iPhone, 2007

Summary

The iPhone was the apotheosis of the cellphone as pocket computer--powerful technology in a sleek package. This handheld is a music player, a mobile phone, and an internet-enabled device in one, with a trendsetting touchscreen interface. The iPhone's release in 2007 was a well-choreographed media event, with potential buyers waiting in lines for hours at Apple stores across the country.

The iPhone was the apotheosis of the cellphone as pocket computer--powerful technology in a sleek package. This handheld is a music player, a mobile phone, and an internet-enabled device in one, with a trendsetting touchscreen interface. The iPhone's release in 2007 was a well-choreographed media event, with potential buyers waiting in lines for hours at Apple stores across the country.

Artifact

Smartphone

Date Made

2007

Creators

Apple Computer, Inc. 

Place of Creation

China 

United States, California, Cupertino 

Creator Notes

Assembled in China for Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, California.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2008.146.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic (Organic material)
Metal
Cardboard

Color

Black (Color)
Gray (Color)
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 4.5 in

Width: 2.4 in

Length: .46 in

Weight: 4.8 oz

Inscriptions

Back of iPhone: iPhone / Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China Model No. A1203 / FCC ID: BCGA1203 SERIAL No.: 878011EQWH8 IMEI No.: 011434007328600 / 8GB Power adapter: iPod USB Power Adapter / Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China / Model No.: A1205 09500004000 CAUTION: For use with information / technology equipment. ATTENTION: Pour material informatique / technologie. TM and c 2007 Apple Inc. All rights reserved / Input: 100-240V ~ 0.15A (0,15A 50-60Hz Output: SV 1A Bottom of dock: Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China Sides of packaging: iPhone / 8GB Back of packaging: Includes: iPhone, Stereo Headset with mic, Dock, Dock Connector / to USB 2.0 Cable, and USB Power Adapter. Supports quad-band GSM / (850/900/1800/1900MHz), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g), EDGE, and Bluetooth 2.0. / Requirement: Minimum new two-year wireless service plan with AT&T required to activate all iPhone features, including iPod / features [superscript] 1- Mac or PC with USB 2.0 - Mac OS X v10.4.10 or later, / Windows XP Home r Professionsal (SP2), or Windows Vista - iTunes / 7.3 or later requires doe activation and some features (free download / from www.apple.com/itunes/download) - iTunes Store Account [superscript] 2 - / Internet access [superscript] 3 / Credit check required: must be 18 years or older. Service plan with AT&T required for / cellular network capabilities on expiration of intial new two-year agreement. Wireless / service is solely provided by and is the responsibility of AT&T. Transferring your mobile / number will terminate your service with your existing provider; termination fees and / other charges may apply. Wireless service and some wireless features are not available / in all areas; see www.att.com for service availability. Free account signup through / iTunes; valid credit card may be required. Broadband recommended; fees may apply. / Use is subject to Apple and third-party software licenses. Battery has limited recharge / cycles and may eventually need to be replaced by Apple service provider. Battery life / and charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/batteries. 1GB=1 / billion bytes; actual formated capacity less. AT&T and the AT&T logo are trademarks of / AT&T Knowledge Ventures and/or AT&T affiliated companies. / 826-8023-a Back of packaging: MA712LL/A iPhone 8GB / Designed by Apple in California / Assembled in China Model A1203 ... Apple Inc., 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014 USA / c 2007 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and iPhone / are trademarks of Apple Inc. 602-6253-A BLT

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