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iPhone finally receives FCC approval

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 May 2007 18:49 User comments (13)

iPhone finally receives FCC approval According to FCC documents, the Apple iPhone only just received FCC approval although its release date has been set for weeks.
The phone was tested for the safety of its wirelss elements (GSM and Wi-Fi) and passed. The documents also say that Apple sent a special confidentiality letter with their submission that asked that no photos of the product or the manual be made public for 45 days after approval.

"These documents reveal technical and design information that has not been publicly disclosed in such [existing] marketing and that is protected by Apple as confidential and proprietary trade secrets,"
said Apple EMC and Wireless Compliance manager Robert Steinfeld in the letter.

Analysts believe the secrecy may be to protect the iPhone's finger-operated interface, which is partially guarded by patents but can be seen in the Prada Phone by LG.

I guess we will have to wait until release week to see what the iPhone is all about.

Source:
Electronista

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13 user comments

117.5.2007 18:52

iphone sucks

217.5.2007 20:49

I guess we will have to wait till we get a consumer release to see if this has a good turn out or not. At the moment it is too early to say if it is good or as a matter a fact if it sucks.

317.5.2007 21:11

iphone doesn't suck, It's just not worth $600

417.5.2007 23:18
sebast1an
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No 3G, HSDPA or even EGDE? Hope they change that for Europe...

518.5.2007 22:34
WierdName
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Originally posted by rihgt682:
iphone doesn't suck, It's just not worth $600
$600?! Is that an actual price or an exaggeration?

619.5.2007 8:09

Exaggeration.

You probably won't be able to get an iPhone unlocked for at least a year, if ever.

$600 may be the MSRP. Cingular will probably tie it into a subscriber contract for $100 to $200 purchase price.

I'll be getting one as soon as I can. I have a Motorola Q through my company, and I fecking hate this POS.

719.5.2007 8:27

Neat concept, but I feel this will be a mass produced, over priced commercial item aimed towards all of the un informed sheeple out there.

819.5.2007 10:59
WierdName
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Originally posted by ZzeusS:
$600 may be the MSRP. Cingular will probably tie it into a subscriber contract for $100 to $200 purchase price.
$600 MSRP? I find that kinda hard to believe just because it sounds so far fetched for a PHONE. $100-$200 is not that bad I guess if it has good tech in it. But its gotta be top-o-the-line cuz the contract price is always the discounted one.

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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 May 2007 @ 11:00

919.5.2007 21:06

Much ado about nothing. Tempest in a teacup. Who cares? If it's more than half the cost of cellular, I'll stick with cellular - the devil I know.

1021.5.2007 16:21

I currently have a smartphone (Cingular 8125), and although I do use it for several cool things like watching movies and reading my e-books, at the end of the day I bought the thing because I needed to talk on the phone.

I paid a little over $300 for mine, and that was probably the northern border of what I'm willing to pay. I just can't see paying $600 for this. How are you going to feel when you put this thing in your back pocket or the bottom of a purse just to fish it out with a really nice scratch on the screen?

This is where the old Nokia 5160 was king. Crack the case; buy another one for $5. Scratch the screen? No problem, another $5 would get you another piece of plastic to replace it with.

All the accessories now are the weird colored pieces of rubber or plastic the really prohibit the use of all the phones buttons.

Nothing like sending a text message with a sticky piece of plastic that squeaks against the keys every time you press it.

1126.6.2007 16:07

Originally posted by ZzeusS:
Exaggeration.

You probably won't be able to get an iPhone unlocked for at least a year, if ever.

$600 may be the MSRP. Cingular will probably tie it into a subscriber contract for $100 to $200 purchase price.

I'll be getting one as soon as I can. I have a Motorola Q through my company, and I fecking hate this POS.
Hey,

the price may be $600 but you can get an unlocked iphone by july 4th. if you want one. i know that for a fact since one of my old buddies will be selling them i just dont know the pricing yet.

peace.

1226.6.2007 16:49

Maybe you can reply in another 30 days to let us all know :)

1326.6.2007 18:05

no problem i'll update everyone as soon i get more info. no sweat!!

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