(Ping! Zine) – Its finally arrived. The new iPhone 4 is now for sale at retailers including Apple Store, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Radio Shack and AT&T.
The iPhone 4 features FaceTime, which makes the dream of video calling a reality, and Apple’s stunning new Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, resulting in super crisp text, image, and video. In addition, iPhone 4 features a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, HD video recording, Apple’s A4 processor, a 3-axis gyro, and up to 40 percent longer talk time — in a beautiful all-new design of glass and stainless steel that is the thinnest smartphone in the world. iPhone 4 comes with iOS 4, the newest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, which includes over 100 new features and 1500 new APIs for developers.
AT&T says that demand for the iPhone 4 is 10 times what it was for last year’s iPhone 3GS. And Apple says it took 600,000 preorders for the new phone through its sales channels.
Although there’s little doubt that the lines will long, the big question is whether AT&T’s activation system will be able to hold up under the pressure. If the preorder process is any indication of what to expect, iPhone fans may need to be patient. On June 15, thousands of customers trying to preorder the iPhone were met with error messages on AT&T’s and Apple’s Web sites. AT&T’s servers were overwhelmed and the company ended up suspending preorders.