The iPhone has been without doubt one of the most talked phones and waited additions in Apple's catalogs. Scheduled to be launched in early January at MacExpo 2007, very little is known for sure about it. Real facts are only that it will have a 3 megapixel camera and a 2.2 inch display and will deliver iTunes and iSysnc support.
Expectations are that it will be in theme with Apple's hardware and software so far, so it should look really nice. The general intention seems to be not only to introduce new technology, but provide something new to users around the world. The fact that no express hardware specifications were made leaves room for many new speculations...
The iPhone is a black device that is nearly featureless on the front except the dock and a couple of other buttons. On the bottom is what appears to be a standard dock. The most remarkable feature of the iPhone is the display, which I hear is breathtaking as it emerges from behind what appears to be black plastic. The whole front, with exception to a couple of millimeters along the edges of the iPhone, is touch sensitive and allows the customer to select from objects on the screen, such as the phone's keyboard. This feature was widely described for the nebulous full screen iPod and will instead be found in the iPhone. It was the patents that were acquired for the iPhone that started that speculation.
The iPhones PDA-like capabilities have been leaked already, such as email (via WIFI), calc, ical support, and others, so I won't go into those. Obviously the games featured for the existing iPods will be playable on the new iPod.
Some of the coolest features mentioned, include the ability to have a hands-free conversation over auto adapters with the new iPhone. Bundled with the new phone is software called iTalk that keeps your voice from being carried over and includes privacy, IM and sync features. Other cool features are the ability to control other Apple devices not yet released with your iPhone like a super remote control. Somehow I pictured the remote from the movie "Click" ; noheat.com wrote about some of the iPhone's feature leaks.
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Another wave of speculations??