The fourth-generation iPhone launched yesterday, complete with several new microelectromechanical systems (MEMs), which are increasingly an integral part of our gadgets, translating the physical world into the digital one. That’s great for a variety of old-school semiconductor manufacturers as well as some later-stage startups.
Monday saw the unveiling of the fourth generation iPhone and with it came not one, but two new integrated cameras, both of which offer a whole host of sorely awaited, yet welcome features.
FaceTime is the name of iPhone 4’s video chatting feature, and the WWDC keynote’s coverage of the feature makes it look pretty impressive. Steve Jobs invoked the full power of his reality distortion field when he opened the FaceTime demo.
Apple has a new display to go with all the snazzy new features of the iPhone 4. The metaphorically named “Retina Display” sports 4x the resolution (double the pixel density) to provide a noticeably crisper and more detailed image.
At WWDC today, Steve Jobs actually mentioned iBooks, the iPad native e-reader, twice: once before and once after announcing iPhone 4. The first time was to say that later this month, the iBooks app will be receiving an update.
Inside the new iPhone 4 revealed today at WWDC is the same superfast chip architecture that powers the iPad, the A4. Alongside the A4 is a bigger battery, giving the iPhone better battery life and improved performance.
Today Steve Jobs unveiled the fourth iteration of the beloved iPhone, dubbed, iPhone 4. It was, of course, the device that we’ve seen leaked in recent weeks, but there’s a lot more to this new phone than meets the eye.
Apple makes very functional tech, certainly, but it also isn’t the only company that does so. What separates Apple from the rest of the pack is its attention to aesthetics and physical design.
Steve Jobs demonstrated the new FaceTime video calling app on the iPhone 4 at WWDC, but had to ask the audience to turn off their Wi-Fi devices first. Why is that? The new video call feature is only supported on Wi-Fi connections for the time being.
Apple’s new iPhone 4 features 720p HD recording, a built-in LED spotlight and the ability to edit videos on the spot through a dedicated iPhone version of iMovie. All of those features should make Cisco pretty nervous as they make the company’s Flip camcorder look outdated.