Calling it the "biggest leap since the original iPhone," Apple chief exec Steve Jobs proudly unveiled the widely expected iPhone 4, which indeed looks pretty much like the lost iPhone prototype that Gizmodo got its hands on a couple of months ago.
don't know if you've ever seen this," Jobs joked, provoking a roar of
laughter from the audience as he showed off the now-familiar redesign
of the new iPhone,
complete with a front-facing camera (good for video chat via the new
"FaceTime" feature), the new rear camera with LED flash (yes!), and a
9.3mm profile that makes the new iPhone "the thinnest smartphone on the
planet," Jobs bragged.
The flat, stainless-steel-rimmed iPhone 4 — and yes, that's the official name — will be available in black or white, and it'll go on sale June 24, Jobs said. Expect to pay $299 for the 32GB version (same price as last year's 32GB iPhone 3GS, provided you sign a two-year AT&T contract), or $199 for the 16GB model. Also: The iPhone 3G is being discontinued, and the old iPhone 3GS will now sell for $99. (Nope, no discussion of an iPhone for Verizon or any other carriers.)