The iPhone 4 is a touchscreen slate smartphone developed by Apple Inc.

It is the fourth generation iPhone, and successor to the iPhone 3GS. It is particularly marketed for video calling (marketed by Apple as FaceTime), consumption of media such as books and periodicals, movies, music, and games, and for general web and e-mail access. It was announced on June 7, 2010, at the WWDC 2010 held at the Moscone Center, San Francisco,[8] and was released on June 24, 2010, in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan. The iPhone 4 runs Apple's iOS operating system, the same operating system as used on previous iPhones, the iPad, and theiPod Touch. It is primarily controlled by a user's fingertips on the multi-touch display, which is sensitive to fingertip contact. The most noticeable difference between the iPhone 4 and its predecessors is the new design, which incorporates an uninsulated stainless steel frame that acts as the device's antenna. The internal components of the device are situated between two panels of chemically strengthened aluminosilicate glass.[9] It has an Apple A4 processor and 512 MB of eDRAM, twice that of its predecessor and four times that of the original iPhone. Its 3.5-inch (89 mm) LED backlit liquid crystal display with a 960×640 pixel resolution is marketed as the "Retina Display". The latest operating system release is iOS 5.0.1. In October 2011, the iPhone 4S was announced, which retains the same form factor but includes many upgrades such as the A5 processor, iOS 5, and an improved camera.[10] • History Further information: History of the iPhone Prototypes Prior to the official unveiling of the iPhone 4 on June 7, 2010, two prototypes were brought to the attention of the media, breaching Apple's normally secretive development process. Many of the speculations regarding technical specifications proved accurate. Gizmodo Leak On April 19, 2010, gadget website Gizmodo reported that they had purchased an iPhone prototype for $5000, and furthermore, had conducted a product teardown of the device. The prototype is reported to have been lost by an Apple employee, Gray Powell, in Redwood City, California.[11] Shortly after Gizmodo published detailed information about the prototype, Apple's legal associates formally requested for the phone to be returned to Apple, and Gizmodo responded with the intent to cooperate.[12] On April 22, officers from the Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team (REACT) task force of the California HTTAP Program raided the home of Jason Chen, the Gizmodo editor responsible for reviewing the prototype, seizing all of his computers and hard drives.[13] The Electronic Frontier Foundation criticized the raid as violating journalist source protection laws that forbid the seizure of journalist computers as well as the suspicion that Apple had used its influence as a member of the steering committee which is charged with direction and oversight of the California REACT task force to push police into action in a way that would not normally be conducted for this type of incident. Apple had already received the iPhone prototype prior to the raid when it was returned by Gizmodo.[14] The District Attorney has stated that the investigation has been suspended, and discontinued searching through the Gizmodo editor's belongings as they determine whether the shield laws are applicable, and cautioned that no charges have been issued at this point.[15][16] Taoviet Leak

[25] The iPhone 4 has also been released through Orange in Tunisia and was available in eight cities at the launch.S. Apple's exclusive partners in the United States and Japan respectively. all iPhone 4 pre-order suppliers had sold out. holding a white iPhone 4.[31] On January 11.[24] 1. ending Apple's exclusivity agreement with AT&T.[19]DigiTimes reported that the screen resolution of the new phone was 960-by-640.[29][30] The iPhone 4 was launched in India on May 27. the largest number of pre-orders Apple has received in a single day for any device. The white iPhone 4 was released in April 2011.000. Verizon announced during a media event that it had reached an agreement with Apple and would begin selling a CDMAiPhone 4 in the United States. 2011 for both GSM and CDMA. There was a lot of speculation surrounding the delay of the white iPhone 4.[37] The release of the white iPhone 4 was carried out on April 28. 2010. and is still available for purchase today. with up to 5 devices connecting at one time. who suspended advance sales of the iPhone 4 as demand threatened to exceed supply. Release Former Apple CEO.[35] On June 24. Pelephoneand Orange. and then all over the country by the end of October. on May 12. on September 24. in very limited quantities.000 pre-orders for the iPhone 4 in the first 24 hours.7 million iPhone 4s were sold in its first three days of availability.[26] In South Korea. and initially pushed the release date back to the second half of July. 2010. Among the most popular rumors are those concerning the phone's internal camera being adversely affected by light leaking in due to the semi-translucent glass and the white paint.[32][33][34] The Verizon iPhone includes the 'Personal Hotspot" feature which allows a user to use the iPhone as a wireless hotspot. Taoviet.[28] The iPhone 4 was launched in Vietnam on September 30 by VinaPhone and Viettel. it was released by KT on September 10.[27] The iPhone 4 was released in South Africa on September 22 on the Vodacom and MTN networks. The iPhone 4 was made available for pre-order on June 15. and in Malaysia on September 26 in Kuala Lumpur. at first in 3 major cities: Hanoi.[20] The same issue was reported with AT&T and SoftBank.990.500 and the 32GB one for 40.[22] Apple and its partner carriers received 600. The Verizon iPhone went on sale on February 10 and pre orders began on February 3. and nationwide on September 27 according to the website of Maxis.[21] Retail stores were also unable to complete pre-order transactions due to the servers crashing. and U. online Apple Stores which crashed due to the surge in traffic.Pictures and video of a second prototype were published on a Vietnamese website. Customers attempting to pre-order the iPhone 4 reported problems with the pre-order process on the U. 2011 by Aircel and Airtel.[18] The website purchased the prototype for $4. Other sources report that the problem relates to Apple's inability to match the white color of the front face plate with that of the home button.[36] On April 27 Apple announced that it would be releasing the white iPhone 4 model on April 28. Steve Jobs. DTAC and True Move. which was confirmed by Apple at the iPhone 4's official announcement. 2011.[17] It was almost identical to the first.K. The smartphone will be available on a contract basis from both the service providers. In Israel. Apple issued a statement that the white iPhone 4 models were proving more "challenging to manufacture" than expected. It was launched in Thailand on September 23 by AIS. and used an A4 chip manufactured by Apple.[38][39] .[23] Engadgetreported that at 20:30 UTC. 2010. The February 3 presale of the iPhone 4 broke Verizon's first day sales records for a single device. through Cellcom. Ho Chi Minh city and Da Nang. Aircel is releasing the 16GB iPhone 4 for 34. it was released. too.

