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Apple iPhone 4 Review | Apple iPhone 4 New Features | Price and Availability of iPhone 4 in India
Apple is launching its 4th iPhone on 24th June and you can still pre-book it from 15th June. It is such a gadget you would surely love to know more about. This article will tell you about the specifications of Apple iPhone 4, applications for Apple iPhone 4, new features in Apple iPhone 4 and many other things you would love to go through. Read this article to know more about Apple iPhone 4.
The world of technology always wants new things at its plot. It wants new innovations, new gadgets, and new machines every day. Here I am with a new mobile phone review. The Apple iphone 4 is one of those gadgets which anyone would dream to have in his hands. This machine is not just a machine, rather, a lively experience. So, continue reading to know more about Apple iphone 4.
Here, I am with a brief specification list of Apple iPhone 4 –
Specifications of Apple iPhone 4
Screen – OLED, Touchscreen, 640 x 960 resolution, 16 Million colors, TFT
Colors available – White, Black
Dimensions - 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3
Weight – 137 grams
Storage – 16/32 GB
Music Playback – Multi-format capability – MP3, MP4, AAC, etc.
TV Out – Yes
HDMI – No
Connectivity – HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, WiFi – 802.11 b/g/n, 3G, Bluetooth
Operating Platform – Apple OS4
Web Browser – Safari
Camera – 5.0 Megapixel with autofocus, CMOS Lens, 2592 x 1944 Maximum Resolution
Video Capturing – 720p at 30 FPS
Features of Apple iPhone 4
The Apple iPhone 4 is a dump of features. Please read further to know more –
Retina Display in Apple iPhone 4
The Retina Display of the Apple iPhone 4 is what has made it even hotter than it would have been. It is one of the most popular features in Apple iPhone 4, so let us start with it –
More pixels in iPhone 4
The Apple Engineers managed to make pixels for iPhone 4 78 micrometers wide. As a result, they were able to pack about 4 times more pixels in the same size of the screen as in the older iPhones, i.e. 3.5 inches. And now, as a result of this innovation the resolution of Apple is 640 x 960 pixels. In the same space where other engineers would have fitted not more than 300 pixels, in the same one inch space, the Apple Engineers managed to fit 326 pixels.
More clarity in iPhone 4
As a result of the new innovation Retina Display, the same sized screen of iPhone 4 gives more clarity. There is no problem of distracted pixilation or distorted pixilation, and however deep you go, it will give you more clarity on the screen than any other smart phone.
The screen of Apple iPhone 4 possesses the same technology which is in products like the famous – Apple iPad. The IPS Technology in Apple iPhone 4 or the In-Plane Switching feature of Apple iPhone 4 is what makes the display of Apple iPhone 4 even cooler. The In-Plane Switching feature in Apple iPhone 4 lets user see the display from a wider angle. Due to this one can hold it in any angle and still see the same clarity. Moreover, the main feature of this technology is that even if you put your fingers on in, press hard, it won't distort like other phones might do. Just take a local calculator and press its display hard, see what happens. This won't happen with the iPhone 4.
Better quality Glass
The glass of the Apple iPhone 4 screen is not a general one. It is way stronger, harder, scratch resistant, oil-proof, and yes of course, beautiful. This is the glass which is used in planes, trains etc. so you can easily imagine how strong it is.
Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, and LED Backlighting
The Apple iPhone 4 Retina Display also has a LED backlighting system. Moreover, there is Ambient Light Sensor in Apple iPhone 4 and also it has got Proximity Sensor. These three features of the Retina Display of Apple iPhone 4 go hand in hand and work fine. Suppose you suddenly got a call, so when you pick up the phone, the backlight of the phone will automatically go off in order to save batter. It is because of these three features that this happens successfully.
FaceTime Feature of iPhone 4
The iPhone 4 is innovated with a very cool feature. This is called FaceTime. The feature called FaceTime in Apple iPhone 4 is a video calling feature, but quite more interesting than others. Read –
Better Video Calls
You can experience full screen video calls in Apple iPhone 4, with the new feature called FaceTime. It is really a nice feature. The clarity it provides is amazing. Also, it is very user friendly; the interface is really nice and easy-to-use.
In Apple iPhone 4, while you are on an audio call, you can easily switch to a FaceTime call on Apple iPhone 4 or a video call on Apple iPhone 4. All you need is to tap on the FaceTime button on the screen and you it will send a request to your friend. If he too has an Apple iPhone 4, and accepts your invitation for a FaceTime call, you can easily see each other's face in a full screen mode, with immense pleasure.
