Apple iPhone 4 Brings Video Calling and HD Video

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Apple presents the new iPhone 4 with FaceTime, permitting video calling. The iPhone 4 features a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and HD video recording.

The 3.5 inch Retina display has 960 x 640 pixels resulting in sharper, smoother and more realistic text, images and video. The iPhone 4 is only 9.3mm thick, and the new 5 megapixel autofocus camera with a 5x digital zoom, backside illuminated sensor and built-in LED flash allows pictures even in low light environments. iPhone 4 also records and edits HD video and the tap to focus feature now works while recording video. You can use the iPhone 4‘s LED flash for both still photography and video recording. The new iMovie app for iPhone lets you combine movie clips, add dynamic transitions and themes and include photos and music.

iPhone 4 has access to apps on the App Store. Every iPhone 4 has a built-in 3-axis gyro that when combined with the accelerometer provides 6-axis motion sensing such as up and down, side to side, forward and backward and pitch and roll. Developers can access the gyro using the new CoreMotion API to make games and other apps.

iPhone 4 comes with iOS 4, the new version of the mobile operating system with over 100 new features including Multitasking, Folders, enhanced Mail, deeper Enterprise support and Apple’s new iAd mobile advertising platform. The new iBooks app will be available for iPhone 4 as a free download from the App Store and includes Apple’s new iBookstore. iBooks users can also now read and store PDFs in iBooks.

iPhone 4 delivers seven hours of talk time on 3G networks, up to 10 hours of web browsing on Wi-Fi and up to six hours on 3G, and up to 10 hours of video playback and up to 40 hours of audio playback. It 4 is powered by Apple’s new A4 processor and has a second microphone to suppress unwanted background noise for improved call quality when in loud places. Included is 802.11n Wi-Fi networking and quad-band HSUPA to provide 7.2Mbps downlink and 5.8Mbps uplink capability.

iPhone 4 will roll out worldwide to 88 countries by the end of September and will be available by the end of July in Australia, New Zealand, much of western Europe, Singapore and South Korea. www.apple.com

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