… And itâ€™s got most of the features I wanted in an Apple Gazette post I wrote a couple of months ago.
It does run OS X (a stripped down flavor, I would say). It has an interesting interface (no keypad, just a touchscreen, which I think would be nothing like the clunky touchscreens of todayâ€™s mobile phones from other manufacturers). It would play musicâ€”integrated with iTunes. And it will run widgets!
Abe cites the highlights here.
Sweet, glorious specs of the 11.6 millimeter device (thatâ€™s frickinâ€™ thin, by the way) include a 3.5-inch 480Ã—320 touchscreen display with multi-touch support and a proximity sensor to turn off the screen when itâ€™s close to your face, 2 megapixel cam, 4GB or 8 GB of storage, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR and A2DP, WiFi that automatically engages when in range, and quad-band GSM radio with EDGE. Perhaps most amazingly, though, it somehow runs OS X with support for Widgets, Google Maps, and Safari, and iTunes (of course) with CoverFlow out of the gate. A partnership with Yahoo will allow all iPhone customers to hook up with free push IMAP email. Apple quotes 5 hours of battery life for talk or video, with a full 16 hours in music modeâ€”no word on standby time yet. In a twisted way, this is one rumor mill weâ€™re almost sad to see grind to a halt; after all, when is the next time weâ€™re going to have an opportunity to run this picture? The 4GB iPhone will go out the door in the US as a Cingular exclusive for $499 on a two-year contract, 8GB for $599. Ships Stateside in June, Europe in fourth quarter, Asia in 2008.
And hereâ€™s a good read from Time about how great Apple is for designing the iPhone.
Iâ€™m wondering how Cisco will react to the iPhone moniker. They own the â€œiPhoneâ€ trademark.
I want one!