Best phone ever? – Apple iPhone is for real

Via engadget:

Sweet, glorious specs of the 11.6 millimeter device (that’s frickin’ thin, by the way) include a 3.5-inch wide touchscreen display with multi-touch support, 2 megapixel cam, 8 GB of storage, and 3G radio — and amazingly, it somehow runs OS X. A proximity sensor disables the touchscreen when it’s close to your face, while the iTunes support rocks CoverFlow

I so so so so so so so so sooooooooo want one.

Update: It does not have 3G as we know it. It has 3G radio, whatever the hell that is.

16 Responses to “Best phone ever? – Apple iPhone is for real”

  1. Damien B says:

    It looks outstanding from the reports on MacRumors so far. AppleTV looks good too.

    Biggest problem could be waiting for the networks out here to support it- likely cingular in the USA. I’m sure there’ll be a big demand, which will hopefully push for Irish/European networks to stock it. Just a matter of price then!

  2. Adam says:

    Not sure if the networks will need to do anything to support it tbh, I just wonder if Apple will sell it in the Irish store.

    But I, like Damien, want one so badly…. might even get one once my existing ipod kicks the bucket, which may or may not come as a result of an “assisted suicide” after seeing this beauty.

  3. Damien C says:

    And the price is? 🙂

  4. Conor says:

    Yes even though it is a Mac 🙂 I would be very interested in getting one…

  5. Adrian W says:

    Nope, it won’t work. Specs are lovely, but the touchscreen is a loser. Keypad necessary.

  6. Damien says:

    Should we start a pool to see how many days after release before the screens get scratched to shit? Another market for iPod like holders?

  7. EWI says:

    3G? I don’t believe it has. I would want one, but only if it has more functionality than at present (such as bundling Preview and Textedit, to name just two essential apps).

    As to AppleTV, it doesn’t have Gigabit Ethernet (nor does the updated Airport Extreme BaseStation either, for that matter) which is disappointing for those of us with distinctly non-‘N’ capable Macs (but Gigabit Ethernet built-in, as even my 4 year-old PowerBook has).

  8. So, it’s got a touch screen, and you hold it against your face?

    Dial, dial, dial…

    Push the ‘call’ button and hold it to your ear…


  9. [Comment system deleted a bunch of stuff because it doesn’t like punctuation.]

    Looks breathtakingly lame from here. My smaller-than-average fingers are twice the size of the alpha keys on the screen keyboard; Treo already demonstrated that people hate having to wipe the screen every time they stop talking on the glass-fronted phone five years ago; and none of the location stuff *can* work outside the US because it doesn’t have GPS.

    And the TV thing is even dumber.


  10. Michael says:

    All I wanted was an iPony…

  11. Ed Byrne says:

    EDGE is similar in speed to current 3G offerings in Ireland … and in fairness, I’d be surprised if they didn’t change the chipset for Europe to support 3G and GSM instead of EDGE and GSM.

    It’s just the wait that will kill us all !!!!

  12. Jett Loe says:

    Re: John Handelaar’s comment:

    “So, it’s got a touch screen, and you hold it against your face?

    Dial, dial, dial…

    Push the ‘call’ button and hold it to your ear…

    >click ”

    Turns out the device has a ‘proximity detector’ which knows to disable the touch screen element so you don’t hang up / do other stuff accidentally – that’s what’s so great about apple products – they really think things through! 🙂 .. .(remembering the first time I pulled out headphones by mistake on a iPod while listening to a podcast only to find out the device was smart enough to pause the track…)

  13. Alan says:

    I’d really like to know which Irish operator would provide the network for the iPhone, and if they’d be able to support all the fancy stuff, like visual voicemail.

    Dial 171. “You have 6 unheard messages. First Message-“… Anyone?

  14. You can get visual voicemail in the States through already. Coming to Europe would be a straightforward network deal.

  15. Sinead says:

    Visual voicemail? There’s always videomail from 3.

    Any of the irish networks could handle the iphone, no problem. But none of the current networks offer any kind of data packages that will allow for anything more than e-mail usage from the iphone (unless connected to a wifi hotspot – pretty slim chance of finding many of those in Ireland). It’s a real pity the iPhone isn’t 3G compatible as it would be perfect for the 3 network’s X-Series.

  16. erugalatha says:

    iPhone works fine on Vodafone in Ireland right now 13 Feb 2008 – including 3G. Even though it says EDGE on the tin you can still put in 3G information and it’ll use whatever data-plan you subscribe to with Vodafone but at 2.5G speed … slightly faster than GPRS.

    WiFi is also available of course if you don’t want to use 3G.

    As far as a phone/internet/music/video device goes nothing else comes even slightly close to the iPhone. It is simply awesome.

    Visual Voicemail doesn’t work but you can modify it make the visual voicemail button call your voicemail i.e. 171 on vodafone.