iPhone 4th Generation

iphone 4 generation

The iPhone 4th generation smartphone released by Apple in June 2010 was truly revolutionary. Specifically, this device was known as the iPhone 4. It was, in many ways, a considerable departure from the previous generation, the iPhone 3GS. Improvements were made on that particular phone, which was considered revolutionary in its own right at the time of its release. However, the iPhone 4 was truly something special.

Apple's iPhone 4 was the first to feature the signature Retina display. Since its release, nearly all devices to follow have boasted the technology. It was also the first iPhone to take a micro SIM card as opposed to the standard mini SIM. The display measured in at 3.5 inches, with a screen resolution of 960 by 640 pixels and a screen density of 330 pixels per inch. In addition, the screen contained oleophobic coating to prevent fingerprint smudges. It was slimmer than previous iPhones at 0.37 inches and was originally made available to the market with internal storage amounts of 16GB and 32GB, with 512MB of RAM.

Photo capturing quality was considerably better on the iPhone 4 as the camera jumped up to 5 megapixels from only 3 megapixels on the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS before it. Networking speeds while connected to mobile Internet were also considerably better as the 4th generation iPhone was even faster than its predecessor due to its improved A4 processor chip.

One of the most remarkable improvements in the iPhone 4 versus previous generations is the operating system, iOS 4. At the time, it was the most advanced mobile operating system. The iPhone 4 also included features such as iMessage, which allowed users to text message one another for free when they used iDevices. The iCloud cloud feature was also added around the time of its lifespan, which gave users the ability to store content such as photos, music and documents in a virtual storage locker.

At this point in time, although it is now three years old, the iPhone 4 is capable of being upgraded to the newest Apple mobile operating system, iOS 7. Of course, certain features do not work due to the fact that the smartphone is lacking in a few details such as Siri, but upgrading gives the device a whole refreshed feel and look.