During his keynote today at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2010, Steve Jobs unveiled the fourth generation of the iPhone.

TechRepublic’s Editor in Chief Jason Hiner posted live during the keynote, and these are some of the highlights. Be sure to read Jason’s commentary to get his take on the announcements.

  • Specs: 5MP, backside illuminated sensor, 5x digital zoom, LED flash, and HD video recording (720p at 30 fps).
  • Display: 960×640; retina display
  • Pricing: $199 for 16GB and $299 for 32GB.
  • Release: June 24, 2010. Pre-orders start on June 15, 2010. AT&T will allow customers to upgrade early.
  • Colors: Black or white.
  • Improved enterprise features: The features include better data protection, better device management, wireless app distribution, multiple Exchange accounts, support for Exchange Server 2010, and SSL VPN support.
  • iOS 4: iOS is the new name for iPhone OS. “Golden Master Candidate” will be available to developers today.
  • FaceTime: Video calling (FaceTime) only works over Wi-Fi and only works iPhone-to-iPhone. Apple is going to take FaceTime to a standards body to try to make it an Internet standard.

More notable features

  • Thinnest smartphone ever.
  • The iPhone 4 is powered by the Apple A4 processor.
  • The radio antennas are now integrated into the metal side-plates of the phone.
  • Apple is adding a three-axis gyroscope.
  • Apple announced iMovie to the iPhone 4 (for $4.99) so that you can quickly edit your clips into a finished video.
  • Apple is also making its own case for the iPhone 4 for $29. The iOS 4 will be available for the iPhone 3G and 3GS as a free download on June 21. It will also be free to iPod Touch owners.

Get all of the iPhone 4’s technical specifications on the Apple site.

To see Jobs in action, watch this five-minute CBS News video from the keynote address.

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