Apple Inc. iPhone Announced at CES
Steve Jobs had his keynote from Macworld 2007 this morning, and he announced that they would be releasing the iPhone, a combo video iPod and smartphone, I’m not sure if they came to some agreement with Cisco about the name or not. It looks really great, they invented a new user interface called Multi Touch, which allows finger touch control dialing and typing, without the small keyboard of the smart phones. It runs on OS X, and they are running the Safari web browser, it has a 3.5-inch screen, with the highest resolution screen they’ve ever shipped, 160ppi, 2 megapixel camera, and it only has one button, the Home button.
We’ve been pushing the state of the art in every facet of this design. We’ve got the multi-touch screen, miniaturization, OS X in a mobile device, precision enclosures, three advanced sensors, desktop class applications, and the widescreen video iPod. We filed for over 200 patents for all the inventions in iPhone and we intend to protect them.”
“When’s it going to be available? We’re shipping them in June — we’re announcing it today because we have to go get FCC approval… we thought it’d be better to introduce this today rather than let the FCC introduce this.
Europe in the 4th quarter of this year, Asia in 2008. “We’ve chosen Cingular.” Source: Engadget
It looks really cool, visual voicemail, that looks like email, you only have to listen to the ones you want, contacts, you scroll through the music with your finger, but it is $599. I will have to see one and hold one first I think, it sounds like it could be worth it, as you are actually combining your iPod and smart phone, but if you already have one or both, sigh. I’ll probably end up with one anyway.
Oh, and they dropped the Computer from their name, so now they are Apple Inc.
More pics after the break.