The long-rumoured Apple iPhone launches with Cingular in the US available February. Here are the features in no particular order: (Gleaned from live blogs by TUAW, Paidcontent, Crunchgear, Engadget)
The good: Where do I start? It’s an amazing device.
The bad: Only one: Not 3G yet.
– Actually called iPhone afterall!
– Touch screen, 2 megapixel camera, will sync with iTunes
– It swaps between normal and landscape modes
– Displays voicemails in a list
– SMS texting has multiple sessions, on-screen qwerty keyboard, and the message UI looks like iChat
– Call merging
– Quad-band GSM+EDGE phone.
– Caller ID
– Plays downloaded TV shows
– “Use your finger to unlock the phone via ‘gestures’
– 3.5″ screen
– 160 ppi screen
– One button on the front. “Home”.
– Really thin, thinner than any smart phone. 11.6mm.
– Ring/silent and volume controls on the side.
– 2MP camera on the back.
– 3.5mm headseat jack
– SIM card for GSM
– extra speakers on bottom
– built in Mic
– Proximity sensor which turns off the display and touch sensor to save power when making calles
– Senses when you switch from portrait to landscape
– Syncs with iTunes just like the iPod
– Syncs with notes, bookmarks, email accounts, movies, photos, audio books and calendars
– Runs OS X
– No Stylus – you use your finger/hand
– Software ignores unintended touches
– WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0
– Scroll into and out of pics
– Rich HTML eMail. Any IMAP or POP e-mail service.
– Safari web browser on the phone
– WiFi + EDGE networking will autodetect Wifi
– Free Yahoo!push IMAP email to iPhone customers
– Read The New York Times site like a real newspaper buy ‘zooming in’ on what you want to read
– Tabbed browsing
And the official version:
Screen size 3.5 inches
Screen resolution 320 by 480 at 160 ppi
Input method Multi-touch
Operating system OS X
Storage 4GB or 8GB
GSM Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)
Wireless data Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0
Camera 2.0 megapixels
* Up to 5 hours Talk / Video / Browsing
* Up to 16 hours Audio playback
Dimensions 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches / 115 x 61 x 11.6mm
Weight 4.8 ounces / 135 grams