“In 2010 we’re going to take the biggest leap since the original iPhone,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
As expected, Jobs showed up to show off the new iPhone Monday morning at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
The 4th generation iPhone is packed with some 100 new features not presently available in any previous iPhone model. While Jobs only touched on a handful of new bells and whistles, the presentation was sufficient to excite the sold-out audience with forthcoming improvements to the juggernaut Apple smartphone.
On dsiplay at the WWDC, for example, were the iPhone’s newer, higher-res screen, an upgraded and bigger battery, 5MP camera with flash, a gyroscope for improved rotation sensitivity, video chat capabilities (via front facing camera), and a sturdier but 24% thinner frame.
The 4th-gen iPhone will go on sale June 24th with preorders starting June 15th. Available in both black and white, the iPhone 4 will retail for $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model.