Posted by Ralf Jurrien Apple iPhone activation via iTunes Friday, June 29th 2007 - 17:04 CEST Apple and AT&T announced that iPhone users will be able to activate their new iPhones using Appleâ€™s popular iTunes software running on a PC or Mac computer in the comfort and privacy of their own home or office, without having to wait in a store while their phone is activated. Activating Apple iPhone takes only minutes as iTunes guides the user through simple steps to choose a service plan, authorize their credit and activate the iPhone. Once Apple iPhone is activated, users can easily sync all of their phone numbers and other contact information, calendars, email accounts, web browser bookmarks, music, photos, podcasts, TV shows and movies just like they do when they sync their iPods with iTunes. Apple iPhone activation "Users will be able to activate their new Apple iPhone in the comfort and privacy of their own home or office, without having to wait in a store while their phone is activated," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "There are tens of millions of people in the USA who already know how to sync their Apple iPods with Apple iTunes, and syncing their new Apple iPhone with iTunes works the same way." Apple iPhone sync "Apple iPhone's user-driven activation is another example of how AT&T and Apple have partnered to bring innovative new features to our customers," said Randall Stephenson, chairman and CEO, AT&T. "Apple iPhone's innovative activation and sync is just one example of how this is going to be a real industry game-changer." Apple iPhone - Multitouch display Apple iPhone introduces an entirely new user interface based on a revolutionary multi-touch display and pioneering new software that allows users to control Apple iPhone with just a tap, flick or pinch of their fingers. Apple iPhone combines three products into one small and lightweight handheld device-a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen Apple iPod, and the Internet in your pocket with best-ever applications on a mobile phone for email, web browsing and maps. Apple iPhone ushers in an era of software power and sophistication never before seen in a mobile device, which completely redefines what users can do on their mobile phones. Apple iPhone - Price & Availability Apple iPhone goes on sale at 6:00 p.m. (local time) on Friday, June 29 and will be sold in the USA through Apple's retail and online stores and AT&T retail stores. Apple iPhone will be available in a 4GB model for $499 (USA) and an 8GB model for $599 (USA), and will work with either a PC or Mac. Apple iPhone - System requirements Apple iPhone activation requires an Internet connection; an Apple iTunes Store account or a major credit card; a valid Social Security number (as required by AT&T); the latest version of Apple iTunes available on the web site and a PC or Mac with a USB 2.0 port and one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X v10.4.10 or later; Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later; or Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Enterprise or Ultimate Edition. Apple iPhone requires a new two-year AT&T service plan. Customers with existing AT&T accounts will have the option of keeping their existing phone number and upgrading their account to work with Apple iPhone. © Copyright LetsGoMobile 2007 - www.letsgomobile.org Any copying, re-publication or re-distribution of LetsGoMobile content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of LetsGoMobile. Imaging Network Publications: LetsGoMobile, LetsGoDigital, PMA, CES, Photokina, IFA and CeBIT.