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Post by trog @ 10:12am 10/01/07 | 61 Comments
Apple have announced the iPhone at MacWorld - engadget have coverage with a bunch of photos of Steve Jobs presenting the very cool looking device.



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d[o_0]b
Posted 10:13am 10/1/07
i have been waiting for the day i'd see this post...

self awaking is all thats left for apple, i for one welcome our new iOverlords
BillyHardball
Posted 10:39am 10/1/07
looks interesting... you wouldn't wanna drop it though:O What are they going to do in the way of protective casings??
HeardY
Posted 10:44am 10/1/07
edit: scrap that, looks decent

hadn't seen 'decent' photo's of it before.

last edited by HeardY at 10:44:20 10/Jan/07
trog
Posted 10:43am 10/1/07
What are they going to do in the way of protective casings??
Well given the massive range of offerings available for the ipod I don't think that'll be a problem
BillyHardball
Posted 10:44am 10/1/07
yeh but iPods aren't touch screen...
boba
Posted 10:48am 10/1/07
sex in a phone/mp3 player form! The only porblem could be the battery life imo
HeardY
Posted 10:51am 10/1/07
Apple quotes 5 hours of battery life for talk or video, with a full 16 hours in music mode -- no word on standby time yet.


I rekon it might be 5 hours for video and 16 for music.

whaddya rekon?
boba
Posted 10:55am 10/1/07
sif read articles, just look at purdy images
TicMan
Posted 11:07am 10/1/07
I need one.. now.
XandraX
Posted 11:14am 10/1/07
Looks awesome, but I hear it will be US$500 for 4gb and US$600 for 8gb which I can't afford :(

d[o_0]b
Posted 11:19am 10/1/07
should be a fair cheaper on a plan tho ($_$)

i can't wait for this we probably wont get it until 2008 sometime tho
Resonate
Posted 11:21am 10/1/07
Hey thats not bad at all.. Maybe its time to replace my T610
Dan
Posted 11:22am 10/1/07
I rekon it might be 5 hours for video and 16 for music.
Yeah, but they also say the Nano gets about 16 hours or something but a few months down the track the battery wont last nearly that long anymore. You dont want a phone that is going to die on you in the afternoon because you where listening to some mp3s that morning on the bus.
StreX
Posted 12:24pm 10/1/07
those f*****g a*******s. absolute pricks.

how do they expect me to wait until 2008?

:(
Term
Posted 12:37pm 10/1/07
I endorse this product and/or service
Alize`
Posted 12:43pm 10/1/07
That will (mark my words) be the next mobile phone I buy. I'm not into the whole mobile phone fashion thing but that thing is awesome.
exo
Posted 12:56pm 10/1/07
Expect it on Telstra guys. I of course have nothing to back this up, other than the fact that Telstra runs Australia's only EDGE network. Furthermore, Cingular and Telstra are fairly chummy. Finally, the second-gen iPhone will no doubt be 3G and HSDPA capable. Cingular (like Telstra) are pioneering a HSDPA 850MHz 3G network - the same as NextG.

I'll be waiting for the HSDPA version kthx, mainly cause GPRS is slow :(
BillyHardball
Posted 01:04pm 10/1/07
If there's one thing I've learned from Apple, if you like a product, wait a year and there'll be something 10x better.
sLaps_Forehead
Posted 01:10pm 10/1/07
Looks great. I'll buy one because it will be like having 3 devices in one.

About the battery life:

Surely this iPhone will have a replaceable battery system? Every mobile phone on the planet has this feature... the iPod does not!?
Reverend Evil
Posted 01:17pm 10/1/07
Damn that looks nice.
Khel
Posted 01:21pm 10/1/07
What exactly is an EDGE network anyway?
reload!
Posted 01:31pm 10/1/07
looks f*****g sick
only bad thing is everyone on earth will have one.
I spose that's also a good thing tho.

cant wait to get one in my sweaty little hands and put prints all over that sexy touch screen.
exo
Posted 01:34pm 10/1/07
What exactly is an EDGE network anyway?

