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Summary of first iPhone review impressions

Since the first iPhone reviews are in, made an interesting list of features which the iPhone has ... or has not:
  • The mobile version of OS X or whatever it is the iPhone runs takes up 700MB of the device's capacity. Damn son!
  • There's no way to cut, copy, or paste text! WHOA! Big, big mistake.
  • No A2DP support. That, friends, is such a huge bummer right there.
  • Sorry, music can't be used as a ringtone -- even if it's just a raw MP3. No additional ringtones will be sold at launch.
  • On a PC the iPhone syncs with Outlook for calendars AND addresses! Noice.
  • It supports Exchange in some capacity, according to Walt, but he doesn't exactly say how.

Apple employees get free 8GB iPhone

Steve Jobs has announced, that Apple will be giving all its roughly 17,787 employees a free 8GB iPhone. This even includes part-time employees which have been with the company for more than a year. This "giveaway" will cost Apple around 12 Million US Dollars when compared to the iPhone retail price. Should be interesting to see if employees will have to pay up for a AT&T contract to fully use the iPhone and its features.Source: Think Secret

Apple’s iPhone gets a release date

After the obvious success of the iPod, Apple will be hoping for similar results from its next major gadget: the iPhone. Although just about all of the details regarding the iPhone’s specification have been available for some time now, Apple has only just revealed that the release date for the iPhone will be on 29th June (presumably this year) - so if you want to have the next big thing from Apple, you better start saving $600 now. However, that date is only for North America and there’s no indication of a release date for Europe. If you want to take a look at the iPhone adverts on Apple's website, click here.Source: Engadget

Apple iPhone Gets FCC Approval

Apple recently announced that it has officially received FCC approval to sell the iPhone, its much anticipated entry into the mobile phone market. Along with getting FCC approval, the iPhone is ready to ship next month, Apple spokespeople said.

All mobile phones offered in the United States must receive a "grant of equipment authorization," which means it has received the green light from the FCC.

"We're on track to release it in late June," Cingular spokesman Mark Siegel said. "Nothing has changed."

FCC documents confirmed the iPhone will have WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities. Apple requested the FCC keep several details secret from the public, including the official launch date of the device. Apple also requested the FCC not release external or internal photographs and user manual of the iPhone for 45 days -- which means the material will likely not be made available until the iPhone is on the market.Source: DailyTech

OS X Leopard Delayed for the iPhone

Apple’s latest version of OS X, known as ‘Leopard’, has now officially been delayed until October – with Apple’s reason being that they’ve had to borrow some OS X software engineers to work on the iPhone. Although Apple previously denied rumours relating to a Leopard delay, it appears they’ve now been forced to admit they’re behind schedule, albeit for different reasons than first suspected.
Apple Statement

Phone has already passed several of its required certification tests and is on schedule to ship in late June as planned. We can’t wait until customers get their hands (and fingers) on it and experience what a revolutionary and magical product it is. However, iPhone contains the most sophisticated software ever shipped on a mobile device, and finishing it on time has not come without a price — we had to borrow some key software engineering and QA resources from our Mac OS X team, and as a result we will not be able to release Leopard at our Worldwide Developers Conference in early June as planned. While Leopard's features will be complete by then, we cannot deliver the quality release that we and our customers expect from us. We now plan to show our developers a near final version of Leopard at the conference, give them a beta copy to take home so they can do their final testing, and ship Leopard in October. We think it will be well worth the wait. Life often presents tradeoffs, and in this case we're sure we've made the right ones.
Source: Apple

Apple iPhone Release Date Confirmed

Cingular is confirming that the release date of Apple's iPhone will be June 11. That date is no coincidence. It's the first day of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, scheduled to be held in San Francisco from June 11th through June 15th. The Apple iPhone features mobile OS X, integrated iPod MP3 player, true push e-mail via Yahoo Mail, a 2-megapixel camera, and a 3.5-inch display with higher resolution(320x480 at 160 ppi) than any current iPod. The phone capabilities include quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900) network support, up to 5 hours battery life when talking. The iPhone will be available in 4GB and 8GB configurations for $499 and $599 respectively.Source: CNET News

Cisco iPhone patent Canadian telecommunications provider

While Cisco is busy worrying about whether or not Apple will get to use the iPhone name, Canadian telecommunications provider Comwave is threatening to take legal action against Cisco if they do not change their own iPhone's name. Comwave has owned and been offering an iPhone service since 2004. The president of Comwave claims that "there has been a Comwave iPhone for years, and, (according to)Canadian law on first use, iPhone is ours". Comwave claims that both Cisco and Apple should have thought of other names for their various telecom devices.Source: CNET

LG and Prada show off iPhone look-alike

The LG/Prada KE850 designer handset was announced last year, but looks awfully familiar. The KE850 looks very similar to the Apple iPhone, right down to the form factor, the touch screen, and the glossy user interface. The KE850 uses a tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE radio to connect to wireless providers, and has a slew of interesting features. It comes with an 800mAh battery, a 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, an SD memory card for storage, full multimedia playback features, Bluetooth 2.0, and USB 2.0. While the KE850 is slightly smaller than the iPhone, 9.9 x 5.4 x 1.2cm to the Apple gadget's 11.5 x 6.1 x 1.2cm, it lacks some serious features that are iPhone exclusives. The LG device lacks Wi-fi, and costs a lot more than the iPhone ($777, or 600 Euros compared to $600, or 463 Euros for the best Apple iPhone).

Source: The Register

Apple iPhone 'only' costs $246-$281 to manufacture

While Apple is expected to charge around $500 for their revolutionary new iPhone, independent firm iSupply did some investigating into how much this thing is really worth. The 4GB model "only" costs $229.85 in terms of raw hardware costs, though after OS X is installed, configured, and licensed, the device cost is estimated at $245.83. The MSRP of the 4GB model is $500. The $600 8GB iPhone costs $280.83 to produce. If these figures are close to what Apple is really paying, once the iPhone begins shipping (and once it gets an FCC ID, if it hasn't already done so), it will earn Apple a lofty sum of money for each sale. And if the iPhone doesn't catch on due to an obscenely high price, Apple will have plenty of room for price cuts. The phones will be carried by Cingular later this year.Source: The Register
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