Sunday, April 13, 2008


The iPhone is an Internet-enabled multimedia mobile phone designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It has a multi-touch screen with virtual keyboard and buttons. The iPhone's functions include those of a camera phone and a portable media player (iPod), in addition to text messaging and visual voicemail. It also offers Internet services including e-mail, web browsing, and local Wi-Fi connectivity. It is a quad-band mobile phone that uses the GSM standard, and hence has international capability. It supports the EDGE data technology. The iPhone is a prime example of converged device.

Apple announced the iPhone in January 2007.[7] The announcement was preceded by rumors and speculations that circulated for several months.[8] The iPhone was introduced in the United States on June 29, 2007, with releases in the United Kingdom, Germany and France in November 2007, and in Ireland and Austria in March 2008.[9][1] It was named Time magazine's Invention of the Year in 2007.[10]

Manufacturer Apple Inc.
Carrier USA · AT&T Mobility
UK · O2
Germany · T-Mobile
France · Orange
Ireland · O2
Austria · T-Mobile[1]
Available June 29, 2007
Screen 320×480 px, 3.5 in, color LCD
Camera 2.0 megapixel
Operating system iPhone OS (1.1.4)
Input Multi-touch touchscreen
CPU 620 MHz ARM 1176,[2] underclocked to 412 MHz[3]
Ringtone iTunes Store via iTunes (U.S. only), custom creation using GarageBand 4.1.1[4]
Memory 128 MB DRAM[5]
Storage Flash memory 8 or 16 GB
Networks Quad band GSM
Data speeds up to 220 kbit/s
Connectivity Dock connector
Headphone jack
FireWire (charging only)
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Battery Lithium-ion polymer battery (non-user replacable)[6]
Physical size 4.5×2.4×0.46 in
(115×61×11.6 mm)
Weight 4.8 oz (135 g)
Form factor Candybar Smartphone
Media iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store
H.264 (YouTube)

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