Apple Unveils Long-Awaited iPhone At MacWorld

Explaining that his goal was "to reinvent the phone," Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivered on all expectations today (Jan. 9) by introducing the much-anticipated iPhone at the MacWorld conference in San Fra

Explaining that his goal was "to reinvent the phone," Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivered on all expectations today (Jan. 9) by introducing the much-anticipated iPhone at the MacWorld conference in San Francisco.

The mobile phone features a 3.5-inch touchscreen interface, an 8 GB hard drive, and the ability to synch not only music, but also photos, video and personal contact info via an iTunes interface.

Thinner than even the slimmest phone on the market today, the iPhone runs Apple's OS X operating system and uses a patented new touchscreen user interface which Jobs called MultiTouch -- a feature he says is as central to the phone as the clickwheel is to the iPod. It also features a 2-megapixel camera and a visual voicemail function.

Unlike other high-end multimedia phones, the iPhone is not a 3G phone. It connects to older, more widespread 2.5-generation networks, using the GSM format. It uses WiFi and Bluetooth to download larger content files. The phone will run on Cingular's network.