Wednesday, January 10

More on Apple iPhone

Apple Computer has just introduced its much hyped iPhone at MacWorld 2007.

True to its word, the iPhone combines three products: the iPod, a mobile phone, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with desktop-class email, Web browsing, searching, and maps; into one small and lightweight handheld device.

Launching the iPhone, Steve Jobs, Chief Executive Officer, Apple, said, "iPhone is a revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone. We are all born with the ultimate pointing device - our fingers - and iPhone uses them to create the most revolutionary user interface since the mouse." iPhone is a revolutionary new mobile phone that allows users to make calls by simply pointing at a name or number. It syncs all of the contacts from any PC, Mac, or Internet service such as Yahoo!, and one can easily construct a favorites list for the most frequently made calls, and easily merge calls together to create conference calls.

iPhone is a quad-band GSM phone that features EDGE and Wi-Fi wireless technologies for data networking. Besides, it is a wide-screen iPod with touch controls that let music lovers "touch" their music by easily scrolling through entire lists of songs, artists, albums, and playlists with a flick of the finger.

iPhone also features the most advanced and fun-to-use Web browser on a portable device with a version of its award-winning Safari Web browser. Users can see any Web page the way it was designed to be seen, and then easily zoom in to expand any section by simply tapping on iPhone's multi-touch display with their fingers. The Safari Web browser also includes built-in Google Search and Yahoo! Search so that users can instantly search for information on their iPhone just like they do on their computer.

It employs advanced built-in sensors - an accelerometer, a proximity sensor, and an ambient light sensor - that automatically enhance the user experience and extend battery life. Its built-in accelerometer detects when the user has rotated the device from portrait to landscape, then automatically changes the contents of the display accordingly, with users immediately seeing the entire width of a Web page, or a photo in its proper landscape aspect ratio. Meanwhile, iPhone will be available in the US in June 2007, Europe in late 2007, and Asia in 2008, in a 4GB model for $499 (Rs 22,210 approx) and an 8GB model for $599 (Rs 26,661 approx), and will work with either a PC or Mac.