Tuesday, January 9th 2007

Apple introduces the iPhone at Macworld 2007

Everyone has been waiting for this one - the Apple iPhone. It actually uses a wide screen display and touch screen with multi finger gestures. The device will run Mac OS X. 8GB memory serve as storage for your iTunes, contacts and all the usual data. You can also take pictures using the 2 megapixel camera and it is very thin: 11.6 mm. You can listen to your music through the speaker or use normal head phones. The display is incredibly dense: 160ppi. The device has sensors which detect if you put your ear to the phone, what kind of light sitation you are in and if you are holding the iPhone horizontal or landscape. The device uses quad-band GSM + EDGE. So no 3G/UMTS services, but it has WiFi and bluetooth.

Source: Engadget
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52 Comments on Apple introduces the iPhone at Macworld 2007

#1
jocksteeluk
im am not an apple mark but that phone looks like the idea will soon be mass copied
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#2
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO That looks perty. But from apple... Lots of copies I expect.
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#3
Jimmy 2004
Very very nice. Bring on the iPod haters!
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#4
bruins004
Hmmm looks pretty nice.
But I wonder how easily an average user can damage that.

Whats next...ILaptop?
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#5
xylomn
looks nice but i bet its easily damaged
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#6
Jimmy 2004
by: bruins004
Whats next...ILaptop?
The phrase "iBook" ring a bell? :confused:
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#7
ryboto
this is what I've been waiting for...almost. Needs a better camera, and it's an all in one device, phone-camera-multimedia.
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#8
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
this is an amazing product. and with their iTV and all the other products that cross new communication/media boundrys it is becoming confusing!
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#9
evil bill
looks VERY nice, but I thought it might have better than a 2 megapixel camera tbh. Splitting hairs though - its version I.o so Im sure its features will get tweaked, and its realllllll purty.
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#10
evil bill
by: Jimmy 2004
The phrase "iBook" ring a bell? :confused:
Dime Bar? :laugh:
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#11
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Looks very pretty.
Looks very easy to break.
Looks very expensive.
Looks like I probably won't be getting one, unless I win the lottery.

by: bruins004
Whats next...ILaptop?
I would go with iKnife. You use it to defend all your other expesive Apple toys from robbers, and you do it in style while listening to music from the headphone jack and record the robber begging for mercy using the built in microphone, and talking to your wife hiding in the bedroom closet using the built in two way communicator.
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#12
Sasqui
Hey, they practically brought the MP3 player to market... though I wouldn't buy an iPod. This looks like another revolution... if you live part of your life with a PDA, you will probably say (like me), I freakin want one!
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#13
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
ya, this is basically a useful sony psp
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#14
pead929
I had a Creative Nomad way before ipod was even a thought so don't say that they brought the mp3 player to the market. They just made it smaller and prettier.
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#16
ryboto
by: pead929
I had a Creative Nomad way before ipod was even a thought so don't say that they brought the mp3 player to the market. They just made it smaller and prettier.
"smaller and prettier", ie. popular and wanted by the masses. Face it, it's become synonymous with mp3 players just as nintendo once was with video games. I'll never own an ipod, but I wont argue its dominance in the market.
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#17
pead929
I don't know where you come from but everybody and their mother in my neighborhood had an mp3 player before the first ipod came out. I never said they didn't own the market.
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#18
error_f0rce
by: pead929
I had a Creative Nomad way before ipod was even a thought so don't say that they brought the mp3 player to the market. They just made it smaller and prettier.
Agreed, but they were the first to successfully market it in such a way that everyone wanted one. This is the heart of consumerism... unfortunately ingenuity seems to take a backseat to style these days.
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So where do I buy one?
#22
new_rez
by: error_f0rce
Agreed, but they were the first to successfully market it in such a way that everyone wanted one. This is the heart of consumerism... unfortunately ingenuity seems to take a backseat to style these days.
I've never liked the ipod. I thinks its ugly and there are much better Mp3 players out there that wont burn a massive hole in your trousers.

On the other hand I do like this. It reminds me of that completely touch screen Nokia thing with the hydrogen cell. I can imagine when these phones are released to consumers they will cost a hefty amount of money :( Hopefully it will be worth it.
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#24
Jimmy 2004
by: v-zero
Je suis Anglais, mais merci.
That site's in English for me... or were you refering to the fact that it's the American site rather than the British one? Us Brits always get the Apple news late...

At least we don't have the Zune yet.
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#25
evil bill
yeah, its only on the US site, not the UK one - I wonder which network provider they will go with in the UK
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