iPhone isn’t 3G

06.07.2007 in GizmoNoise

Steve Jobs to Wall Street Journal:
> “When we looked at 3G, the chipsets are not quite mature, in the sense > that they’re not low-enough power for what we were looking for. They > were not integrated enough, so they took up too much physical space. > We cared a lot about battery life and we cared a lot about physical > size. Down the road, I’m sure some of those tradeoffs will become more > favorable towards 3G but as of now we think we made a pretty good > doggone decision.” more.

Titbits:
- Jobs has concerns about the connection speeds with GSM networks & feels that can be better. Ripping off the iPhone, one can see the Radio circuitry is being implemented on a separate daughter card. This makes easy for the iPhone’s evolution interms of mobile networks. - Unlike to my belief, the storage comes as a Flash & not as a magnetic disk. - Apple’s business is Samsung’s business. Atleast 2 chips from Samsung Semiconductor has gone into the phone; the app processor & the storage media. Could be more. - This guy has 128MB of SDRAM & a 650 MHz CPU. - Although there isn’t any mention about 3D graphics hardware, there is something sneaking inside. - The total cost of build material is about 250 USD for a 8GB model. However its sold at 599 USD.

Disclaimer: All info in this post has influences from various iPhone resources, I have some across.