6/8/2010 9:49:00 AM
Apple launches iPhone 4
Apple chief Steve Jobs has unveiled the iPhone 4, hailing the device as a complete overhaul of the iPhone 3GS.
The long awaited handset is 'one of the most beautiful things we have ever made', boasted Jobs.
The device will be released in the UK on 24 June. UK prices are yet to be announced. In the US prices will start from $199 for a two year contract.
The new phone is 25% slimmer than the iPhone 3GS at 9.3mm thick, and features a glass front and back with an antenna built into the side. It comes with a front facing five-megapixel camera with LED and a 5X digital zoom and boasts a screen resolution of 960 x 640 pixels.
The new handset comes with a massive 300 hours of stand by battery life, offering users 40 hours of music play, seven hours of 3G talk and 10 hours of video.
It uses the same A4 chip as in the iPad. Other goodies include a quad band HSDPA WiFi radio and iMovie for iPhone and FaceTime video calling.
In a challenge to Google's search engine supremacy, the new phone delivers Bing and Yahoo as alternative search options.
Jobs also revealed more about iAds, a platform that will allow developers and Apple to make money from advertising on apps. Jobs claimed this would help Apple control 48% of the mobile advertising market by the end of this year - another clear challenge to Google.