Steve Jobs demonstrated the long-awaited iPhone at the annual Macworld Conference and Expo. The new phone uses an Apple’s patented touch-screen “multi-touch” technology. iPhone is less than a half-inch thin and comes with a 2-megapixel digital camera and headphones.
“We’re going to use a pointing device that we’re all born with,” said Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs. “It works like magic. It’s far more accurate than any touch display ever shipped. It ignores unintended touches. It’s super smart.”
The phones will operate exclusively on AT&T Inc.’s Cingular wireless network.
iPhone will be available in the US in June 2007, Europe in late 2007, and Asia in 2008, in a 4GB model for $499 and an 8GB model for $599, and will work with either a PC or Mac.
iPhone will be sold in the US through Apple’s retail and online stores, and through Cingular’s retail and online stores.
Several iPhone accessories will also be available in June, including Apple’s new remarkably compact Bluetooth headset.
iPhone includes support for quad-band GSM, EDGE, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 EDR wireless technologies.
iPhone requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS® X v10.4.8 or later and iTunes 7 or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4), Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 2).
Internet access is required and a broadband connection is recommended.
Apple and Cingular will announce service plans for iPhone before it begins shipping in June.