The Apple iPhone
The Apple iPhone
The Apple iPhone was announced in January by Steve Jobs at Apple's annual MacWorld conference. The Apple iPhone will double as both a cellphone and iPod allowing you to store music from your iTunes library on your iPhone. The iPhone is a high tech multi-functional device that allows you to make phone calls, text message, surf the web, take pictures, send and receive email, watch video, and best of all it is an iPod.
iPhone Is Your New iPod
The iPhone is in affect a wide screen iPod allowing you to play music, audiobooks, videos, TV shows, and movies — on a beautiful 3.5-inch widescreen display. It also lets you sync your content from the iTunes library on your PC or Mac. The new iPhone will come in both 8GB and 4GB versions allowing for sufficient storage space.
iPhone Release Date
Apple has yet to specify a specific release date. When announced, the iPhone was scheduled to be released in June of 2007. The latest news from Apple is to expect the release in late June.
The iPhone will be priced at $599 for the 8gb version and $499 for the 4GB version. It will be available through Apple Stores and AT&T. The iPhone will be available in the US intitially, but will rollout in other countries in late 2007 and beyond.
* Screen size: 3.5 inches
* Screen resolution: 320by 480 at 160ppi
* Input method: Multi-touch
* Operating System: OS X
* Storage: 4GB or 8GB
* GSM: Quad-band (MHz: 850,900,1800,1900
* Wireless data: Wi-Fi(802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0
* Camera: 2.0 megapixels
* Battery: Up to 5 hours, Talk/Video/Browsing. Up to 16 hours, Audio playback
* Dimensions: 4.5x2.4x0.46 inches/ 115x61x11.6mm
* Weight: 4.8 ounces/135 grams
Visit iPhone Photo Gallery for the latest iPhone photos and mockups that were created before the iPhone was announced.
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* iPhone Accessories
APEC Moves Behind the Borders: Taking on Structural Reform
APEC has moved closer to its vision of free and open trade and investment. But APEC economies are not realizing their full potential for mutually beneficial economic integration and improved living standards. Impediments to enhancing growth and convergence in the Asia Pacific region lie both at and behind the border.
"[There is] some evidence of convergence in the region, however progress is patchy and there is a cluster of economies with low initial incomes that are not 'catching up,'" says Bob Buckle, chair of APEC's Economic Committee and a member of New Zealand's Treasury.
Energy security and environmental sustainability
Energy security and environmental sustainability were the main topics for discussion when APEC Energy Ministers, energy sector business leaders and representatives of nongovernmental organizations gathered in Darwin, Australia in May to discuss the region's approach to the issue.
Key outcomes of the Eighth Meeting of APEC Energy Ministers featured an agreement to improve energy efficiency through a range of measures, including the establishment of an Energy Investment and Trade Study and Roundtable, and a voluntary APEC Energy Peer Review Mechanism to improve the operations of energy markets.
"We're now beyond debating the scientific links between CO2 emissions and climate change - it's now time for action," the Honorable Ian Macfarlane, Chair of the APEC Energy Ministers' Meeting and Australia's Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources, told the forum. "The question is what sort of action, by whom and by when."
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