Summary: Despite some important missing features, a slow data network, and call quality that doesn't always deliver, the Apple iPhone sets a new benchmark for an integrated cell phone and MP3 player.
Pros: The Apple iPhone has a stunning display, a sleek design, and an innovative multitouch user interface. Its Safari browser makes for a superb Web surfing experience, and it offers easy-to-use apps. As an iPod, it shines.
Cons: The Apple iPhone has variable call quality and lacks some basic features found in many cell phones, including stereo Bluetooth support and 3G compatibility. Integrated memory is stingy for an iPod, and you have to sync the iPhone to manage music content.
Conclusion: It's the best portable media player ever. It's possibly the most fun we've ever had with a handheld device. It browses the Web like a champ. But poor phone call performance and missing messaging options make us unwilling to recommend it as a phone.
Pros: Fun new interface for navigating multimedia. Huge screen looks amazing. Terrific Web browser. Syncs well with PCs and Macs. YouTube function is great. Functions flow seamlessly into each other. Built-in speaker for voice calling and music.
Cons: Poor business e-mail and PIM connectivity. Bad audio quality on phone calls. Tons of "GSM buzz" on nearby speakers. Virtual keyboard hard to type on. No phone functionality with iPod speaker docks.
Conclusion: The bottom line: Despite some important missing features, a slow data network, and call quality that doesn't always deliver, the Apple iPhone sets a new benchmark for an integrated cell phone and MP3 player.Specs: OS provided: Apple MacOS X; Band / mode: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband); Wireless connectivity: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
Conclusion: I feel as if I've said this many times before, but Apple truly is a master of design and user interface construction. That said, the company's new Bluetooth headset, similar to the iPhone, falls short on voice call quality.
Pros: Easy to pair. Convenient charging station. Beautiful and light.
Cons: Hiss over calls. Poor performance under noisy conditions.
Excerpt: Hey did you hear? Apple came out with a mobile phone. Of course you heard—the only way you could’ve avoided the iPhone hype machine was to move to Antarctica, shut yourself in an igloo, and avoid all contact with other humans. But in case you’ve just crept out of your ice house, the iPhone is Apple’s new gadget that combines a mobile phone, iPod, and Internet access into one handy bundle that fits in your pocket. As a mobile phone, the iPhone is quite capable.
Pros: Great call quality; Visual Voicemail; gorgeous multitouch touchscreen; best iPod ever.
Excerpt: I just returned from the Apple Store tonight after returning my iPhone (Yes, returning the iPhone, you read that correctly). On Friday, June 29th, the launch day of the iPhone, I walked in an Apple Store at 8PM (not expecting to buy it, just try it), tried the floor model, and said “Yeah, get me an 8 Gig one.” I never really thought I’d cave in to the hype. Honestly, a lot of the hype is warranted, but I’ll tell you in my review why I returned my iPhone.
Excerpt: At the Macworld conference Apple has officially introduced it's own cell-phone.Apple says about the iPhone that it's a revolutionary phone based on OS X platform. It features unique user interface Multi-Touch. This is a touch control system, which ignores an accidental touch, but can answer to complicated touch combinations.