The phone will be out in europe by end of year, october would be a guess. In the US you are talking somewhere around june. Price is plus $500 in US, in the UK in pounds im guessing (and part hoping) for a 200-300 price mark. Wont be to many if any contract concessions.
To answer another question the sim card is removeable and slides in at the top or bottom of the phone.
Rumour is saying that the phone will be locked to 3rd party developers. The OS is a small version of macs OSX, apple will control everything that is put on the device. Bad for the amount of software available, but good in my opinion for overall quality of the software.
People should not judge the phone until its out. Nobody is expecting the internet to work well going thru cingular, particularly through edge. But i trust (and based on the performance of its wifi when it was showed off by steve jobs) its wifi will work amazingly. I repeat... the wifi will not be locked down on cingular contracts. You got done by an april fools.
i really dont like this i bet if it breaks now unless u have free insurance then it will cost a fortune to repair thats wot i think anyway
Does any body no if the iphone has a sim slot or if the sim is a built into the phone?
The lack of 3G killed it, I'll be waiting for the 3G version, though
I'm using Pocket PC for years, near about all models of i-mate & others. So I think every thing is OK, but what about its softwres?? (I mean operating system) OS. If third parties start developing softwares for this phone, then I think this is the best phone for new generation. Otherwise we have to waite for a while untill its software available!
CANT search gsmarena by display size = 480x320 . gsmarena needs to fix this.
for a phone that costs so much, youd expect a 3 megapixel camera. my advice: get a nice phone and an ipod
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do u know how much will it cost?(euros)
Relax guys, as i thought its crap. Apple would not allow the device to be affected in that way. They will control whats put on this device, not cingular and not the european providers either, whoever that may be. Internet provision is a key part of the device and apple would ensure its available. Cingular are playing to apples tune, they have already had to sacrifice a lot to even win the contract with them. Internet will be slow outside of wifi spots using edge thats for sure, but i expect the wifi to be excellent. Bring on the 3G version and the european release! Might tempt me away from my money then.
If iPhone does not have wifi, it's just a piece of junk. The reason that I wanted to buy the iPhone was it has better internet communication than other PDA phones. If iPhone does not have wifi, I would buy other PDA phone rather than iPhone with cheaper price.
Heres the story on the non-wifi movement
"Apple Caves To Cingular iPhone Demands
April 1, 9:13 AM source: FCC / Apple
Newly spotted FCC documents provide the final details and specs of Apple's iPhone, and it no longer includes Wi-Fi. The iPhone was approved for GSM/EDGE 850 and 1900, and Bluetooth, but the lack of Wi-Fi certification in the FCC pages shows that AT&T (Cingular) may have won a round at the negotiating table with Apple. The user manual submitted to the FCC also shows that Apple's planned set of "widgets" have mostly been replaced with links to Cingular services such as Cingular Video and MEdia Mall. An Apple spokesperson told Phone Scoop that Wi-Fi was dropped to save battery life. The iPhone is already without a 3G data radio. For it to lose Wi-Fi is a major blow to Apple and the device itself. Also, at the recent CTIA show, AT&T revealed initial pricing for the plans associated with the iPhone. A 600-minute plan with unlimited data will run $179.99 per month. An analyst from Yankee Group said that if consumers are "gullible enough to pay $600 for the iPhone then they can afford the high monthly fees."
Heres a link
My information comes from working for Cingular Wireless, it's all about money. The reduction of Wifi being on the launched device means people are stuck using the Edge internet speeds, which inturns means a boost in data plans since people wont be able to have a wifi option and get their own internet to the device. Wireless companies want you to spend money not save.. its bad to say but its the truth lol.
How is wifi closed down? What the hell are these people on about? If you are going to start talking about stuff with cingular can you at least back your opinions up? I have not read one single thing about such limitations on the device and i keep well up on all apple rumours.
The wifi will connect to your home wireless networks or other hotspots around your country? This surely has nothing to do with cingular, you are not paying them for this data received.
If what you are saying is that the internet will be limited outside of wifi areas, then thats fair enough, but it wont be that great anyway due to only edge support. wait for the 3g version which is undoutedly already being worked on by apple. Myself i cant see the phone coming to the UK or Europe for that matter without 3G support. Cingular wont be providing in europe anyway, so this doesnt concern me. Anyone got any idea who will provide in the UK? Orange, o2 or 3 seem the likely candidates to me.
No doubt the phones expensive but if you want this sort of beautiiful interface, with yes, "everything just working" then you can expect to pay a premium. Remember this is an ipod as well guys!
Like to clarify for people thinking this phone is the truth, i hate to break your hearts but it's a waste of money.
I work for cingular, guess what.. no more WiFi!!! And the Special plans for the device are going to start at $179.99/Month. Like the other cingular employee mentioned.
Also the price is $499.99 (4GB) and $599.99 (8GB) THIS is with a 2Year Contract!! If your not elgible to extend your agreent add another $150-175 ontop of those prices to figure out your non-comitment pricing.
I'm very deep with the technical side and data side within Cingular, and like i tell every customer comming into the store asking about the device.. It's a waste of money! In the summer with the launch of the device we will be comming out with a couple new devices with 3G and ability to use a 4GB micro sd... So Better Phones, Cheaper Prices.. Same Music Storage with the 4GB micro sd's coming out..
guess it will "just work" with everything but high speed internet, streaming video, and the same edge thats been around for years. way to go steve jobs. keep those fans happy =). i work for cingular so more data plans and cash for me