Tuesday, January 16, 2007
iPhone combines three products — a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with desktop-class email, web browsing, maps, and searching — into one small and lightweight handheld device. iPhone also introduces an entirely new user interface based on a large multi-touch display and pioneering new software, letting you control everything with just your fingers. So it ushers in an era of software power and sophistication never before seen in a mobile device, completely redefining what you can do on a mobile phone.
Apple finally confirmed what many had been speculating about for months at Macworld last week. Its new iPhone is frankly like nothing imagined by most if not all of those coming forward with mock ups. The absence of any buttons on the fascia caught everyone by surprise and the details about the actual interface show just how revolutionary this device is going to be. I reckon most phone manufacturers are shaking in their boots right now and hastily revising plans for their next products!
As for me, I am looking forward to its European release, hopefully in time for Christmas 2007! As for other implications, can we see an offical Apple Tablet Mac in the future? I still believe we can and can you imagine too what a 12" touch screen would look like, especially if Apple dispenses with the keyboard altogether! My prediction is that by Macworld 2008 Apple will announce such a product.
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