The Apple iPhone 4 Is Packed With Cutting Edge Features
One of the most hyped new communications devices in recent history is the Apple iPhone 4. It is smaller than its predecessor the iPhone 3GS, but has a more powerful processor, more memory and a longer lasting battery.
These features alone make it a significant upgrade over previous models, but also help to define the special qualities that render it one step above the competition. Engineers have come up with a way to make the unit 34% thinner than before. Although the weight was increased slightly (3 grams), there has been no loss of computing power; with dual processors installed, one exclusively to handle the outstanding graphics that are displayed on the 3.5 inch LCD screen. At an astounding 960 by 640 pixels, the resolution has been increased by a factor of four over the current model. This gives users a graphical interface that is much easier on the eyes. There is no squinting at the Apple iPhone 4, since the clarity and sharpness of the screen icons are very easy to view.
Another upgrade is the physical size of the unit itself. Measuring 4.5 by 2.31 by 0.37 inches respectively, this multi-media device boasts a black glass composite shell which is many times more scratch resistant than ever before. The stainless steel edge acts not only as a decorative component, but also helps with the rigidity of the case, while also doubling as part of the antenna. Designers of the Apple iPhone 4 feel that this will help with 3G and Wi-Fi reception capabilities. That has been a major problem area for users of cellular phones, who can’t get a reliable signal in many areas.
One other improvement is in the battery area. A constant complaint among people employing this type of technology is the amount of usage time before the power runs down. Apple has devised a larger unit that, when coupled with the rest of the electronics, now offers up to 40% more available time. Some of their claims include: 7 hours on 3G, 10 hours when browsing over Wi-Fi, and a 300 hour standby period. These features alone would make most people very happy.
Author: Chris Westley
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