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News Flash: Apple iPhone receives FCC approval

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Apple Inc. on Thursday received the official go-ahead on its first ever mobile handset, as regulators for the Federal Communications Commission gave the iPod maker the green light to commence sales of the device in the United States.

According to FCC documents obtained by AppleInsider, the "GSM Cellular Telephone with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi" carries model number A1203 and FCC ID: BCGA1203.

In an SAR Test Report conducted on February 6th, 2007, FCC Test Lab Manager Lothar Schmidt wrote the following:

"The Apple Inc. A1203 GSM Cellular Telephone with Bluetooth and Wifi, FCC ID: BCGA1203, is in compliance with the limits for general population uncontrolled exposure specified in FCC 2.1093. The device was tested according to the measurement standards and procedures specified in FCC OET Bulletin 65, Supplement C (Edition 01-01) and IEEE p1528/D1.2, April 21, 2003."

Per Apple's request, the test report omitted the following for "short term" confidentiality reasons: Test Setup Photos, External Photographs, Internal Photographs, and the iPhone User Manual.

Permanent confidentiality omissions included the iPhone's Block Diagram, Operational Description, Radio Schematic, Radio Bill of Material, Radio Tune-up Procedure, and Exhibit notes.

Apple has maintained that it is on track to begin shipping iPhone in late June.

Shares of Apple rose nearly 2 percent on the news to close up $2.10 to $109.44.





For those interested, you can view Apple's requests for confidentiality and some of the test results on the following page. You can also download -- via our mirror -- the 4-part iPhone SAR Test Report (part1, part2, part3, part4).



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nice!
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post #3 of 67
Lothar,

"I'm so happy, I could kiss you on the nuts."
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This is terrible, terrible news...

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post #5 of 67
This is great news in that we can now ignore any rumors that the FCC rejected the iPhone that were no doubt going to come any day now. Glad we avoided a web swarm on that one...

It's also nice to know that one more hurdle in the path to actually shipping the iPhone is taken care of.
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post #6 of 67
Wow I'm so stoked!
post #7 of 67
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

Apple Inc. on Thursday received the official go-ahead on its first ever mobile handset, with the Federal Communications Commission giving the iPod maker the green light to commence sales of the device in the United States.

Now before the crap hits the fan, i.e., like, "Does anybody know when we can expect it to be available in Canada, UK, France, etc., and why not?" let's make it quite clear that each country has its own regulatory body which requires separate submissions, reviews and approvals. Thus the answer is, "Nobody knows!"

Obviously, some Apple country subsiduaries have yet to submit to their respective governming bodies awaiting for the US FCC's approval first. Some countries may just rubber stamp the US rulings. In either case, "Who?" Nobody that is in the know will tell you. So why even speculate.

In any event, this is great news for the millions of us that are just biting the bullet to get it.
post #8 of 67
Ready in quantities for WWDC? Every extra week sooner is great by me!
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Quick, Kasper! Put a Digg thingie on this!

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post #10 of 67
hmmm... Dad's and Grads gift time!!!!
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

Apple Inc. on Thursday received the official go-ahead on its first ever mobile handset, with the Federal Communications Commission giving the iPod maker the green light to commence sales of the device in the United States.

According to FCC documents obtained by AppleInsider, the "GSM Cellular Telephone with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi" carriers model number A1203 and FCC ID: BCGA1203.

In an SAR Test Report conducted on February 6th, 2006, FCC Test Lab Manager Lothar Schmidt wrote the following:

"The Apple Inc. A1203 GSM Cellular Telephone with Bluetooth and Wifi, FCC ID: BCGA1203, is in compliance with the limits for general population uncontrolled exposure specified in FCC 2.1093. The device was tested according to the measurement standards and procedures specified in FCC OET Bulletin 65, Supplement C (Edition 01-01) and IEEE p1528/D1.2, April 21, 2003."

Per Apple's request, the test report omitted the following for "short term" confidentiality reasons: Test Setup Photos, External Photographs, Internal Photographs, and the iPhone User Manual.

