iPhone 4: We Meet Again… This Time In HD!

Isn’t it funny how your whole day can turn around with a simple apple keynote address via RSS.  I wasn’t having the best morning but the afternoon and evening were pleasantly redirected.  I’m continually impressed by Steve Jobs and Apple for continuing to announce their newest iPhone each June. Allowing just enough time for delivery before my birthday (early July).

So what’s the new phone all about?  Turns out the gizmodo leaked photos from a few months ago are proving to be incredibly accurate.  The new iPhone 4 has a completely reworked aesthetic and I love it even without looking under the “hood” at what else is new. I guess that’s one of many reasons I’m all about the iPhone -apple has designed our tech gadgets to be sexy. The segment of goods considered sexy, long dominated with high end luxury automobiles, the occasional piece of furniture, and of course designer clothing now has to make room for a new must have -the iApplePhonePadPodMacProccessory.

Have I got your attention yet?.. Here’s apple’s press release:

Apple today presented the new iPhone 4 featuring FaceTime, which makes the dream of video calling a reality, and Apple’s stunning new Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, resulting in super crisp text, image, and video. In addition, iPhone 4 features a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, HD video recording, Apple’s A4 processor, a 3-axis gyro, and up to 40 percent longer talk time — in a beautiful all-new design of glass and stainless steel that is the thinnest smartphone in the world. iPhone 4 comes with iOS 4, the newest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, which includes over 100 new features and 1500 new APIs for developers. Filed under: iPhone. Read more: apple.com/iphone

My iPhone Comparison:

  iPhone 3G iPhone 4
Height 4.5 inches (115.5 mm) 4.5 inches (115.5 mm)
Width 2.4 inches (62.1 mm) 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
Depth 0.48 inch (12.3 mm) 0.37 inches (9.3mm)
Weight 135 grams 137 grams
Talk Time Up to 5 hours on 3G Up to 7 hours on 3g
Standby Time Up to 300 hours Up to 300 hours
Internet Time Up to 5 hours on 3G Up to 5 hours on 3G

3.5 inch (diagonal) widescreen

Mutli-touch display

480 by 320 pixel res at
163 ppi

3.5 inch (diagonal) widescreen

Multi-touch display

960 by 640 pixel res at
326 ppi

My top 5 new features:

  1. Multitasking! Run more than one app at a time and switch between them instantly.  No more waiting for the “text” app to load… fianally!
  2. New Cameras! Front facing for video chat & HD Camera with LED Flash on the back
  3. Folders for you apps in the completely redesigned iPhone OS
  4. Engineered glass and sleek metal casing is so skinny and sexier than ever
  5. Greater motion sensing from the Gyro + Accelerometer for better precision movements… Games games games.

So check it out at apple.com and if you’re iGeek like me, watch the keynote.

Written on my iPad.