The release date for the iPhone 4 (24 June 2010) was announced last week by Apple. There were many rumours going around when an Apple employee allegedly left his test unit of the iPhone 4 in a bar. People were going crazy about what to expect and what the new iPhone had to offer.
There are three major features that are not only an improvement on the older iPhone, but also move the iPhone further away from the competition. The updated phone is a combination of hardware and software enhancements with a major focus being on new hardware features.
The major software update is the addition of multi-tasking which was lacking in the old iPhone and has been a sore point for a whole lot of iPhone users. You will now have the option to run multiple third-party apps without affecting performance and battery life.
On the hardware side a new camera on the front of the phone will allow for video calls and the odd photo of yourself, if you’re into that kind of thing. On the other side of the phone the normal camera has been upgraded to a new 5-megapixel sensor with a built-in LED flash.
Video capturing has also been upgraded to full HD recording and editing. Video editing will be implemented courtesy of the new iMovie App that will be added to the App Store sometime in the near future.
The last update to the hardware is the new Retina display which will surely be the biggest leap forward in phone display. This display will work nicely with the new high-quality rich content that will be added to the phone via the HD recording and higher resolution camera.
Unfortunately we will have to wait until about September/ October to get it here in South Africa, but it will definitely be worth the wait.