iPhone 4 was announced today during Steve Jobs’ keynote at WWDC. Apple’s iPhone 4 is the biggest upgrade yet for the handset. Highlight features include a front-facing camera, a 960-by-640 “retina display” that shows image and text more crisply, the same A4 processor that powers the iPad, and a 5-megapixel still camera that also shoots high-definition video. Software-wise the applications will automatically get high resolution text, as part of iOS 4 (which is the company;s new name for the operating system). Software developers will also be able to use a new in-built gyroscope that has a six-axis motion sensor and will, presumably, be used just for games.
The phone will be available in white or black, retailing at $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for 32GB.
Existing iPhone customers eligible for an upgrade between today and the end of this year have been made immediately eligible for AT&T’s best pricing for iPhone 4 with a new two-year term commitment. Consumers can verify upgrade eligibility at www.att.com/iphone today. Business customers can verify upgrade eligibility at AT&T’s Premier site, https://www.wireless.att.com/business/.
Consumers may preorder iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS 8GB at AT&T retail stores or online at www.att.com/iphone beginning June 15. Business customers can preorder through their AT&T sales representative or by visiting AT&T’s Premier site. For greater convenience and faster delivery, preorders can be shipped directly to a customer’s home or business for delivery as early as June 24. Customers can also have a preorder shipped to their local AT&T store for pick up on or after Friday, June 25.
AT&T stores will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, and will accommodate as many customers as possible.