iPhone 4 Hardware (UPDATED)

There’s no reason to dance around it… iPhone 4 is an awesome piece of hardware.


The stainless steel frame of the phone serves as the phone’s antennas. This is very clever, and if it works as I suspect, they should be very effective.

Retina Display

The new display looks amazing. I heard Joshua Topolsky of Engadget interviewed on AOTS this evening, and he described the new display as “the best display [he] has ever seen,” and I believe him.

They have so many pixels packed into the tiny display that you cannot actually see any pixels.

*Update – The display actually has a lower resolution than the retina. It’s still great, but the name is actually hyperbolic.


It has a 5 megapixel camera with a flash on the back that can record video at 720p.

And a camera on the front for video chat… But the video chat will only work on Wi-Fi. I’m not convinced that video chat will be useful in everyday life, but it’s a nice feature.


iPhone 4 has the iPad’s A4 processor, a gyroscope for precise awareness of the phone’s position and direction, and a big battery.

Alleged battery life:

  • 7 hours of talk time3G
  • 6 hours of 3G browsing
  • 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing
  • 10 hours of video
  • 40 hours of music
  • 300 hours of standby


The hardware is really top-notch. It will be the best smart-phone on the market when it is released on June 24th.

Is it a magical revolutionary device that is pooped out by unicorns, and topped off with fairy dust? No.

If it ran Android, or Apple lifted their oppressive, holier-than-thou app policies, I would buy it in a heartbeat… But it doesn’t.

Visit AppleInsider for more on the specs.

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