New iPhone and iOS 4 Details!
The long awaited WWDC just ended, and we got all of the juicy details about the latest iPhone and iOS 4! Steve Jobs did his usual dog and pony show today, and even though we’ve seen the preview from the lost/found iPhone 4, we must admit, this sounds like a major overhaul from the current iPhone. Without further delay, here are all of the major points…
Over 100 new features, steve said they were covering only 8 since there wasn’t enough time to go over all of them.
Glass on both sides
9.3mm thick, 24% thinner than the current iPhone.
Mic on bottom, 30 pin connector, and speaker.
Top has headphone jack, second mic for noise cancellation and sleep/wake button.
Stainless steel band around the outside of phone that acts as an antenna for Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, UMTS, and GSM.
Retina Display – Increased pixel density, 4x the number of pixels, 326 ppi. 300 ppi is human limit when held 10-12 inches away. This makes text look like a fine printed book.
3.5 display with 960×640 resolution.
800:1 contrast ratio with IPS technology for superior color and a wide viewing angle (resolution is better than OLED displays currently on the market).
Apple A4 chip.
New battery with 40% more talk time, 7 hours of talk, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video, 40 hours of music, 300 hours of standby.
32GB of local storage
7.2mbit down and 5.8mbit up once carriers support that speed (that will be the day!)
New Gyroscope with accelerometer providing 6 axis motion sensing. This is for pitch, roll, and yaw (those flight simulators are about to get much better).
New CoreMotion API for developers to make use of the new Gyro.
New 5 megapixel Camera with backside illuminated sensor and 1.75 micron pixel size in sensor.
5x digital zoom and tap to focus with LED flash.
HD Video recording in 720p at 30fps!
LED flash can stay on during video recording
iMovie for the iPhone. Looks very similar to desktop version with the ability to edit video, add photos, music, themes, export to 360p, 520p, 720p all on the phone. Looks like excellent quality.
Camera records GEO locations with videos and images.
Multitasking apps in the background, with automatic folder creation and naming based on the category of apps added to folder.
Bing search engine is 3rd search option, Google stays as the primary one
iOS4 also has many enhancements to email, camera and photo apps, much better enterprise integration and a lot of other new features not mentioned at the keynote.
iBooks is coming to the iPhone, iTouch
PDF files will now have its own shelf like iBooks do on the iPad
iBooks will sync your books with all devices.
iAds now available to developers. The revenue split is 60% to developers paid via iTunes just like the app store.
iAds will use browser to show ad, and will not exit the app.
And finally, Video Conferencing!
Support over WiFi between iPhone to iPhone. Quality looks great, both audio and video! Apple is calling this "FaceTime".
No Setup, just make a phone call and the video will be available if you want to use it on iPhone to iPhone.
Apple is going to try to make FaceTime an open standard.
Price is going to to $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB model (with a 2 year contract). iPhone 3GS will be $99.
Anyone who’s contract is up in the next 6 months can upgrade now with the subsidy.
iPhone 4 will be in 88 countries by end of September.
On sale June 24th!