June 28th 2010

iPhone 4… Better than ever

With the recent launch of the new Apple iPhone, it’s no surprise that stores have been sold out across the board. With over 100 new features, the new iPhone is definitely the gadget to grab, a huge jump above it’s predecessor.

With stainless-steel casing, an all-glass front, and a size that is 25% thinner than the 3Gs, it also looks pretty sharp, too.

The new version features volume controls on the side of the phone, as well as a microSIM tray. Along with these comes a front-facing camera, microphone on the back, connector for easy docking, a speaker, a sleep/wake button, and a jack for your headset.

The phone also has a chic antenna system, supporting its wireless capabilities: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.

Highlights of iPhone 4

Retina Display

Better than any LCD display, the new iPhone includes a display that is 326 pixels per inch; in other words, 3.5-inch display with a resolution of 960 by 640 pixels… Better than the human eye can see. What does this mean? The best damn display on any handheld electronic, period.

Gyroscope

This allows for six-axis motion sensing, similar to that of a game controller and thus, a whole new world of gaming.

Camera and iMovie

With a 5 megapixel camera matched with a  backside-illuminated sensor, photographs will be better than ever before. It can also record HD video at 720p resolution and 30 frames per second. It doesn’t end there: you’ll be able to edit and upload right on the iPhone with the handy iMovie app.

iBooks

Similar to the iPad version, the apps can synchronize across devices so you always have your book in the palm of your hand. .

Video Calling

With the front-facing camera, video calls are in order. Called “FaceTime” video, users can use their phones to talk face-to-face.

Pricing and Availability

Launched last week, the new iPhone 4 is available in either black or white, and is priced at $199US for a 16 GB model and $299US for a 32 GB model.

Apple is planning on continuing to sell the iPhone 3GS 8 GB for $99.

Do you have the new iPhone? What else do you love about it?

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Andrew loves art and design, and pursues his studies in his final year at the Ontario College of Art and Design. He loves seeking out new artists and giving them their dues, and in his spare time, focuses on his own abstract sculpture.