Apple iPhone 4 preview.

Apple iPhone 4 preview.

Personally, I didn’t really believe that the photos of that very missing prototype showed the iPhone. At different stages of production, several prototypes are produced, which differ significantly from the final look, but the overall style rarely changes beyond recognition. Exceptions are extremely rare. I confess that the design became the most unpleasant side of the iPhone 4 for me. And, oddly enough, yesterday at WWDC in the hands of Jobs exactly the same device appeared in the photos and videos of Gizmodo.

By the way, the journalists of this publication were not invited to the presentation, which clearly speaks of Apple’s attitude to this leak and the Gizmodo journalists.

The most hotly debated topic since the announcement of the iPhone 4 is design. Opinions are traditionally divided. Some are delighted with the restyling, others, on the contrary, are indignant. The new iPhone is discussed everywhere: on Twitter, LiveJournal, forums, blogs. This, however, is no longer surprising.

But even the crowd of drunk teenagers I passed by on my way back from the office argued about the iPhone 4. I can’t think of a single gadget that was discussed as massively as the iPhone and iPad. In this respect, Jobs’ novelty can easily compete with the World Cup or some kind of Eurovision.

The main technical characteristics of the iPhone 4.

Form factor: candy bar Operating system: iOS 4 (formerly iPhone OS 4) Processor: A4 (Cortex A-8) @ 1 GHz (presumably) Memory: 16 or 32 GB, no expansion slot Mobile / data transfer: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS 850/1900/2100 MHz, GPRS / EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA Screen: touchscreen IPS (capacitive sensor), diagonal 3.5 inches, resolution 960×640, 16 million colors Interfaces: USB 2.0 (proprietary connector), Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n, GPS (A-GPS) Camera: 5 megapixels, autofocus, flash, HD video recording front camera for video telephony Others: accelerometer (G-sensor) , gyroscope, 3.5 mm audio output, two microphones Battery: Li-Ion, non-removable, capacity not specified Dimensions and weight: 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm, 137 g talk time (3G), up to 14 hours talk time (2G); up to 300 hours in standby mode Estimated price: $ 199 / $ 299 Release date: June 24, 2010 in the USA, delivery times to other countries are being specified.

Apple renamed the operating system to iOS (sounds like ah-oh-es), used the A4 processor on the basis of which the iPad was built. The screen resolution has increased to 960×640, a built-in gyroscope has appeared, a front camera (finally!), And the main camera has learned to shoot HD video at 30 frames per second. Suddenly, the iPhone 4 has become the best smartphone for shooting video.

However, not only for shooting. And the most surprising thing is the battery life. While HTC, Sony Ericsson Samsung and others are deteriorating this indicator from year to year, Apple miraculously increases it, although the hardware capacity grows in perfect sync. More on this below, but for now let’s dwell on the most controversial feature of the iPhone 4.

Design, ergonomics.

As I said at the very beginning and wrote on the Ferra.Life blog, I don’t like the design of the new iPhone. It doesn’t look like an Apple product, not the same style at all. However, everyone will soon get used to this, and most people buy iPhones not for design.

Attention: round buttons for volume control; the Sony Ericsson T630 had the same in due time. I would not be surprised if someone from Apple fans, seeing a rare phone, says: ugh, the buttons are like the iPhone. This, by the way, is often observed in discussions of laptops, when the Sony Vaio island keyboard is called a MacBook Pro style, although in fact Sony made it much earlier.

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