In case you’ve missed it, Apple CEO Steve Jobs officially announced what Apple considers its latest and greatest iPhone, out June 24.
Calling the iPhone 4 the “biggest leap we’ve taken since the original iPhone,” an enthusiastic and smooth Jobs introduced the new design and new features including:
A new operating system, dubbed the iOs4; new high-resolution display, new folder system for apps and ability to multitask between them, and others. It will also be the first phone that offers video chatting, where both parties who have an iPhone can see each other while talking. Jobs called it “Face Time video calling.”
“I grew up in the U.S. with the ‘Jetsons’ and ‘Star Trek’ and ‘The Communicators’ just dreaming about this, just dreaming about video calling and it’s real now,” Jobs said.
But here are some figures that I found interesting in watching the video:
- 15,000 apps are submitted to Apple weekly
- 5 billion apps have been downloaded from Apple’s app stores
- 100 million of Apple’s devices (iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads) are in circulation right now, using those apps
- The app store has 150 million accounts signed up to download apps
What do you think? Are you going to get one? Are you as impressed as the enthusiastic audience was? In using up 570 wifi connections in the auditorium to get the word out live today, audience members excited to tell the world about the product bogged down Jobs’ demonstration when the iPhone 4′s wifi didn’t work.
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