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iPhone Unveiled; Blogosphere Swoons


Question: What’s sleek, as multi-functional as a digital Swiss Army knife, available in June for “as little as” a cool $499, and sure to be coveted by a technophile near you?

Answer: It’s the iPhone, of course.

Check out what ScienceBloggers Bora, Dave, Josh, and David have to say about it.


  1. #1 RPM
    January 10, 2007

    And turning the single most breakable part — the screen — into the whole front of the devise is pure genius.

  2. #2 Dave Munger
    January 10, 2007

    As you can see by my post, I’m no iPhone fanboy, but my understanding is that Apple worked long and hard to find a material for the screen that would be resistant to damage. It doesn’t smudge easily, yet is sensitive to touch. The phone was designed to be carried in a pocket; the mechanism for activating it requires a sweep of the finger, something unlikely to happen by accident. Unlike my current phone, which likes to dial random numbers while it sits in my pocket.

  3. #3 Katherine Sharpe
    January 10, 2007

    I just like how the photo looks like an image of Steve Jobs gesturing towards the hand of a giant, wielding a (very nice looking) cell phone that’s bigger than a man.

  4. #4 John Wilkins
    January 10, 2007

    If only they had included 3G support, just as it rolls out in Australia…

  5. #5 Mustafa Mond, FCD
    January 10, 2007

    Cisco sues Apple over use of iPhone name
    Really, how could they not have checked?

  6. #6 A Babe in the Universe
    January 10, 2007

    I’ve been at Macworld and seen iPhone up close. It’s smaller than a PDA and less than 1/2 inch thick. It looks cool!

  7. #7 drchuckenstein
    January 15, 2007

    i just keep falling behind the times. i don’t even have an ipod yet. but perhaps waiting this out was good, since now i only need one thingy to do everything.