Apple iPhone 4: all the info in one place

Apple iPhone 4: all the info in one place
The new Apple iPhone model (the name of which we still don't know), expected to launch this summer, has been present in our news column for quite some time now. That's why we considered it's time to take all the available info on the very, very hot handset and put it here - in one single place - your one-stop shop for all the iPhone 4 leaks, if you will.

So how did the info leak? Apple is known for its tight-lipped personnel, who would never say a word about what the company is up to, even in the face of a most fearsome torture. However, one night it all fell apart for Apple when suddenly an unknown iPhone model was found lying on the floor of bar. The guy who found it then sold it to Gizmodo, which closely examined the gadget and came up with the conclusion that this is indeed the next iPhone. They provided us with quite a lot of details on it, but then Apple stepped in and requested that they return the unit to them, giving us another proof that this is what we've been looking for.

Most of you already know that the most interesting new thing in the Apple iPhone 4 we are currently aware of is the rethought design. The new handset looks very sleek, a bit on the boxier side, but its build quality seems to be extremely high. The capacitive screen is maybe its most important aspect. However, details on that one are as scarce as hen's teeth  at the moment. It is not a secret that the iPhone 3GS has a resolution that's a bit dated now - 320x480 pixels. This is by no means impressive when you consider the resolutions of some other top of the range offerings right now, which gravitate around 480x800 pixels. The difference in quality is indeed great. That's why we are glad that Gizmodo reported the "Connect to iTunes" screen (as far as they could reach) seems to be much more detailed now. In addition,  there were some rumors pointing that the new iPhone will sport a 640x960 pixels resolution, which means exactly four times more pixels on the screen. Should this turn our true, the iPhone 4 will definitely have a very crisp and clear image. And since the aspect ratio remains the same, older apps made for the HVGA res will also be able to run in full screen, though they will not take advantage of the higher res. This is still speculation, of course.

Other improvements  expected on the hardware front include a faster processor (1GHz like in the iPad?) and more RAM. If we can use Apple's words, we expect this to be the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet. Few will be surprised to see this happen.

A much-wanted feature that finally seems to have found its way to the device is the front-facing camera for video chats. Upgrades have also been done to the main camera, which is rumored to be 5MP now. It's also equipped with an LED flash, which will definitely be of help when taking shots in badly-lit environments, but will still not make a camera phone out of the iPhone.

On the software side we should expect nothing else than iPhone OS 4 with multitasking capabilities, iBooks , iAds and all the other good stuff that's going to make an appearance there. Of course, we are not striking the option of more secrets being unveiled later this year off the list yet. Here is the place to go if you want to know more about iPhone OS 4.0.

We know some of you can't wait till they finally put this thing up for sale, but we're afraid we'll have to wait some more, but not for too long though. Last year Apple introduced the iPhone 3GS at the WWDC event on June 9, and now the manufacturer has scheduled the event for June 7 through June 11, so that's when we should expect it to become official. Then it will probably take about half a month till they make it available for purchase. Anyways, we'll keep you posted about all the new iPhone-related stuff that comes out.

For more information on the new iPhone, check out the following links:


Apple iPhone 4 Preliminary Specifications

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41 Comments

1. ZeroC00L

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

"Much Exciiiiite!!!" As long as the new iPhone is an improvement over the 3G... I'll definitely get it! I dont have ANY issues with the network where I live, and with 40+ apps purchased, Im pretty much strapped to Steve Job's pocket for life!! Im fairly confident that there will be some surprises, despite the "Bar Find". It WOULD NOT suprprise me if the actual iPhone 4 looks completely different. Either Apple spent the last month working 24 hour shifts, or they just dropped a beta-lame generic model!!! Of course, maybe it will really look like the picture... But either way... It will be a "Great Success!!!"

4. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

"Im pretty much strapped to Steve Job's pocket for life!!" Sheep...

5. ZeroC00L

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

(*Proudly replies) Baaahh!! H8r!! :)

6. imthatguy704

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

More like: "Im pretty much strapped to Steve Job's cock for life!!" Steve is doing a good Job of pimping you.................

7. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Yeah, if they fixed the 3G issue, I'll think about getting this, mostly because I'm liking this style over the tapered/curved back of the 3G and 3G S, plus I'm liking the front facing camera; speaking of which, over on Gizmodo they're saying that iChat might be a wifi only feature, but none the less, if anyone's gonna get video chat working perfectly, it would be Apple, right? omgzzz, I'm sounding like an Apple fanboy. Seriously though, after fighting and debating, I'd be content w/ this phone, unless the Desire lands on at&t.

8. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

Aw dont get upset its just a cell phone

9. ZeroC00L

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

"Welcome to Denial imthatguy704... We've been expecting you!!!" We're all sheep in some form... Whether to Android, Apple, Windows, Sony, Black and Decker, Tylenol, Nyquil, Dasani, Tyson, Shell, Ford... Who cares!?!?!? Either way, be happy with what you buy... then die and leave it behind!! :) Oh... and dont say bad words, son... Some of us have jobs and enjoy accessing this site at work...!! :)

10. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

No, what makes some a sheep is blindly making a decision based on past hype without reviewing anything. Let them make the announcement so you know what you're buying before you go off half-cocked and spend your mom's hard earned money on something shiny.

11. thisguy13

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 28, 2010

ITS MORE THAT A PHONE ITS THE IPHONE!!!!! GEESE SILLY GOOSE

12. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

You're making an assumption that people dont. That goes with everything in life. Some people research some people dont no matter what it is. So fail troll elsewhere.

18. ddsindpls

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 16, 2007

Face it. You're a moron. You probably have a glow in the dark picture of Bill Gates plastered on the ceiling above your bed.

2. wreh3

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 19, 2010

sure; most especially wifi connections where surfing is not frozen and more signal power where calls are not dropping frequently

3. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

how much excited u could REALLY..compared to the gsm version which allows u to browse n talk @sametime

19. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

I don't know of anyone who actually takes advantage of the voice/data use and I have several friends and family members that have AT&T. AT&T keeps saying you can use voice and data at the same time because that's the only thing they have to say about their network. They can't say anything about the quality, coverage, number of customers etc because they don't have it.

31. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

Yeah 87 mil customers... And im pretty sure they talk about the coverage all the time lol get off your WoW account for 5 min.

37. ding2134

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 30, 2008

Ditto whocares.... You probably dont know that many people. This is just a guess I have come to after looking at your user name, GEEK.

41. jdmdany

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

i think jrcrow is secretly luke wilson. hmmm...

13. ilia1986 unregistered

Good.. Now after all of those usual "I hate apple", "I love apple" boys have settled down, maybe we can have some real talk in here. As I previously said - what mostly bothers me is the screen size.. I recently had a chance to see the HD2 in action... and that 4.3 inch screen was just awesome... now I realize the apple might not be having such a screen on an iPhone anytime soon... but damn would it be sweet. What I also think of the 4g, is that maybe (just maybe) it will be durable enough for it not to require clothing in an 40$ cover.. I mean seriously - all those 3GS\3G covers look awesome - but because the 3G\S is an extremely fragile phone (I was stunned that in a video after dropping it 4 - 5 times, the screen broke) - they are absolutely mandatory. As for the other stuff - I really don't need to tell anyone of you again why the iPhone is awesome, and why it is currently absolutely better than anything else out there - and still will be for a very long time.

20. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Of course that's just your opinion and can't be proven.

21. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Disagreed check out the Evo and Incredible......both are better spec wise and ease of use is great

23. ilia1986 unregistered

And both lack iTunes, as well as 200k apps.. The latter is bound to change sometime - but the former is to stay for quite awhile. And that is not an opinion. Thats a fact. And the proof is in the above statement. iTunes allows me to completely manage my phone from the comfort of my PC. And the appstore is easy to use. You go to it, download a bunch of apps, even some you aren't sure your going to use - and then plug in your iphone - and boom! - the apps are in your phone! And if you don't - you just press on the app you want in your phone\iTunes, click on the red X - confim and its gone! Its called comfort. And this is something no other platform does to date. Oh, and you can manage your music\photos\movies in the exact same way. Oh and apps update automatically. Oh, and there are no 22143125 different devices running different OS versions for whom only a certain amount of apps fit.

24. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

If you had even the slightest little bit of computer knowledge you know you can do that on any smartphone running any OS...without having to worry about your "account" being banned if your inclined to customize YOUR phone the way YOU want it.

