The FCC has approved Apple’s iPhone for sale in the US according to posted documents on the FCC Web Site. With the FCC certification, Apple should go ahead with plans to sell the iPhone sometime in June/July.
The documents confirmed that the iPhone will work with AT&Ts EDGE wireless data network and not their 3G network which will limit the data speeds to the phone. With the $500 price tag, Apple seems to want to compete with Research In Motion (RIM Blackberry) and Palm (Treo) not to mention other smartphones such as Samsung and Windows-based phones. While most things Apple has released have been golden lately, the iPhone might be a hiccup with the lower transfer speeds and will higher end phone users, who are usually business users, really want the functionality of the iPhone over the Blackberrys and Treos?