At the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC, 2010) iPhone 4 was showcased by Steve Jobs and also confirmed the UK launch date of 24th June. Mobile phone operators which include O2, Orange and Vodafone will launch this new version of iPhone in the coming two weeks. The tariffs are yet to be made public but O2 are giving options wherein if the contract is due for an upgrade in June or July can get iPhone for free or if you want an early upgrade can pay a cost towards the phone and get it as soon as its released.
There are many new features integrated into the new iPhone 4 that includes a great display called by Apple as “Retina Display” with a resolution of 960×640 pixels as compared to the previous version of iPhone which had only 480×320 pixels resolution. It has also got front-facing camera that can be used for video calling named by Apple as “Face time”, the good thing about it is that it has got two camera’s which can be swapped while on-the-call.
The iPhone 4 has got a faster A4 processor which is used by its new counterpart iPad. It has also got two microphones which has the feature of noise cancellation and a 5 Mega Pixel camera with HD recording and also includes video editing software built-in into the phone. As far as the connectivity is concerned it has got 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity coupled with a quad-band HSPA with 7.2 Mbps and 5.8 Mbps download and upload link.
iPhone uses for the first time the new OS called IOS (former name Apple OS) which is being used on both iPhone and iPad.
iPhone will also feature a iBooks e-reader app which was initially developed for iPad.