Steve Jobs announced the new, highly anticipated Apple iPhone during his keynote this morning at Macworld 2007. It’s a touch controlled smart phone, combined with widescreen iPod (music, video & photos) and it is wi-fi enabled, running Mac OS X. The carrier is Cingular and they will start shipping it in June.
What can I say, that is one badass phone.
iPhone combines three products â€” a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with desktop-class email, web browsing, maps, and searching â€” into one small and lightweight handheld device. iPhone also introduces an entirely new user interface based on a large multi-touch display and pioneering new software, letting you control everything with just your fingers. So it ushers in an era of software power and sophistication never before seen in a mobile device, completely redefining what you can do on a mobile phone.
UPDATE 2: A video of the iPhone introduction during the keynote is now available on Apple’s website.