I'm a hardcore anti-Apple but I actually stayed up to read around the launch day coverages from Engadget (and to supposedly study for my physics final which is in 3 hours) . It didn't seem that long back when Apple first announced their new iPhone, but what matters is that it's here.
Apple calls it the 'most anticipated consumer electronics launch day ever', and as preposterous and deceiving that is, I can't help but think this is a very very wanted item right now. Even I can't wait to set my hands on one, and smear my fingers all around the touchscreen.
The undressing pictures can be found here , enjoy that until I get a little more in-depth later today.
I'll be really depressed if it was true, i've been saving up for this! xD
;By Amjad, at
July 01, 2007 11:12 AM
gNella, that's what I heard.. unless they manufacture another version which will work outside the US, but the current version doesn't work outside the US..
Again, that's what I heard. Actually it's my brother whom is in the US told me that.
;By muscati, at
July 02, 2007 1:18 AM
gAmjad - the iPhone is only being released in the US for now and although you can go into any Apple store and buy one, it will not work - not even as an iPod, until you activate it with the AT&T cellular network and sign up for a two year contract. Once you do that you can go anywhere in the world with it but wherever you use it you will be roaming and you will pay roaming fees when you call. You will not be able to bring it to Oman and put your Omantel or Nawras SIM in it, even though it is a GSM phone and it does have a SIM card.
Apple is planning to release a version of the iPhone for Asia in early 2008, by which time it will probably be a much different iPhone. That's why I can't get all the excitement. But for you young guys who might be going to the US to study, yeh iPhone is for real. But only if you can afford to pay $600 to buy it and another $40 or $60 a month for 2 years to use it.
Few days back I was talking to my brother in the US and I was like get me an iPhone when you come this summer! :-p .. but he told me there won't be any use because it will not work outside the US. He left me disappointed without explaining.