iPhone 4 launched; ‘thinnest smartphone in the world’

Apple boss Steve Jobs has launched the Apple iPhone 4, the newest generation of the popular smartphone and reportedly the one with the biggest leap to date.

According to Jobs, the iPhone 4 is the “thinnest smartphone in the world” with a depth of 9.3mm and features a new look and design. The iPhone 4 will be available in black or white with a capacity of 16GB or 32GB.

One aesthetic feature is an aluminium band that provides structural strength and more volume to fit in all the technology, which is also used as the iPhone 4’s antenna.

On the inside, the iPhone 4 boasts an updated operating system with a faster A4 processor and a better battery that will last through 10 hours of video and 40 percent more talk time, improved screen and audio, and the ability to make video calls.

The iPhone 4’s 3.5-inch touchscreen comes with retina display, a technology that shows the 960 x 640 resolution at 326 pixel per square inch for sharp picture and video screening, four times better that the previous iPhone.

Microphone technology has also improved, with two microphones on board; one to take audio during calls and the other designed to aid noise cancellation for better audio quality.

Australians can expect the iPhone 4 to arrive in July for purchase.