Apple is to launch its long-awaited iPhone in the US on 29 June, according to a series of advertisements broadcast there on Sunday and shown on the company’s website, www.apple.com/iphone/ads.
Parading what Apple chief executive Steve Jobs calls the iPhone’s ‘revolutionary’ design, the ad showcases the handset’s key features, including Internet functions, video streaming and e-mail browsing.
The combined phone and Internet device is set to sell for $499 or $599, depending on configurations, and will be offered exclusively in the US by AT&T’s wireless division, previously known as Cingular.
The iPhone, which features a touch-sensitive interface, was unveiled in January this year by Jobs at the Macworld conference in San Francisco. (DW 10 January)
No decision has been made yet on a date for the launch of the product in the UK.