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Apple iPhone 4-Specs, Features, Release Date and Price

Apple iPhone 4

$49.99
7.5

Specs

7.9/10

Features

6.5/10

Price

9.7/10

Release Date

3.5/10

Performance

9.8/10

Pros

  • First Apple device to have a face-time video chat service
  • First iPhone with front facing Camera.
  • Came with a straight CDMA network
  • Over 600,000 pre-orders within a day of release.
  • Has a Pixel Density of 326 Pixel per inch
  • personal Hotspot feature included. Can also connect up to 5 devices at a go.
  • Has flattened surfaces for both front and back sides. Which is now the style used by all its predecessors like iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 etc. Also, there is a band between the front and back which has the antennas.
  • uses a GSM network with Micro-sim. A tray is set separated for the sim which is located on the side of the phone.
  • Noise cancellation feature. It is located at the top of the phone.
  • An Additional front-facing VGA camera

Cons

  • Airdrop does not function well in iPhone 4
  • Due to iPhone 4 new antenna design, it loses cellular signal when handled in a certain way
  • Gadget image and prototype leaked in 2010,3 times(January, April and May)
  • Most of the parts were manufactured externally either than Apple

iPhone 4 is the longest lifespan phone without a predecessor in Apple phones. The phone stayed on the market for 4 years. None of the Apple products has enjoyed such a life span. We have summed up all the specs, features etc here. Also, we will be looking at the current prices on the market.

iPhone 4 came with a lot of issues. That’s why I stated in the previous post on iPhone 3 that, it doesn’t have much information like iPhone 4. Its predecessor came 4 years after.

There was a whole lot of controversy surrounding iPhone 4 before and after its release.

Issues Before iPhone 4 Release

Leakage– The phone image got leaked on January 27, 2010, in the US. An image shared on the Engadget website on the said date had a certain iPhone.Meanwhile, there was no iPhone of that sort. Which led to people speculating that was the yet to release iPhone 4.

Also, there was another leakage on April 19, 2010. Again, Gizmodo which another tech website got an iPhone prototype for $ 5000.They also disassemble the device to check all the components it had. This brought about massive speculations and hype to the device. The prototype was then retrieved from the Editor of Gizmodo and sent to the Apple company by REACT.

Lastly, on May 12, 2010. There was another leakage of Prototype. This time it was not US based website but an Asian(Vietnam). The website is Taoviet, which is another tech blog/website. The website purchased the prototype for $4,000. The screen resolution which was shared on Taoviet was the exact match to the one Apple officially announced of in the time of the iPhone 4 release. The phone had a 960×640 screen resolution.

Orders-Because of the hype gained by the phone, there was a serious issue concerning the demand and supply of the iPhone 4.People rushed for the device, therefore, making the Apple company unable to attend to all pre-orders. The company website ‘Apple Store’ crushed. hahaha. Within a 24 hrs there was a pre-order of 600,000. This has never happened in the history of Apple up to the time.

QuestionDid Apple in a way tried to steal the public interest by allowing their prototyes to leak? Lets have your answer using the comment section below.

Issues After iPhone 4 Release

So as there was issues before,likewise after.There were serious issues with regards to;

  • Screen. There reports from some customers who made pre-orders that, the screen had yellow discolouration. But after some time of use, it diminishes.
  • Proximity Sensor was not functioning well. With a small touch on the phone when its turned on the screen by your ear or part of your body could end calls, mute and dial.
  • Something Blueish or Greenwich appears on photos when taken in low-light areas.
  • The phone loses its signal when there is a touch on the lower left antenna.*Apple advice that clients should not hold such area when making calls.
  • Worse drop calls as compared with other releases of Apple brand.
  • A lawsuit was to be carried against Apple by a US-based law firm in relation to the problems client were facing.


Summary of History

Release Date
GSM model (black)= June 24, 2010
CDMA model (black)= February 10, 2011
GSM and CDMA models (white)= April 28, 2011
Manufacturers Foxconn (UMTS/GSM model)
Pegatron (CDMA model)
Developer Apple Inc
Form factor
Slate
Website Apple.com
Discontinued date
10th Sept,2013.
Successor iPhone 4s
Generation4th

Let’s move to the real iPhone 4 Specs. Below diagram depicts what the iPhone 4 really entails.

