched the  iPhone 4 at the Worldwide Developers Conference on 8 June 2010.  I did a quick check at the Apple shop on Regent Street in London on Tuesday and was told that the iPhone 4G would be available from 24 June 2010.  A quick conversion of the cost less the tax refund was a ballpark SGD$1000.

The new iPhone 4g is 9mm thick which is 24% thinner than the iPhone 3GS (but weighs 3 grams more), has a front-facing camera (VGA resolution) with “FaceTime” video calling (but it’s Wi-Fi only), an LED flash alongside its new 5-megapixel camera’s lens on the back, and separate buttons for volume up, down and mute. It also has a stainless steel rim that functions as the antenna.  It comes in black or white with either a 16GB or 32GB capacity,

My only gripe with my iPhone 3G is that the battery drains off rather quickly.  I probably over charged my current set which explains why the battery drains every 2 hours with my heavy duty usage of Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and WordPress as well as snapping photos.

Here’s the new performance specifications of the 4G battery.

Power and battery2

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Talk time:
    Up to 7 hours on 3G
    Up to 14 hours on 2G
  • Standby time: Up to 300 hours
  • Internet use:
    Up to 6 hours on 3G
    Up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

Now with the 4G, your photos are clearer at 5 megapixel with LED and you can record videos in HD.  Video conferencing is now more feasible with a camera in the front as well.

Camera, photos, and video

  • Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
  • 5-megapixel still camera
  • VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second with the front camera
  • Tap to focus video or still images
  • LED flash
  • Photo and video geotagging

In the US, the iPhone 4G will allow for pre orders on 15 June and the new phones will be available from 24 June.

The iPhone 4 will be available in the US, UK, France, Germany and Japan on June 24, and in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland by the end of July.

See other articles about the iPhone4

iPhone 4: What Steve Jobs Needs to Announce Today

What to Expect Today from Apple at WWDC [Infographic]

Why the new iPhone isn’t 4G

Everything you need to know about iPhone 4

Watch the spoof of the iPhone 4. Think it’s just hilarious.


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