This is, by and large, one of the biggest thing to come from Apple. However,while the software is definitely top-notch, the hardware is confusingly archaic. Why put out a product to be globally available in 2008 using hardware of 2005? And you can't justify it saying, "well it doesn't really need this or that..." Come on, who are you kidding? And if you're waiting for upgrades such as a 3-5 MP camera, future 3G, etc., etc., why didn't Apple come out with it in the first place? 2MP is already run of the mill by today's standard and will soon be rendered obsolete once N95 raises the bar to 5 MP. And this thing is bringing in 2 MP... in 2008?
Of course we can point out the niceties in Steve Jobs's keynote speech. That's conceded, this thing has GREAT software. But why sell your clients short on the hardware? Because that's what it is: Selling short.
I'll be waiting to see the magic of this beauty... aewsome! B-E-A-UuuuuTIFUL
"GSM ARENA team": hurry up! and take a test drive a.s.a.p...
to Chris: :)) apple(which is a corporation, not a charity organization) is not making phones for fans, but to make themselfs some big juicy profits. it's all about the money kids!
iPhone is a wish came true! Proud to be an Apple fan!
BTW, I hope this phone is Mac-compatible only, leaving those hardcore Nightmare fans aside, anyone love their Mac will love this iPhone as well, I bet! :->
I'm ready to change my Sagem MyX8 for the Iphone! even if it's not a 3G phone.
This is such a great phone no need of a stylus just use fingers and everything of this phone is so cool
I personally want one seems so cute but there are some ppl saying that this is not a true smart phone b/c you can't really download applications and stuff like others using window mobile. I'm using 8525 from cingular and i love it, i added so much applications and cool stuff on it and i got 1g to store songs and stuff seems enough I personally don't want to pay that to download once the phone release. howevmuch money for 4000+ songs that i don't even listen to. Apple most def will have widgets for them to download once the phone is release. However I still want one it's so sexy from the front to the back LOL...
guys.... I bet this phone will only be much more cheaper than n95..... N95 has bad camera.... u guys noe wat? i have prototype for this phone and it hangs quite often... I am sure this phone will be troublesome if it is spoiled..... Too many electronic parts are packed into a tight case.... which means n95 will be very easy to get spoiled. Iphone is more for style.... Ugly and fat people will use n95 while cool people with smart brain will use this babe
nokia n95 will absolutely destroy this phone. its better in every way. oh woopdi doo, its touch screen.. so what? give me an OS like nokia n series, fastest dat transfers to date and uncomparable multimedia capabilities, this phone looks like my 4 year old dummy phone compared to n95
by the way to everyone who didnt get the full spec of the phone this will be arround 499$ & if you want to learn the features
go to that link & watch the apple iphone intro
the only new thing that this phone brigs is the touch-sensitive screen(the biggest until now... i think) that virtually eliminates buttons and a direct interface which u can manipulate everything with. BUT, on the other hand, the specs aren't mind-blowing. i mean a phone with a 2 MP camera with no autofocus and now flash announced in 2007 is quite behind. also: no 3G, no radio. from this point of view, O2 XDA Atom or others is much better. but i think apple did it again, they are sooo good at PR an know how to build expectations!
yeah, i love people who complain 8gb isn't enough. LMAO! like the paltry 128mb internal and 2gb sandisk cards in their phones are any better.
palm is selling Treos with worse capabilities than this and 60mb memory at the same price if not more!
and most phones that offer gigabytes of memory at all are hard drives, not flash memory. and 8 GIGABYTES AT THAT!
get over yourselves. iPhone is here to take over the world.
hey guys ya its a good phone and 8gb is prefect for a phone like that its going to be for $600 on contract so do the math
the price is $499 for a 4Gig Iphone while $599 for an 8Gig.. Cheap eh?? the drawback with this phone when it is released is it wont be exlusive... >.
Using OSX is a great choice IMO, I've used Windows for 7+ years, switch to OSX a year ago and would never want to go back to Windows if I don't have to, I use Windows only for gaming.
OK, So if you listen to Steve Jobs' keynote, he said that they have to wait for FCC approval before they can sell it. So he is obviously giving themselves enough time to do that. The hype and media coverage was so huge before Macworld, if they didn't annouce it, it would have been crazy + I bet (and I have no inside source on this) that they will put 3G in there. I reckon that because we have to wait till the end of the year/next year for us Australians, that this will give them enough time to put 3G in the phone. 3G also uses more battery power, so they will have to solve the battery power issue before they release one with 3G. Anyway, edge isn't that bad. But a better camera would have been nice. Guess we will have to wait and see. Can't wait though, because this is the best look phone and OS I has seen in my 5 years in the Mobile industry.
"Don't get me wrong, I love the phone and it's functions, I just don't want to get it and then join the millions of people that will wind up getting it within the end of the year."
do you keep your phones for five years? what a stupid idea. by the time the price comes down and everyone has it, you'll be onto something else. it will probably be $500-$600 for the next two years. everybody won't have it at that price.