Yesterday Apple [AAPL} announced the fourth generation iPhone (iPhone 4G), which is now called the iPhone 4, and it looks like its is going to be the most exciting iPhone released since the original iPhone 2G back in 2007.
The new iPhone 4 features a completely new design, and from the looks of the photos we have seen this is the best design to date. The new iPhone 4 measures 4.5 inches in height, 2.31 inches wide and 0.37 inches thick and it weighs in at just 137 grams.
The most interesting part of thew new iPhone 4 is the new display, Apple calls it a Retina display, the screen is a 3.5 inch widescreen multitouch display with a resolution of 860 by 640 pixels with a total 326 pixels per inch.
The new Retina display is much sharper than the display on the previous model iPhone, and it can display up to four times more detail than on the iPhone 3GS.
The iPhone 4 offers UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz) and GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) connectivity as well as integrated 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, there is also built in A-GPS, plus a digital compass.
Processing is provided by Apple custom designed A4 processor, which is found inside the Apple iPad, this is going to give the iPhone some serious power as the processor is very fast on the iPad.
The iPhone 4 also features a new 5 megapixel camera that is capable of recording HD video in 720p at a rate of 30 frames per second, it also features a built in LED flash and a tap to focus feature, plus there is support for photo and video geo tagging.
On the front of the iPhone there is another camera, this is used for Apple’s new video chat feature on the iPhone 4, which is called FaceTime. With face time you will be able to make video calls over WiFi (no 3G just yet).
Battery wise, Apple has increased the battery size in the iPhone 4, you now get up to seven hours talk time over 3G, and up to 14 hours talk time over 2 G, standby time comes in at 300 hours and browsing you will get up to 6 hours over 3G and up to 10 hours over WiFi. Video playback comes in at 10 hours whilst audio playback comes in at 40 hours.
The new iPhone 4 will go on sale in the US and UK, plus some countries in Europe on the 24th of June 2010, there will be two model available, a 16GB model which will retail for $199 and a 32GB model which will retail for $299, both of these will be available in black and white.
Have a look at our hands on gallery of the iPhone 4 below, and also make sure you check out our full review of the iPhone 4.