CPU: Samsung ARM

Onboard RAM: 512 MB

Maximum RAM: 512 MB


Screen: 3.5" multi-touch

Max Resolution: 480x320

Camera: 2MP


Flash Drive: 4/8 GB


USB: via dock connector

Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini

Speaker: mono

Microphone: mono


Airport Extreme: included

Bluetooth: 2.0+EDR


Codename: iphone

Battery Life: Talk 8 hrs, Standby 250 hrs, Internet 6 hrs, Video 7 hrs, Audio 24 hrs

Dimensions: 4.5" H x 2.4" W x 0.46" D

Weight: 0.3 lbs.

Maximum OS: iPhone OS 1.0.2 (OS X-based)

Minimum OS: iPhone OS 1.0 (OS X-based)

Introduced: June 2007

Announced in January 2007 and released the following June, the iPhone marked Apple's entry into the cellular phone marketplace. Described by Steve Jobs as "a wide-screen iPod with hand controls... a revolutionary mobile phone... [and] a breakthrough Internet communications device," the iPhone was the first Apple-branded consumer device to run on OS X. Based around a touch-based user interface with a single button, the iPhone was controlled using a variety of one- and two-finger gestured. It included a custom version of Safari that allowed full browsing of any web page, a revamped iPod interface with CoverFlow, integrated access to YouTube and Google Maps, an iChat-like SMS text-messaging interface (iChat itself was missing from the initial release), and a standard set of cellphone apps, such as a calendar, an address book and a calculator.

The iPhone was available exclusively with AT&T voice/data plans, and was limited to EDGE-based network access, rather than the faster 3G wireless networking standard. This was mitigated somewhat by an integrated 802.11g WiFi chipset, which allowed for faster browsing on any available WiFi network.

Though the iPhone officially only supported web-based applications from third-party developers, an underground development effort was quickly organized, and within a few months native 3rd party applications were widely available. Warantee-breaking hardware modifications to "unlock" the iPhone from the AT&T network were also uncovered. The iPhone was sold in two configurations: a 4GB model sold for $499, and an 8GB model for $599.