Apple iPhone 4 (GSM) 8, 16, 32 GB Specs
Identifiers: iPhone 4 - MC318LL/A* - iPhone3,1 - A1332 - 380A/380B*
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The iPhone 4, heralded as the "biggest leap since the original iPhone," uses an all stainless steel body design with an ultra high-density 3.5-inch, IPS, LED-backlit 960x640 326 ppi multi-touch "retina" display, mobile and data antennas integrated in the "metal band" that wraps around the sides of the phone, and a chemically hardened "aluminosilcate" glass front over both the display and a black frame and the chemically hardened black glass back as well (it was introduced with a white option on June 7, 2010, too, but this version did not ship until April 28, 2011). Regardless of color, both the front and back have an "oleophobic" oil repellent coating.
It has dual cameras -- a 5 megapixel HD video/still camera (720p at 30 FPS) with a "backside illuminated sensor," a 5X digital zoom, and an LED flash on the rear and a VGA quality video/still camera on the front designed for video conferencing over a Wi-Fi network with Apple's included "FaceTime" application. It has dual noise-cancelling microphones also.
It is powered by an "Apple A4" processor of unspecified speed, has 512 MB of RAM, and has 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB of internal storage (8 GB configuration introduced October 4, 2011). Network support includes UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz) and GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz). 802.11g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR are supported as well.
Like the iPhone 3GS that came before it, the iPhone 4 includes a digital compass, A-GPS, and an accelerometer, but adds a 3-axis gyroscope to its list of sensors for additional 3D gaming options.
Apple reports that the iPhone 4 provides "up to" 40 hours of audio playback, 14 hours of talk time on 2G, 7 hours of talk time on 3G, 6 hours of Internet use on 3G, 10 hours of Internet use on Wi-Fi, 10 hours of video playback and 300 hours of standby time.
In the US, for new/qualified AT&T Wireless customers, the 16 GB configuration originally was US$199 and the 32 GB configuration originally was US$299 with a two year contract. Starting June 14, 2011, in the US, Apple also began offering this iPhone 4 unlocked in white or black for US$649 with 16 GB of storage and US$749 with 32 GB of storage (and discontinued these options on October 4, 2011).
On October 4, 2011, Apple introduced a lower-end 8 GB configuration for US$99 subsidized by a two-year AT&T contract and also made this configuration available unlocked in the US for US$549 (and discontinued this option on September 12, 2012).
Finally, on September 12, 2012, Apple dropped the price of the 8 GB iPhone 4 (GSM) model to US$0 with a two-year contract or US$450 unlocked and contract-free. It was discontinued on September 10, 2013, with the exception of mainland China, where it remains available for RMB 2,588.
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||June 7, 2010*
||The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.
*Although the white version was announced on June 7, 2010, along with the black version, it did not ship until April 28, 2011. On June 14, 2011, Apple also began offering this model "unlocked" in the US. On October 4, 2011, Apple introduced a low-end 8 GB configuration and discontinued the 16 GB and 32 GB configurations. The final 8 GB configuration was discontinued September 10, 2013 with the exception of the mainland China market, where it remains available for RMB 2,588.
Also see: All iPhone models introduced in 2010.
||Geekbench 2 (32):
||Geekbench 2 provides 32-bit benchmarks for iOS models. This number is an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all Geekbench 2 user submissions for devices with the iPhone3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, please see EveryiPod.com's Ultimate iComparison.
|Geekbench 3 (SC):
||Geekbench 3 (MC):
||These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Geekbench benchmarks numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPhone3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see EveryiPod.com's Ultimate iComparison.
||Like the original iPad, the iPhone 4 uses a custom ARM-based "system on a chip" that Apple refers to as an "Apple A4" processor (S5L8930). It integrates the CPU, graphics, the memory controller, and I/O functions.
*Please note that Apple has not released the clockspeed of this processor. However, multiple third-parties have determined via software analysis that it has a variable speed processor with a maximum clockspeed of 1 GHz and that commonly runs around 750 MHz to 800 MHz.
Also see: How much faster is the iPhone 4 than earlier iPhone models?
||8, 16, 32 GB
||*Apple provides no information regarding the RAM used in the iPhone 4, although as first researched by MacRumors, the iPhone 4 has 512 MB of RAM onboard.
||*Apple does not provide an official estimate for the number of songs, photos, and videos that the iPhone 4 can hold, instead opting for just gigabytes.
||Sync & Charge
||Black & White*
||*Although it was announced with a choice of a black hardened glass front and a black hardened glass back or a white hardened glass front and a white hardened glass back, the white version did not ship until April 28, 2011.
The patented "multi-touch" interface allows one to control the functions of the system by dragging one or more fingers across the display.
Also see: How does the iPhone "multi-touch" interface work? Who developed the "multi-touch" interface originally?
||960x640 (326 ppi)
||The iPhone 4 has a 3.5" 960 by 640 (326 ppi) "Retina display" (Apple has given the display this name because 326 ppi is said to be beyond the 300 ppi distinguishable by the human eye). It is LED-backlit, uses IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology, has an 800:1 typical contrast ratio and is coated with a fingerprint-resistant "oleophobic" (oil repellent) coating. The back of the phone, which also is made of glass, has an oleophobic coating as well.
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For those interested in do-it-yourself repair, Mission Repair sells quality upgrade kits and parts for this iPhone, too.