26. ilia1986 unregistered

Im afraid youre quite mistaken here.. As a matter of fact I believe you have no clue what you're talking about. Among all the non-apple platform, the only one which has an official syncing software available for use is Nokia - and no - you cannot download apps through it to your phone. And its also incredibly slow in syncing and everything, and resource-heavy (It crashed twice already, while itunes didnt crash even once). Of course, you can download all the apps to youe desktop, transfer them manually to your phone, and install them - but again - this is all manual labour - and you still have to install em on the phone one at a time. Oh and if you got an app you dont like, you gotta go to main menu, go to settings, go to application manager , go to installed applications, select the application you want from a list (and if it happens to begin with a letter not shown immidiately - you also have to scroll - then click on it, then select settings, then select remove application, and then confirm. Now I didnt count how many steps that was - but at least 3 time if not more than on the iphone. And that my friend is for Nokia - other platform - even Android - don't even have an official PC management software. And Android wont even allow you to install apps from your PC - you gotta do it from your little screen - and once again one at a time. And I doubt the process of uninstalling an app there is significantly shorter than on the nokia. Regarding banning - I have absolutely no desire whatsoever to modify my future iphone. I got my wallpaper, my ringtone, and thats enough for me. In 4.0 they will also have main menu wallpaper and folders - which is even more awesome. Themes? who needs them? Custom themes caused my Nokia 5800 to crash and fail.

27. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Trust me when I say I know exactly what i'm talking about because this industry pays my bills. Anyway, you make the process seem like an eternity with your little paragraph here, when in reality it's a matter of seconds. I feel sorry for you if you think it's too much work, it's sad really. And who cares about "official" software? That's the beauty of open source freedom....nothing has to be "official", but if you want software, check out Droid Explorer, Android Commander, Android Manager, PC Suite for Android just to name a few. Your obviously a very simple man/woman who hates doing work (if scrolling and tapping are considered work) and is happy with the few options given to you. Me on the other hand doesn't just take whats been given, I like to make it my own. Your other arguments I believe are just petty fanboi speak, but i'm happy that your happy being under (blow)Jobs' thumb.

28. ilia1986 unregistered

Well first of all I stand corrected - I had no clue there was real PC management software for Android.. provided it has similar functionality to iTunes and all.. Second of all - it may be just a few seconds - but its nevertheless irritating. Thats how I feel at least. Third of all - I really don't like fiddling with my phone too much. Phones are made to consume content - and make it more accissible with as less effort as possible. I have not problem with limitations - when they serve to make my phone experience instant. Apple says "You want X - sure - we can give it to you - it might not be as good as X on other phones - but its here for you to use instantly and comfortable". That buys me. When I pull my phone out of the pocket - and I want to play a game for example, I want to be able to click on the game icon the moment I unlock my phone - or at least for it to be one scrolling away from me. Or, if I dont have this game, I wanna be able to instantly go to the app store and download it. And if I dont like it, I wanna be able to instantly erase it. So yeah - if you really want to spend hours on your phone like you do on your PC to configure everything and it causes you joy - go ahead. Our opinions differ here. To me that is not joy - that is HELL. Not because I cant do it - but because I dont want to. I want to have at least one device in my life that I can use it from the start. No fiddling, no configuring, no excessive customizing. I hope you understand me on this. And again - I am not an apple fanboy. I believe for example that the iPad is almost useless. But I've fallen in love with the iPhone - not because of ads or anything - but because of what it is. It might change someday - but until it does - the iPhone is the best device for me. And for apparently many many other people.

30. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Whatever works best I guess, we're all different.

33. Nightowl4272

Posts: 1; Member since: May 03, 2010

ilia1986. Fan boy alert!!! Dude you're ignoring an important fact. What one person loves another may despise. I used to hate my 2g iPhone. So I googled the words, "hate my iPhone" and I found that I wasn't alone. I discovered jailbreaking and BANG! I loved my iPhone! This 4th gen iPhone better be pretty amazing or I'm jumpin on the Android wagon. Don't make excuses for limitations dude. And don't lie to yourself and say they're there to make your, "...phone experience instant." Jobs loves to withhold functionality so he can sell it to you later...all the while convincing you that you're happy with the limitations. Don't be a fan boy...and don't kid yourself...you are one. You actually LIKE iTunes???

36. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

Hard to believe, right? I lump Itunes into the realplayer and quicktime category--slow, useless, and typically avoided under all circumstances.

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I hope you folks who call this phone IPHONE, IPHONE4G, are referring to it being a 4th generation iphone....running on the 3G network....

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

IPHONE cannot run FLASH apps. FOr those that have SKYFIRE on their phone, we know that the IPHONE is not the abosulte best phone out there - but it sure looks great when playing a movie.....

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