Just had a little play with the iPhone 4, and I must say it looks really good.
The sleek, rounded lines of the iPhone 3GS are replaced with a sturdier, more solid feeling unit and along with the toughened glass, it serves to make it a far more resilient phone. The 3GS is very likely to smash if dropped.
The screen size is the same as the 3GS, but because the resolution is so much crisper the icons actually look smaller even though they are identical in size. I was chatting to the Telegraph’s technology guru, Claudine Beaumont, and she showed be that you can actually use Telegraph.co.uk rather than the mobile version of the site, because the screen resolution is such that you can make out smaller text more easily than on the iPhone 3GS.
You can read Claudine Beaumont’s full review of the iPhone 4 here:
Claudine also tells me that with relatively heavy use, she can get around 16 hours of battery life from the iPhone 4 which is a much needed improvement. Other cool additions are the band that runs all the way around the phone acts as an antenna, so the signal strength should be improved. It also has a 5 mega pixel camera, and offers you the power to shoot HD 720p video – you can also edit that video on the handset using iMovie.
In summary, the main features of the iPhone 4 as I see them are:
> Stronger design
> Longer battery life
> Superior screen resolution
> 5 mega pixel camera
> 720p HD video & on phone editing with iMovie
> Video calling with ‘Face Time’
This is how Steve Jobs announced it’s arrival: