If we go into the Wireless and Mobile News way-back machine, we noted that some studies suggested that iPhone problems with AT&T were not due to the network but due to "antenna" and radio issues. The new iPhone 4 has an antenna built right into the case which should help a lot.
We discovered more features of the iPhone 4. For Facetime with Friends there is a new video chat app FaceTime.
|Early Upgrade||No Commitment|
|iPhone 4 16GB||$199||$399||$599|
|iPhone 4 32GB||$299||$499||$699|
AT&T no longer offers unlimited data plans. Users can choose either a $15 per month 200 megabyte entry plan or a $25 per month plan with 2 gigabytes of data.
FaceTime is lets you see friends anywhere there is Wi-Fi. Using FaceTime is as easy as making a regular voice call, with no set-up required, and you can instantly switch to the rear camera to show others what you are seeing with just a tap.
OS 4, has over 100 new features, including Multitasking, Folders, enhanced Mail, deeper Enterprise support and Apple’s new iAd mobile advertising platform. With Multitasking, users can now switch between any of their apps while preserving battery life. With Folders, users can organize their apps into collections by simply dragging one app on top of another.
The new iBook app will be available for iPhone 4 as a free download from the App Store and includes Apple’s new iBookstore, to browse, buy and read books on a mobile product. The iBooks app will sync your current place in a book, along with any bookmarks, highlights and notes you have created, between copies of the same book on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. iBooks users can also now read and store PDFs right in iBooks. There are now over 60,000 books available in the iBookstore, and users have downloaded over five million books in the first two months.
Steve Jobs also noted the new iPhone is environmentally friendly.
Phone 4 embodies Apple’s continuing environmental progress. It is designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:
- PVC-free handset.
- PVC-free headphones.
- PVC-free USB cable.
- Bromine-free printed circuit boards.
- Mercury-free LCD display.
- Arsenic-free display glass.
- Majority of packaging made from post-consumer recycled fiberboard and biobased materials.
- Power adapter outperforms strictest global energy efficiency .
AT&T will also offer current iPhone 3GS 16GB and 32GB models at new, lowered price points of $149 (16GB) and $199 (32GB), with a two-year term commitment plus voice and data plans, while supplies last.