Pros

  • Built-in iPod functionality
  • Innovative design
  • Good mobile Web browser
  • Bright high-resolution screen
  • Elegant touchscreen interface
  • Impressive e-mail, Web, and phone features
  • Beautiful hardware
  • Wi-Fi networking

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Only supports slower EDGE cellular data network
  • No third-party non-Web apps (like Word)
  • Text-messaging tool supports SMS but not iChat
  • No support for text selection, cut, copy, and paste
  • Inline headphone jack incompatible with many third-party headphones
  • Browser can’t display Flash content
  • No support for stereo Bluetooth headphones
  • Limited Bluetooth support

At A Glance

This touch-screen phone is innovative, but it's expensive, lacks 3G network access.

Manufacturer’s Description

iPhone is a revolutionary new mobile phone that allows you to make a call by simply tapping a name or number in your address book, a favorites list, or a call log. It also automatically syncs all your contacts from a PC, Mac, or Internet service. iPhone is a widescreen iPod with touch controls that lets you enjoy your content. It also lets you sync your content from the iTunes library on your PC or Mac. iPhone features a rich HTML email client and Safari - the most advanced web browser ever on a portable device - which automatically syncs bookmarks from your PC or Mac. Safari also includes built-in Google and Yahoo! search. iPhone is fully multi-tasking, so you can read a web page while downloading your email.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type ARM
Processor speed 0.62 MHz
Display
Display size 3.5 inches
Display type Color
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 352 x 416 pixels
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Talk Time 8.0 hours
Vendor Rated Standby Time 250.0 hours
Ports and Connections
Headphone Jack
  • 3.5 mm
  • 2.5 mm
Wireless connection Yes
Dimensions
Width 4.5 inches
Depth 2.4 inches
Height 2.4 inches
Weight 0.3 pounds
Image Processor
Megapixels 2.0
Carrier
GSM 850 1.0
GPRS 1.0
GSM 900 1.0
Cell Carrier ATT
GSM 800 1.0
GSM 1800 1.0
GSM 1900 1.0
Supported Video Formats
MPEG4 Yes
Supported Audio Formats
Apple Lossless Yes
AAC AAC
MP3 Yes VBR
WAV Yes
Included Software
Operating System Proprietary