is not advertised as being supported by Apple. author of Bad Astronomy. the radio inside the iPhone 4 supports 800. as advertised by Apple.During Apple's official unveiling of the iPhone 4S on October 4. not a QuadBand 3G UMTS radio. . which is most commonly used in Japanese mobile phones. but Steve pushed it a little too far. based on the assertion that a display of approximately 300 ppi at a distance of 12 inches (305 mm) from one's eye. that the claims by Jobs are something of an exaggeration: "It is reasonably close to being a perfect display. whose career includes a collaboration withNASA regarding the camera on the Hubble Space Telescope. 850. and a backside-illuminated 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with a 3. president of DisplayMate Technologies. According to the FCCdocumentation filed by Apple. The screen is marketed by Apple as the "Retina Display".5 in (8." Soneira stated that the resolution of the human retina is higher than claimed by Apple. then at one foot away the iPhone 4’s pixels are resolved. The display has a contrast ratio of 800:1. working out to 477 ppi at 12 inches (305 mm) from the eyes.9 cm) (diagonally measured). The picture will look pixellated. 960×640 display. which probably explains why the device is advertised as Quad-Band[citation needed]. It features an LED backlit TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen with a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch (ppi) on a 3. for photo and video recording. responded to the criticism by stating that "if you have [better than 20/20] eyesight.[49] However. the picture will look just fine. 2011 it was announced that Sprint would begin carrying the reconfigured CDMA iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S in the US on October 14. The LED flash for the rear-facing camera (top) and the forward-facing camera (bottom. said in an interview with Wired magazine. part of iOS 4. The rear-facing camera is capable of recording HD video in 720p at 30 frames per second. The iPhone 4 features an additional front-facing VGA camera. Phil Plait. 900. [44] However.[40][41] Hardware See also: iPhone Hardware Display The display of the iPhone 4 is manufactured by LG under an exclusive contract with Apple. The 800 MHz frequency. Raymond Soneira. and 2100 MHz. left of speaker) are not present in older models.85mm f/2.[48] The rear-facing camera has a 5× digital zoom. 1900.8 lens[47][1] and an LED flash."[45][46] Camera The iPhone 4 is the first iPhone model to have two cameras. Both cameras make use of the tap to focus feature. If you have average eyesight. This claim has been disputed. or 57 arcseconds per pixel[42] is the maximum amount of detail that the human retina can perceive. Each pixel is 78 micrometres in width. the 800 MHz band is a subset of the 850 MHz band. a higher resolution would allegedly have no effect on the image's apparent quality as the maximum potential of the human eye has already been met. The chip-sets were manufactured bySkyworks Solutions[50] and Infineon for GSM version. recent Federal Communications Commission documentation has shown that the iPhone 4 contains a Penta-Band 3G UMTS antenna.[43] With the iPhone expected to be used at a distance of about 12 inches from the eyes. Connectivity In contrast to Steve Jobs' announcement at WWDC 2010. or 36 arcseconds per pixel.

