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ICYMI: Our original iPhone coverage at Macworld 2007

ICYMI: Our original iPhone coverage at Macworld 2007


Editor's note, June 30, 2017: This article was first published on January 10, 2007 (SG time), the day Apple co-founder Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone on stage at Macworld 2007. It went on sale in the U.S. on June 29, 2007 at 6PM, exactly 10 years ago today.


It's the iPhone after all!

It has been quite a long while since the rumors of Apple making a mobile phone first surfaced - ever since Apple acquired the www.iphone.org domain back in 1999. And straight after the Apple TV announcement, Apple CEO Steve Jobs put all eight years worth of speculation to rest by officially announcing the Apple iPhone. Unlike iTV, whose name was formally changed to Apple TV, the "iPhone" will really be called the iPhone. We know that you'll be too busy admiring its looks in the next few pages, so before you go gaga over the iPhone, here is a list of the most notable features of Apple's new obsession:

Key points of Apple iPhone:

  • 3-in-1 gadget: a mobile phone, an Internet communications device and a widescreen iPod with touch controls
  • Runs on the OS X platform
  • Patented "Multi-touch" input method
  • GSM Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)
  • Supports Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), EDGE and Bluetooth 2.0 - No 3G in sight yet
  • 2.0-megapixel integrated camera
  • Visual Voicemail - Allows users to look at a listing of their voicemails and listen to the one they want, without listening to prior ones
  • Supports most industry standard IMAP and POP based email services (e.g. Microsoft Exchange, Apple .Mac Mail, AOL Mail, Google Gmail and most ISP mail services
  • Yahoo! Mail to offer free "push" IMAP email services to all iPhone users
  • Available in 4GB and 8GB capacities
  • 3.5-inch screen (diagonal), 320 x 480-pixel resolution at 160ppi
  • Up to 5 hours of talk/video/browsing and up to 16 hours of audio playback
  • Dimensions at 115 x 61 x 11.6mm, weighs 135 grams
  • Retails for US$499 (4GB) and US$599 (8GB) with 2-year exclusive contract with Cingular (where applicable)
  • Available in the USA in June 2007, Europe by Q4 2007, and Asia only by 2008