The iPhone is Coming! The iPhone is Coming!

June 5, 2007

The iPhone will go on sale on June 29th. Yes, June 29th of THIS YEAR.

iPhone iPhone Keyboard

What’s so cool about the iPhone?

  • iPhone fish3.5 inch wide videos via the Apple iTunes store (must sync from a computer first)
  • Totally cool colors and icons
  • Large screen that can be viewed vertically or horizontally
  • Keyboard that appears on the screen when you need it — for you to do some heavy-duty typing
  • 2 megapixel camera with knock-dead color
  • Internet browser that makes webpages look like the real webpage deal. And it multi-tasks by loading pages while you work elsewhere — niiiiice.
  • Email that works with POP and IMAP and gets emails in the background while you work.
  • Can be used world-wide or on Cingular’s high-speed EDGE wireless network, or with a wifi router, or via bluetooth.
  • Comes with three different sensors: an accelerometer that detects if the iPhone is being held horizontally or vertically; a proximity sensor that senses whether you’re holding the iPhone near your ear; and an ambient light detector to brighten or dim the screen as appropriate. Hot damn.
  • A multi-touch screen that lets you interact in ways never seen before — like flipping the covers of your different music albums, or moving through photos. Breathe deeply, Proud Geek, take deep breaths or you’ll hyperventilate.
  • 2.4″ wide, 4.5″ long, .46 thick.
  • And much more!

iPhone Internet browser iPhone email

I want it. I want it soooooo bad. But will it be more useful to me than my venerable Palm Treo 650 with push email, e-books, my favorite information manager, a friggin’ awesome choice of games, and so much more? And my Treo 650 comes with a full keyboard with keys I can actually feel as I press them (and which I can type while walking and looking around and not looking at what I’m typing — yes, I’m that geeky) — can the iPhone’s “soft” screen keyboard beat that? Only time will tell.

iPhone video

iPhone multi-touch

But, ach, I want it soooooooooooooo bad.

TIP that I picked up from another blog (wish I could remember which one), which got it straight from an Apple executive’s mouth: on June 29th, all the Apple stores will be mobbed with lines around the block. Don’t go to those stores if you want the iPhone. Instead, go to your local AT&T / Cingular sales office. More likely they’ll also have the iPhone and won’t have the same crowds.


4 Responses to “The iPhone is Coming! The iPhone is Coming!”

  1. twallclimber Says:

    it is a very sexy look ! i wish it comes with 3G connection and front built-in cam for a video share program. ah well. i look forward to seeing pda with built-in cam that will release this late summer or fall. i hope it’ll come with WM6 as well.

  2. proudgeek Says:

    You’re absolutely right, Twall — we need a PDA that has a camcorder camera facing front instead of in the rear of the PDA. The Palm Treos come with camcorder / video recorders but the camera is in the back of the unit. I remember some Sony units with keyboards that had the camera in front, but I doubt it was a videocamera as well? The iPhone has a good camera, but I’m pretty sure it’s in the back — and it doesn’t record video.

  3. Nathan Says:

    I’ve been waiting for the beast for agggeessss, not that I’ll be able to afford it!

    I say that, but any idea of an official launch cost? If you could let us know I’d might chuffed as I’m too lazy to scour the net myself to find out.

    Kudos on the fantastic site as well – I simply don’t get around to updating my blog and can never think of much interesting to write about…

  4. proudgeek Says:

    Nathan — I don’t think a final price has been determined, but a while ago I was reading about it being in the $400-600 range. I’m guessing it might be cheaper with a good-sized service plan through AT&T, though …

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