Apple unwraps iPhone at Macworld
1:52p ET January 9, 2007 (Marketwatch)
And here is a picture of the phone from www.engadget.com:SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Apple Computer Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs on Tuesday unveiled the iPhone, its new touch-screen mobile phone that will be able to play music, surf the Internet and take pictures, among other features.
"Apple is going to reinvent the phone," Jobs said during his keynote speech at Macworld. "After today, nobody is going to look at these [other mobile phones] the same way again."
The phone, to be available in June, will use new "multitouch" technology, Jobs added, calling the phone the "ultimate digital device." It will have a 3.5-inch diagonal screen and be 11.6 millimeters thick. Apple's iPod technology is built into the phone.
Among its features, Apple said that the phone will have a 2-megapixel camera, instant text-messaging capacity, sync with iTunes and use a visual voice-mail system, which will allow users to read a list of people who called.
I want one of these right now. It is a razor thin phone, a hand-held computer, an iPod, and a 2MP camera. This is the new killer app. An apple tech Swiss army knife sort of device which looks beautiful and has an amazing design. WOW!
Below is an internal memo from Cingular about the new phone:
Cingular to be exclusive U.S. carrier for Apple's iPhone
In a move to further expand our lead in wireless, today we announced that Cingular will be the exclusive U.S. carrier for Apple's new iPhone — unveiled today at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco.
As part of the multi-year partnership, Cingular and Apple will deliver innovative new features to mobile phone users, such as iPhone's pioneering and unique "Visual Voice Mail," a first on any mobile phone in the world.
"By partnering with Apple, we are continuing our commitment to raising the bar for customers," said Stan Sigman, Cingular president and CEO. "We think the iPhone is one of the most innovative devices ever created, and we look forward to letting our customers be the first in the world to experience the future of mobile phones."
iPhone will be available in the U.S. beginning in June 2007 in a 4-gigabyte model for $499 — and in an 8-gigabyte model for $599. It will work in combination with Apple's iTunes running on either a PC or Mac.
iPhone will be sold in the U.S. through Cingular and Apple retail and online stores. For the news release, go here. For a demo on Apple's website, go here.
UPDATE (1/10/07): Cisco sues Apple for iPhone trademark infringement
Full Story HereCisco sues Apple for iPhone trademark infringement
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc. said on Wednesday it sued Apple Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL - news) for infringing on its "iPhone" trademark, a day after Apple unveiled a multimedia phone of the same name.
Shares in Apple, which could not immediately be reached for comment, fell 1.3 percent in after-hours trade following the announcement.
Cisco said it was seeking an injunctive relief to prevent Apple from "infringing upon and deliberately copying and using" the trademark, which Cisco obtained in 2000 after acquiring Infogear. Infogear had previously owned the trademark and had sold iPhones for several years, it said.