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    Default Apple unveils iPhone

    "iPhone is a revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We are all born with the ultimate pointing device - our fingers - and iPhone uses them to create the most revolutionary user interface since the mouse."



    OS X

    All the power and sophistication of the world's most advanced operating system - OS X - is now available on a small, handheld device that gives you access to true desktop-class applications and software, including rich HTML email, full-featured web browsing, and applications such as widgets, Safari, calendar, text messaging, Notes, and Address Book. iPhone is fully multi-tasking, so you can read a web page while downloading your email in the background. This software completely redefines what you can do with a mobile phone.



    Wireless

    iPhone uses quad-band GSM, the global standard for wireless communications. It also supports Cingular's EDGE network, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, which links to Apple's new, remarkably compact Bluetooth headset.

    Built-in Advanced Sensors

    iPhone's accelerometer detects when you rotate the device from portrait to landscape, then automatically changes the contents of the display, so you immediately see the entire width of a web page or a photo in its proper landscape aspect ratio.

    The proximity sensor detects when you lift iPhone to your ear and immediately turns off the display to save power and prevent inadvertent touches until iPhone is moved away.

    An ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the display's brightness to the appropriate level for the current ambient light, thereby enhancing the user experience and saving power at the same time.



    iPhone Technical Specifications

    Screen size 3.5 inches
    Screen resolution 320 by 480 at 160 ppi
    Input method Multi-touch
    Operating system OS X
    Storage 4GB or 8GB
    GSM Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)
    Wireless data Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0
    Camera 2.0 megapixels
    Battery
    * Up to 5 hours Talk / Video / Browsing
    * Up to 16 hours Audio playback
    Dimensions 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches / 115 x 61 x 11.6mm
    Weight 4.8 ounces / 135 grams

    Revolutionary Phone

    iPhone is a revolutionary new mobile phone that allows you to make a call by simply pointing your finger at a name or number in your address book, a favorites list, or a call log. It also automatically syncs all your contacts from a PC, Mac, or Internet service. And it lets you select and listen to voicemail messages in whatever order you want - just like email.

    Receiving and making a call

    With iPhone, making a call is as simple as touching a name or number. In addition, you can easily construct a favorites list for your most frequently made calls, and quickly merge calls together to create conference calls.

    Visual Voicemail

    An industry first, Visual Voicemail allows you to go directly to any of your messages without listening to the prior messages. So you can quickly select the messages that are most important to you.

    SMS

    iPhone includes an SMS application with a predictive QWERTY soft keyboard that prevents and corrects mistakes, making it easier and more efficient to use than the small plastic keyboards on many smartphones.

    Photos

    iPhone features a 2-megapixel camera and a photo management application that goes far beyond anything on a phone today. Sync photos from your PC or Mac, and you're ready to browse or email them with the flick of a finger.

    Widescreen iPod

    iPhone is a widescreen iPod with touch controls that lets you enjoy all your content - including music, audiobooks, videos, TV shows, and movies - on a beautiful 3.5-inch widescreen display. It also lets you sync your content from the iTunes library on your PC or Mac. And then you can access it all with just the touch of a finger. Music

    Scroll through your songs, artists, albums, and playlists with just a flick of a finger. Album artwork is dramatically presented on the large display. And now use Cover Flow to browse your music library by album artwork for the first time on an iPod.

    Video

    iPhone's stunning 3.5-inch widescreen display is the ultimate way to watch TV shows and movies from the iTunes Store on a pocketable device. Just tap the touch controls for play/pause, chapter forward/backward, and volume.

    Breaktrough Internet Device

    iPhone features a rich HTML email client and Safari - the most advanced web browser ever on a portable device - which automatically syncs bookmarks from your PC or Mac. Safari also includes built-in Google and Yahoo! search. iPhone is fully multi-tasking, so you can read a web page while downloading your email in the background over Wi-Fi or EDGE.

    Safari Web Browser

    With its advanced Safari browser, iPhone lets you see any web page the way it was designed to be seen, then easily zoom in by simply tapping on the multi-touch display with your finger.

    Mail

    iPhone uses a rich HTML email client that fetches your email in the background from most POP3 or IMAP mail services and displays photos and graphics right along with the text.

    Maps

    With Google Maps and iPhone's amazing Maps application, you can view maps and satellite images, or get directions and traffic information, all from iPhone's remarkable, easy-to-use touch interface.

    Widgets

    iPhone even has widgets: small applications that give you helpful information like stock reports, weather reports, and more in real time.

    High Technology

    Multi-touch

    iPhone features the most revolutionary user interface since the mouse. It's an entirely new interface based on a large multi-touch display and innovative new software that lets you control everything using only your fingers. So you can glide through albums with Cover Flow, flip through photos and email them with a touch, or zoom in and out on a section of a web page - all by simply using iPhone's multi-touch display.

    Intelligent Keyboard

    iPhone's full QWERTY soft keyboard lets you easily send and receive SMS messages in multiple sessions. And the keyboard is predictive, so it prevents and corrects mistakes, making it easier and more efficient to use than the small plastic keyboards on many smartphones.

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    Now if that isn't spam I'm Victoria Beckham.

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    Removed spammy links (I hope)

    Link to the official site with the keynote address video: http://www.apple.com/iphone/

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    Phone looks impractical. You'd have to be zooming in all the time to read anything.

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    I want one for the hell of it tho

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    I'm officially an old grouch. I don't understand this thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SVZ View Post
    I want one for the hell of it tho
    I'm right there with you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVZ View Post
    I want one for the hell of it tho
    Quote Originally Posted by suede View Post
    I'm right there with you...

    Count me in. Although, I may wait until they release the phone via other carriers. I'm with T-Mobile and have been with them forever. Not a huge fan of Cingular. Apple TV looked pretty cool too.
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    It's probably too clever for its own good, but I want one NOW! They won't be available in Oz until 2008 which is probably a good thing as it gives them time to sort out any first release glitches.
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    ^^Yeah, second gen products are always better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by misswang View Post
    ^^Yeah, second gen products are always better.
    ESPECIALLY with apple

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    My hubby wants it. It doesn't sound so expensive for what it can do.

    I don't care much for tech gadgets...I'm more or less techno-phobe

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    I said this in another thread that had nothing to do on this topic but I just think it's asking for you to scratch the hell out of it. The whole thing is a screen!

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