In Australia, site sponsor iExperts provides free diagnosis of hardware problems and repairs cracked displays as well as dead batteries, broken buttons, and more for this iPhone. iExperts offers 30-minute repair services in Sydney and Melbourne and repairs across Australia by mail with free Express return shipping.
Also see: How do I replace the glass cover, digitizer, and display (LCD screen) on the iPhone 4?
||*Apple notes that the iPhone 4 only supports the 2.4 GHz frequency of 802.11n Wi-Fi.
The iPhone 4 also supports UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz) and GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) networks.
||*The iPhone 4 supports UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz) and GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) networks.
**The iPhone 4 has dual cameras. The rear camera supports HD video recording (720p up to 30 FPS with audio), and functions as a 5 megapixel still camera as well. It has a "backside illuminated sensor," a 5X digital zoom, and an LED flash too. The front mounted camera, designed to be used for video conferencing in conjunction with Apple's provided "FaceTime" software over a Wi-Fi network, takes VGA quality photos and video up to 30 FPS.
Like its predecessor, the iPhone 3GS, it supports geotagging, autofocus, macro, and white balance support, and a "tap to focus" feature. For "in camera" video editing, Apple has gone a step further and has created an iPhone version of iMovie for US$4.99.
||Battery Life (Music):
||Also see: How do I replace the battery in the iPhone 4?
|Battery Life (Voice):
||*Apple reports that the iPhone 4 provides "up to" 40 hours of audio playback, 14 hours of talk time on 2G, 7 hours of talk time on 3G, 6 hours of Internet use on 3G, 10 hours of Internet use on Wi-Fi, 10 hours of video playback and 300 hours of standby time.
Also see: What is the battery life of the iPhone 4 in "real-world" tests?
|Apple Order No:
||*MC318LL/A is the Apple order number for the 16 GB configuration in black and MC319LL/A is for the 32 GB configuration in black, both "locked" to AT&T. The 16 GB configuration in white is MC536LL/A and the 32 GB configuration in white is MC537LL/A, again, both locked to AT&T. Unlocked US configurations in black with 16 GB and 32 GB of storage were assigned order numbers of MC603LL/A and MC605LL/A, respectively. Unlocked US configurations in white with 16 GB and 32 GB of storage were assigned order numbers of MC604LL/A and MC606LL/A, respectively. Finally, the 8 GB configurations, introduced October 4, 2011, are assigned order numbers MD126LL/A and MD196LL/A for black and white, respectively, locked to AT&T, and MD128LL/A and MD198LL/A, unlocked in the US.
|Apple Model No:
||A1332 (EMC 380A/380B*)
||*Some iPhone 4 (GSM) devices have an EMC number of 380A and others are assigned 380B.
Also see: All iPhones with the A1332 Model Number, the 380A/380B* EMC Number, and the iPhone3,1 Model Identifier.
||iOS 4.0 (8A293)
||*This model is partially supported by the most recent version of iOS 7. It is not supported by any version of iOS 8.
Also see: Which iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models fully support iOS 7? For models that "partially" support iOS 7, which features are and are not supported?
||4.5 x 2.31 x 0.37*
||4.8 oz. (137 g)
||In inches - height by width by depth (115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm).
*Although numerous third-parties reported that the white version is thicker than the black version, this is an optical illusion and is not correct.
||Mac OS X 10.5.8*
||Windows XP SP3/Vista/7
||Apple originally reported that the iPhone 4 is compatible with a "Mac computer with a USB 2.0 port, MacOS X v10.5.8 or later, and iTunes 9.2 or later." On September 12, 2012, Apple changed this to note support for OS X 10.6.8 or later as well as iTunes 10.7 or later.
It is compatible with a "PC with a USB 2.0 port, Windows 7, Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later, and iTunes 9.2 or later" and iTunes 10.7 or later after September 12, 2012.
||Apple reports that the iPhone 4 supports "AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV."
||Apple does not formally specify photo formats for the iPhone 4. The Safari web browser, however, supports JPG, GIF, and TIFF images, and the iPod function of the iPhone 4 supports images synchronized from iTunes.
||Apple reports that the iPhone 4 supports "H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format."
On an external display, it supports "1024 by 768 pixels with Dock Connector to VGA Adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable (cables sold separately)."
||Ships with "Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic, dock connector to USB cable, USB power adapter, [and] documentation."
||Est. Current Retail:
||*As introduced, for new/qualified AT&T Wireless customers, the 16 GB configurations were US$199 and the 32 GB configurations were US$299. Originally, for "non-qualified" customers or those "who wish[ed] to buy iPhone as a gift", the price of these devices with a new two-year agreement was US$599 or US$699. On June 14, 2011, Apple also started offering "unlocked" GSM iPhone 4 models in the US with 16 GB and 32 GB of storage for US$649 and US$749, respectively.
On October 4, 2011, Apple introduced a low-end 8 GB configuration available in the US for US$99 with a two-year AT&T contract or unlocked and contract-free for US$549. These options were discontinued on September 12, 2012.
**On September 12, 2012, Apple cut the price of the 8 GB configuration to US$0 with a two-year contract and started offering it unlocked and contract-free for US$450.
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Global original prices for the iPhone 4 (GSM) in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region. Please note that prices with an asterisk (*) are bound by carrier contractual obligations.
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||DKK 4,699, 5,499
||NOK 4.890, 5.790
Original Prices - Asia
||RMB 4,999, 5,999
Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand
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