WWDC Day One

Apples annual conference kicked off last week and Blazing Cloud wasn’t about to miss it’s chance to attend. Many exciting things happened like a preview of the 4th generation iPhone, a preview of developer tools and a look into safari improvements. The keynote also offered up some interesting statistics and new device capabilities of iPhone 4 that we wanted to share with you.


In the first 65 days users have download over 5 million books

Enhancement to iBooks

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Apple supports two platforms, HTML5 and AppStore (225,000 apps)
15,000 apps submitted every week supporting up to 30 languages
95% of apps are approved in 7 days
5% of apps get rejected

Reason why apps are rejected from the AppStore

Use of private Apple APIs
App doesn’t work like developer says it works
The app crashes

Downloads from the AppStore total 5 billion
$1 billion dollars have been paid out to developers thus far

iPhone stats

Us smartphone market share Q1 of 2010

RIM 35%
iPhone 28%
Winmo 19%
Android 9%
Other 9%

US mobile browsers share Q1 of 2010

iPhone 58.2%
Android 22.7%
Rim 12.7%
Other 6.4%

iPhone 4

1st new feature

All new design
9.3 mm thick
“Thinnest smartphone on the planet”
Camera and LED flash
2nd mic for noise cancellation
Integrated Antennas in the structure of the phone
Stainless steel body
Glass on front and back

2nd new feature

Retina display
4 times as many pixels in the same area
326 pixels per inch
300 pixels per inch is the limit of the human retina to differentiate pixels
3.5 inches 960×640
800:1 contrast ratio
IPS technology
78% of the pixels on the iPad on the iPhone

3rd new featured

Powered by the A4 processor
3G talk time equals 7 hours
3G browsing time equals 6 hours
WIFI browsing time equals 10hours
32G and 16G storage options

4th new feature

3 Axis Gyroscope
Pitch, roll and yaw
Rotation about gravity
Gyro plus accelerometer provides 6 axis

5th new feature

New camera system
5megapixel sensor
Backside illuminated sensor
5x digital zoom
LED flash built in
HD video recording 720p at 30 frames per sec
Built in video editing (iMovie application)
LED flash will stay on for video

6th new feature

Renaming iPhone OS to iOS 4
1500 new developer APIs
100 new user features
Added bing as a search option (with google and yahoo)

Golden master candidate released June 7th

100th million iOS device (iPhone + ipads + iPods) sold

7th new feature

iBooks coming to iPhone
Same features as the iPad
Wireless sync between iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Same books for all devices at no extra charge

150 million accounts with credit cards (iBook store, AppStore and iTunes Store)
Over 16 billion downloads from all three stores

8th new feature

Ads keep you in your app which gives a better user experience
Built right into iOS4
Brands so far to sign up (within the last 8 weeks): Nissan, Citi, unilever, AT&T, Chenel, GE, liberty mutual, State Farm, Gieco, Cambell, Sears, JCPennys, Target, Best Buy, DirecTV, tbs, and Disney

These companies committed 60 million dollars towards iAds

9th new feature

FaceTime video calling
Uses wifi, no setup required
Use front or rear camera
Wifi only in 2010 have to work with the cellular companies to get their networks ready for video calling

Price and availability

2 colors white or black
$299 for 32 gig $199 for 16 gig
On sale June 24th
Pre-sale June 15th

iOS 4 upgrades are free for everyone (iPhone + iPod Touch)!!!

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