The new Apple iPhone 4.
Apple Inc unveiled the new iPhone 4 in San Francisco yesterday. And Malaysian iPhone fans are raving about it already.
According to news reports, the redesigned iPhone costing US$199 (RM663) is 4 times slimmer than the current iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 4 apparently has a higher quality screen and longer battery life, video chat via Wi-Fi, and a gyroscope sensor for better gaming.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs said that the iPhone 4 will be available by June 24 in five countries, expanding to 18 by July and 88 by September this year.
Apple is staying a step ahead of rivals like Google Inc in the competitive smartphone market.
Google’s Android operating system used by many brands such as Motorola, HTC, Samsung and Dell poses the biggest threat to Apple's iPhone.
- with the "face time" feature in the iPhone 4 you can make free video calls using Wi-Fi to other iPhone 4 users.
- iPhone 4 has two cameras: One on the front, which focuses on you. And one on the back, which focuses on everything else.
- "retina display" technology on iPhone 4 makes it the sharpest, most vibrant, highest-resolution phone screen ever; four times the pixel count of previous iPhone models.
- iPhone 4 makes multitasking faster - you can switch between 3rd-party apps without slowing down the performance of the foreground app or draining the battery unnecessarily.
- you can take pictures and shoot your own movies in high definition even in low-light environment because of the latest backside illumination sensor and built-in LED light in the iPhone 4
The 16GB model is $199 (RM666) and the 32GB model is $299 (RM1001). Both price are tied to a 2 year contract with AT&T. We do not know what the price will be for the Malaysian market as yet.
The iPhone 4 is currently only available in either Black or White.
By June 24 - US, France, Germany, UK and Japan
By July - Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
By September - 88 other countries, including Malaysia, I presume.
Please read about iPhone 4 in Malaysia here.
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