8 June 2010 | Category: Electronics
Steve Jobs presented the new iPhone at the opening day of Apple's Worldwide Developer conference in San Francisco. Apple claim that it will be the thinnest smartphone on the market, it will also include a five megapixel camera with built-in LED flash, high definition video, front-facing video camera for video conferencing and the ability to multi-task apps.
Jobs said the new smartphone was the 'biggest leap' it had taken yest since the launch of the first iPhone.
It has been a difficult time for Apple who suffered the embarrassment of having their iPhone leaked on to the internet after a prototype of the phone was accidently left in bar by an employee.
The new smartphone will have much longer battery life, something which will please iPhone fans who have complained about the burn through rate of the current battery.
Apple faces greater competition in the smartphone market from rival developers using the Google Android operating system. However since its launch Apple's iPhone has been a huge success and its new fourth generation smartphone has plenty of great new features.
The iPhone 4 will be available in the US, UK, France, Germany and Japan from 24th June. It will then be available in a further 80 countries by September.