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 in elementary school and started his own company while still in high school and was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998 (by Ernst & Young, NASDAQ and USA Today). As one of the world’s leading authorities on cybersecurity.

After selling his business to Microsoft, he moved to Tokyo in 2005 and founded InTecur, a venture capital firm. In 2011, he served as the Chief Technology Officer of the National Diet’s (Parliament) Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission. Later that year, he was named as both a Young Global Leader and Global Agenda Council member for World Economic Forum (WEF) and subsequently been named to its Foundation Board. In 2012, Saito was appointed to a council on national strategy and policy that reported directly to the Prime Minister of Japan.

Saito also advises several national governments around the globe. In Japan, he has served as an advisor to Japanese ministries; the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST); the Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPAS); the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, among others. He is currently the Special Advisor to the Ministry of Economic Trade and Industry (METI) and the Cabinet Office for the Government of Japan.

He went to medical school at UCLA and Harvard Kennedy School; serves on various boards of Global 2000 companies; frequently appears as a commentator on TV and is the author of seven books in addition to writing several weekly newspaper columns. His management book, The Team: Solving the Biggest Problem in Japan, was published by Nikkei BP and became a best-seller in 2012. In 2016, Saito received the Medal of Honor from the Government of Japan for his work in the field of education.

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