Two cameras for FaceTime video calling
Suppose you are at a hill station and you are standing between a cool landscape, and want to share this moment with your best friend, just use FaceTime feature of Apple iPhone 4 and ask him to use his Apple iPhone 4 too, so as to see you. Now, if you wish to show him not you, but the landscape, you can do it. Just give it a tap and the video call will switch between the front face camera of Apple iPhone 4 to the main camera of Apple iPhone 4. This is a very special feature, a rare one.
Camera of Apple iPhone 4
Previously, in the predecessors of the Apple iPhone 4, the camera quality wasn't so amazing. People used to complain for the camera quality because it was just a 2.0 Megapixels camera and that was no sufficient for the price they came in. Other brands were giving as much as 8 Megapixel cameras in the same price. But now, things have changed.
5 Megapixels – Amazing!
It is quite amazing to know that this new Apple iPhone 4, comes packed up with a cool 5 megapixels camera of Apple iPhone 4. Now, no need to hunt for another digital camera if you are having an Apple iPhone 4, because it is just too nice.
More Clarity – More Life
The camera of Apple iPhone 4 is definitely going to give you amazing clarity. Just check on the picture. Isn't it amazing? The predecessors of Apple iPhone 4 could not fetch such fine pictures, which need no retouching.
The Apple iPhone 4 features a built in LED flash. During times when needed, the flash of camera of Apple iPhone 4 goes off automatically. You need not do anything. It is highly powerful and can deliver bright pictures even during bad light conditions.
You no more need to guess whether you are coming on the screen properly or not when you are using the Apple iPhone 4. The front facing camera of Apple iPhone 4 does it all for you. Just switch to the Apple iPhone 4 front facing camera and you can easily snap yourself using the Apple iPhone 4.
Tap to Focus Feature
The camera (main one) of the Apple iPhone 4 features another feature called the Tap to Focus feature in Apple iPhone 4. This is another piece of innovation by the Apple engineers. You can also call it the Switch Focus feature of Apple iPhone 4. What happens is that suppose you are standing on a building's top and to a long distant is a beautiful mountain. You asked your friend to snap you down and want yourself in the landscape. Now, since the phone has the autofocus feature, it will focus on you, make you sharp and make the background, i.e. the mountain, a bit blurred. But suppose you want yourself to be blurred and the mountain to be focused, you just need to ask your friend to tap on the screen on the portion where the mountain is appearing. The focus will move on to the mountain from you, you will be slightly blurred. Isn't it amazing?
Easy Sharing of Photos
With Apple iPhone 4, you can easily share your freshly snapped photographs on the line, with the MobileMe feature of Apple iPhone 4. It is very easy-to-use feature and helps you instantly share your snapped ones online.
Mail Feature of Apple iPhone 4
If you are a gadget freak, you would surely have seen mails on your mobile, this is so common. But the Apple iPhone 4 comes with inventive Mail feature, which will let you experience emails the way you have never before.
Multiple Providers – Multiple Options
With the Apple iPhone 4, your mails reach you anywhere. Yes, Apple iPhone 4 Mail feature is a very handy feature which has multiple providers like Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, and many other providers. So you need not worry, wherever your account be, you will get your mails. Also, it supports multiple accounts in Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync for business purpose.
Multiple accounts in one inbox
In the Mail feature of Apple iPhone 4, you can see multiple accounts, be it anything. So if one email arrives in your Gmail account, another in the AOL one, and another one in Yahoo, need not worry. It is very easy to use – just switch between accounts, it is just few taps ahead of you.
Threads or emails?
Yes, another nice option which comes with the Mail feature of Apple iPhone 4 is that your emails can be seen in form of threads as you see on your PC. The title of the email appears with short comments below it, so you have an idea to read which email or which not.
The mail feature of Apple iPhone 4 comes bounded with an option that if there is any attachment attached with that email, you can easily view them. Moreover, if an email contains pictures, you can view them. All you need to view attachments is to download them.
Voice Control Feature in Apple iPhone 4
The Google Nexus One came with a feature called Voice Transcription which used to transcript voice and used to act. A similar, perhaps even better feature comes with Apple's iPhone 4. It is called Voice Control Feature. Suppose you want to call a friend 'Ravi'. Just say Ravi, it will dial off to him. This isn't so new. The new thing is that if the number of Ravi is '9988776655', just read that number to your Apple iPhone 4 and it will instantly call that number. This is new.
Moreover, the Voice Control Feature of Apple iPhone 4 can be used efficiently for various other purposes. Suppose you wish to hear your favorite artist's song, you want to hear it now! All you need is to say the name of the artist, or say the name of the song and it works for you.
