iPhone 4G Details Emerge: HD Screen, Front-Facing Camera, June Launch

iPhone 4G Details Emerge: HD Screen, Front-Facing Camera, June Launch

Several tidbits of information about the iPhone 4G are circulating today:

  • Front-facing camera
  • 960×640 screen
  • Called the iPhoneHD
  • Coming June 22nd
  • Apple A4 system-on-a-chip
  • Third-party multitasking
  • Coming to Verizon and AT&T

The front-facing camera has been rumored for some time and evidence for videochat capabilities has been found in the iPhone 3.2 SDK. The 960×640 screen is double the current 480×360 resolution.

Engadget says the high resolution (most Android phones are around 800×400) will earn the name “iPhone HD” (makes sense). Engadget was also tipped the iPhone will be launched on June 22nd (a Tuesday, naturally).

The Apple-designed A4 chip is a full system-on-a-chip with better graphics capabilites than the current Samsung-made ARM CPU, making it capable of powering the HD screen without taking a performance hit.

And third-party multitasking was pulled from the iPhone 3.2 SDK at the last minute, so it’s ready to go for both the iPhone and the iPad.

Via 9to5Mac, Daring Fireball and Engadget.

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