Steve Jobs has announced the new iPhone. And man, do I want one!! You can check out a transcript of the presentation at engadget, including photos of the new toy. I borrowed some, hope that is alright (let me know when you need them back).
The main thing: the whole phone is a huge touchscreen, except for a homebutton. I mean everything. Even the button lock is unlocked via a move on the touchscreen (one that canâ€™t just happen by accident in your pocket).
You apparently also donâ€™t need a stylus, as you can do everything with your fingers, almost as you are used to it from the clickwheel from the iPod.
All the Buttons you need appear when you need them:
I am absolutely fascinated by this. Of course you can also listen to songs and watch videos with it. Freeking brilliant, really.
So what will it cost?
So how much more than $499 should we price it? We thought long and hard about itâ€¦ it does so much stuffâ€¦â€ Heâ€™s stalling for the drama. Enough Steve! â€œWhat should we price it at? For a 4GB model weâ€™re pricing it at $499 â€” no premium whatsoever.
â€œWeâ€™re going to have an 8GB model for just $599.â€
Unfortunately weâ€™ll have to wait until June 2007 until it becomes available. And thatâ€™s probably only in the US. When will I be able to get it in Germany?