Apple announces the iPhone, a hybrid between mobile phone, media player and ultra portable computer

iPhone, “We want to reinvent the phone”

The new iPhone is a hybrid device that combines the functions of a music and movie player with that of a mobile phone and a wireless device for browsing the Internet. The device is operated with the fingers through an advanced touch interface that makes it very simple and intuitive, it also incorporates a position and acceleration sensor to detect gestures and movements of the user (which allows, for example, that when placing it in position vertical, the phone understands that the user is about to search their address book).

A Mac in the palm of your hand

The iPhone incorporates the capabilities of a Macintosh computer and allows you to use applications such as iTunes, the Safari Web browser, the Mail program for e-mail or even Widgets for the Dashboard environment. IPhone automatically syncs your address book, email, songs or movies, notes and Internet bookmarks, and more. In addition, thanks to the fact that it is offered with a “push” mail service through Yahoo Mail, it serves as a substitute for the popular Blackberry.

As a mobile, it is a quad-band phone that can work with the GSM and EDGE networks, although Apple hopes to provide its device with 3G capabilities in the future. However, unlike other phones, it includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 connection, being able to use a Wi-Fi network instead of the GSM network when an available network is found.

The phone, according to Apple, is thinner than any “smartphone” and includes a 3.5-inch screen with a resolution of 160 dots per inch. In addition, on the back it incorporates a 2 megapixel resolution digital camera. In terms of batteries, the phone is capable of operating up to 5 hours of talk, video playback or navigation and up to 16 hours of music playback.

The iPhone will be available in 4 or 8 GB capacity and will begin to be sold in June in the US The price of the 4 GB model will be $ 500 and the higher model will be $ 600, with a two-year contract. years with the Cingular operator in both cases. According to Apple, the phone will arrive in Europe in the last quarter of 2007 and in Asia in 2008. Web:

iPhone: technical specifications:

Screen size: 3.5 inch

Resolution: 320 x 480 pixels with 160 pixels per inch.

Input method: multi touch.

Operating system: OS X.

Storage: 4 GB or 8 GB.

GSM: Quadband (850, 900, 1,800 and 1,900 MHz).

Wireless transmission: Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0.

Camera: 2 Megapixels.

Batteries: up to 5 hours of conversation and video playback or web browsing and up to 16 hours of music playback.

Dimensions: 115 x 61 x 11.6 mm.

Weight: 135 grams.