Amongst all the details of the new iPhone, here’s the most crucial one for local buyers: Apple has currently scheduled the new phone for Australian release in “late July”.
We don’t have a price yet (which is pretty typical for new Apple releases). We don’t have an indication of carriers, though it would seem likely that Optus, Vodafone and Vodafone/3 will all come to the party, as they have with every model so far. The phone’s quad-band operation should widen carrier choices for non-metro users. And we should bear in mind that — as the recent release of the iPad has shown — that release date could easily shift depending on how well the phone does in the US, UK, Germany, France and Japan, which get the phone on June 24.
Our recent reader phone survey suggests that many Lifehacker readers, despite liking the original iPhone, have adopted Android because of its greater flexibility and easy multi-tasking. iPhone 4 partially solves the latter problem. Is that enough to get you excited about it? What do you like, and what do you still think is missing? Share your thoughts in the comments. Thanks Alex!