Safari Browser of Apple iPhone 4
The browser of Apple iPhone 4 is once again the Apple Safari browser. But a few more touches present in it –
Fast Surfing – Easy Browsing
With the Apple's A4 processor, web pages appear on the screen very speedily. All you need to have is a speed connection, 3G preferred. So you surf more, waste your time less.
With the Retina Display feature you can read the text so clear you have never read before. You can zoom the webpages and have closer views. All you need to do is to double tap or pinch. There is no need for a stylus for doing this because everyone knows that the touch sensitivity of the Apple iPhone 4 is unbeatable. Your finger is enough for such purposes.
Easy Bookmarking and Easy Jumping
With your Apple iPhone 4, you can easily bookmark your favorite webpages you browse through your Apple iPhone 4 Safari browser. You can bookmark your favorite websites and next time when you sync your Apple iPhone 4 with your iPad or iMac, things will be transferred and saved, so your favorite websites will be with you, everywhere. Also, you can put your favorite websites on the homescreen of your Apple iPhone 4, so that you can quickly jump to those pages, if you are too curious.
Features of Homescreen of Apple iPhone 4
Every phone has a homescreen but not like the homescreen of Apple iPhone 4. It is just too special –
You can have as much as 11 homescreens in Apple iPhone 4. Each will be having a different different sets of icons. So just count off – You can have as much as 20 icons on one screen, so if you wish to, can easily have at least 220 icons on your 11 homescreens. Now, it is all so easy, just flink to move off through your homescreens
Multitasking on the go
You can also multitask using your homescreen. Just tap on the Homescreen button of the phone and it will open many applications you frequently use and had recently used up. Also, it may actually open applications from where you left them, so you can easily resume them too.
Icons and backgrounds
The Apple iPhone 4 increases your speed. You need not open 2 hundred folders to reach a mere application. With 11 different desktops of your Apple iPhone 4 and a much as 20+ icons on each homescreen, you can put 220 different icons. Each homescreen of your Apple iPhone 4 will be having individual backgrounds. Believe it, you will feel special.
Search Feature of Apple iPhone 4
The Search feature of Apple iPhone 4 is fantastic. It is like the on the desktop search we have in computers. You can search almost everything through your Apple iPhone 4 Search feature. Be it your contacts, your emails, you music, folders, pictures, servers, web, anything, all you need to do is, use the domestic Apple iPhone 4 Search feature.
You can also search inside your applications; various applications available for Apple iPhone 4 are compatible for this. All you need to do is to tap, and you are done with what you wanted.
Messages Feature of Apple iPhone 4
The Messages in Apple iPhone 4 is what makes messaging different. Suppose you have a message conversation then you need not get confused with different messages, opening them one by one. With Messages, all your messages appear in bubbles in an orderly manner. Moreover, it is so user friendly, you cannot just imaging. You can delete messages just with a swipe and a tap. Also, you can share messages instantly, photos and videos just as if you are sharing text. All you need to do is capture a video and then MMS it to your friend, Message will still keep it everything arranged.
Multitasking Features on Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 4 has got really amazing multitasking features. You can amazingly do many things at a time with your Apple iPhone 4. No other phone has so many features built into one –
Switch between applications
The above picture will cite more clarity to you. As you can see, the phone allows you to switch between applications in Apple iPhone 4. If you are using some application now and want to switch to another application, you can do it with some mere taps.
Accept VoIP Calls
You may even accept VoIP calls while you are multitasking. You don't worry about the memory; the Apple iPhone 4 has enough RAM. Also, the A4 processor takes good care of the things. You can run many applications at one time, simultaneously, still, like many other phones; you will not experience as if your phone has hanged up. However, you will definitely experience smoothness in your phone's speed and working manner.
Listen audio even when multitasking
This is not a very new feature. I have myself seen this in many phones but the difference here with Apple iPhone 4 is that you will not experience that your phone's speed has decreased. Even when you are browsing and running many applications at the same time, the phone won't let you feel as if you are dragging through it. You can enjoy music in the background; it won't matter much to the phone's working speed.
Run GPS while multitasking
Suppose you are in your personal SUV with your driver driving you vehicle. You are bored and you are multitasking, listening to music, surfing the net, downloading something too, then also, you can run GPS. This will help you not go off the place where you have to go. It will keep giving you voice directions and also you can play music. It is notable that when the GPS application will give you voice directions; the music player's volume will decrease.
