Specs summary

Screen
3.5"

The Apple iPhone's screen is 3.5 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the iOS operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
4/8/16 GB

Internal memory is 4/8/16 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
250mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 250 mAh battery. Apple's performance ratings are 10.5 days standby time, 480 minutes (2G), 0 minutes (3G).



Is the iPhone a great mobile phone? No, not really. It is an average phone, but hardly a great one. It does happen to be a pretty darn impressive mobile computer, though, especially when it comes to the web and consuming multimedia content like music, movies, and photos.

- Michael Oryl , MobileBurn 

Reviews summary

8.5/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 607 reviews

The Apple iPhone has been rumored for over 4 years now but the waiting is over. Announced January 9, 2007 at the Mac World Expo, the iPhone is a cell phone, mobile web browser and iPod music player in one.

The iPhone offers a unique touch screen design and measures less than an inch thick. Other features of note include a 3.5-inch wide touchscreen display, a 2 megapixel camera, a 8GB or 16GB harddrive, Bluetooth 2.0, iTunes music player, WiFi, Quandband GSM + EDGE high-speed data, Mac OSX operating system and push email support.

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The iPhone went on sale with AT&T on Friday June 29, 2007 at 6 pm. No Canadian release date has yet been set.

Update: This original iPhone has been discontinued. A new, Apple iPhone 3G takes its place.


Reviews (8.5/10 Avg. rating)


TrustedReviews

Not only does it look great, but the usability puts even its good looks in the shade

from TrustedReviews

The iPhone is one of the most beautifully designed technology products I have ever used. Not only does it look great, but the usability puts even its good looks in the shade. The fact that you need no stylus to use the iPhone, speaks volumes about its user interface. As a music player it excels,...More

The iPhone is one of the most beautifully designed technology products I have ever used. Not only does it look great, but the usability puts even its good looks in the shade. The fact that you need no stylus to use the iPhone, speaks volumes about its user interface. As a music player it excels, as a mobile Internet device it excels, but as a phone it's strangely disappointing. And when it comes to features, the T-Mobile Vario III is still a far more powerful mobile device than the iPhone. But even with its faults, I love the iPhone - I still find myself using the iPhone, despite having many options at my disposal. It's just so different to anything else out there and is truly a joy to use. If Apple's first attempt at a smartphone is this good, I can't wait to see the second generation product.

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Laptop Magazine

The ultimate iPod and delivers an amazing Internet experience, but it’s not the best smart phone

from Laptop Magazine

It's better than you think. The near-seamless slab of glass and metal that is Apple's iPhone has more preconceived-notion-shattering surprises than any piece of technology since, well, the iPod. A mind-blowing touchscreen experience, the best browser on any smart phone, blazing performance that p...More

It's better than you think. The near-seamless slab of glass and metal that is Apple's iPhone has more preconceived-notion-shattering surprises than any piece of technology since, well, the iPod. A mind-blowing touchscreen experience, the best browser on any smart phone, blazing performance that puts Windows Mobile devices to shame. It's all here. So why are we left wanting more?

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MobileBurn

The most entertaining feature phone

from MobileBurn

It might only be an average phone, and it lacks the support for real 3rd party applications a smartphone would have, but it is nonetheless an outstanding device - for the right person. It isn't going to replace your BlackBerry, and its UI will stifle advanced users, but there is no device on the...More

It might only be an average phone, and it lacks the support for real 3rd party applications a smartphone would have, but it is nonetheless an outstanding device - for the right person. It isn't going to replace your BlackBerry, and its UI will stifle advanced users, but there is no device on the market today that is even close to being as much fun to use as the iPhone. It is the most entertaining feature phone on the market. I give it a "Recommended" rating. If you are a heavy web and iPod user, though, the iPhone could be your dream come true.

