1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Apple introduces the iPhone at Macworld 2007

Discussion in 'News' started by Darksaber, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. Darksaber

    Darksaber W1zzard's Sidekick Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    2,627 (0.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    788
    Location:
    Gmunden, Austria
    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.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Source: Engadget
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2007
  2. jocksteeluk

    jocksteeluk New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2006
    Messages:
    1,457 (0.46/day)
    Thanks Received:
    46
    Location:
    The 13th room on the 13th floor of the 13th buildi
    im am not an apple mark but that phone looks like the idea will soon be mass copied
  3. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    9,513 (3.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,142
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO That looks perty. But from apple... Lots of copies I expect.
  4. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2005
    Messages:
    5,491 (1.56/day)
    Thanks Received:
    267
    Location:
    England
    Very very nice. Bring on the iPod haters!
  5. bruins004 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2005
    Messages:
    2,480 (0.76/day)
    Thanks Received:
    75
    Hmmm looks pretty nice.
    But I wonder how easily an average user can damage that.

    Whats next...ILaptop?
  6. xylomn

    xylomn New Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Messages:
    661 (0.22/day)
    Thanks Received:
    18
    Location:
    Swindon, England, United Kingdom
    looks nice but i bet its easily damaged
  7. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2005
    Messages:
    5,491 (1.56/day)
    Thanks Received:
    267
    Location:
    England
    The phrase "iBook" ring a bell? :confused:
  8. ryboto

    ryboto New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    294 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3
    this is what I've been waiting for...almost. Needs a better camera, and it's an all in one device, phone-camera-multimedia.
  9. Easy Rhino

    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Messages:
    13,411 (4.71/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,233
    this is an amazing product. and with their iTV and all the other products that cross new communication/media boundrys it is becoming confusing!
  10. evil bill New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2006
    Messages:
    370 (0.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    14
    Location:
    Scotland
    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.
  11. evil bill New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2006
    Messages:
    370 (0.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    14
    Location:
    Scotland
    Dime Bar? :laugh:
  12. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    19,825 (6.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5,933
    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.

    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.
    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
  13. Sasqui

    Sasqui

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    7,572 (2.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,353
    Location:
    Manchester, NH
    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!
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 9, 2007
  14. Easy Rhino

    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Messages:
    13,411 (4.71/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,233
    ya, this is basically a useful sony psp
  15. pead929 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2006
    Messages:
    132 (0.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6
    Location:
    New York, NY
    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.
  16. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2005
    Messages:
    5,491 (1.56/day)
    Thanks Received:
    267
    Location:
    England
  17. ryboto

    ryboto New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    294 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3
    "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.
  18. pead929 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2006
    Messages:
    132 (0.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6
    Location:
    New York, NY
    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.
  19. error_f0rce

    error_f0rce New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    942 (0.31/day)
    Thanks Received:
    12
    Location:
    Wisconsin, USA
    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.
  20. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    9,513 (3.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,142
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  21. v-zero Guest

    So where do I buy one?
  22. evil bill New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2006
    Messages:
    370 (0.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    14
    Location:
    Scotland
  23. new_rez New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2006
    Messages:
    446 (0.15/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    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.
  24. v-zero Guest

  25. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2005
    Messages:
    5,491 (1.56/day)
    Thanks Received:
    267
    Location:
    England
    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.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page