I don’t have words to describe how cool this phone looks! I don’t want to appear biased, but I think it will be the best phone out there in the market when it will be be rolled out later this year in June in partnership with A&T’s Cingular. It’s supposed to be priced at $499! It includes the normal cell phone features PLUS the iPod and the Internet Tools that you will ever need. Just makes me think that what should people like me do who already have an iPod? Time to throw it? I suspect that iPhone will also cannibalize Apple’s iPod business vastly. Obviously, more and more people will want to buy an iPhone which has everything built-in instead of shelling out $250 on an iPod. Steve Jobs expects to revolutionize the telecommunications industry in the same way as he changed the landscape of the media industry in 2001 with the introduction of his iPods. You can watch Steve Jobs presenting the iPhone over here.
Here are some screenshots from the Apple Website:
The website actually has a Demo Video that shows you how this whole thing works. You must take a look to get the real feel for it 🙂
Like many other smart phones, this one has an on screen keyboard which can be used to type in your messages.
The phone packs a punch with a lots of Hi-Tech stuff like the Multi-Touch (you can control everything using your fingers), Intelligent Keyboard (QWERTY soft keyboard lets you easily send and receive messages).It uses OS X for all the applications. It has a quad-band GSM, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR.
I think that the best feature is the Built- in advanced sensors. Some of the things that it does includes:
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.
Sounds good to me. I would love to give it a try later. The only problem is that I am with T-Mobile for now on a 2year contract. 😦 I think Apple will be smarter and roll out the phones with all the cell phone providers!
Okay, small UPDATE from Engadget:
And the reality slowly sets in about what the iPhone is and is not. Noted analyst and Engadget pal Michael Gartenberg stated that the iPhone is first party software ONLY — i.e. not a smartphone by conventional terms, being that a smartphone is a platform device that allows software to be installed. That means hungry power-users — you know, those people ready and willing to plunk down $600 for an 8GB musicphone — won’t be able to extend the functionality of their phone any more than Apple (but thankfully not Cingular) dictates. Other unfortunate realities about the device:
- No 3G. We know you know, but still, it hurts man.
- No over the air iTunes Store downloads or WiFi syncing to your host machine.
- No expandable memory.
- No removable battery.
- No Exchange or Office support.