We don’t know many details yet, but here’s a photo:
It’s a “soft” screen/keypad, combining the usual iPod features with a Phone, and Internet surfing.
The carrier partner is Cingular (exclusive) and it is supposedly a quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE with WiFi and Bluetooth! It also has something else other iPods don’t have: a 2 megapixel camera.
The 4 GB iPhone will retail for US$ 499, the 8 GB version for US$ 599 (these are “locked” subsidized prices requiring a 2 year contract). It isn’t going to be available until June (US only at first).
One slide Jobs showed included the following main bullets:
- Killer app is making calls
- Use Contacts like never before
That’s probably the right approach. Keep things simple. Avoid talking about “smartphone” and off-the-wall wizbang features and stick what people actually want a phone for.
A lot of people recently reported how Cisco/Linksys has owned the trademark on the iPhone name since 1999. It will be interesting to see how that plays into this. UPDATE: Cisco