Permanent confidentiality omissions included the iPhone's Block Diagram, Operational Description, Radio Schematic, Radio Bill of Material, Radio Tune-up Procedure, and Exhibit notes.

Apple has maintained that it is on track to begin shipping iPhone by late June.





For those interested, you can view Apple's requests for confidentiality and some of the test results on the following page. You can also download -- via our mirror -- the 4-part iPhone SAR Test Report (part1, part2, part3, part4).






LATE JUNE??? what happened to JUNE 11
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Anyone else sick of the iphone yet? Hasn't even come out yet and I'm bored. Liked it better when apple would suprise me with new, innovative things I could actually use. Too much consumer junk nowdays and quality control has taken a bit of a dive. I'll keep buying though...
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I can't wait!!!!!!!
This is killing me! If anyone at Apple reads this and/or these messages....We are dying over here! Release the iPhone into the wild already!

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Liked it better when apple would suprise me with new, innovative things I could actually use.


Compared to any phone I've owned, the iPhone appears to be an innovative thing I can actually use. Maybe you mean to say, "When apple would surprise me with things I could actually afford".
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Is it me, or has the camera moved in this design?
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Now before the crap hits the fan, i.e., like, "Does anybody know when we can expect it to be available in Canada, UK, France, etc., and why not?" let's make it quite clear that each country has its own regulatory body which requires separate submissions, reviews and approvals.


What about Poland?

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LATE JUNE??? what happened to JUNE 11

Maybe you should go back and see who said it was June 11. I'm pretty sure there is no official announcement on the release date. It was just a rumored street date.
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LATE JUNE??? what happened to JUNE 11

I'm not sure if you're joking, but just in case: June 11th was never even hinted at by Apple. First they said "in June" then they clarified "late June". June 11th was speculated by some, given the opportunity to intro the device during WWDC keynote--as if it really needed a lot more keynote time.
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Is it me, or has the camera moved in this design?

It's you.
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Apple is Doomed!!


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Originally Posted by nevenmrgan View Post

It's you.

OK... I thought the camera was in the middle. The diagram shows it on the left (facing) side.
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Originally Posted by Abster2core View Post

In any event, this is great news for the millions of us that are just biting at the bullet to get it.

Not to be a pain, but...

To bite the bullet = To go ahead and do something painful or distasteful that you must or should do eventually.

To be chomping at the bit = To be waiting impatiently for something you are really excited about but are being held back from.

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post #23 of 67
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Originally Posted by Bageljoey View Post

Not to be a pain, but...

To bite the bullet = To go ahead and do something painful or distasteful that you must or should do eventually.

To be chomping at the bit = To be waiting impatiently for something you are really excited about but are being held back from.

(I can't spell and my grammar aint that good, but I loves my idioms...)

Thanks, was just gonna pull him up for that.
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Not to be a pain, but...

To bite the bullet = To go ahead and do something painful or distasteful that you must or should do eventually.

To be chomping at the bit = To be waiting impatiently for something you are really excited about but are being held back from.

(I can't spell and my grammar aint that good, but I loves my idioms...)

No pain... anything that could alleviate the painful misspellings or idiomatic idiopathy would be a tremendous help.

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post #25 of 67
iPhone ready!!

Gladiator ready!!
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post #26 of 67
Lothar Schmidt also stated "Unfortunatetly the sample device was...um...lost...no...um...destroyed...yeah...des troyed...during testing and was unable to be returned to Apple..."



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post #27 of 67
The camera is in the same place. Final approval means Apple can now go into full production if the software has been completed. It'll take a month to ramp up production and get sufficient quantities into stores for the launch.

I wonder how many will sell the first day. I also wonder if yesterday's hoax that caused the stock to drop was created by someone who knew about today's FCC approval. There was a spike up today and the difference between yesterday's low and today's high at the moment is over 6 bucks.
post #28 of 67
Shucks, I was secretly hoping Apple would announce it had built 3G capabilities into the launch product. So much for that.

