Apple Reveals Long-Awaited iPhone

Steve Jobs unveiled today at Macworld the much-anticipated Apple iPhone. I’m not sure how Apple got to name the mobile device “iPhone” despite Cisco Systems (Linksys’ parent company) owning the iPhone trademark in the US since 1996.

Apple iPhone

Nevertheless, it looks like the iPod/cellphone/Mac OS X tribrid really is the revolutionary mobile device that just last month none of us were even sure existed. Here’s a quick brush-up of the Apple iPhone specs and key features:

  • No stylus; the interface is one big touchscreen
  • Multi-touch zooming
  • Rotatable
  • Real Safari browser for web-surfing, chat, and email
  • Built-in 2 MP digital camera
  • Cingular-compatible (only)
  • WiFi and Cingular EDGE capable

The iPhone will be available in the US this June for $499 for the 4 GB model and $599 for 2 GB. It will hit the UK in October, and Asia sometime in 2008.

It’s going to be a groundbreaking device. I’m excited. More on iPhone later.

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