I don't see why people are so hot for this thing it may be thin but it's still huge. Also there is nothing new in it the only thing it really has is the mac os x operating system. I would personally wait to see what SonyEricsson, Nokia or Samsung are doing this year because the specs for this thing are all 2005-2006.
Beware other Smartphones !! iphone is here !! The smartphone industry is getting better by the day. and with its enormous succes through Ipods, Apple will start as a winner in this segment.
shamaz, dats d word; "wait for N93i". i biliv N93i 'll capture minds wt its exellnt features.
This phone is going to sweep the Mobile Era for sure....Waiting to hit the stores
..Truly amazing..Hats Off to APPLE - THE Innovation company
Currently the owner of E6, motorola , this phone does look good and I sure am well aware that apple always gives the best to the market , but the thing is my phone is much advanced by its age , while iphone will come in 2007 somewhere in july and even later to the rest of the world , so its not up to its mark by the laucnh date. Won't survive longer in market , plus its too expensive , personally I have used more than 45 phones of all genres and interfaces , the phone is excellant but not quite up to the mark.
First of all this is not exactly a phone - it is a PDA, which means that it's more like your iPod with a gsm module. Thats why it comes with 4 or 8 gb memory. iPhone is not ergonomic enough to use it like digital camera so why it should have 5mpix? "no MMS", "no word, spreadsheet, pdf" - what the hell, man - IT HAS MOBILE MAC OS X!!! You can have everything you want on it! I think it is very nice and smart move from Apple's side to announce it so early, it will happen the same as with the iPod - everybody will imitate it, but none could beat it :)
Cheers to all who tremble until it's out.
The problem with this phone is that it will be released fully in 2008, meanwhile the nokia N95 will already be on the market for 9 months plus. People will be used to dealing with a 5 mp phone and having 3g, while the iphone will be lacking in this dept. I believe that this will storm in the US market, but in europe and asia I am not so sure. But this is sure no give Nokia, SE, Samsung and Moto a firm kick in the back side
In this game of mobile competition, its no longer going to be just about features but the Cool & Hip factor. Look at Apple's Shuffle, when it was first announced critics decried its lack of display screen and basic features, some even saying that the Shuffle would be the worst flash mp3 player ever. But look at what happened? It went from nothing to best-selling, shutting these critics up. Now here people and industry players are making the same type of comments about the iPhone and its feature-set. In time, the iPhone's launch is going to be so successful that your judgements about it will prove so wrong.
PROS: ALL THE FEATURE ON THE PHONE
CONS: no 3G
no FM Radio
no VIDEO CAPTURE
5megapixel camera would be better
no word,worksheet,pdf reader
maybe apple should include 3G and HSDPA into this gadget and can save a word files, pdf files, worksheet files, and as ive read in this article they did not mention about MMS sending and receiving??? But truly this Phone is amazing i think sony ericsson, nokia, samsung etc. should make a phone in this kind of level...
i really cant wait to use this beauty .. its an amazing phone .. apple does it again :)
How dare you even comment saying that the N 95 will be better. I worked strenuous hours slaving my metacarpals and putting my heart and soul into this phone. It has the equivalent of my brain inside it. And that my minions is a hard thing to accomplish. Now lets talk about Star Trek. Blah. How dare he use Kryptonite against him. He shall never beat me.
I can wholeheartly agree that this is a very ambitious project for apple. For months/years rumors have been brewing about this secret "iphone" and now its finally revealed. While its specs are extremely impressive I dont know if Im gonna jump to get one. In many ways it kinda mirrors Sony's PSP if you think about it. Just because you can cram a bunch of impressive specs into a small package doesnt mean its going to be the ultimate thing. Cellphones have graduated beyond being a portable means to talk. Companies are constantly competing to make the digital swiss army knife(figuratively speaking) of our dreams. However there are some things that I think shouldnt be compromised in order to achieve this. Lets look at what a cell phone is. Its a PORTABLE device. Things that are portable should be built to deal with being carried arround in and out. Does the iPhone look sturdy? Not really. I would be afraid to carry it outside my house. Its got a gorgeous touch screen but that thing is just begging to be scratched, not counting the magnet for fingerprints and smudges. Small does not equal portable. In order to be portable for a cell phone you have to consider the human factor and build arround this. It doesnt look like Apple considered that. It seems like they were in a race to put as many things into one package and the idea of a person actually USING it like a phone was a distant second thought. And lets consider the price for an item that is supposed to reach "non cellphone people" 500 or 600 bucks WITH a 2 year contract with Cingular. Ouch. I wish Apple the best of luck. Theyve got their work cut out for them. Btw sorry for this being so long winded and chocked full of spelling errors and gramatical blunders. The combination of typing this way past my bedtime and being a "stupid American" resulted in a less than stellar post.
Great phone, cept it doesn't have 3G support neither HSDPA support. Even though more and more cell phone carriers are beginning to introduce HSDPA, which i reckon Apple could use to their advantage by letting iPhone users d/l songs on the go. Yet i want it to come with a front camera for video calls, expandable memory would make this phone outstanding and maybe a removable battery would make this phone close to perfect, also the camera lens on the back is a BIT MINUSCULE.
But thats just my 2 cents ^_^