Folders Feature in Apple iPhone 4
This feature is comparatively a new one. It helps in arranging and organizing things on the Apple iPhone 4. Here is some description for it –
Arrange things with Folders
With Folders in Apple iPhone 4, you can easily arrange your applications and other things in your Apple iPhone 4. Basically, though there are about 11 apps and you can keep as much as 220 icons using all of them but maybe you wish to have more applications. So, there goes the Apple iPhone's Folders feature which allows you to clean up your desktop and arrange things. You can cut your applications from your desktop / homescreen and then put them in the Folders one by one.
How to create a folder?
All you need to do to create folders in Apple iPhone 4 is that you need to touch an application, and hold it and wait for some seconds until it wiggles. When it wiggles, just drag and drop it onto another application and you are done. When you drop it onto another application, a folder will be created.
Automatic naming of folders
Suppose in one folder you have kept all the games you play, or in one folder, your business apps, then when you simply put them all into one, the Folders feature of Apple iPhone 4 will give a name to that folder by itself depending on the type of contents / applications you have put into that folder. Later, if you wish, you may rename yourself too.
Big limit of number of folders
In your Apple iPhone 4, you may have as much as 180 folders and with a maximum of 12 applications in each one of them. So going through an easy mathematical process, you can understand that you may easily organize as much as 2160 applications and enjoy them, keep them all organized.
iPod in Apple iPhone 4
The Apple iPhone 4 is not just a phone, but it is also a fantastic iPod, that is why people say that iPhone = Phone + iPod touch.
Operating iPod easily
In Apple iPhone 4, you can operate your iPod quite easily. Your Apple iPhone 4 allows you to browse through your music quite easily, you can use your natural stylus, your finger and also your voice. Browsing music is quite easy and is just some mere taps what one needs to do. Also, you can shake your phone to shuffle music.
If you don't want to select music, or are tired of browsing music, all you need to do is to ask your phone via voice to play similar music for you. The Genius feature of Apple iPhone 4 will make playlists automatically and play alike music for you.
Keyboard in Apple iPhone 4
The keyboard in Apple iPhone 4 is just too innovative. It is all you can dream of, not only think of and pray of. It makes your dream come true.
The Apple iPhone 4 keyboard is built to give the feeling of a realtime keyboard, the actual one. With the magnificent touch sensitivity of Apple iPhone 4, you will surely enjoy typing on the virtual keyboard of Apple iPhone 4.
The Apple iPhone 4 keyboard has a nice feature. While you type, it tracks your typing and suggests you words. For example you have to type the word 'environment' which is quite long compared to words like 'eye'. You would surely like to type less. All you need to do is to type something as much as 'envi' and it will present a suggestion of words which will surely contain this suggestion of yours and with one tap, you save several taps.
40 Different languages
The Apple iPhone 4 keyboard typing system allows you to type over in about 40 different languages. You can type even in sophisticated languages like Chinese and Dutch. It will still help you.
Suppose, you don't want to type in the Apple iPhone 4's keyboard, then you way attach an external keyboard, wirelessly. Apple iPhone 4 allows you to connect wireless keyboards via Bluetooth so that you can type way faster.
iMovie in Apple iPhone 4
Most of us know that the new Apple iPhone 4 comes with a camera which can record HD videos, viz. 720p videos at 30 Frames Per Second. However, one of the most innovative and newer features is the iMovie. This feature is all about Videos and movies. Just look on –
Best on-the-phone video editor
The Apple iPhone 4 is the best available video editor on the phone till date. It comes up with features which no other mobile phone video editors have. Read further to know more.
Edit and Decorate
Suppose you captured a video. Using your new Apple iPhone 4, you can surely edit those videos like you did never before. You can cut your video to remove moments you don't want to have. You can add transitions so that it looks as if you have edited it like a professional video editor. You can add effects to beautify your video. You may also give it a theme and it will add all to your video to change the view. You may add photos and texts too to your video. Also, for the real movie experience, you may add music to your videos, so that you can make a mini-movie of your own!
Share like never before
Many mobile phones give you facilities to share your video but not like the unbeatable Apple iPhone 4. Here, you get the option to share your freshly made video on the iMovie on Apple iPhone 4, via the MobileMe feature about which you will read later on in this resource.
iBooks in Apple iPhone 4
The Apple iPhone 4 is also a fantastic ebook reader. Read further –
Phone or Library?
With the iBooks feature in Apple iPhone 4, you will surely get to think on whether the Apple iPhone 4 is a phone, merely, or also a library. This fantastic ebook reader application lets you store hundreds of books. Moreover, you can download books using this application. You may search by the title or the author's name and you will get instant result. Not needed to mention – It's damn smart.
