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Apple iPhone

Announced
Jan 9, 2007
Market status
Released
Release date
Jun 29, 2007

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Low pixel density screen (165 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (128 MB RAM)
  • Battery is not user replaceable
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Proprietary USB connector - have to use its cable instead of a standard microUSB
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

Apple iPhone is unique phone with slim profile and no keys - it has 3.5 inches touch display that uses multi-touch technology for navigation. A sensor controls the orientation of the display, and iPhone OS controls the smartphone's functionality. It is a quad-band GSM/EDGE device with WiFi and Bluetooth, and features 16/8/4GB of memory. Among its features there are YouTube and Google Maps applications, excellent internet browser called Safari and iPOD music/video player with CoverFlow technology, showing large album covers.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • iOS (3.x, 2.x, 1.x)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.50 x 2.40 x 0.46 inches (115 x 61 x 11.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.80 oz (135 g)
      the average is 4.7 oz (136 g)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control, Other

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 480 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 165 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • LCD
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 412 MHz
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 128 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 8.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (703 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.4 days (250 hours)
      the average is 20 days (490 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 24.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 7.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1400 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, WAV
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.264
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Safari Browser; Tabs supported
    • supports:
      • HTML

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, Timer, Stopwatch
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
    • Profiles:
      • Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • Proprietary
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • Proprietary
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 17 May 2007
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        BCGA1203 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.97 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.61 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 850 MHz

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 09 Jan 2007
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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Apple iPhone 4GB


Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 4 GB

Apple iPhone 8GB


Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

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