Apple Announces iPhone

Macworld is going on right now, and Apple's biggest announcement of the day so far has been the introduction of the iPhone. Steve Jobs describes the iPhone as "having your life in your pocket". The phone will be available in two models, 4GB and 8GB priced at $499 and $599 respectively, and will ship to the US in June of this year. Europe will get the phone in the fourth quarter, while Asia will wait till 2008.

Over 200 patents were filed for the inventions in the iPhone, which they intend to vigorously protect. The phone hopes to be a smartphone, music player, camera and video player all in one. The screen will have 160 pixels per inch, the phone will run OSX, and only has one button. The rest of the navigation is controlled by the touch screen display.

The phone also features a 2 megapixel camera, and is only 11.6mm thick. It can differentiate between the user holding it landscape or portrait, and has an ambient light sensor adjusting its brightness dependent on what environment you are in. Google and Yahoo are on board offering mapping and mail services too.

Expect to see a lot of information about the iPhone in the next few days. Check back on neowin for the publics reception to Apple's new product and any more features that make their way onto the phone.

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