There is a lot to catch up on regarding the iPhone so I am going to make these posts as quick as possible and get onto the good stuff. I have listed some of the tech specs just as a refresher, but lets talk about what makes this phone so great.
The iPhone is going to be your one stop shopping resource for all of your mobile needs. It is first and foremost a cell phone. It is very thin and not too big which allows it to fit nicely in the pocket, but still have an awesome 3.5 inch widescreen display. The most interesting part of the phone feature is the visual voicemail. With visual voicemail you will be able to see all of your voicemails and choose which one to hear first or if you want to listen to them at all. I think this is going to be one of my favorite features about the iPhone since it will make listening to voicemail more quick and efficient.
Now we move on to the email function of the iPhone. The email is going to be in rich HTML, which is different from most PDA phones these days. It will allow you to see the email just like you would on a computer and also send and recieve pictures just like on a home computer or laptop. This will make the email a much more exciting feature. Also, the virtual full qwerty keyboard will allow easy typing with one hand or two.
That brings us to the multi-touch system. The iPhone has a multi-touch system that allows the phone to have almost no physical buttons. Almost all of the input that you give the device will be through the use of the large 3.5 inch display. This will make the iPhone very updatable which is something that has not been mentioned much. If the software just shows you the buttons that you need, then more buttons or features can be made simply by updating the software. That is ingenius.
On the to internet functionality of the device. The internet is again going to be full featured just like the email, which is different form most PDA phones. This will allow you to see thing the way that they were intended just like this Blog. You can zoom in and out with the pinch or opening of your finger and thumb together or apart. This will be a great way to navigate and still be able to see the things that you want to see.
Then there is the iPod functionality of the device. There are plenty reasons why Apple dominates the mobile music industry, and this is only going to make them dominate even more. It is a video iPod with all of the features of the regular iPod along with the ability to flip through music easier because of the touchscreen. Also, the widescreen display is much larger than the current iPod videos available.
You get all of these great features and more that I don't have time to mention. Talking about it makes me want one today, but we all have to wait for it to come out later this month. No official date has been mentioned yet, but it has been mentioned that it is on schedule to come out this month. I hope you are on the waiting list, because they are going to go fast.
That is all for today, hopefully that catches everyone up as far as what the iPhone is and next time we will talk about other companies and how they are responding to this.
Screen size 3.5 inches
Screen resolution 320 by 480 at 160 ppi
Input method Multi-touch
Operating system OS X
Storage 4GB or 8GB
GSM Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)
Wireless data Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0
Camera 2.0 megapixels
Up to 5 hoursTalk / Video / Browsing
Up to 16 hoursAudio playback
Dimensions 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches / 115 x 61 x 11.6mm
Weight 4.8 ounces / 135 grams