No, not when the iPhone is released anyway. This is most likely because Cingular fears possible bandwidth issues. An Apple spokesperson suggested that it would be technically possible to add the iTunes software in the future. It is not known at this time if first generation iPhones will be able to be updated with the iTunes software or if it will be a nextgen addition.
The operating system will be stored along side your music. On the bright side, Apple claims that the iPhone's version of OS X should only take up less than half a gigabye of space. So in reality, it appears that iPhones will have 3.5 and 7.5GB of free space to work with.
First it was Christmas, then it was January 9th, then it was January 15th. All of these, as you already know, proved to be wrong. For now, the official word from both Apple and Cingular is that the iPhone will go on sale in June of this year (2007). Neither company has offered an exact release date and our feeling is we won't be hearing of one any time soon.
(Updated June 3, 2007): Apple has announced an official iPhone release date - Read more
Up until this point there's been little reason to believe that the iPhone would support Cingular's network. Why Apple and Cingular would release a next generation device that was a generation behind in wireless connectivity has left some people scratching their heads. Recently, rumors have started circulating that the iPhone may surprise us again. The New York Times recently reported:
There's been a lot of hype regarding the iPhone. These technical specifications should help settle how the iPhone stacks up to the competition.
|Screen size||3.5 inches|
|Screen resolution||320 by 480 at 160 ppi|
|Operating system||OS X|
|Storage||4GB or 8GB|
|GSM||Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)|