The official launch of the iPhone is June 29, 2007, at 6PM local time. Remember, it is only at AT&T corporate owned stores. The cost ranges from $499 to $599 for the 4GB and 8GB models respectively. The battery and top surface were recently upgraded. The battery will feature up to eight hours of talk time, six hours of Internet use, and seven hours of video playback or twenty-four hours of audio playback. The entire top surface of iPhone, including its 3.5-inch display, has been upgraded from plastic to optical-quality glass providing scratch resistance and optical clarity. There is a 2 Megapixel camera for those quality shots, and wireless web access,
as highlighted in the popular commercials. Also, remember that YouTube is an advertised feature, but it is still unknown how well those videos will stream.
“To set up your iPhone, you’ll need an account with Apple’s iTunes Store. If you already have an iTunes account, make sure you know your account name and password. If you don’t have an account, you should set one up now to save time later,” Apple said, so remember if you have not set one up, do so before you buy. “You won’t need to re-enter all your contacts because iPhone syncs with the address book you already use on your computer — Address Book or Entourage on a Mac, or Outlook or Outlook Express on a PC. If you keep your contacts on the web using Yahoo Address Book, iPhone can sync with them, too,” added an Apple email. Another “cool factor” option with the phone is that it will also work with any POP email system, including Yahoo Mail, GMail, AOL, and .Mac Mail.