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Well there we have it. The much anticipated and speculated WWDC Keynote for 2010 has come and gone. And while it is hardly the truth to say that an Apple presentation is underwhelming, it certainly didn’t have the intrigue, surprise product announcements, or John Hodgman-based farewell rumored to happen. Today’s announcement was totally about the new iPhone 4 and iOS 4 and it certainly dominated the nearly two hour presentation.

So what do we finally know about the new iPhone? Officially it is simply known as the iPhone 4. It will run the previously announced iPhone OS 4.0 although from now on Apple’s mobile operating system will be known as iOS. While Jobs pointed out during the keynote the new iPhone brings over 100 new features to the table, he chose to highlight nine key features of the new device:

The iPhone 4 will come in a 16GB model for $199 and a 32GB model for $299 in white and black. The iPhone 3G will no longer be manufactured and the iPhone 3GS will now sell for $99. The new phone 4 will launch on June 24th to the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Japan with pre-orders starting on June 15th. Availability in additional countries will roll out in July and August. As we reported earlier today, all current iPhone 3GS owners will be offered the new iPhone by AT&T for the price of a new two year contract plus a small fee.

While the new iPhone 4 was clearly the star of the show today, there were some additional interesting points. iOS4 will be available as a free upgrade to all current iPhone 3G, 3GS, and second generation and later iPod Touch owners on June 21st. Not all features of the new operating system will be available on the 3G and iPod Touch, chief of which is multitasking. Apple also demoed three new apps for the iPhone environment: NetFlix, Farmville, and Guitar Hero. NetFlix and Farmville will be available later this year while Guitar Hero is available right now for $2.99.

So even though we didn’t get a streaming Apple TV or or new Mac Minis, I would call this a successful and satisfying WWDC keynote. The new iPhone 4 once again catapults Apple to the forefront of the smartphone world with a unique feature set and slick operating system.

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