Here it comes, Apple fans: the iPhone 4. After a whole lot of leaks, photos, and drips of information from various sources, Apple made the official announcement today of the iPhone 4 breaking out on the smartphone world.
Although it may appear similar to previous generations, there are quite a few new features for you to devour. The new 960x480 IPS 800:1 high resolution display packs 4x more pixels into the display. The iPhone 4 is 25% thinner than the previous iPhone, and the stainless steel band you see surrounding the iPhone 4 doubles as the main structure of the phone and the antenna system. 802.11n WiFI is now available, and the battery is a bit larger allowing 7 hours of 3G talk time, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video, and 40 hours of music. The 5mp camera also now comes with integrated flash as well and can record HD video at 720p/30 fps.
Pre-orders start in a week for 5 countries; the US, France, Germany, Japan, and the UK, and the 16GB will cost $199 while the 32GB version will set you back $299 with a new AT&T contract. AT&T is even extending upgrade timing, so if you are within 6 months of your current contract being up you can get the iPhone 4 at these prices while renewing your contract. 18 more countries will see a July launch.