updated 11:45 am EDT, Wed June 20, 2007
iPhone Site Update Details
Apple's update of the iPhone website that accompanies the YouTube feature launch also confirms extra details about the device, Electronista has discovered. In addition to confirming the design of the iPhone dock, which remains largely unchanged from the design first seen in January, the site has also changed to reflect features that have previously gone unconfirmed. New is the ability to synchronize contacts with an "Internet service" as well as with software on Macs or PCs, Apple says. No mention has been made of which services take advantage of contacts or how the sync is performed. The page also confirms that the planned dock for the phone exists and remains unchanged from its January design.
Notably, however, Apple has updated its Internet section to demo sending an e-mail message with a visual chart attached -- a feature not shown either in Apple's original iPhone site or its subsequent refresh. While potentially an exported image, the chart's resemblance to those created in either of Apple's iWork programs (Keynote and Pages) points to relatively streamlined integration of the production suite with the phone.
Apple has not announced specific file format support for e-mail on the iPhone, indicating only that the device supports in-line images and rich text.