Virgin confirms iPhone 4 launch


A spokesperson for Virgin Mobile Australia yesterday confirmed the company would launch Apple’s iPhone 4 handset in Australia — as its parent brand Optus will.

The news came hours after Optus itself confirmed the local iPhone 4 launch yesterday — more than two weeks after Australian launches were publicised by rival carriers VHA and Telstra.

The Virgin spokesperson could not confirm any further details of the launch. The iPhone 4 has already launched in some countries — such as Japan — but will not go on sale in Australia until July. None of the nation’s carriers have released Australian pricing or plans yet for the handset.

The phone features a raft of changes to the iPhone compared with previous models, starting with the re-designed exterior, which features a glass front and back and a rejuvenated flat design.

The iPhone 4 can film HD video in 720p resolution, and features a new, high-resolution display with a higher pixel count for greater viewing fidelity. Apple has also built in a new feature dubbed ‘FaceTime’ which allows users to make video calls via Wi-Fi using the iPhone 4′s new camera on its front.

Image credit: Apple


  1. The username may reflect the actual content of posts. ;)

    BTW, when we talk about iPhone 4 coming out in July: since it’s already July, exactly when do we mean? I held off on the iPad because I planned to buy the next iPhone. So I’ve had major gadget twitchiness ever since the iPad rumours began. All this long-term planning is sensible but not fulfilling my impulse feature. Wanna new iPhone!

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