The good news for Canadians is that the iPhone 4 is coming sometime soon. Rogers will be announcing the launch on their network “within weeks”. We’ll post pricing and availability when we know. Most likely pricing will mirror the US – except for that little 3-years-instead-of-2-years part – and should be $199 on contract.
I made notes during the launch announcement and am including them below…just in case you didn’t want to read a long article about all the new features:
iOS4 – the name of the new OS rather than iPhone OS. It makes sense given that it’s on the iPad as well.
iBooks – iPad and iPhone – download to both, saves your place on either and no extra cost for book. Added PDF support.
Lots of HTML5 mentions.
$5billion in App store sales, $1billion to developers – Apple emphasize the later but my thought was “Holy Shnikies! Apple made $4 billion just from Apps!!!”
iPhone – New design, super slim 9.3mm, glass on front and back, metal band around outside is also antennas
Front-facing camera for video conferencing called FaceTime, but only over WiFi
Rear facing cam is 5megapixel, but loaded with geeky tech goodness for great shots
SUPER high res screen, 960×640, 4x times current, called Retina display, 326 pixels per inch, 70% of iPad res – All that to say, “WOW!” That is going to be a gorgeous screen!
Apple’s own A4 processor, the same as is in the iPad. Should be blistering fast.
Larger battery for 40% longer life – 3g talk – 7hrs, browsing 3g – 6hrs, wifi browsing – 10hrs
Three axis Gyroscope – for better 3d gaming
HD Video capture – 720p, 30fps video
Built-in video editing (with optional iMovie) – Looks like it will be a very capable video editor, indeed!
Unified inbox with multiple exchange accounts support
Bing search added
iAds – because Apple isn’t making enough money yet.
By September will roll out to 88 countries – very fast rollout
June 21st, free upgrade too all iPhone, iPad and iPod users but won’t have all features on 3G iPhone and 2G touch
Sounds pretty darn impressive. Are you getting one?