Take the Apple iPhone Guided Tour

I am sure we are all aware that Apple will be releasing their much anticipated IPhone on June 29th at 6:00pm. Apple has a self guided tour on their web site for those interested in seeing what the new product will have to offer to us consumers who wish to have the latest and greatest technology at our fingertips. Apple on their site states:

iPhone arrives on June 29. iPhone features an amazing mobile phone, is the best iPod we’ve ever created, and puts the Internet in your pocket with rich HTML email, web browsing, searching, and maps. And iPhone makes it all easy to use with its revolutionary multi-touch user interface. iPhone syncs with your PC or Mac just like an iPod, so organizing your content now will help you start calling, texting, emailing, surfing, listening, and watching even faster when you get your iPhone. Here are a few suggestions to help you get ready.

Contacts

Making a call with iPhone is as simple as tapping a name. You won’t need to re-enter all your contacts because iPhone syncs with the address book you already use on your computer — Address Book or Entourage on a Mac, or Outlook or Outlook Express on a PC.

Calendar

Using its built-in calendar, iPhone lets you check your appointments with the flick of a finger.

Email

iPhone offers the best-ever email on a mobile device. So now your phone can display rich HTML email with graphics and photos alongside the text.

Plus many more features including being a phone as well. Some are already starting to be critical of the new device, saying that it will not be secure enough for business use, is to expensive and not worth the cost, locks consumers into a account with AT&T, and so forth.

But I believe until the iPhone actually starts being used on a dialy bases, that it is to early to tell what kind of a impact it will have in our daily lives. As with any new product, the first adopters of the new technology will pay the high cost, but as time has proven in the past, prices will certainly drop in the future.

What do you think? Will the iPhone be a hit or a miss?

Comments welcome.

Take the tour here.[tags]apple, iPhone, tour, technology, new, preview, [/tags]

Article Written by

I have been writing for LockerGnome since relocating to Missouri seven years ago, where I continue to be a technology enthusiast who enjoys playing with the newest and latest gadgets.

  • marc klink

    If it’s only 10% as cool as on the television commercials, it will own the market.

    I wish I had AT&T…no I don’t, because I like to talk UNINTERRUPTED on my phone, which is why I have Verizon. If I wanted a ‘cool’ phone before this, I would have had Sprint. If I wanted great customer service,and pricing, I would have had Tmobile. If I did not give a care about any of this, I STILL would not have had Cingular or AT&T.

    I still question which 3 people they asked when they made the commercials about having the fewest dropped calls…their GSM networks suck [and that is the kindest thing I can say]. AT&T used to have a decent, not superior, TDMA network, but they abandoned most of it.

    They will sell lots of iPhones, and then people will grouse about the crappy service, while otherwise praising the other qualities of the instrument.

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone

    Hi Marc,
    The answer to the fewest dropped calls is easy to answer. If you can’t connect, calls can’t be dropped. :-)
    Ron

  • http://www.iphailure.com JC

    Many IT departments see the lack of tangible enterprise value the iPhone can ultimately contribute. Security and compatibility, the two biggest strikes against the iPhone, are what keep popping up for reasons IT professionals stray away from the idea of an enterprising iPhone.

    In addition to headaches for personnel, the increased cost of employing a secure means of using the device for businesses internally is another mark against it.

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone

    Hi JC,
    Thanks for your input.
    Ron