iPhone Launched at Apple WWDC

The iPhone 4G was last night announced by Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the company's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC).

Jobs said customers would be able to pre-order the long-awaited iPhone 4G from Apple's online store by 16 June, and the handset would be on sale at Apple retail stores from 24 June. T-Mobile, Orange and Vodafone are expected to offer the device on contract in the UK.

Carphone Warehouse has also launched an online iPhone 4 pre-order page, enabling web users to register for their iPhone 4 well in advance. Phones4u has also announced that it will be stocking the iPhone 4.

Carphone Warehouse CEO Andrew Harrison said the company was "expecting a stampede of customers to hit our stores as soon as the handset is available.”

US prices for the new device were announced as $199 for 16GB version and $299 for the 32GB model. The iPhone 3GS is now available for $99.

The newly launched iPhone 4 runs Apple's iPhone 4.0 OS, or iOS 4.0 as it is now called, and comes with multi-tasking capabilities, dual cameras for video chats and HD video recording.