FCC certifies Apple iPhone

The U.S Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has published the results of “A1203,” a “GSM Cellular Telephone with Bluetooth and Wifi” from manufacturer “Apple Inc.” as measured by Cetecom Inc.

In other words: Apple iPhone has been granted FCC certification:

The documents include Apple’s confidentiality requests to the FCC:

Apple requests that the Commission withhold the follwing documents from public viewing for forty-five days after the date certification is granted:
• Test Setup Photographs
• External Photographs
• Internal Photographs
• User Manual

Apples requests that the Commission withhold the following documents from public viewing indefinitely:
• Block Diagram
• Operational Diagram
• Radio Schematic
• Radio Bill of Material
• Radio Tune-up Procedure
• Exhibit Notes

The (pdf) files are here.

[Attribution; MobileWhack. Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “HAB,” “ChrissyOne,” and “Investor” for the heads up.]


  1. so fourty five days from today? could that be the launch date? but that puts it past june. so prob june 30th huh. damn gotta wait all of june. =\ but =) CAN’T WAIT!! LOVE MY COUNTDOWN WIDGET!! REMINDS ME EVERYDAY HOW MUCH LONGER I’LL BE DEPRESSED!!

  2. When Steve Jobs said back in January that it would take a few months to get this thing certified, he wasn’t kidding.

    This is a nice hurdle to get past, and bodes well for yesterday’s Apple statement that the iPhone was on track for release next month.

  3. FCC memo to Steve:

    Mr. JObs, thank you for the opportunity for us to review your new iPhone.

    Unfortunately, in the process of testing, it appears that the iPhone has somehow been misplaced.

    We can approve your iPhone based on our limited testing, yet we respectfully request 5,843 more for our full testing suite.

    Thank you

  4. Get a free iPhone…camp out and get in the top five positions in line, and one hour before the doors open, sell your place in line to someone near the end of the line for the price of an iPhone. One guy made 3 grand for selling his number 3 spot in line for the PlayStation 3.

  5. I suspect the 45 days reflects the fact that those things will be revealed through early technical reviews following the product’s release, while those items it does not want disclosed “indefinitely” reflect the kind of trade secrets it doesn’t want revealed to competitors.

Reader Feedback

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.