iPhone 4 Revealed – WWDC 2010
Officially revealed at least. The new iPhone is going to be hitting AT&T stores (no, not Verizon) June 24th, with pre-orders starting the 15th. It will be available in white or black, and go for $199 for the 16 GB version and $299 for the 32GB.
Is this the phone you’ve been waiting for? Is it a reason to switch over to AT&T? Read on to find out.
Here’s a video of Steve Jobs introducing the phone, complete with Gizmodo leak joke.
Did he just say, within the same minute, that it has glass built into it AND is the thinnest smartphone ever? You’re going to need to buy a protective case for that bad boy.
First, let’s talk about the good news this phone brings with.
- That screen is awesome. If you’re planning on using your phone for visual media and/or reading often, that’s a huge win for you.
- The 5MP camera supports 720p recording and the phone will support a mobile version of iMovie (which is a $5 app).
- A gyroscope that can sense movement in three axes. This is going to be a huge boost to the gaming functionality of the iPhone 4. Coupled with that screen this is going to be a gaming powerhou…wait, could you guys just put the screen and gyroscope into an iPod Touch please?
Now, let’s move on to the things about it that aren’t that spectacular
- ‘Facetime’ video calling. I’m sure a lot of people think this is the coolest thing about the phone, but didn’t everyone expect the iPhone 3GS to have this? And why does this only work through Wifi? Oh yeah, the network.
- Netflix is going to the iPhone as an app, Yay! Well, yay for current iPhone users/AT&T subscribers. Oh, AT&T just ended their unlimited data plan for new customers…Nay! Why would a possible new iPhone purchaser be excited about getting an iPhone with Netflix capability when they will have a data cap on the network?
The screen resolution, ability to edit movies with an already familiar program, and the gyroscope make the iPhone 4 quite enticing, but does it really have what it takes to beat the current(and upcoming) line of Android phones?
CrunchGear made this great image comparing the specs of the iPhone 4 and the HTC Evo 4G.
Expect the usual review round-up on this in a couple of weeks.