MANHATTAN — Technophiles anxiously awaiting the next-generation iPhone no longer have to rely on forgetful Apple engineers leaving prototypes behind at bars.
Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the fourth edition of his wildly popular smartphone at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday afternoon.
“Stop me if you’ve already seen this,” Jobs joked to a packed room of 5,200 attendees from 57 countries before walking the audience through the new iPhone, according to CNET’s live blog of the event.
While the look and feel of the new device was famously leaked on Gizmodo more than a month ago, there were plenty of new features for Jobs to announce.
Among them: an antenna that wraps around the entire device, answering widespread iPhone user complaints of dropped calls; longer battery life, resulting in two more hours of 3G talk time; a five megapixel front- and back-facing camera with improved sensor, LED flash and HD video recording and video phone conferencing capabilities; and the ability to run multiple applications at the same time.