iPhone 4 Not Just A Pretty Face

Entrepreneur: iPhone 4 Not Just A Pretty Face

A higher resolution screen, front-facing camera to enable videoconferencing and faster processor are among the substantial improvements over the previous model that the iPhone 4 delivers – for $199 (16GB) or $299 (32GB).

“Critics may allege otherwise given Apple’s propensity for doling out changes in small amounts, but the reality is that it’s never been a company to slack off when it comes to producing cutting-edge devices. Consider latest mobile wonder the iPhone 4, which adds a sharper screen and multiple cameras, plus clocks in as the slimmest smartphone at just 9.3mm thick, or roughly 24 percent thinner than its predecessor, the 3GS. Arriving June 24 in 16GB ($199) and 32GB ($299) units, raw technical advancements may seem middling. But from the introduction of mobile videoconferencing options to the addition of multitasking capabilities, it also boasts a number of less immediately obvious, yet more potentially bar-raising small-business features.

Both existing and new iPhone owners will instantly be able to spot improvements at a glance, courtesy of a 3.5-inch, 960 by 640 “Retina” display that offers four times the resolution of that found on the iPhone 3GS. Web pages immediately appear crisper and more vivid when viewed on the display, as do photos, videos and other forms of multimedia content. A redesigned form factor also proves highly attractive, scratch-resistant and easier to grip, making it an eye-catching conversation piece to boot. But where things really get interesting for entrepreneurs is in the addition of multiple cameras, including both a front-facing unit and rear-mounted 5-megapixel model with 5X digital zoom and LED flash. Using them, it’s possible to stream live video via Wi-Fi connection, or snap sharper-looking stills and high-definition video for easy upload to your personal blog or company website. Coupled with a new application called FaceTime, which allows for real-time videoconferencing, these options further promise to change the way we work and interact, enabling face-to-face communication with clients or colleagues many miles distant.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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