The Much Anticipated Apple iPhone By James Petramalo
Overview of the iPhone • The Apple iPhone is a state of the art Personal Digital Assistant or PDA. With this device you will be able to do many things including: make cell phone calls connect to the internet write e-mails watch movies take pictures listen to music manage contacts manage a calander also works as a Global Position System (GPS) unit which will give you turn by turn driving directions
Specifications • Screen size: 8.9 cm (3.5 in) • Screen resolution: 320×480 pixels at 160 ppi • Input method: Multi-touch screen interface (the "Home" button is the iPhone's only physical front panel button) • Operating System: OS X • Storage: 4 or 8 GB Flash memory • Quad bandGSM (GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900) • WiFi (802.11b/802.11g), EDGE and Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR • 2 megapixel camera • Built-in rechargeable, non-removable battery with up to 5 hours of talk/video/browsing or up to 16 hours of audio playback • Size: 115×61×11.6 mm (4.5×2.4×0.46 in) • Weight: 135 g (4.8 oz) Information Received From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone
The iPhone • The iPhone has a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screen that provides a crisp, clear image. The screen is also touch screen which allows you perform all of the features by hand. On the one small screen you can text message, e-mail, dial numbers, etc. There are no small plastic buttons to push or swiveling features to this phone. It is basic and ready to use in your hand.
What Drives the iPhone… • Believe it or not the iPhone has the same operating system as the Mac computer. It is the Mac OS X and it will also have the same “widgets” as the computers. By having the same operating system, it really is just like having your desk or laptop in the palm of your hand.
Competitors • The iPhone is not the first of it’s kind by any means. For the past several years its competitors have been making users lives easier with other PDA cell phones. Others include: • Palm Treo - made by Motorola and used on almost all cell phone carriers. • Blackberry – also made by motorola and is also capable on most cell phone carriers. The difference between the two is the operating systems are made by different publishers. • Each cell phone provider has come their own version. The most common operating system is the Microsoft Windows Mobile.
Carriers of the iPhone • There is only one cell phone carrier for the iPhone at its release. The carrier will be At&t and it will only offer the phone with a two year contract. It will not offer any rebates as well. Analysts are projecting a price increase after its release.
Launch Date and Price • Announced in only January of this year, the iPhone is set to hit the shelves in June. This does not mean that it has been a quick road in the development of the device. It has been in development for almost as long as the iPod. • The prices for the iPhone at release will be $499 for the 4GB and $599 for the 8GB.
Internet Capabilities • Like its competitors, you will have the ability to connect to the internet with the iPhone. By using local hotspots or receiving signal straight to the device, you will be able to browse just like you were at home. • Internet Specs: Quad bandGSM (GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900) • WiFi (802.11b/802.11g), EDGE and Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR
System Requirements • You do not have to have a special operating system to be able to utilize the features of the iPhone. Any up to date Mac or Microsoft operating system will be just fine.
Sources • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone • http://tech.yahoo.com/blog/null/12908 • http://www.apple.com/iphone/