As expected, Steve Jobs, Apple’s president, has officially announced the iPhone launch in April.
Starting June 15, we’ll be able to do pre-orders for the new iPhone, and from June 24 appears in the Apple stores in the U.S., France, Germany, Britain and Japan.
From July the iPhone 4G will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, and from August (24 countries) and September (44 countries) will have it ready in stores for potential buyers.
Also, as Steve Jobs told in the official announcement, the iPhone 4G will have over 100 new features, besides its revolutionary design that we learned when the new phone prototype was lost in a bar a few months ago.
Jobs claimed also that it has the most beautiful thing ever Apple made and that the new iPhone glass that covers both front and rear is very solid. In addition, only 9.3 mm thick, being the thinnest smartphone in the world and integrated antennas, “something that was never ever made,” said Apple’s chairman.
iPhone will be available in two colors, black and white, and will have a special screen, called Retina Display, which has a significant increase in the number of pixels. “The phone’s display has 326 pixels per inch. No other phone has such a display.”
This time, Apple focused heavily on battery which is much improved over previous versions, lasting up to 300 hours on standby and talk time up to 7hrs.
To have an idea of the price of this new device, the new iPhone will cost U.S. $ 199 for the 16GB version and $ 299 for the 32GB.
Obviously, 3GS iPhone price will drop after the commercial launch of the iPhone in April, and the phone’s 3G version will be removed from the market.
A list of technical specifications of the new iPhone can be found on Apple’s official website.