Have months of speculation dulled enthusiasm for Apple's much-ballyhooed <a href="http://www.cnet.com/4520-13271_1-6685260-1.html">iPhone</a>? Hardly. We caught some glimpses of Steve Jobs' ambitious new baby at Macworld 2007.
The iPhone "keyboard" is software-based, so get your fingertips ready. Typing without feedback will be an interesting experience and may take some getting used to.
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At his keynote address, Steve Jobs revealed a slim phone-cum-MP3 player (he says it's thinner than the Samsung BlackJack) with only one physical control and a wide, 3.5-inch screen.
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The Apple iPhone comes in 4GB and 8GB capacities--meager for a player with a design and resolution (320x480x160 pixels per inch) made for movies. But otherwise, the phone will play music and movies as well as any other iPod.
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Running OS X and Safari, the iPhone will display Web pages in full. Reading them may be another challenge altogether.
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iPhone will include a camera, of course. Two-megapixel shots will likely look nice on the broad screen.
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Only time will tell whether the world likes to control a smart phone with their fingertips only.
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An Apple-Google partnership paired with iPhone's Wi-Fi and and Cingular data networks puts maps on the iPhone.
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Here, Steve Jobs shows off the phone's software-based number pad.
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The iPhone looks surprisingly thin given its Swiss-Army mission.
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The iPhone will run OS X, giving it plenty of room for new applications.
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From the show floor, Jobs made the iPhone's first live call in public.