At the Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the company's latest addition to the iPhone family, the iPhone 4. The new phone features an improved camera, video recording and editing capabilities, video calling, and more. Here are a handful of short video clips from Jobs' presentation. For a complete summary of what was announced, read our story "WWDC 2010: What you need to know."
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SAN FRANCISCO--For a short time Monday morning the demo gods were not smiling on Steve Jobs.
About 40 minutes into the Apple CEO's keynote speech in which he was introducing his company's latest gadget, the iPhone 4, his demo came to an abrupt halt. He was attempting to show the difference in how Web site text was displayed between the new retina display feature on the iPhone 4 versus the iPhone 3GS, but the conference hall Wi-Fi set up at Moscone West was not cooperating. Only one of the phone's browser windows was loading. The other was … Read more
Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs on Monday kicked off this year's Apple Worldwide Developers Conference with the announcement that we all knew was coming: there's a new iPhone.
During the nearly two-hour speech, Jobs revealed details of the new version of the device--dubbed the iPhone 4. It will be available June 24 in five countries and will remain on AT&T's network in the U.S. Come September, it will be available worldwide in a total of 88 countries. Jobs also went into detail about the release of the fourth iteration of the iPhone and iPod Touch OS, which will be released as a free update on June 21.
The iPhone 4 is 9.3mm thick (a quarter thinner than the iPhone 3GS) with two built-in cameras (one on the front and one on the back with an LED flash), and two microphones for noise cancellation. It's powered by Apple's A4 chip, the same one that can be found inside the iPad.
It will be available June 24 in both white and black versions for $199 with 16GB of built-in storage, and $299 for the 32GB version--both with a two-year service agreement with AT&T. Apple has worked out a deal with AT&T to give iPhone owners whose current contract expires in 2010 a chance to get the device at these subsidized prices if they are willing to sign a new two-year contract (for more details on upgrade eligibility read our FAQ)
The new phone features a 940x640 pixel "Retina Display," which is four times the resolution of previous iPhone models; older apps are simply scaled up. It uses the same IPS display that's found on the iPad, and has an 800:1 contrast ratio.
The camera on the back is rated at 5 megapixels, and includes an LED flash. Besides still images (which can be shot at up to 5x digital zoom), the camera can also shoot 720p high-definition video at a constant 30 frames per second. Jobs also noted that the sensor is back-side illuminated, which keeps the wiring out of the way of the sensor.
Both the back and the front-facing camera can be used for a new video chat feature, which Jobs demonstrated live, on-stage with Apple's head designer Jonathan Ive. The app to do so is called "FaceTime" and will remain a Wi-Fi-only feature until carriers can catch up with the bandwidth needed.
Among the other new hardware features is better battery life, which is rated at 7 hours of talk time, 6 hours of 3G Web browsing, 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, and 300 hours of standby time. That's up from 5 hours of 3G talk time on the previous-generation 3GS model. … Read more
Among the flurry of news from Apple CEO Steve Jobs' keynote speech was the announcement that Bing will become a search option on the iPhone. Microsoft is expected to announce later on Monday that Bing will also be an option on the Mac and Windows versions of Safari.
Facing increased media coverage and more scrutiny from its customers after a wave of suicides at its Shenzhen, China, plant, Foxconn said Monday that it will raise the monthly salary of its factory workers once again.
The company said it plans to increase pay to 2,000 yuan ($293) from 1,200 ($176) yuan, an increase of about 67 percent. This follows last week's 30 percent pay raise by the Taiwan-based company.
The new salary does come with a few conditions, according to Foxconn. Workers will have to pass a three-month performance evaluation before they can receive the raise. … Read more
Editor's note: We used Cover It Live for this event, so if you missed the live blog, you can still replay it in the embedded component below. Replaying the event will give you all the live updates along with commentary from our readers and CNET editors Kent German and Josh Lowensohn. For those of you who just want the updates, we've included them in regular text here. You can find a brief summary of what was announced in our followup article "WWDC 2010: What you need to know." For all the latest iPhone coverage from CNET, click here.
SAN FRANCISCO--On Monday morning Steve Jobs will take the stage at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference at Moscone West here. In all likelihood, he will be introducing the next version of the iPhone. And we will be there to bring you live coverage of the event.
Jobs' keynote will start at 10 a.m. PDT Monday. I'll be live blogging all the news from his speech, along with CNET's iPhone reviewer Kent German and CNET News' Josh Lowensohn. For a reminder of when the event will start, sign up below. You can also bookmark this page and come back here Monday morning.
Though the iPhone is widely expected to be the star of the show, expect more details about iPhone OS 4, the iPad, and lots about apps. The theme of this year's conference is, after all, "The Center of the App Universe."
Jason Howell, Rafe Needleman, Donald Bell, and Brian Cooley will be doing a special edition of Buzz Out Loud while the event is running. There's an embed of that video podcast at the bottom of this page, in case you want to listen to their commentary while following along with the Cover It Live live blog. Also, check out the official WWDC 2010 Bingo card and photos of workers setting up for the event on Friday.
9:51 a.m. PDT: Welcome to our WWDC 2010 live blog. I'm here with CNET's Kent German inside Moscone West where we're listening to Louis Armstrong while waiting for the event to begin. Josh Lowensohn will also be on hand to help out answering your questions once the event gets going. It'll probably kick off in about 10 minutes. … Read more
Apple CEO Steve Jobs, perhaps the iconic baby boomer executive, is often fond of quoting those other baby boom icons The Beatles. "You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead," Jobs told Microsoft CEO Bill Gates in a whimsical, shared moment onstage at the D5 conference three years ago.
It's with no shortage of irony that Jobs quoted a lyric from The Beatles, whose albums still can't be found in the voluminous iTunes library, thanks in part to a branding feud with another company called Apple, which owns the rights to … Read more
The battle between Apple and Google in the mobile space has been heating up lately, but new market share numbers from research firm Nielsen show the race isn't even close.
According to a report released late Friday that compares the fourth quarter of 2009 and the first quarter of 2010, Apple's iPhone OS has more than triple the market share Google's Android operating system has. Nielsen puts the iPhone OS market share at 28 percent, while Android's is at 9 percent.
The numbers put Apple in second place behind BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, which has … Read more
Apple on Friday posted a demo page showing off the power of HTML5 and what can be done with the technology on a Web page.
For example, the video page lets you scale the movie, add a mask, and change the perspective of the video--all in real time. In the photo gallery page, you can switch from horizontal 2D to vertical 3D layouts in real time … Read more