New iPhone 4G Features: Steve Jobs Unveils iPhone With HD Video
WWDC 2010: Apple CEO Steve Jobs At Apple 2010 Conference Unveils iPhone 4G - New Features
The worst kept secret in Cupertino is a secret no longer, the iPhone 4G was unveiled on Monday by Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the WWDC 2010 conference.
For the last two years in a row, the Apple developers conference has ben the venue for the unveiling of each new version of the iPhone.
This new iPhone 4G will be able to record HD video and features two cameras
It will have a video camera facing the user as well as a higher spec one on the back, facing away. This will allow users to operate video calls and conferencing.
iPhone users will also be able to play hugely popular social media game Farmville, which is played by 35million people worldwide via Facebook.
The developers have written a version of the game which does not require Adobe's Flash, which Apple refuses to carry.
Steve Jobs said it was "beyond a doubt, the most precise thing, and one of the most beautiful we've ever made." The iPhone 45 is about 25% thinner than the iPhone 3G.
- The new iPhone includes front and back cameras. The 5-megapixel back camera includes a built-in LED flash, and records HD video, 720p at 30 frames-per-second
- The front camera is for working with FaceTime, a video-calling app that works with a Wi-Fi connection and between iPhone 4s. Jobs said that Apple needs to work with carriers to enable 3G bandwidth for FaceTime, which can use either of the two cameras and works in both landscape and portrait modes.
- A "tap-to-focus" for video allowing users to edit videos LED flash that remains on during HD video recording.
- iMovie app, which has been rewritten to run on the iPhone and cost $4.99.
- Microsoft's Bing service will be added to the iPhone for search, although Google is still the default.
- A 960-by-640 pixel display, with an 800-to-1 contrast ratio. Similar to the iPad, iPhone 4 has an LCD screen with IPS technology, which provides better viewing angles than other screen technologies.
- Battery life is good for 7 hours of 3G talk time, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, 40 hours of music, 10 hours of video, and 300 hours of standby.
- A three-axis gyroscope (pitch, roll and yaw) and the accelerometer bring more precise movement controls to the device.
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