I'm finding it amazingly odd that AT & T and Apple have paired up. AT & T one of the oldest high tech firms in the United States now partners with Apple considering these firms were born on the opposite sides of the high tech revolution. With Apple's pursuit of the computer and music industry, will it also be able to structure itself in the wireless world as well? Will the Iphone enable AT & T to steal steal tens of thousands of customers from rivals? With this multi-year exclusive partnership, iPhone will only be available with wireless service from AT & T. Working together ensures seamless integration between network and device. Despite the fact the iPhone cost $ 500.00 or more, it can not yet be bought over to another wireless carrier. AT & T sees this as a feature as every new iPhone customer must commit to a two-year contract. If you're an optimist, the possibility is that Apple's iPhone is a Trojan Horse.
The iPhone style and friendly interface is path breaking. Seen as a phone, a small computer, video and music with its sleek style and user friendly interface, it advances in usability and integration of services. It's beautiful; 3.5-inch widescreen display allows you to easily enjoy music, TV shows, and movies you have in your iTunes library. iPhone has a 2-megapixel camera and a gorgeous 3.5-inch display. HTML email with graphics and photos along the text, iPhone syncs with the address book you already use on your computer – Address Book or Entourage on a Mac, Outlook or Outlook Express on a PC. A built-in calendar, iPhone lets you check your appointments with the flick of a finger.
You operate the Iphone with your fingertips, the only physical button are volume up / down, ringer on / off, sleep / wake and a Home button. Its glass surface is not to slick or to rough, and does not show grease or fingerprints to much. The sound quality is loud and clear. Typing is a bit difficult; the letter keys are just pictures on a glass screen. The iPhone has Wi-Fi access, which is a step forward. Wi-fi has been set off Americans Phones phones for years. The reason the cell providers have shut Wi-Fi out? To keep consumers eating up minutes on the carriers network and to prevent people from grabbing ringtones and other media from their computers, which the industry calls "revenue leakage".
But while the iPhone has Wi-Fi, it does not let you do one very obvious thing with it's Wi-Fi connection, make phone calls. In an ideal world, you might want to use AT & T when on the road and have your phone switch automatically to Skype or Vonage when at home, since they're much cheaper and can have better voice quality. But Apple has not yet hented at this possibility. The iPhone's weakness is its Internet access when it's not near a Wi-Fi hot spot. The fact that the iPhone can use only AT & T's network is a weakness that affects the phone's capabilities. The problem is that you have to be online to use a Web application. Unless you're in an open Wi-Fi zone, that means running right into the limits of AT & T's slower than dialup modem network. In addition, the phone will not support Java or Flash, which are both important components of many powerful Web apps. Without access to the full power of the phone, the limits on developers will be clearer and less likely to hack into.