WWDC 2010: Apple Shows Off The World's Thinnest Smartphone, the iPhone 4 | Cult of Mac

WWDC 2010: Apple Shows Off The World’s Thinnest Smartphone, the iPhone 4



And it’s here! Steve Jobs has just announced the latest iPhone, the biggest jump in core technology yet since the original: the iPhone 4. It’s the Gizmodo one.

“Some of you have already seen this,” he quips.

iPhone 4 will include over a hundred new features. Jobs claims it is extremely thin at just 9.3mm thick, 24% thinner than the 3GS, making it the thinnest smartphone on the planet.

Jobs claims it’s the most precise and beautiful thing Apple’s ever made, more akin to a beautiful old camera (?) than a smartphone of today. It’s a gorgeous amalgam stainless steel for strength and glass for optical quality and scratch resistance

The iPhone 4 has a micro-SIM on the side, with a camera and LED flash on the back. On the bottom, it boasts a microphone, a 30 pin connector, and a speaker. On the top, a headset, a second microphone and a sleep/wake button.

The biggest detail? There’s a stainless steel band that runs around the edge of the phone, which is integrated with the band system to give superior reception for BlueTooth, WiFi, GPS, 3G and all the other radio stuff.

Next up, the next “big thing” about the iPhone 4.

[images vias Ars[


Daily round-ups or a weekly refresher, straight from Cult of Mac to your inbox.

  • The Weekender

    The week's best Apple news, reviews and how-tos from Cult of Mac, every Saturday morning. Our readers say: "Thank you guys for always posting cool stuff" -- Vaughn Nevins. "Very informative" -- Kenly Xavier.