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Cnet

The Apple iPhone sets a new benchmark for an integrated cell phone and MP3 player

from Cnet

The Apple iPhone has a stunning display, a sleek design, and an innovative multitouch user interface. Its Safari browser makes for a superb Web surfing experience, and it offers easy-to-use apps. As an iPod, it shines. It hasvariable call quality and lacks some basic features found in many cell p...More

The Apple iPhone has a stunning display, a sleek design, and an innovative multitouch user interface. Its Safari browser makes for a superb Web surfing experience, and it offers easy-to-use apps. As an iPod, it shines. It hasvariable call quality and lacks some basic features found in many cell phones, including stereo Bluetooth support and 3G compatibility. Integrated memory is stingy for an iPod, and you have to sync the iPhone to manage music content.

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WirelessInfo

The iPhone is revolutionary in some ways, but in others, it's just evolutionary

from WirelessInfo

Apple has defintiely come up with a revolution in cell phone usability; the iPhone pioneers a whole new user interface that works very effectively. There are only a few buttons on the device bacause you don't need the other buttons. But the other features of the device are either evolutionary or somewat retrograde. The camera, for instance, is merely adequate, and the EDGE data connection is very slow and makes Web browsing a somewhat painful experience. The browser itself is great; the version of Safari on the iPhone does an excellent job of rendering pages. But it's not that huge a step above other advanced mobile browsers like Opera or the Series 60 Web....

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Apple has defintiely come up with a revolution in cell phone usability; the iPhone pioneers a whole new user interface that works very effectively. There are only a few buttons on the device bacause you don't need the other buttons. But the other features of the device are either evolutionary or somewat retrograde. The camera, for instance, is merely adequate, and the EDGE data connection is very slow and makes Web browsing a somewhat painful experience. The browser itself is great; the version of Safari on the iPhone does an excellent job of rendering pages. But it's not that huge a step above other advanced mobile browsers like Opera or the Series 60 Web.

In many ways, the iPhone reminds us of the first iPods. They were resonably good, but it took some time and a couple of revisions to catch on and garner a majority of the market. And the iPhone may be the same; Apple is testing the waters with this first version, relying on existing technologies and not doing anything too radical; there are lots of cell phones out there that offer more and better features. Of course a feature list isn't everything, but Apple needs to work to fill some obvious holes: MMS support, better Bluetooth implementation and more robust PIM apps. Despite this the iPhone is still an excellent cell phone that will do a lot to shake up the cell phone market. And that can benefit us all.

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Wired

So powerful, so elegant, and performs so many functions

from Wired

You've got to hand it to Apple: Not only has the company orchestrated one of the most anticipated and overhyped product launches in gadget history, it has also delivered an instrument that, for the most part, lives up to its inflated expectations. The iPhone is a phone, a music and video player, a web browser, an email device, a portable photo album, and more. All of these functions are packaged in a device whose hardware and software are remarkably elegant, easy to use, and even fun to play with....

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You've got to hand it to Apple: Not only has the company orchestrated one of the most anticipated and overhyped product launches in gadget history, it has also delivered an instrument that, for the most part, lives up to its inflated expectations. The iPhone is a phone, a music and video player, a web browser, an email device, a portable photo album, and more. All of these functions are packaged in a device whose hardware and software are remarkably elegant, easy to use, and even fun to play with.

As a device, it's a genre-bender. Never before have American consumers had access to a phone that is simultaneously so powerful, so elegant, and that performs so many functions. Since the iPhone lacks fast, 3G wireless data connectivity, we'll still have to endure the derision of our European and Japanese friends, but at least we're getting closer to convergence device nirvana.

The iPhone is a lifestyle phone, not a business phone. Its onscreen keyboard is surprisingly workable, but still can't hold a candle to a true QWERTY (even a small one) if you have lots of words to hash out. You can view, but not edit Office documents. And while additional applications are available to extend the iPhone's capabilities, developers can't directly access the underlying operating system, which means the full range of potential is still subject to Apple's omnipresent control. In other words, it's far more open and customizable than the typical phone, but far less so than the typical computer.

At the end of the day, though, the iPhone is a delight to use and to play with. Is $600 too much to spend on a phone? Probably, but I haven't had this much fun with a new product since the Palm Pilot debuted, and that was about $500 too. The iPhone's not perfect, but it is amazing, and the whole consumer electronics and wireless industries will be scrambling to catch up with it for years. And that will be good for all of us.

