Earlier today, AT&T sent an email to users who signed up for notifications regarding the iPhone. The message, titled "Get ready. iPhone is coming June 29th" reveals that an iTunes account will be required to set up the device and recommends that potential iPhone buyers create an iTunes account now if they don't already have one. The message states:
"To set up your iPhone, you'll need an account with Appleâ??s iTunes Store. If you already have an iTunes account, make sure you know your account name and password. If you don't have an account, you should set one up now to save time later. To set up an account, launch iTunes, select the iTunes Store, and click the 'Sign In,' button in the upper right corner of iTunes. Sign in and youâ??re ready to go."
Other interesting tidbits from the email:
- The iPhone will be able to synchronize with Apple's Address Book or Microsoft's Entourage on a Mac, or Outlook or Outlook Express on a PC. It can also synchronize with the web version of Yahoo! Address Book.
- Calendar synchronization occurs through iTunes, pulling data from iCal or Entourage on the Mac, or Outlook on a PC.
- The iPhone email application can access Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, AOL, and .Mac Mail. The iPhone can synchronize server settings from email accounts stored in Mail on a Mac or Outlook on a PC. As previously announced, the iPhone also works with almost any industry-standard POP3 and IMAP email system.
- Photos are also synchronized through iTunes, pulling images from iPhoto on a Mac or Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Photoshop Album, or any picture folder on a PC.