Yes, Virginia, there is an iPhone from Apple

With its extensive features, the iPhone from Apple is scheduled to start shipping in June.

It's so pretty! Engadget

Pinch yourself, Apple freaks. It's not a dream. The touch screen, wide-screen, media-playing iPod smart phone from Apple is here, and yes, it's called the iPhone. Read our play-by-play here.

The iPhone in off mode. Declan McCullagh/CNET Networks

Specs time:

  • Cingular, quad-band GSM/EDGE phone
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but no 3G
  • 11.6mm thick: apparently thinner than all those other anorexic smart phones
  • 2-megapixel camera
  • iPod connector, mic input, and speaker jack
  • Proximity sensor: when it's close to your ear, the touch screen and display shut down
  • "Smart" screen knows which way to orient images depending on how you hold it; wide-screen playback for videos
  • Highest-resolution Apple screen of all time
  • Mac OS X operating system
  • Touch screen interface, no stylus
  • Full-on applications--more PC-like than mobile device-like
  • "Visual voice mail"
  • Safari Web browser
  • Google Maps--including satellite and traffic data
  • POP3 and IMAP e-mail capabilities--real e-mail, not mobile version
  • Widgets!
  • Seamless integration between EDGE and Wi-Fi
  • Flash memory
  • 5 hours of talk, video, and browsing time; 16 hours of audio playback
  • 8GB model, $599 with a two-year contract
  • 4GB model, $499
  • Shipping in June
Listening to music on the iPhone Declan McCullagh/CNET Networks

By the way, Linksys might be ticked.

About the author

Caroline McCarthy, a CNET News staff writer, is a downtown Manhattanite happily addicted to social-media tools and restaurant blogs. Her pre-CNET resume includes interning at an IT security firm and brewing cappuccinos.

 

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