Tuesday, January 09, 2007

iPhone love/hate relationship

I don't really care for Macs or Apple for that matter but they must be doing something right because everyone else on the planet is getting on their side. With the iPod putting Apple back on the map Apple is becoming a serious threat to Microsoft. Maybe not so much for the Mac OS but certainly for everything else electronic they produce.

iPod is a household name these days (as is most anything stamped with the "i") and Apple has a firm grasp on the mobile media players.

Apple is back at it again today with the announcement of the iPhone.

"The phone contains a two-megapixel camera and uses a GSM-based SIM card. It runs Apple’s OS X computer operating system, so thousands of applications can run on the widescreen device. IPhone is a quad-band GSM+EDGE phone plus it has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Users can download address and phone contacts from any PC or Mac. It allows users to navigate through voicemail visually, picking out which voicemails to listen to in what order, rather than needing to listen to a voicemail menu to wade through multiple messages."

"The new phone will be priced at $499 for 4 gigabytes and $599 for 8 GB. Shipping is expected to begin in June in the U.S., partnering with Cingular; Europe in the fourth quarter and in Asia in 2008."

I may have to get one of these.

Reuters blog report