Apple have formerly unveiled the tech industry's worst kept secret, their next generation iPhone, as reported by Engadget. The iPhone 4 was first leaked (i.e. lost) in a bar in California and has since been the subject of fraught discussion.
So what's new this time around? Now there's a front-facing camera and the rear camera has an added LED flash. The screen resolution has doubled to 960 x 640 which puts it ahead of the best HTC phones which have been sporting an 800 x 480 resolution for some time now.
The contrast of the screen has also been improved and it now sports an 800:1 ratio, should it should be brilliant.
There's an A4 processor underneath, the same one that runs the iPad and the battery has been boosted, now offering 7 hours of talk time. This is despite the case being 25% thinner than the iPhone 3GS.
The camera is now a far better 5MP affair that supports a 5x digital zoon and HD video recording at 30 fps, 720p. Additionally the internal wi-fi now supports the new N standard.
Software-wise the applications will automatically get high resolution text, as part of iOS 4 (which is the company;s new name for the operating system). Software developers will also be able to use a new in-built gyroscope that has a six-axis motion sensor and will, presumably, be used just for games.
The phone will be on sale in black or white from June 24th in the US starting at $199 and rising to $299 for a massive 32Gb of storage.
Finally, as has been expected, Google has been ousted as the default provider of Internet search in favour of Microsoft's Bing search engine.Advertisement
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