By Eric Yang
on 6.29.07

Apple iPhoneIt’s arrived to fanfare and some degree of sarcastic review by the naysayers but it’s here nonetheless. The Apple iPhone. The iPod turn smartphone turn lust object.

It’s equipped with:

  • Optical grade glass touch screen
  • Apple OS X
  • AT&T EDGE
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • 4gb or 8gb hard drive
  • Accelerometer to sense which way you’re holding the device
  • Proximity sensor to automatically detect when the phone is near your face as to turn off it’s display.

It comes with:

  • Google Maps
  • YouTube
  • Calendar
  • Organizer
  • E-mail

…which all display beautifully on it’s 3.5 inch high resolution screen. This is no device to joke with, it’s well equipped.
For those that are already hesitant about it’s price, critics will ask you to recall the day when the RAZR was released, with it’s $599 price tag. Apple iPhoneToday, that seems outrageous as many companies are just handing them RAZR out for free. Not to mention the rate plans for the new iPhone are superior to those that AT&T currently offers to it’s other smartphone users.

What this means to you: It’s pricey, you’re going to have to wait in line but it is undoubtedly lustworthy. Our advice is to wait until the rumored revision 2 comes out later this year when it’s released with a larger hard drive and the inevitable kinks have been worked out.

Cost: $499-$599 w/contract @ AT&T and Apple

Accessory to Consider:

Aliph Jawbone HeadsetAliph Jawbone Headset for $119

The Jawbone Bluetooth headset virtually eliminates background noise so your calls are clearer. The device’s Noise Shield technology uses an advanced, military-grade noise-canceling system that continuously adapts to the users’ changing environment to deliver and receive unparalleled audio quality. Combined with its award-winning design, the Jawbone headset is perfect for those on the go and for those who need the conveniece of Bluetooth in challenging environments.

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