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General info/Specs (iPhone 4)


AREA
DETAILS

CAMERA

Front camera= 0.3 MP VGA (480p) at 30 frame/s 
Tap to focus video or still images 
Photo and video geotagging
Back camera= 5 MP back-side illuminated sensor 
HD video (720p) at 30 frame/s 
1.75 μm size pixels 
5× digital zoom 
4 element lens 
LED flash 
Photo and video geotagging

BATTERY

3.7 V, 5.3 Wh (1,420 mAh) Lithium-ion battery
Stand-by battery=Up to 300 h (2G) / Up to 300 h (3G)
Talks = Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G)
Music = Up to 40 h
MEMORY/STORAGE
Memory=512 MB DRAM
Storage=8, 16, or 32 GB flash memory


OS

INITIAL: iOS 4 (GSM model), iOS 4.2.5 (CDMA model)
Last: iOS 7.1.2

CPU /GPU

System on chip=Apple A4 with
1 GHz (Underclocked to 800 MHz)
single core 32-bit ARM
Cortex-A8 
PowerVR SGX535

DATA/FEATURE

3-axis accelerometer 
Digital compass 
Proximity sensor 
Ambient light sensor
Multi-touch touchscreen display
Dual microphone 
3-axis gyroscope 


DISPLAY


Fingerprint resistant= front and back glass
*Type=LED-backlit IPS LCD, 16M colours
Size=3.5 inches, 88mm (~54.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution=640 x 960 pixels, 3:2 ratio (~330 ppi density)
500 cd/m2 max brightness 
Protection=Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

EX/IN CONNECTION


WLAN= Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth= 2.1, +EDR
GPS=Yes, with A-GPS
Radio=No
USB=2.0


SOUNDS

Single loudspeaker=3.5 mm TRRS with a  frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz

NETWORK

GSM model= quad-bandGSM/GPRS/EDGE 
(800, 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz)
Quad-band UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA 
(800, 850, 900, 1,900, 2,100 MHz) *800 MHz yet TO BE officially supported by Apple*
CDMA model= dual-bandCDMA/EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1,900 MHz)
MASS/DIMENTION
Dimensions
115.2 mm (4.54 in) H
58.6 mm (2.31 in) W
9.3 mm (0.37 in) D
Mass
137 g (4.8 oz)
TYPE OF PHONESmartphone by Apple

PROS

  1. First Apple device to have a face-time video chat service
  2. First iPhone with front facing Camera.
  3. Came with a straight CDMA network
  4. Over 600,000 pre-orders within a day of release.
  5. Has a Pixel Density of 326 Pixel per inch
  6. The longest lifespan without a predecessor for a period of 4 years.
  7. personal Hotspot feature included. Can also connect up to 5 devices at a go.
  8. A Display was manufactured by LG
  9. An Additional front-facing VGA camera
  10. Noise cancellation feature. It is located at the top of the phone.
  11. uses a GSM network with Micro-sim. A tray is set separated for the sim which is located on the side of the phone.
  12. Has flattened surfaces for both front and back sides. Which is now the style used by all its predecessors like iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 etc. Also, there is a band between the front and back which has the antennas.

CONS

Airdrop does not function well in iPhone 4

Due to iPhone 4 new antenna design, it loses cellular signal when handled in a certain way

Gadget image and prototype leaked in 2010,3 times(January, April and May)

Most of the parts were manufactured externally.

Do you know that…

Although there was a lot of issues associated with iPhone 4, a survey conducted in 2010 said, “72% of iPhone 4 users were very satisfied? Yes.

Also, Apple led by Steve jobs gave away free iPhone Case as well as a refund. This was due to the antenna problem for those who purchased it earlier at Bumper purchase.

Conclusion

Apple iPhone 4 is still on sale at affordable prices. This due to other releases which have come up. But yet still with the quality it holds, you should get one for your younger brother. Most of the problem mentioned has been resolved by Apple.

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Brand Name
Apple
Product Name
IPhone 4
Price
USD 49.99
Product Availability
Available in Store Only

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