10 January 2007

I want an iPhone :)

The iPhone is 11.6-millimeters (0.5-inches) that means it is thinner than some of the sleekest cell phones, such as Motorola Inc.’s RAZR.

The iPhone has five hours of continuous talk time and 15 hours for playing music, and includes a camera. It runs Apple’s OS X operating system, has the Safari browser for Web access and e-mail functions that can handle graphics and work with external services.

The iPhone can connect to the Internet wirelessly via Wi-Fi and has Bluetooth, a short-range wireless technology that supports wireless headsets or links to devices like printers.

1-The iPhone is not a 3G phone. Apple intends to make 3G phones in the future, but not yet.
2-The iPhone runs "OS X," butyou won't be able to download or run standard OSX applications from anyone but Apple.
3-You will also need a special version of Safari to browse the web on a tiny screen, but surely there are plenty of developers chomping at the bit to get their apps running on the iPhone!

Who cares :)

According to statistics quoted by Steve Jobs, 957 million mobile phones were sold worldwide last year. (That compares with 209 million PCs.) Just a 1 percent market share would mean selling around 10 million units, the Apple CEO figures ;)

One other big question: how will the iPhone sync? To succeed, the iPhone will need to sync with Microsoft Outlook running on Windows, something Steve Jobs didn't mention. It's hard to believe Apple doesn't know that?! I don't think syncing with iTunes is going to cut it.

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs holds the new iPhone in San Francisco, California January 9, 2007. Apple unveiled an eagerly-anticipated iPod mobile phone with a touch-screen on Tuesday, priced at $599 for 8 gigabytes of memory, pushing the company's shares up as much as 8.5 percent. Jobs said the iPhone, which also will be available in a 4-gigabyte model for $499, will ship in June in the United States. The phones will be available in Europe in the fourth quarter and in Asia in 2008.(REUTERS/Kimberly White 09 Jan 2007)

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