Apple unveils new iPhone

08:58, June 08, 2010      

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs demonstrates the new iPhone 4 during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, the United States, June 7, 2010. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)Apple Inc. on Monday unveiled the latest model of iPhone which is thinner and has new features such as better display and a front-facing camera.

Steve Jobs, Apple's chief executive officer (CEO), provided details of the new iPhone 4 in a keynote address at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference held in San Francisco.

"We're going to take the biggest leap since the original iPhone, " Jobs said, adding that the next generation of iPhone includes more than 100 new features.

Only 9.3 millimeters thick, the iPhone 4 is about 24 percent thinner than the previous iPhone 3GS, according to Jobs.

Featuring a new design of glass and stainless steel, the handset is touted by Apple as the "thinnest smartphone in the world."

The 3.5-inch Retina display of the new phone has 326 pixels per inch, four times as many pixels as the iPhone 3GS and 78 percent of the pixels on Apple's recently-launched iPad tablet computer.

In addition to a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash on the back, the iPhone 4 is equipped with a camera on the front and can allow users to make video calling through a feature named FaceTime.

"FaceTime video calling sets a new standard for mobile communication, and our new Retina display is the highest resolution display ever in a phone, with text looking like it does on a fine printed page. We have been dreaming about both of these breakthroughs for decades," Jobs said in a statement released by Apple.

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