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Apple iPhone review

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Apple iPhone
Apple iPhone

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The Apple iPhone currently has an Informr score of 8.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 608 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Apple iPhone has been rumored for over 4 years now but the waiting is over. Announced January 9, 2007 at the Mac World Expo, the iPhone is a cell phone, mobile web browser and iPod music player in one.

The iPhone offers a unique touch screen design and measures less than an inch thick. Other features of note include a 3.5-inch wide touchscreen display, a 2 megapixel camera, a 8GB or 16GB harddrive, Bluetooth 2.0, iTunes music player, WiFi, Quandband GSM + EDGE high-speed data, Mac OSX operating system and push email support.

The iPhone went on sale with AT&T on Friday June 29, 2007 at 6 pm. No Canadian release date has yet been set.

Update: This original iPhone has been discontinued. A new, Apple iPhone 3G takes its place.

Operating system
Operating system
Screen Size
Screen Size
2+ MP
2+ MP
250 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


The iPhone is the real deal. It’s a product that has already changed the way people look at the devices they carry in their pockets and purses. After only a few days with mine, the prospect of carrying a cellphone with me wherever I go no longer fills me with begrudging acceptance, but actual excite...

- Jason Snell, Macworld

The iPhone is one of the most beautifully designed technology products I have ever used. Not only does it look great, but the usability puts even its good looks in the shade. The fact that you need no stylus to use the iPhone, speaks volumes about its user interface. As a music player it excels, as...

- Riyad Emeran , TrustedReviews
Laptop Mag
Laptop Mag

It's better than you think. The near-seamless slab of glass and metal that is Apple's iPhone has more preconceived-notion-shattering surprises than any piece of technology since, well, the iPod. A mind-blowing touchscreen experience, the best browser on any smart phone, blazing performance that puts...

- Mark Spoonauer, Laptop Mag

Is the iPhone a great mobile phone? No, not really. It is an average phone, but hardly a great one. It does happen to be a pretty darn impressive mobile computer, though, especially when it comes to the web and consuming multimedia content like music, movies, and photos.

- Michael Oryl, MobileBurn

The Apple iPhone has a stunning display, a sleek design, and an innovative multitouch user interface. Its Safari browser makes for a superb Web surfing experience, and it offers easy-to-use apps. As an iPod, it shines. It hasvariable call quality and lacks some basic features found in many cell phon...

- Kent German and Donald Bell, Cnet

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Apple iPhone user manual here.

Apple backs up the iPhone with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your iPhone has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Apple support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Apple's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The Apple iPhone's screen size is 3.5 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the iOS operating system (OS).

2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ MP camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

4/8/16 GB

Internal memory is 4/8/16 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 250 mAh battery. Apple's performance ratings are 10.5 days standby time, 480 minutes, 360 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Apple iPhone Specs

Release Date June 29, 2007
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System iOS

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Internal Storage 4/8/16 GB
RAM 128 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.97 W/kg
Body: 0.61 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Software CD, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
2+ Megapixels
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density 163 pixels
Size 3.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 250 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to 420 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 360 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 480 minutes
Standby Time Up to 10.5 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Black/Silver with Stainless Steel Bezel
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.4 x 6.1 x 1.2 cm (4.5 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 135 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, EMS
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Yes
Themes: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Mute Key: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address, Other fields
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
Java Application: Yes
Audio Formats: MP3, AAC+, AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Viewable document types: DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, TXT, XLS
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps: -
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Stop Watch, Timer, Calculator, Currency Converter, Weather, Stocks, Maps, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): iPhone, Apple Phone

Update: The 4GB iPhone has been discontinued.
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