More formats more titles
The iBook feature of Apple iPhone 4 uses the most common open ebook format, the ePub format. However, with the iBooks feature of Apple iPhone 4, you can easily open even other formats like PDF.
Better reading experience
Your new Apple iPhone 4 gives you ability to read books in a better way than the normal paper books. You can enjoy reading these books and the iBook will support you, help you to improve your language skills by letting you to get meanings of words instantly, get to know more about them in Wikipedia and some features like this.
MobileMe feature in Apple iPhone 4
The list has not ended yet. Another shocking feature of this phone is the MobileMe. Read more –
Using MobileMe you can share everything on your mobile with your friends. You can share your photos, videos, contacts, calendars, anything wirelessly on the web and allows you to access your contents from anywhere.
As soon as a mail arrives in your inbox, be it any account, if you are a member of MobileMe, you can easily get the facility of wireless mobile alerts. These alerts are aired to your mobile very quickly, so now wherever you go, you are in touch.
Discover your lost iPhone
Your MobileMe feature of Apple iPhone 4 allows you to find / discover your lost iPhone. Suppose your phone is lost and you surely want it back, log on into me.com and it will show a map which will contain the approximate location of your mobile phone. Using the MobileMe, you can easily make your mobile phone to play music to get it to you if it is nearby only. However, still you are not able to find, you may place a passcode lock on your mobile so that even if it goes into wrong hands, won't be usable for them and they won't be able to find your personal files. Moreover, if you wish you may display a message on your phone's display using MobileMe feature, a message like – This phone has been lost. This phone belongs to Mr. --- and his number is 9998887766, please return to him. Such features are new to the technological world and are unique to the Apple iPhone 4.
Suppose you displayed a message on the phone using MobileMe, then also you did not get it to yourself and fear that it may go into wrong hands, so you can use Remote Wipe feature using MobileMe and you can remove all your personal data and restore factory settings. Later when you get it to yourself, you can use iTunes and restore all data.
Some more features of Apple iPhone 4
There are many other features which could not be covered under special titles. It has got the Apple iPhone online store, so you can download many apps. It has got features like maps and compass, which tell you your exact location, show you the direction you are facing and let you move through big cities without any nervousness and without any haste.
Moreover you have got features like on-the-call voice cancelation. The Apple iPhone 4 has got 2 microphones. Even if you are standing in the noisiest place and want to make a voice call, you won't suffer much because, the complex sound cancelation system will help you hear it clearly and make your friend hear you clearly. Moreover you have got Apple iTunes store which helps you download a variety of multimedia files, all of your choice. The new Apple iPhone 4 is a pack of features.
Price of Apple iPhone 4 in India
As far as Apple says about the price of Apple iPhone 4, it goes like this –
Apple iPhone 4 16GB – $199
Apple iPhone 4 32GB – $299
Significantly the price of Apple iPhone 3GS will be reduced to a something of about $99. But as from various sources, it has been heard that AT&T has said that a non-contract price of the iPhone 4 16GB will be something around $599 and that of the 32GB model will be $699.
So a predictable price of Apple iPhone 4 in India may be as follows –
Apple iPhone 4 16GB – Rs. 38,000
Apple iPhone 4 32GB – Rs. 43,000
Launching Availability of Apple iPhone 4 in India
The prebooking or preordering of the Apple iPhone 4 will start on 15th June and will launch on 24th June in US, France, Germany, UK and Japan. In July, it will reach another 18 countries. By September 2010, 88 countries will be having Apple iPhone 4 with them.
So in India, it looks like as if the Apple iPhone 4 won't arrive before August of September 2010.
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|Author: N K Ravishankara 13 Jun 2010||Member Level: Diamond Points : 1|
It is really an epic resource, full marks to your resource which really deserves.
No feature or points left out, I was confused after reading the resource, is that a resource or a manual for iPhone 4.
|Author: Jayanta Datta Choudhury 14 Jun 2010||Member Level: Gold Points : 2|
This is a splendid resource article posted by you explaining all the features and technologies of Apple iPhone.
It will be a blockbusting most advanced telecommunication gadgets in this modern world.
But I am interested to know the types of model along with market prices of each model.
|Author: Gyandeep Kaushal 14 Jun 2010||Member Level: Diamond Points : 0|
I think I have already mentioned the content you demand.
|Author: Hafeezur Rahman P 14 Jun 2010||Member Level: Diamond Points : 1|
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|Author: K U Arvind Balaji 15 Jun 2010||Member Level: Gold Points : 1|
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