Compression of GPRS data, basically means that 3x the amount of data can be sent per communication. Result to the end user is that their data transmission is 3x as fast. ~115kbps rather than GPRS' 38.4kbps. Wikipedia link.

last edited by exo at 13:34:57 10/Jan/07
Hogfather
Posted 01:42pm 10/1/07
QFT that person who said its their next phone
3dee
Posted 03:00pm 10/1/07
**drools** uuuugghhhhh
dranged
Posted 03:16pm 10/1/07
I watched the keynote. The phone is typically Apple in that everything seems nicely integrated. It's a killer app for the telcos as it looks like it may actually make data services useful on a mobile device. I bet singular are drooling just thinking about all those new revenue streams. I bet Telstra will subsidize the hell out of it when it gets here :)
StreX
Posted 03:20pm 10/1/07
very true that it would be smarter waiting for gen2 iphones, but i seriously dont think i will be able to hold out. infact, i think i will be camping out front of a telstra shop at launch.
demon
Posted 03:39pm 10/1/07
i am a total mobile phone noob... haven't had a mobile since they were analog & you could use your phone as a club :P so i'm wondering... what do you guys do with your old phones when you get a new one? is there trade-in deals & wotnot or what's the go?
i wanna get a mobile soonish & am prolly gonna start on some pre-paid dealie so i was looking to buy a cheap 2nd hand phone.
infi
Posted 03:49pm 10/1/07
holy s*** that looks cool.
Gratuitously Provocative
Posted 04:31pm 10/1/07
Very, very hot. Another toy for the wishlist.
TicMan
Posted 04:40pm 10/1/07
what do you guys do with your old phones when you get a new one? is there trade-in deals & wotnot or what's the go?


My path is to check if the gf wants it, if not it's off to mum, if not it's to my siblings then down to my nieces/nephews.
boba
Posted 04:53pm 10/1/07
i wanna get a mobile soonish & am prolly gonna start on some pre-paid dealie so i was looking to buy a cheap 2nd hand phone.
most pre-paid plans these days come with cheap phones anyway
trog
Posted 05:16pm 10/1/07
My path is to check if the gf wants it, if not it's off to mum, if not it's to my siblings then down to my nieces/nephews.
Yeh - second hand mobile phones are generally so worthless you might as well just give them away to anyone that will use them.

If you can't find anyone that wants it, I've seen mobile phone recycling thingos at some phone stores (maybe the Telstra Shops?) that are a good idea too.
fraxyl
Posted 06:45pm 10/1/07
Looks pretty sweet. I think their experience with the iPod helps this to start out as a pretty good package, the near future upgrades I see this getting are faster network and larger capacity. The screen looks pretty sweet though.

Do you think the next gen iPod will take those features for the people who don't want the phone also or do you see the iPod dying off and Apple forcing customers to iPhone?

I mean, the phone looks cool for what it does, but if you don't really care about the phone, an 80GB version that's music/photo/video with the same interface would be awesome.
Alt_F4
Posted 07:13pm 10/1/07

If you can't find anyone that wants it, I've seen mobile phone recycling thingos at some phone stores (maybe the Telstra Shops?) that are a good idea too.


To be honest it'd be more fun to burn it/throw it at something than recycle it for free.
natslovR
Posted 07:27pm 10/1/07
It looks like it s**** from on high on my PPC phone. I'd snap one up in a tick provided they don't break the AUS$1500 mark here outright which i suspect that it will since it's US$700 on a plan for the 8GB version.

They've basically taken everything i like about my PPC and given it a non-clunky interface, sexied up the features somewhat and made it all integrate together. The slightly longer and wider frame is made up for with its thinness.

