iPhone Gets FCC Approval

The Federal Communications Commission approved Apple's iPhone, clearing the way for the combined phone and music player to hit the shelves.

Apple expects to begin selling the phones in late June.

Some of the FCC documents confirm a few features of the phone, including it will have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and can operate in the 1900MHz and 850MHz GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) frequency bands used in the U.S.

In addition, the FCC said the iPhone is a quad-band phone that supports GSM frequencies used outside the U.S. The phone uses GSM technology and the EDGE (Enhanced Data Rate for GSM Evolution) wireless data standard. Apple has said the phone will ship initially only in the U.S., but many GSM phones today, even on the low end, are capable of operating in Europe, the U.S. and Asia.

Rumors broke on Engadget that the iPhone would be delayed until October, but they were rapidly dismissed as a hoax.

[via pcworld]


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