New iPhone 4 is slimmer, faster, super high-resolution, and lasts longer

iPhone 4

As anticipated, Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone 4, at WWDC on Monday, and although we knew most of the details, there were some surprises. Here's what you need to know:

1. Design

  • 9.3mm thick; 24% thinner than 3GS
  • Stainless steel exterior band is an integrated antenna
  • Glass front AND rear

2. "Retina Display"

  • 325 "ppi" (apparently they are above "dots" now)
  • 3.5-inch; same as before
  • 800:1 contrast ratio; 4x better than 3GS
  • Not OLED; claimed that you can't make an OLED with high enough resolution

3. Apple A4 Chip + Bigger Battery

  • Claiming 40% more talk time, 300 hours of standby
  • Quadband HSDPA/HSUPA

4. Gyroscope

  • Adds three axis for pitch roll and yaw, giving a total of 6 axis with existing accelerometer
  • New "CoreMotion" API's for making use of motion tracking

5. Camera -- Backside

  • 5 Megapixel
  • LED Flash
  • HD Video; 720p, 30fps
  • Built in video editing with iMovie

6. Front Camera and Video Conferencing

  • For use with new "FaceTime" video conferencing tools
  • WiFi only (said that is "for now" -- Apple will work with carriers)
  • iPhone 4 to iPhone 4 only

7. iOS4 -- new name for the OS

  • Free upgrade for existing devices on June 21
  • Multi-tasking
  • Folders
  • iBooks for the iPhone

8. Green Cred

  • Recyclable
  • Produced without most of the nastier materials

What do you think, will you upgrade or switch to the new iPhone?

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