Just as expected, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the next iPhone to the world. It will be known as the iPhone 4 and we have the confirmed specs for you – straight from the live event.
When speaking at Apple’s event, Steve Jobs claimed that the new iPhone 4G was ”beyond a doubt the most precise thing, one of the most beautiful things we’ve ever made.”
The device is meant to be the ‘thinnest smartphone ever’, with the thickness of the device at just 9.3mm – 24% thinner than the current iPhone.
As previously revealed, the device will feature volume up and down buttons on the side, a front facing camera and a separate camera with LED flash on back. The iPhone 4 will also pack a Micro SIM-tray, headphone jack, sleep/wake button, 30-pin connector and a second mic for noise cancellation.
On the networking side of things, the iPhone 4 will feature Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, and have support for UMTS and GSM networks.
One major new aspect of the phone will be the Retina Display. Jobs announces that the display features new technology, which will dramatically increase pixel density, especially in relation to picture quality when using the new camera system, which by the way features a 5 megapixel sensor.
The new device will be powered by the Apple A4 chip and the biggest component will be the battery. The battery will offer users 40% more talk time. 7 hours talk time. 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video, 40 hours of music and 300 hours of standby.
Another feature which Jobs confirmed at the event is 720p HD video recording. The iPhone 4G will allow 720p video at 30fps. It will feature tap to focus video, along with editing thanks to an iPhone version of iMovie.
You can look forward to more information on the iPhone 4 as we get it. Give us your reaction to the handset. Surprised? Probably not!