Steve Jobs just dropped a bombshell on the audience attending his Macworld Keynote Address. Jobs at first announced the product as three separate products; a widescreen video iPod, a phone, and a mobile internet communicator. This was exciting enough, but I'm sure I'm not the only person who was a bit disappointed to think about carrying three devices. According to Laurie who is listening to the feed from the expo floor, the crowd went absolutely wild at this announcement.
The iPhone will use a revolutionary interface called MultiTouch, first seen in Apple patent filings over a year ago. The iPhone will run a mobile version of OS X, and will be capable of running applications.
The Nitty Gritty:
- Single front button.
- 3.5 inch widescreen display featuring the highest pixel density ever shipped in a portable device.
- 2 megapixel camera.
- iPod dock.
- Proximity sensor which switches between modes and screen orientation based on how a user holds it.
- 11.6 mm thick.
- Syncs with iTunes
- Cingular only.
- Visual voicemail - shows a list of your voicemails like you see a list of emails.
- Error correcting on-screen keyboard.
- Gestural interface
- Google Maps.
- Switches seamlessly between EDGE and Wi-Fi for data connections (not voice).
- Free Yahoo! IMAP email to all iPhone customs.
- 5 hour video battery life.
- 16 hour audio battery life.
The 4GB costs $499 and the 8GB $599 (includes a 2 year contract). It is shipping in June.
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