Friday, June 29, 2007

iPhone is here!

After iPod, the much hyped iPhone by Apple Inc. is set for release today. As the name suggests its a phone plus iPod and a device to access internet. So, whats special with this latest gizmo from Apple? It is completely touch screen operated and has all the dream options that user can think of.
Apple’s revolutionary iPhone™ will go on sale today, June 29 at 6:00 p.m. California time at Apple® retail stores nationwide. All 164 Apple retail stores in the US will stay open until midnight, and customers can purchase up to two iPhones on a first come, first served basis. Beginning Saturday morning, iPhone owners can learn how to get the most out of their new iPhone with free, in-depth workshops offered throughout the day at all Apple retail stores. Every Apple retail store will offer free support for iPhone at the Genius Bar and personal training through Apple’s new One to One program.
Apple’s online store will be taking orders for iPhone beginning at 6:00 p.m. PDT. iPhone will be available in a 4GB model for $499 (US) and an 8GB model for $599 (US).
iPhone features the most revolutionary user interface since the mouse. It’s an entirely new interface based on a large multi-touch display and innovative new software that lets you control everything using only your fingers. So you can glide through albums with Cover Flow, flip through photos and email them with a touch, or zoom in and out on a section of a web page — all by simply using iPhone’s multi-touch display.
Technical Specifications:

Capacity: 4GB or 8GB flash drive

Display: 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch display 480-by-320-pixel resolution at 160 dpi Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Operating system: OS X GSM:Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Wireless data: Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), EDGE, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR

Camera: 2.0 megapixels

Audio: Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz Audio formats supported: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 1, 2, and 3), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Video: Video formats supported: H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 768 Kbps, 320 by 240 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.

Input and output: iPhone 30-pin dock connector, 3.5-mm stereo headphone, minijack, iPhone Dock, Dock connector

Power and battery: Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
Talk time: Up to 8 hours
Standby time: Up to 250 hours
Internet use: Up to 6 hours
Video playback: Up to 7 hours
Audio playback: Up to 24 hours
I liked the features of the phone and loved the way it works, is anyone hearing? ;-). You can check out the iPhone guided tour here.
So, is iPhone is here to stay? Let us wait and see!!

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