Apple’s iPhone 4 Turns 10 This Week!

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The iPhone 4 was a relic of Steve Jobs, released during his time running the company. The iPhone 4 was promoted to the public as one of the thinnest smartphones available on the market. It had a glass and stainless steel unibody design, along with squared edges. It also featured the first high-resolution Retina display, making it difficult to see the individual pixels that built out the display.

The iPhone 4 officially reached ten years of age as of last Sunday, June 7th.

With the iPhone 4, Jobs also introduced the world to a number of integral features that would define the following decade. Most notably the use of FaceTime, Apple’s video chat application, and the gyroscope feature, which allowed the device to track motion, a game-changer for iOS games, and more.

The original device had an IPS LCD Retina display that measured just 640 by 960 pixels. The 5MP camera took breathtaking photos for the time and it was all powered by an Apple A4 chipset. The cheapest models had a 512 MB RAM and 8GB of storage but could be upgraded to 16GB, or 32GB.

You can watch the original introduction to the iPhone 4 above.

The iPhone 4 would be available for purchase in June 2010, and available to customers outside of AT&T for the first time. They were so popular that preorder sites had even crashed, trying to handle the demand. Reportedly, over 600,000 phones in total were pre-ordered on that day, the highest preorder amount as of 2010.

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