Just need to confirm it has GPS like suggested in the transcript on CNN ("determines its location using global positioning satellites"), and get confirmation that 'EDGE' is 3G or wait for the 3G version.
rawb
Posted 07:43pm 10/1/07
Looks like a bit of a brick.
trog
Posted 08:03pm 10/1/07
and get confirmation that 'EDGE' is 3G or wait for the 3G version.
Pretty sure it's not 3G
Super Nintendo Chalmers
Posted 08:47pm 10/1/07
where has steve Jobs hair gone ffs ... now on topic i must have one looks friggin Cool
RockitMan
Posted 08:52pm 10/1/07
i thought some other company poached the "iPhone" name before apple got it? what happened there? smart prick whoever stole it...
whoop
Posted 09:09pm 10/1/07
I have a touch screen remote and although I love its ability to control everything on the planet having to actually look at it to find the keys gets annoying. With this touch screen phone how am I supposed to SMS people while I'm driving? I refuse to buy such technology.
natslovR
Posted 10:32pm 10/1/07
i thought some other company poached the "iPhone" name before apple got it? what happened there? smart prick whoever stole it...
CISCO announced today that they are assuming that Apple accepted their most recent last minute offer on resolving the iPhone trademark issues since Apple didn't cancel the iphone announcement at the apple keynote yesterday.
Bah
Posted 10:35pm 10/1/07
I refuse to buy such technology.
I guess apple just lost themselves a customer.
Mantra
Posted 11:48pm 10/1/07
I endorse this product and/or service
If Term endorses it, then I definitely won't be getting it :P (Did Steve pay you to say that?)

It looks pretty sweet, but I'll wait till I can touch one before I pass judgement... Apple Newton anyone? ;)
trog
Posted 09:11am 11/1/07
With this touch screen phone how am I supposed to SMS people while I'm driving? I refuse to buy such technology.
You're not supposed to SMS people while you're driving
HeardY
Posted 09:14am 11/1/07
awww it's only out in the states in June, I am there in March :/

Good news is, it's out in Europe before Asian, so I will get it before you guys :p
Boxhead
Posted 09:23am 11/1/07
Can't wait for the threads that come after that heardy....


OH NOES I SCRATCHED MY IPODPHONE ON A LEPRECHAUN PLEASE HELP QGL PLEASE!

:p
HeardY
Posted 09:24am 11/1/07
LAWL!!

you know it ;)
Ridah
Posted 10:25am 11/1/07
Looks nice, my next phone come 2008
BillyHardball
Posted 10:38am 11/1/07
HEY TROG LOOK OVER HERE - I FOUND THE OBVIOUS!!!
eightyeight
Posted 12:17pm 11/1/07
The Apple iPhone contains accelerometers that detects the phone rotation and change the display orientation. It is also used to switch between phone and player mode.


thats a nifty feature
TicMan
Posted 12:23pm 11/1/07
What if the accelerometers are on a treadmill?
sLaps_Forehead
Posted 12:28pm 11/1/07
is it just me or is Steve Jobs in a skivvy on stage just the ultimate in uber-geekness?
StreX
Posted 01:09pm 11/1/07

Cisco sues Apple over iPhone


ps. anyone got the full vid of apple's keynote?
KungFuCamel
Posted 02:38pm 11/1/07
the phone supports EDGE which is 2.5G I believe.

Keynote can be found on the apple front page (bottom left) - you'll need quicktime 7 to stream it though.
exo
Posted 03:49pm 11/1/07
Steve Jobs wearing a black turtleneck and blue jeans when he delivers a keynote? No! You've gotta be kidding me! :loleyes:
redhat
Posted 03:03pm 12/1/07
TiT
Posted 05:22pm 16/1/07
iTV looks not to bad... i would probably consider buying it as i have one like that at the moment and its awesome!!
E.T.
Posted 08:03pm 16/1/07
Microsawft releases competing phone.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1132459


I lol'd
rubba-chikin
Posted 08:11pm 16/1/07
http://www.ohmibod.com/

Saw this elsewhere :) kinda NWS I guess...
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