Apple has notified those who put in a pre-order for the iPhone 4 that they will be getting this smartphone a day earlier that had been previously scheduled.
This device had been set to launch on Thursday, but that has been moved up to tomorrow.
The move does not seem to include the debut of the iPhone 4 in stores. That is apparently still scheduled to happen on Thursday, so those who reserved a unit will have to wait until then to pick it up.
Apple has given no reason why it is moving up the delivery of its latest iPhone, but it will have the effect of spreading out over two days the rush of customers registering their new device on AT&T’s network. In the past, having a million or more new iPhone customers trying to go through this process simultaneously has overwhelmed AT&T’s servers.
Overview of the Apple iPhone 4
Apple’s fourth-generation smartphone is going to be a significant upgrade from the current one, starting with its 3.5-inch, 640 x 960 touchscreen, a much higher resolution than any previous iPhone has offered.
It’s going to have a new slimmer design and run iOS 4.0, the latest version of Apple’s operating system, on a 1 GHz Apple A4 processor.
The iPhone 4 is going to come in two configurations: a version with 16 GB of storage will cost $200 and one with 32 GB will go for $300. These prices are for new AT&T customers willing to sign up for a two-year contract, or current customers who qualify for a subsidy. Current customers who don’t qualify will have to pay $200 more.
The iPhone 4 will have a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with a flash, as well as support for recording 720p video at 30 frames per second. In addition, it’s going to include a small front-facing camera for video chatting with an app called FaceTime.
Not everything is being improved: Apple’s upcoming smartphone will have the same amount of storage capacity as the current one.
This smartphone will have 3G wireless networking, as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a GPS receiver.