By Pacific Black Duck


       Imagine you are on the game show Jeopardy.  What if the final, $697,000 question is how many countries will have the iPhone in 2008?  What if!  Could you answer that question?  I can—Because I know.  Can you?  If you want to be a $697,000 winner, read my report.  If you want to be a loser, well, you probably canÕt read anyway.  So, read my report.  You will learn what the iPhone is, its history, how it works and what it does, and if you want to buy one, IÕll teach you how.  LetÕs go.

What it is

What about Text Messaging?  According to Wikipedia, for text input, the device implements a virtual keyboard on the touch screen. It has automatic spell checking and correction, predictive word capabilities, and a dynamic dictionary that learns new words. The predictive word capabilities have been integrated with the dynamic virtual keyboard so that users will not have to be extremely accurate when typing—i.e. touching the edges of the desired letter or nearby letters on the keyboard will be predictively corrected when possible. The keys are somewhat larger and spaced farther apart when in landscape mode, currently only available using the Safari web browser. Not focusing more on texting has been considered a chief weakness of the iPhone, while at the same time others believe the virtual keyboard to be a bold step and a worthwhile risk. (www.wikipedia.org)

So in other words, the iPhone has a virtual keyboard that is complete with spell checking and correction.   I think this is a very cool feature to have on an iPhone.  ItÕs also very handy to have around.  

What is the iPhone said to be? According to Sam Costello, it says a lot about how good the iPhone is that the device isnÕt a disappointment. In fact, more than just not disappointing, the iPhone is, more or less, a joy to use. (www.About.com)





When was the iPhone introduced to some countries? According to Wikipedia, Apple announced the iPhone in January 2007. The announcement was preceded by rumors and speculations that circulated for several months. The iPhone was introduced in the United Kingdom, Germany, and France in November 2007, and in Ireland and Austria in March 2008. It will be released in Canada later in 2008. It was named Time magazine's Invention of the Year in 2007.  The iPhone will later come out in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, and Uruguay later in 2008.  The iPhone was named Time magazineÕs Invention of the Year in 2007.  (www.wikipedia.org)


How it Works and what it does


       What are some different ways that you could contact someone on the iPhone?  According to Sam Costello, on about.com, there are three main ways that you can contact someone on the iPhone.  First, thereÕs just plain talking on the iPhone like a cell phone.  Second, you can text message (which you can learn about in my earlier paragraph), and third, you can log on to the Internet and E-mail the person you need to contact.  So if you are a person who likes to have lots of options, the iPhone is for you.  (www.about.com)

Features with the Internet According to Wikipedia, on the iPhone, you can do almost everything that you could do on a computer at your house.  You can log on to your favorite websites or lay games or even watch videos on You Tube!  (www.wikipedia.org) 

 Web pages.  According to Wikipedia, when you are on any web page, the iPhone has a feature that allows you to ÒpreviewÓ the whole webpage at one time.  When on an iPhone, you even have access to Google map service.  The iPhone also has Safari as one of its Internet accessibilities.  (www.wikipedia.org)



Buying One

       Has the iPhone been popular since it came out?  According to Apple, from its announcement in January to its release in June, Apple's iPhone has been a constant source of conversation, speculation, and writing. So, by the time June 29 – the iPhoneÕs release date – came, the expectations were practically crushing. (www.apple.com/iphone)


Why do so many people think that they all need to have an iPhone?  According to apple.com, the iPhone is packed with the small, smart touches that create raving fans. The iPhone has so many handy and cool features that everyone thinks that the iPhone is a marvelous thing that they must have.  (www.apple.com)


I hope that you have enjoyed reading and learning about the iPhone.  I encourage you to pick some kind of Technology and research it.  I had a great time researching and learning about the iPhone, and I hope you did to.  And by the way, if you didnÕt know the answer to the question in my intro, the answer is 28 countries in 2008.







Costello, Sam

Apple iPhone Review

April 28, 2008

This article is a great source to some of my questions.  First it talks about the good side of the iPhone.  Then it talks about the bad side of the iPhone.  It's a really good article. 






April 28, 2008

This article has practically everything that you would need to know about the iPhone!





Breakthrough Internet Device

April 29, 2008

This website has a bunch of pages that you can explore and links that you can click on that have different categories in them.  It has everything from ringtones, to proximity sensors!





iPhone Software Roadmap

April 29, 2008

This website also has links that you can choose different categories to learn or read about. 




Costello, Sam

iPhone 101- Everything you need to know

April 30, 2008

This article starts out telling you about what the iphone really is.  Next it talks about what the iphone does or what you can do on an iphone.  Then it just goes on to tell you what they think you need to know about the iphone.  Like when it was released and where.  Things like that.