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iPhone is a wireless handheld device announced by Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs during his keynote speech at the Macworld conference on 9 January 2007.[1] The device is a 2.5G quad band GSM and EDGE cell phone which supports push e-mail, mobile telephone, text messaging, Safari web browsing and other wireless information services. In addition, the touchscreen device also includes functionality found in the iPod series of music players (incorporating the much-anticipated widescreen video Ipod), and runs a version of the Mac OS X operating system. It will come equipped with Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) and Bluetooth 2.0, as well as a 2.0-megapixel camera.

While Cisco Systems has a pre-existing trademark on the term — as used in the Linksys iPhone — Cisco indicated on January 9, 2007 that it and Apple have been in negotiations and expect to reach an agreement that day.[2]

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1 Specifications
2 Pricing and availability
3 Features
3.1 Photos
3.2 Video Widescreen
3.3 Internet
3.4 Maps
3.5 Music
3.6 Sensors
4 References
5 See also
6 External links

[edit] Specifications
Integrated GPS
Integrated WiFi (802.11b/g)
On-screen QWERTY Keyboard
2.0 megapixel camera
Runs Mac OS X
Safari web browser
Multi-touch screen interface (only 1 button)
iPod music and video functionality
iPod portion features Cover Flow interface and 3-D effects
Built-in rechargeable battery with up to 5 hours of Talk/Video/Browsing or up to 16 hours of Audio playback

[edit] Pricing and availability
On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs announced that the iPhone will first be available in June 2007 in the US and Canada, in Q4 in Europe and in 2008 in Asia. It will be offered in two configurations with two different prices, based on a 2-year contract: a 4 GB model for $499, and an 8 GB model for $599.

Jobs also announced that Cingular Wireless will be the exclusive carrier of the iPhone in the United States through a multi-year deal. It is however a GSM phone with a SIM card, so there remains the possibility of use with other GSM carriers. No price or carrier has been given for any other country.

Apple's Safari browser on the iPhone
[edit] Features

[edit] Photos
The photo management program allows you to upload, view, and email photos, in the words of Apple, 'with the flick of a finger'.

[edit] Video Widescreen
The 3.5-inch widescreen display allows you to watch TV shows and films, while the iPhone is on its side.

[edit] Internet
The iPhone is touted as a 'Breakthrough Internet Device,' using the Safari web browser.

[edit] Maps
An agreement between Apple and Google allows you to use a specially modified version of Google Maps - in Map, Satellite, or Hybrid form, optimised for the iPhone specifications.

[edit] Music
The layout of the music library differs from previous iPods, with the sections divided more clearly alphabetically, and with a larger font. The Cover Flow, like that on iTunes, shows the different album covers in a scroll-through photo library.

[edit] Sensors
The iPhone has 3 advanced sensors.

It has a proximity sensor, when the iPhone is brought to an ear the display shuts off and the touchscreen shuts down. This is to save battery and to stop the features being accidentaly activated by the users ear. There is also an ambient light sensor, which adjusts brightness and saves power. The third sensor is an accellerometer, it can tell whether the phone is being held landscape or portrait and changes the screen accordingly.

(PS...I'm lazy so wikipedia helps)

Apple TV, also styled tv, is the name for a set-top box being developed by Apple Computer and has a planned release date of February 2007. Previously known as iTV, it enables digital content to be streamed from any computer running Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows with iTunes onto a household television. It resembles the Mac mini's form factor, but is thinner.

Apple plans to sell the device for US $299 (€299 including sales tax in Europe).

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1 Announcement
2 Specifications
3 See also
4 References
5 External links

[edit] Announcement

The iTV prototype menu system, photgraphed at a demo after the event.The iTV was previewed as a teaser at "It's Showtime!", a special event hosted by Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, California on September 12, 2006. Jobs introduced the product with the line "One last thing...", which is a variant of his phrase "One more thing..." which he is fond of using for introducing the most anticipated (and speculated) product or service, adding a climactic end to his speeches. In his introduction, Jobs elaborated,

“ You can take a movie, download it to a computer, put it on your iPod. But what about that big flat screen TV you just bought last weekend? You need a box to drive that big screen TV. How's the box going to talk to the computer? Do I want to string cables throughout my house? So I'm going to talk to it using wireless network, to get the content from the computer to the box, from the box to the TV.[1] ”

Apple TV sports an updated Front Row interface. The device is compatible with both Mac OS X and Windows.

[edit] Specifications

Back view of the iTV prototypeBuilt-in power supply (48W)
Unknown Intel processor
USB
Ethernet
802.11 b, g, n wireless networking (AirPort)
HDMI
Component Video
S/PDIF digital optical audio
RCA analog stereo audio
40 GB Hard Drive
Works with Apple Remote

THATS IT FOLKS, NO NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS... like "one more thing... we decided to leave intel for our first love IBM so as a result let me introduce the PowerMac Cell (based obviously on the Cell 2 processor coming out this year)" steve jobs did not make this statement i am just making it up
 
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