Original Apple iPhone

Steve Jobs unveiled the Apple iPhone during his keynote address as the January 2007 Macworld Expo in San Francisco. It uses a multitouch touch screen, and the entire operating systems uses under half a gigabyte of the iPhone's storage.

The iPhone can be viewed in two different ways:

  1. As an iPod with mobile phone capabilities added.
  2. As a mobile computer with mobile phone capabilities added.

The iPhone runs OS X (although Apple is very careful not to call it Mac OS X), and the version 1.x firmware is rooted in Mac OS X 10.4 while also including new techologies developed for Mac OS X 10.5 and specifically for the iPhone. Version 2.0 firmware will be available on July 11, 2008, the same day the iPhone 3G comes to market.

The iPhone uses a SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card. The back of the iPhone case is made of metal.


  • introduced 2007.01.xx; released 2007.06.29 at US$599 including dock and power adapter.
  • OS: iPhone OS 1.x, can be upgraded to 2.0
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • storage capacity: 4, 8, or 16 GB
  • CPU: 620 MHz Samsung S5L8900 (ARM 1176) running at 412 MHz
  • GPU: PowerVR MBX 3D
  • minimum computer requirements:
    • USB 2.0
    • Mac with OS X 10.4.10 or Windows PC with XP SP2
    • iTunes 7.5
  • display: 3.5" (89mm) 480 x 320 pixels (163 ppi)
  • mobile networks: quad band GSM 850 900 1800 1900 GPRS/EDGE
  • connectivity:
    • 802.11b/g WiFi
    • Bluetooth2.0+EDR
    • 30-pin iPod/iPhone dock connector
    • headphone jack
  • GPS: no
  • camera: 2.0 megapixels
  • battery:
    • up to 8 hours of talk time
    • up to 6 hours of Internet use
    • up to 7 hours of video playback
    • up to 24 hours of audio playback
    • up to 250 hours on standby
  • dimensions (H x W x D): 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46" (115 x 61 x 11.6mm)
  • weight: 4.8 oz. (135g)

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