Steve Jobs Outs Thinner iPhone 4, Just Like Gizmodo Showed

Paul Lilly

As expected, Steve Jobs officially unveiled Apple's iPhone 4, the next generation iPhone that has been leaked all over the Web courtesy of Gizmodo, earning the tech site an unofficial ban from WWDC and other Apple events.

"In 2010, we're going to take the biggest leap since the original iPhone," Jobs said. "This is really hot."

According to Jobs, the iPhone 4 is 24 percent slimmer than the iPhone 3GS and sports a slightly larger battery allowing for up to 7 hours of 3G talk, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of Wi-Fi Web browsing, 10 hours of video, and 40 hours of music. What we were expecting to be a front facing camera is exactly that, and there's also the rear camera with LED flash.

There's a stainless steel band that goes around the side, and this serves as the iPhone 4's antennae. Other features include an IPS display similar to the iPad, 800:1 contrast ratio, and the same A4 processor that's found in the iPad.

With "a little bit of work," Jobs said developers can make their entire app compatible with the new high resolution display. Apple is also opening access to a new gyroscope for developers, giving them six axis motion control.

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