If you are looking for answers to all your iPhone queries and doubts, look no further. We offer simple, straightforward answers to all the iPhone questions you have, no matter how small or big. Whether you are thinking of a switchover from your current mobile to the iPhone or thinking which iPhone best fits your budget and needs or simply want to know the latest iPhone apps, we have the answer. Starting from the most basic iPhone questions we cover even the advanced technical questions that are asked most frequently.
Complete iPhone FAQ
What is iPhone?
iPhone is a multi-touch smartphone launched by Apple Inc in 2007 that combines iPod, cell phone, email and web, all in one. In 2008 Apple introduced the iPhone 3G smartphone that comes in two variants- 8GB and 16GB.
What OS does the iPhone run on?
The iPhone runs on a modified Mac operating system (OS).
Which web browser does the iPhone use to access the net?
The iPhone uses the powerful and quick Safari web browser.
In how many colours is the iPhone available?
The iPhone currently comes only in two colours, Black and White. However the white colour only comes with the 16 GB variant.
What is unique about the iPhone?
The iPhone is a multimedia phone, business phone, net phone, and Wi-Fi phone all combined into one. Besides it features the accelerometer technology apart from light and proximity sensors. And also the iPhone is completely touch-based doing away with any buttons to operate the phone.
Does it sync with Mac and PC?
Yes the iPhone syncs with your Mac for the Safari bookmarks, with the PC for the IE bookmarks, apart from your email clients, contacts etc.
Is the iPhone GSM or CDMA phone?
The iPhone is a Quad-band GSM phone that can work on any GSM network in the world.
How much does the iPhone cost?
The iPhone approximately costs $199 for the 8GB version, which comes only in black, and $299 for the 16GB version, which comes in black and white.
What else comes with the iPhone?
The iPhone comes with a Stereo Headset, Dock and Dock Connector to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation and Cleaning/polishing cloth.
Can third party applications be installed on the iPhone?
Only Apple Inc supplied can be installed and run on the iPhone. However, it does support external web based apps to be run from the iPhone's web browser.
Where can I buy the iPhone?
The iPhone can be bought Apple's online retail store or through authorised service provider's in the respective countries only. It is not available through authorised Apple dealers or other stores.
Will the non-phone functions of the iPhone work even without the phone service activated (i.e., Calendar, Contacts, iPod and Safari/Mail via Wi-Fi)?
iPhone will not work until activated with iTunes. If service is subsequently cancelled, iPhone functions as an iPod and WiFi-only internet device, without phone or SMS functionality.
Are there any important functionalities missing in the iPhone?
Yes, the iPhone does not support Multi Media Messaging (MMS) and neither does it support any external memory card slot. So you are kind of stuck with the phone's in-built memory.
What about iPhone software upgrades?
The iPhone is currently at version 2.2. Your iPhone can work with the ver 2.0 as well and also upgrade to the next higher version as and when Apple decides to release it.
How can I download iPhone software's and apps?
Most of the apps and softwares have to be downloaded from Apple's online store, whereas web-based 3 rd party apps can be downloaded from respective company's websites.
Is there any way to operate my iPhone with service providers other than the Apple authorised one's?
Yes there is but for that you have to get your iPhone unlocked using an iPhone unlocking software.
Does the iPhone 3G work like an iPod with iPod accessories?
Yes, it works just like the first iPhone does. Most iPod accessories will support the iPhone 3G, but some speaker docks might have some GSM interference static if it isn't shielded correctly.
Does the iPhone feature physical keyboard?
The iPhone does not have a physical keyboard, rather it features a fully functional and intelligent touch screen virtual keyboard.
Can I shoot videos on my iPhone?
Yes you can, as the hardware is present. Only thing is you have to unlock the video shoot functionality.
Does the iPhone feature Navigation options?
Yes the iPhone comes with GPS navigation software that can work with Google Maps, Earth and more.
Does the iPhone come with a removable battery?
No, the iPhone battery is non-detachable.
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