or fall by detecting linear acceleration along one of three axes (X. The redesign reflects the utilitarianism and uniformity of existing Apple products. like all previous iPhone models. however. The iPhone 4 features a redesigned structure. all data is stored in flash memory.44 inches (62 mm) wide. which is positioned in an ejectable tray. 2. The iPhone 4 is the first generation of iPhone to have a second microphone used for noise cancellation. Steve Jobs claims that it is “the thinnest smartphone on the planet". The overall dimensions of the iPhone 4 have been reduced from its predecessor. Depending on the operator. manufactured by Samsung. and in which direction it has moved in space. such as the iPad and the iMac. All previous models of the iPhone have underclocked the CPU. enabling precise calculation of yaw. shake. The 3 axes of the gyroscope combined with the 3 axes of the accelerometer enable the device to recognize approximately how far. the phone connects to the network using an ESN. As a technical workaround it is possible to trim a Mini-SIM card with a knife or scissors so that it fits into the Micro-SIM tray. Most notably. It is 4.48 inches (12 mm) deep. It is located on the top of the unit near the headphone jack. the main microphone is on the bottom left. As on previous models. vibration shock.37 inches (9. The iPhone 4 has 512 MB of eDRAM. Y and Z axes. and 0.[52] Processor and memory The iPhone 4 is powered by the Apple A4 chip.[54] The Apple A4 is also used in the iPad where it is clocked at its rated speed of 1 GHz. Micro-SIM cards may not be available for all networks globally. Unlike previous generations. Y and Z). The combined data from the accelerometer and the gyroscope provides detailed and precise information about the device's 6-axis movement in space. Design The iPhone 4 is constructed of glass faces and a metal rim.4 mm) deep. the iPhone 4 also uses the 30 pin dock connector as its only external data port. which is 4. making the iPhone 4 24% thinner than its predecessor. which typically extends battery life and lowers heat dissipation. fast. 16GB or 32GB. which was designed by Intrinsity[citation needed] and.5 inches (110 mm) high. 2.As with most of Apple's mobile products. compared to the iPhone 3GS. the bulges of the back panel as well as the band between the front and back are gone and have been replaced with flattened surfaces. The additional eDRAM supports increased performance and multi-tasking. The clock speed in the iPhone 4 has not been disclosed. The gyroscope complements the accelerometer. and 0. which detects the device's acceleration. All previous models have used regular Mini-SIM cards.[56] The reduced size of the device is primarily due to the externally placed antenna. the storage capacity is not printed on the back of the unit.[55] Storage and Micro-SIM The iPhone 4 uses a Micro-SIM card on iPhone 4 devices running on a GSM network. . and roll. pitch.55 inches (116 mm) high. a sensor that has been present since the original iPhone.[51] Gyroscope and accelerometer The iPhone 4 introduces a gyroscopic sensor that detects 3-axis angular acceleration around the X. the iPhone 3GS. and not on the SIM. On a CDMA network. located on the right side of the device. designed by Jonathan Ive.31 inches (59 mm) wide.[53] This system-on-a-chipis composed of an ARM CortexA8 CPU integrated with a PowerVR SGX 535 GPU.

While this positional information is correct for most of the world. and microphones. there are four slits in the metal band. dock connector. that could cause the phone's signal to drop. but serves to cosmetically mirror the left side and also to create a similar look to the GSM version of the phone. and the right and lower sections of the band act as the antenna for GSM and UMTS connectivity. speaker. This divides the metal band into four different segments. and GPS just like the GSM version. The Bumper wraps around the edges of the device protecting the edges. headphone jack. to cosmetically mirror the one at the lower left) that divide the band into two antenna sections: the left section of the band serves as the Bluetooth. The six holes in the Bumper enable access to the mute switch. and one at the top (and a fake slit along the lower right.The iPhone 4 is structured around a stainless steel frame that wraps around the edge of the phone. the screen. The inner part is rubber with the external band made of plastic." theoretically allowing it to be more scratch resistant and durable than the previous models. Two at the top (on the left and right) and two at the bottom. the display correctly shows 0°0'0" E . however. The internal components are situated between two panels of aluminosilicate glass. In use it displays the iPhone's position at the bottom of the compass display (derived from the inbuilt A-GPSfacility).[58] Additionally. which like the GSM version of the phone. Reports started surfacing on forums and have since been picked up by major media sources. Under certain lighting conditions the back camera produces a large green 'halo' in the center of the image. described by Apple as being "chemically strengthened to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic. Wi-Fi. the plastic band houses metallic buttons for the volume controls and sleep/wake button. Wi-Fi. one at the lower left. there is a minor issue that if the longitude is greater than zero and less than one degree west of the meridian. acting both as the primary structure for the device and as the iPhone 4's antennas.[citation needed] Reports about iPhone 4 cameras being rendered useless by a peculiar fault started to show up on the Internet in September 2010.[57] An iPhone 4 Bumper is a ring of rubber and plastic that surrounds the edge of the iPhone 4. the app incorrectly reports the longitude as being east of the meridian. though it does slightly raise the iPhone off whatever surface it is sitting on. On the CDMA version of the phone. The right side is not an antenna. serves as different antennas for connectivity. The Bumper does not cover the front or rear of the phone.[80] This renders many of these images to be of much lower quality than what the iPhone 3GS is capable of producing under similar lighting conditions. and GPS antenna. the longitude changes from 179°59'59" W directly to 179°59'59" E (or vice versa) missing out 180°0'0" E. pentalobular screws started to replace the Philips screws used in post-repair units in the US and in production units in Japan. This metal band features two slits on the GSM version of the phone.[9] In fall 2010.[81] Compass The built in Compass application has a couple of minor software issues. Crossing the meridian.[58] The bumper also can be used to prevent the "antenna issue" that users face when holding the parts of the steel band where the antennas are. The left portion of the metal band is for Bluetooth. (fixed with iOS 5.0) Also when crossing the date line. The top portion of the band (divided by the top left and right slits) is for connecting to the CDMA network. and to a lesser extent.

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