You can now pre-order the iPhone 4 from Apple’s website starting June 15 with delivery though the official release date of iPhone 4 (aka iPhone 4G/HD) is on June 24. Both white and black cases are now available. Prices are $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB unit, both of which comes with a 2-year service contract. Consequently, AT&T subscribers may avail of 6-month acceleration on their upgrade eligibility staring June 8. The previous 16GB 3GS iPhone model’s price is now reduced to $99 just in case you are looking for a bargain deal.
Again, this new phone will ship with the latest iOS 4 multi-tasking operating system from Apple. Just to recap, here are some of the iPhone 4 key features and technical specs:
- 3.5-inch 960 x 640 (326ppi) high-resolution Retina display
(4-times the pixel density of prior displays, 800:1 contrast ratio)
- Apple A4 chipset (1GHZ CPU with embedded PowerVR SGX graphics processor which is also very power-efficient that you can have up to 10 hours of web-surfing or watching movies)
- Very thin at only 9.3 mm thickness and weighing only 137 grams
- 5-megapixel camera with LED flash
- 720p HD video recording with iMovie editing option right on your phone
- Front-facing camera with FaceTime video calling, the camera can output up to VGA or 640×480 video quality at 30 fps.
- Tap to focus video or photo
- Photo and video geo-tagging
- Accelerometer, compass and new 3-axis gyro to detect pitch, roll and yaw
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR Wireless Technology
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- GPS navigation with compass
- 32GB max storage
- Quad-band HSDPA/HSUPA (7.2Mbps down/5.8Mbps up)
- iPhone 4.0 multitasking OS (iPhone iOS 4) with lots of new features like unified and encrypted email, Folder organization, and iAD integration.
- iBookstore integration with PDF reader
Apple loyalists are expected to upgrade their old iPhones to this latest model. AT&T is still getting the exclusive launch of the iPhone 4 in the U.S. Verizon has long been rumored to be negotiating with Apple to let them have the iPhone on their roster but alas, people who want to own the iPhone 4 will have to endure AT&T’s less-than-perfect service.