mobile devices, posted: 10-Jan-2007 09:05
The rumours were true: Apple's US$499 (4GB) and US$599 iPhone introduced at MacWorld 2007 is a GSM device. It has GPRS and EDGE data connectivity only though, which in 2007 is surprising. Why didn't Apple launch the phone with UMTS at least?
There is Wifi however, which should go some way towards making up for the lack of fast wireless data interface, but Apple should think about this before launching the phone worldwide.
Update John Markoff in the NY Times says he's heard from "Apple insiders" that the phone is software upgradeable to 3G. Not sure if that's correct however.
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