“Though details of the Apple iPhone 4 were already widely known, expectations were nonetheless sky-high for the smartphone’s official unveiling Tuesday at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC),” Clayton Morris reports for FOXNews.com. “Jobs did not disappoint, unveiling a new phone operating system called iOS4, video conferencing capability, and a next-gen device with hardware specs tech fans are sure to drool over.”
Morris reports, “I spent about 45 minutes playing with Apple’s new iPhone 4. In a word: Wow. And I don’t throw that word around lightly. Here are a few of my first hands-on impressions.”
“Let’s start with the screen, which Apple has branded a ‘Retina Display.’ I can safely say it’s the best mobile phone display I’ve ever seen,” Morris reports. “The form factor of this phone is super thin and really solid. It makes my current iPhone 3GS look like it had one too many burritos. You won’t appreciate the solid stainless-steel frame until it’s in your hand. Everything about the build of this phone feels solid — even the stainless steel buttons.”
“The speed of the operating system is apparent in every app I launched — particularly in the new iMovie app which let’s users shoot, edit, and render full movies on the iPhone,” Morris reports. “In a normal world, editing video on a mobile phone would sound like a ridiculous feat of strength, but Apple just made it happen. And they made it happen without any of the sluggishness I’d expect. I couldn’t help thinking the company just turned everyone with an iPhone into an amateur movie producer.”
“Steve Jobs was asked last week if his WWDC Keynote would have a stylish answer to Google’s recent round of nice Android phones. He answered, ‘You won’t be disappointed,'” Morris reports. “He was right.”
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