Here is a very detailed blog post with a timeline for all things "iPhone":
Use it combat any naysayers or anti-Apple posts.
While on the topic of the iPhone, as I was perusing the various Apple related threads at SlashDot ... which most seem to be talking about the "iPhone". Apple haters (read as trolls) are constantly using the recent news that Cisco released a VOIP phone called the iPhone and owns the trademark in the US.
Here is one of my replies to the subject:
Any negotiations over the "iPhone" name with such a large company (like Cisco) that Apple couldn't control all the loose lips would have certainly given away that Apple is indeed producing a cellphone ... therefore ... no negotiations. Has anyone ever considered A) It's only called the "iPhone" as a codename, or B) Cisco/Linksys released an "iPhone" to make the name a lot more valuable. That's what I would've done! Then sell the name for twice as much and divide the extra cash amongst my immediate staff.
Here is a recently released patent from the USPTO:
FIG. 3A shows a generalized device suitable for use as a portable wireless device 305 (non-transfer device) according to one embodiment of the invention. The portable wireless device 305 includes a display 310 used to view text or graphics, and a control panel 320 such as a keypad or touchpad. Additionally, portable wireless device 305 contains one or more of the following (not shown): one or more speakers, a microphone, a headphone jack, a port for connecting with a transfer device (e.g., FireWire.RTM. or USB port), one or more slots to accept flash memory cards (e.g., CompactFlash (CF) or SmartMedia (SM) cards), and one or more antennae or ports used to connect to a local networks, for example, Bluetooth.RTM., infrared (IR), or WiFi (IEEE 802.11). Contained within portable wireless device 305 is system memory (not shown), which may include both volatile and nonvolatile memory and, optionally, a hard drive (not shown).
More on this connection can be found here where a blog commenter also makes a up cool name ... TeliPod