Still, I'm really excited to see that things are indeed moving forward. It's been a long, cold, hard winter waiting for this thing...
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Originally Posted by Bageljoey View Post

Not to be a pain, but...

To be chomping at the bit = To be waiting impatiently for something you are really excited about but are being held back from.

(I can't spell and my grammar aint that good, but I loves my idioms...)

Not to be pedantic but the term is champing at the bit.
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What about Poland?


I would like to answer you, but my mother would probably roll over in her grave. I have to be careful; my ancestry is made up of from two developed countries, one underdeveloped, one underdeveloped but claims to be highly developed, two races, three nationalities and three religions. My wife family adds a couple of other nationalities as does my son, but only one race and one religion.

Needless to say, I never work, too many holidays. Except that the government forces me to be an atheist in order to put food on the table. Sorry, bubbe.
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Originally Posted by Bageljoey View Post

Not to be a pain, but...

To bite the bullet = To go ahead and do something painful or distasteful that you must or should do eventually.

To be chomping at the bit = To be waiting impatiently for something you are really excited about but are being held back from.

(I can't spell and my grammar aint that good, but I loves my idioms...)

You are partially right. For the millions, it should have been 'champing at the bit', but for me, spending over $600 for a phone, is going to be quite painful. Not that I can't well afford it but my wife is going to cut my gonads off.
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You are partially right. For the millions, it should have been 'champing at the bit', but for me, spending over $600 for a phone, is going to be quite painful. Not that I can't well afford it but my wife is going to cut my gonads off.

Ahhh, so you are chomping at the bit to bite the bullet?
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And lo, another requirement for armeggedon was struck. And the world did weep.

For the great battle was soon to be fought. With flaming DRM'ed Zunes in the diabolical hands of the hordes, and the iPhones glowing with a technological LED radiant light in the hands of the chosen few. Balmer at one hand, Ive's at the other.

And with a gloating confidence did the Gates attack, and the doors of digital distribution were never the same.

So saith the words of Job's.

Amen.

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Not to be pedantic but the term is champing at the bit.

From the dictionary in your Macintosh:

chomp (or champ or chafe) at the bit
be restless and impatient to start doing something.
post #35 of 67
Hey Kasper and AI Gang,

Not sure if Mr. Steinfeld wants all his contact information made public
post #36 of 67
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Ahhh, so you are chomping at the bit to bite the bullet?

Be careful, it is "champing at the bit."

And thanks guys. Now that my sister-in-law knows, my wife is sure to find out, the pain has already begun.
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Originally Posted by Steinar View Post

From the dictionary in your Macintosh:

chomp (or champ or chafe) at the bit
be restless and impatient to start doing something.

I believe it is 'champing at the bit' period.
post #38 of 67
The only thing that sucks about seeing the frequency data is that we now see that the iPhone is only dual-band GSM set to North American frequencies. Which will be great for traveling around the USA and Canada, but will mean that the iPhone would be a paperweight for anyone who travels to Europe. I'm really surprised at this, given that tri-band and quad-band phones are common.

I don't want to have to pony up the bucks for an iPhone, and then on my next trip to Europe leave the iPhone at home and take along my Motorola...but according to the posted frequencies, that's just what I'll be doing.

UPDATE:

Okay, maybe I got my shorts in a knot too soon. I'm seeing chatter on other boards about the iPhone being quad-band, but that the FCC only tests North American frequencies -- thus, we only see the dual-band frequencies in the test data.

Gavin.
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Originally Posted by Rolo View Post

Not to be pedantic but the term is champing at the bit.

Champ is merely an older form of the word, in fact, that's basically the OED's definition, you have to look up chomp to get the meaning. I've never heard it used outside of the idiom. I think it makes more sense to use the idiom with the newer form, to use words that are actually used.
post #40 of 67
Wait, so you're saying that the FCC approved iPhone because of its bit-chomping (or champing) feature?
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