Hands up if you have an iPhone? Chances are you and many of your friends and family do. With the impending release of the iPhone4 to the Australian market, there has certainly been a buzz in the media, nerd ranks and iPhone aficionados, and it’s no surprise really. Ever since the release of the first iPhone to the Australian market, it has been considered one of the best phones that has incredible flexibility. Apple struck gold with their original formula and have been slowly tweaking it, listening to consumer feedback and demands and this still holds true for the next generation, the iPhone4.
Much like all the previous releases, consumers will find the new iPhone does not present any dramatic breakthroughs, but rather a good list of tweaks and additions over the outgoing 3GS model. What are we looking at is:Apple FaceTime: Apple’s version of video calling is now available after widespread feedback regarding the inability of older iPhone to perform video calling. Of course this now means the iPhone has a front facing small camera. The catch is however, both iPhone 4G performing the video calling will need to be on a wireless internet network to work, unlike some of the other competition.
Improved LCD Display: Claiming four times the pixel count of previous iPhone models, Apple’s new phone is promising sharper clearer displays than previous models. It is also claimed the pixels are made so small that the human eye will be unable to distinguish it.Improved camera capabilities: Finally, the new iPhone will have a megapixel count that brings it more in line with current offerings at 5 megapixels. Additionally, there will be an LED flash for low light photo taking and the ability to record high definition video and to edit them onboard.Tougher design: The glass panel is rumoured to be a lot stronger than previous models in an attempt to prevent cracked screens from accidentally dropping the phone.New processor: A newly designed processor for the iPhone promises to give faster operating speeds and better battery life compared to previous models.
Pricing is expected to be similar to the iPhone 3GS and availability is expected around early August.
TIP: As always, remember to update your firmware on your iPhone regardless of generation. These updates tend to improve performance, function, battery life and prevent the phone encountering operational bugs.