WIRED Elegant yet sturdy design. Innovative interface is not only functional, it's a blast to use. More features than you know what to do with. Excellent calendar and contact management. Seamless integration with your computer. Full-fledged browser and email client.

TIRED AT&T's EDGE network is laughably slow. Limited music volume. Won't work with standard headphones. Text-entry is slow compared with two-thumb QWERTY phones. Browser lacks Flash and Java support. Camera doesn't work well in low light. Limited extensibility-where's my Unix command line?

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Phonedog

iPhone 3GS

from Phonedog
Pro: -Faster -Records Video -Better Camera -Voice Control Con: -Nothing so far Using experience: 20 days After having an iPhone 3G, I upgraded to an iPhone 3GS. It's much more faster, and has some great new features. I recomend buying this phone. hmm... It seems the OS 3.1 has slowed my 3GS down a little bit.
Pro: -Faster -Records Video -Better Camera -Voice Control Con: -Nothing so far Using experience: 20 days After having an iPhone 3G, I upgraded to an iPhone 3GS. It's much more faster, and has some great new features. I recomend buying this phone. hmm... It seems the OS 3.1 has slowed my 3GS down a little bit. Less
Yahoo

Ripoff

from Yahoo
Pro: like all others Con: they play games with prices - three months later they slash the price I-phone is not to be trusted - bad service - price is reduced within a few months - no insurance - no extended warrenty - so why buy an I-phone? just because it is in style the name ? only an idiot would b...More
Pro: like all others Con: they play games with prices - three months later they slash the price I-phone is not to be trusted - bad service - price is reduced within a few months - no insurance - no extended warrenty - so why buy an I-phone? just because it is in style the name ? only an idiot would buy one. It is aleged that Apple is taking consumers for a ride. Less
Yahoo

the best

from Yahoo
Pro: great support Con: bad on battery life this is the best phone to use
Phonedog

Iphone

from Phonedog
Pro: everything so far Con: nothing so far Using experience: 1 weeks i just got an iphone this phone is a definate upgrade from my lg vu that would freeze on me and take forever to load i havent run into any of the probles other people have mentioned yet so id reccomend it to everyone
Phonedog

iPhone mess-up

from Phonedog
Pro: - they have endless anount of APPs that you can put on it - it is more then a phone Con: -they run out of batter quick depending on how much stuff you have on it. - Using experience: 1 years Every so often something comes along that revolutionizes the way we do things, a smart product thatâ€...More
Pro: - they have endless anount of APPs that you can put on it - it is more then a phone Con: -they run out of batter quick depending on how much stuff you have on it. - Using experience: 1 years Every so often something comes along that revolutionizes the way we do things, a smart product that’s so intelligent, it’s scary. The iphone is such a product. When it was launched, it immediately change our view of what a smart phone was supposed to be. When my mom first got the iPhone, she couldn’t keep her hands off of it. She thought it was the most wonderful thing in the world. It has everything that she could imagine Wifi, ipod, video, phone and much more. Then one day she had to charge it and it wouldn’t charge, she was so mad. She had had other things happen;like it wouldn’t come on, but she just when to my big sister Brittaney and asked for help. She always new what to do, and she always got it to work again, but this time it didn’t. She thought it was the biggest thing that she could rely on in a time of need. So when this happened,she had to call the tech support to see if it was anything that she did(she isn’t really a technical person). There wasn’t anything that they could find, but they where really helpful going though everything that they could possibly be wrong. Once she was done, she then called the cell phone company and they arranged for her to get a new iPhone. She was very happy after that, until she got it. She had spent every waking hour on the computer putting everything on it that she needed and wanted. Then when she had to get the new one she had to put everything that she had on the other one back on her new one, that process right there took her another 2 days of being on the computer forever. Now that she has a new one everything has been going pretty well. Nothing has happened and she is happy. Less
Phonedog

