Summary of iPhone 4 announcement by Apple

Here is a summary of the World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) 2010 announcing the new upcoming iPhone 4 (not iPhone 4G).

  • Display upgraded to an IPS 960 x 640 pixel (326 ppi) screen with 800:1 contrast ration
    • 4x resolution compared to the 3G
  • Wireless networking upgraded to 802.11n
  • 512MB of RAM (versus 256MB for the 3GS and iPad)
  • Back camera upgraded to 5 megapixel but with the same pitch (1.75um) as the older 3G camera (= better low light sensitivity)
  • Front camera (new) has VGA (640×480) resolution
  • Camera will also have LED flash and can record 720p video at 30 fps
  • It will also have a front facing camera, allowing for the newest feature – FaceTime – a “video calling” software
  • The iPhone 4 will be 25% thinner than the 3G
  • Battery life
    • 7 hours of 3G talk
    • 6 hours of 3G browsing
    • 10 hours of WiFi browsing
    • 10 hours of video
    • 40 hours of music
  • Pricing:
    • 32GB for $299
    • 16GB for $199
  • Availability:
    • Pre-order on June 15th
    • Available on June 24th (including Japan)
  • Some other stuff:
    • iAds = advertising platform for developers
    • Support for Microsoft Bing search
    • 6-axis motion sensor with the addition of a gyroscope
    • A4 processor just like iPad
    • Limited multitasking support
    • Support for folders
    • Comes in black or white
William Saito
Special Advisor at Cabinet Office (Govt. of Japan)
Named by Nikkei as one of the “100 Most Influential People for Japan,” Saito began software programming at an early age and started his own company in high school. By the time he was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998 (by Ernst & Young, NASDAQ and USA Today), he was recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on encryption, biometric authentication and cyber security.

After selling his business to Microsoft, he moved to Tokyo in 2005 and founded InTecur, a venture capital firm and consultancy that identifies innovative technologies, develops global talent and helps entrepreneurs become successful. In 2013, Saito was appointed a Special Advisor to the Cabinet Office for the Government of Japan.

Similarly, in 2012 he served as a council member on national strategy for the Cabinet-level National Policy Unit, and prior to that, was named as the Chief Technology Officer for the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC). He is a Foundation Board Member at the World Economic Forum (WEF), and has been named by the WEF as both a Young Global Leader and Global Agenda Council member.

Saito also advises several national governments around the globe. In Japan, he has also served as an advisor to METI, MIC, MEXT, MLIT, AIST, IPA and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), among others.

He teaches at multiple universities, serves on several corporate boards, appears as a commentator on national TV and is the author of numerous publications in addition to writing a weekly column for a prominent Japanese business newspaper. His best-selling management book, The Team: Solving the Biggest Problem in Japan, was published by Nikkei BP in 2012, his follow-on book, Is Your Thinking up to Global Standards?, was published by Daiwa Shobo in late 2013 and his autobiography, An Unprogrammed Life: Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur, was published in 2011 by John Wiley & Sons.

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