IT’S ALIVE! Apple and Cingular announce iPhone

January 9th, 2007

 Apple iPhone

What actually looks like a photoshop image is real. Today during MacWorld’s kick off, Steve Jobs took pride in announcing the first Apple iPhone. The Apple iPhone integrates iPod + phone + OS X. Just when we thought Cisco would be the ones offering the “iPhone” looks like Apple worked around that. The all new Apple iPhone comes packed with features starting off with a 3.5″ touch display with special sensors to turn off touch sensitivity when it’s near your face along with Quadband GSM radio with EDGE. Not only that but we have Wi-Fi, 2 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth and oh yes… OS X.

The iPhone will come in two variants a 4GB and 8GB and will be offered exclusively thru Cingular Wireless (AT&T) in the USA, no word for other countries yet. The iPhone will launch June 2007 with a price tag of $499 (4GB) or $599 (8GB) with two year contract.

Just to top it off Apple also formed a partnership with Yahoo! to offer free IMAP push email for customers with iPhones. Not only that but you will find Google maps, OS X Widgets, Safari, and iTunes. Visit the Apple site for more details.

Source: Engadget Mobile

 

Apple iPhone

 

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9 Comments Add your own

    KungFuMoses  |  January 9th, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    Some important questions remain unanswered here. Why no UMTS? Does it have expandable memory via microSD or other? It sure sounds like this phone will be locked to the Cingular network which is devastatingly disappointing. Everything I read prior to the launch suggested that Stevie was not down with the carrier subsidised handset business model and it looks like this phone will not be sub’d by Cingular. Does that mean I can go to an Apple store in June and buy this unlocked and use it on another GSM carrier(T-Mo)? Since the phone will not be subsidesed they have to sell it unlocked right? RIGHT?!?!?!?

    Geo  |  January 9th, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    Bye-Bye Sprint and Samsung A900, Hello Cingular and Apple iPhone.

    Eduardo  |  January 10th, 2007 at 1:47 am

    Wow!

    Wonder if one will be able to d/l songs directly into the mobile through a wireless network/hot-spot?

    Mark  |  January 10th, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    Hello BABYYYYYYY what a beauty and i mean that this is going to revolutionize the way we use our mobile phones and is going to make it more understandably a fashion accessory.

    Andrew  |  January 10th, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    wow that is real expensive. too bad its not comming out for verizon though. what I have heard about cingular and its bad service doesnt make me want to switch to it no matter how cool the phone is. I bet it will be overhyped and not as good as they say it will be. Companies seem to be doing that a lot lately.

    Brett Schulte  |  January 10th, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    Anyone wanna bet the next MacBook has built in Cingulat (AT&T) 3G?

    Matt Galloway  |  January 18th, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    This phone will be hot. from viewing the demo and key note video, the user interface I see that (like the ipod) Apple has written a user experience that will be far more intuitive and easy to use. After seeing it work you will say “why would anyone do it any other way” I have a Cingular 8125 and it does most of what the iPhone does (MP3, WiFi, sync with PC, etc) with MS mobile but it’s physically thick, the apps are clunky and many icons and buttons are too small. The iPhone says toss away the keypad and the stylus and use thier new touch technology. Cingular’s netork is rock solid in my area (Midwest) and they will sell many many of these. Want to know more, check out the demos at apple.

    Pam  |  January 20th, 2007 at 10:06 am

    If Verizon got a hold of that phone, you know they’d cripple it somehow… I’ll switch to Cingular in a heartbeat. Verizon sucks.

    Aleks  |  January 24th, 2007 at 12:43 am

    yea this is a great combination, actually one of the best gadgets there is available. i can’t afford it but why would i wanna pay for that when i can get any phone and an mp4 player. u have songs videos, and a cell. but i must admit that if i could afford this i would definately buy it. it’s the shiznit no doubt

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