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Apple iPhone review

8.5/10 AVG.

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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 607 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
Screen Size
2+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


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 Magazine

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 Magazine

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

Apple has defintiely come up with a revolution in cell phone usability; the iPhone pioneers a whole new user interface that works very effectively. There are only a few buttons on the device bacause you don't need the other buttons. But the other features of the device are either evolutionary or som...

- Alfredo Padilla, WirelessInfo

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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 proprietary operating system firmware.

2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel 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
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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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
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Software CD, Standard Battery
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 (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 480 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
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
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
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key Yes
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
2+ megapixels
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (YouTube)
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): iPhone, Apple Phone

Update: The 4GB iPhone has been discontinued.
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