Apple announces iPhone. It's here at last! Everyone do a little dance!

Kate Walker Phones 2 Comments

Or is it? All we know at the moment is that Apple plans to introduce a mobile phone that is also a widescreen iPod and an internet communicator. More to come as we get it…

[Edit]: It’s called the iPhone. Jobs says it’ll be a smartphone, smart because the phone is smart, not because it’s easy to use. Hmm.

But apparently the iPhone will be smarter than all which has come before. Phonewise, I mean. Not in terms of everything ever. Even the iPhone would be hard pressed to beat the wheel or the duvet (my favourite invention in history).

The multitouch iPhone will have a hardware/software interplay, is revolutionary, won’t use a stylus, and will use OS X. Sorry this is so scatty, but I’m writing as I learn.

According to Jobs (but then he would say it, wouldn’t he?), the iPhone: “Has everything you need.” Everything we need would appear to be: networking, phone, desktop class applications, core animation, iTunes syncing, full media syncing, syncs with calendar – and all this syncing happens via the cradle.

In terms of appearance, the iPhone will have a single button on the front, a 3.5″ high res (at 160ppi it’ll be the highest ever shipped) screen, a two megapixel camera, and it’ll be super slimline at less than 3/4 of an inch. And yes, it does look remarkably like an iPod.

For more up to the minute iPhone news, check out the full rundown of Steve Jobs’ MacWorld keynote address, which TechDigest is liveblogging.

By Kate Walker | January 9th, 2007





  • http://www.techdigest.tv Andy Merrett

    “It’s called the iPhone. Jobs says it’ll be a smartphone, smart because the phone is smart, not because it’s easy to use. Hmm.”

    He meant that ‘smartphones’ to date have been smart in terms of features but not easy to use. The iPhone is supposed to be both. Can you really imagine Steve Jobs saying: “Yeah, well, it’s, errrm, a bit complicated to use…”

    (smile)

  • Kate

    No, but I wish he would…