Better think twice before falling in love with this phone

from Phonedog
Pro: it is very usable Con: IMO: more fragile than a wine glass; do not use outside do not expose to any humidity or it will die and Apple does not care!! Using experience: 6 months IMO: There is no doubt; this is the coolest looking phone on the planet. but PLEASE dont fool yourself into thinking t...More
Pro: it is very usable Con: IMO: more fragile than a wine glass; do not use outside do not expose to any humidity or it will die and Apple does not care!! Using experience: 6 months IMO: There is no doubt; this is the coolest looking phone on the planet. but PLEASE dont fool yourself into thinking this phone is designed to survive everyday use. I am a professor, work inside at a desk all day. I keep the phone in my pocket or on the computer I sync with. At home its on a desk to charge. I never even made a phone call in the rain (you wont either, you'll just want to baby it). Nevertheless, after less than 6 months the phone stopped functioning and moisture sensors that are on the outside of the phone (if you can believe that; there is one in the headset jack and one in the main port cavity). At any rate Apple wont touch it and neither will ATT so you are out 500 bucks. So I opened it up in my electronics lab and the phone had no internal evidence of water exposure but was completely packed with lint. had the phone been exposed to water you would at least have expected the lint to have been clotted up but no. all of the internal moisture detectors were white indicating no exposure. The ATT coustomer service rep I spoke with indicated that he spends his day dealing mostly with Iphones that dont work and that Apple wont repair or replace. At this point it has only been out of 6 months. WOW! A quick search of the web will tell you all you need to know: According to what I have seen on the web people have been advised not to take it in locker rooms or bathrooms at home where there is a shower, keep it in a plastic bag, even "dont buy one they dont last" (that is was the ATT rep told me after it was too late). Dont believe me? look at how many "Iphone protectors" are available on line including "water proof" protectors. So if you can afford to replace the phone whenever it chooses to die then buy an Iphone; If you have the expectation that a phone should work in the real world the buy another phone from a quality company that will stand behind their product. Less

blackberrys are better!

you cant have a background, you cant make our own ringtones cant assign specific ringtones for different people for txt messages. bad battery life
Phonedog

The Iphone 3G

from Phonedog
Pro: 1. Its a great Operating System 2. Its much sturdier than the previous iphone (I put this phone in my pocket without worrying, it can survive a fall. 3. The GPS. It doesn't speak to you like other GPS but if you only use casually walking in a street its pretty useful. 4. The App Store- this is the...More
Pro: 1. Its a great Operating System 2. Its much sturdier than the previous iphone (I put this phone in my pocket without worrying, it can survive a fall. 3. The GPS. It doesn't speak to you like other GPS but if you only use casually walking in a street its pretty useful. 4. The App Store- this is the "cherry on top". Its great. Unlike other smatphones (except the Android) you can download apps from developers organized in on app. There's an app for everything and you wil find yourself spen Con: 1. Monthly Service Price a little high 2. You will have to spend time cleaning it if you want to look Good... 3. I had to go thru a lot of trouble to get it Using experience: 2 months Its a great phone. As mentions in the pros the operating system is great, very user friendly, it is a lot sturdier (it can survive a fall). It has GPS. You can download apps directly from the app store. Its the prettiest phone ever created. On the bad side, the monthly charge is expensive and you have to clean it to get the finger prints out. Less
Yahoo

One of the best products I've ever owned

from Yahoo
Pro: Features and usability Con: Price Apple did it again. Amazing.
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Full Specs

Overview
Release date June 29, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System iOS

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Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 4/8/16 GB
RAM 128 MB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.97 W/kg
Body: 0.61 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Software CD, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 250 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 420 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 360 minutes
3G Surfing Time No
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time 480 minutes
3G Talk Time No
Standby Time Up to: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black/Silver with Stainless Steel Bezel
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.4 x 6.1 x 1.2 cm (4.5 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 135 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
Pixel density 163 pixels
Size 3.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key Yes
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): iPhone, Apple Phone

Update: The 4GB iPhone has been discontinued.
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