Dispelling myths and confirming rumors, Steve Jobs has now unveiled details about Apple's mystery iPhone. It's for real, and Apple is now telling us all about it
. At the most recent Macworld Conference, many details about the new phone were released, which seems to be more of a PDA combined with an iPod than anything else. Supporting a host of features
such as a widescreen display, a keyboard, built-in iTunes, web browsers and even things such as proximity and orientation sensors, it really is packed full of goodies. Other things include an onboard 2 megapixel camera, quad-band cell support, wireless and bluetooth. Of course, it runs Mac OS X.
Will it be worth it? The retail price of the unit will be around $499 for a 4GB model and $599 for an 8GB model. In comparison, a PDA with similar features will usually start at around $350 and go up quickly from there, so the price is not much of a shock. Availability is said to begin in the end of this year, though initially it'll only be available through Cingular contracts. A nifty little device, and anyone who owns a PDA can testify to how useful they can be. The battery life seems a little light to me, though the low profile the phone has in relation to other PDAs probably has something to do with it.
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