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The Apple iPhone Is Unveiled (Yes I Said iPhone)

Apple iPhone
At today’s Macworld keynote address, Steve Jobs said the word everyone was waiting to hear: iPhone.

Yes, Apple is still calling it the iPhone despite the fact that the name has already been taken by Cisco / Linksys. How they are able to do that is beyond me – but there you have it.

All that aside, the speculation is finally over. Engadget has been live-blogging the event and a summary of the iPhone features are as follows:

  • The iPhone is an internet mobile communicator, and iPod, and a phone (Cingular carrier)
  • Its all touchscreen. New technology called “Multi-Touch” for stylus free interaction
  • The damn thing runs OSX! Awesome!
  • 3.5-inch touchscreen – 160ppi, 11.6mm thin, 2 megapixel camera, headset jack, SIM slot, iPod connector, proximity sensor (bring the iPhone to your ear and the touchscreen shuts down), ambient light sensor (adjusts brightness and saves power), accellerometer (can tell whether you are holding it in landscape or portrait position), quad-band GSM + EDGE, WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0
  • Visual voicemail
  • Touch management of photos – including resizing
  • Rich HTML emails – works with any IMAP or POP3 email service / Yahoo will offer free push-IMAP email to iPhone customers
  • Fully functional Safari Web browser with integrated Google search
  • Google Maps
  • Widgets
  • Yahoo Go and One Search will be available on the iPhone in the near future
  • 5 hours of battery life and 16 hours of audio playback
  • Over 200 patents involved in the iPhone

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Holly friggin’ crap that is impressive. It appears that most of the rumors were pretty spot on but it’s definitely one thing to talk about it and quite another to see it. Speaking of that, there are more must-see pictures are available after the break.

Make sure to check out Engaget for full keynote details and more iPhone pictures.


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