Steve Job's Apple Keynote Speech Today: Iphone, ITV, and more

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  1. dark knight

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  2. dark knight

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  3. Samarkand

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    Re: IPod Cell Phone and Apple Announcement

    I'd try and compete on this thread, but you seem to be doing fine on your own.......... :)
     
  4. IntheNet

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    Re: IPod Cell Phone and Apple Announcement

    dark knight: I'm sure Apple Insider is being extremely careful reporting on Motorola's ROKR music phones so they don't steal Apple's own thunder... indeed even the rental of the venue exhibit hall is not yet complete so this Motorola event in early September is by no means a certainty. I would look to Apple itself making the announcement later in September, with key execs from Motorola in attendance!
     
  5. Kryptonite

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    Re: IPod Cell Phone and Apple Announcement

    iPhone. I love the sound of it.
     
  6. dark knight

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    Re: IPod Cell Phone and Apple Announcement

    Bumping old thread because rumors are swirling again about the iphone coming at the Keynote tomorrow.
     
  7. dark knight

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  8. dark knight

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    Re: IPod Cell Phone and Apple Announcement

    http://www.macrumors.com/
     
  9. dark knight

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  10. StrikerCW

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    Re: IPod Cell Phone and Apple Announcement

    Excuse for being an idiot, but why does something like this not already exist? Blackberry with mp3 capability? (ie the ability to connect to other devices)
     
  11. dark knight

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    Re: IPod Cell Phone and Apple Announcement

    There is a Motorola phone with Itunes - and other phones that play songs I think - but no Ipod phone yet. Everyone is hoping I guess that Apple will bring it's cool to cell phones.
     
  12. That Phat Hat

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    Re: IPod Cell Phone and Apple Announcement

    I haven't read any of the links you posted, but my understanding is that an iPod phone would be "unlocked", i.e. would operate on any network, domestic or abroad (which would also explain why it's taken so friggin' long to come out).

    But yeah, Apple isn't necessarily about creating new things from scratch, but more about creating a new experience around technology that already exists. MP3 players existed before the iPod, but the iPod really pushed it to the mainstream, for example, and I expect something similar with the iPod phone.
     
  13. Dante

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    Re: IPod Cell Phone and Apple Announcement

    We should also get a more indepth look at iTV and Leopard, those are the two I'm looking forward to most.
     
  14. dark knight

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    Re: IPod Cell Phone and Apple Announcement

    Is ITV expected to be something like Tivo?
     
  15. Chicago1871

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    Re: IPod Cell Phone and Apple Announcement

    Rumors abound that the big secret Jobs is protecting is a pocket PC. No word on the long rumored "iPhone" (I love that they can't call it that because that name has been copyrighted for years).
    In that it has DVR capabilities, yes.
     
  16. dark knight

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  17. Ringo

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    Re: IPod Cell Phone and Apple Announcement

    i've heard that's one of the problems because cell carriers aren't eager to let phones they don't sell on their networks. that's where they make a lot of money and it's quality control issues ... they don't want people bringing a phone that can't handle their network (then they can't say how reliable it is, etc.).

    I heard this was a big stumbling block so it will be interesting to see if/how they worked it out.
     
  18. Ringo

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    Re: IPod Cell Phone and Apple Announcement

    it will connect your computer and your TV. you know those movies you can download at iTunes? this will allow you to play them directly on your TV. it's the first step in the Living Room of the Future (to quote those filmstrips we all saw in grade school).
    all the digital media is trapped on the computer, this will help free it up so you can watch/listen all around the house.

    and like was said, it should also have DVR capabilities.
     
  19. Visca...

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    Re: Apple Keynote Tomorrow: IPod Cell Phone?

    true video ipod, "ipod phone" may sit out Macworld Expo. iTV expected to be announced. :(
    http://www.technewsworld.com/rsstory/55046.html
     
  20. dark knight

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    Re: IPod Cell Phone and Apple Announcement

    Why not have an Airtunes for TV? That would be cool.
     
  21. IntheNet

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    Re: IPod Cell Phone and Apple Announcement

    As of 11:00 am EST Apple flagship web is still in anticipation:
    The first 30 years where just the beginning
    Welcome to 2007.


    Integrated iPhone sounds jazzy but many in the Apple tech field say going into the telecommunications business may be Apple's undoing...

    We shall see...
     
  22. Ringo

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    Re: IPod Cell Phone and Apple Announcement

    that's what this is, plus it comes with a harddrive that would help with DVR and movie storage.
     
  23. dark knight

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    Re: IPod Cell Phone and Apple Announcement

    Definitely sounds intriguing. I love my Tivo but ever since they got rid of life time subscriptions and went to $13 a month or whatever it is, it's seemed a little less attractive.
     
  24. Visca...

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  25. Ringo

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    Re: Apple Keynote Today at 12PM EST: IPod Cell Phone?

    i don't know what it is, but I'm pretty sure I'll be needing one.

    i hope if it is the iphone that it works on Verizon (or Verizon allows it to work there, more specifically) because I'm due for a new phone here and I've been waiting for this.

    the iTV wouldn't be an immediate purchase for me for a couple reasons: I have Tivo, which I like plenty as it is. I have netflix, which is working pretty well for me. And more imporantly, I don't have any digital movies I'm itching to watch on my TV.

    what would be nice is if in addition to iTV they announce a digital version of netFlix. I don't want to buy movies for $10 or $13 because I'm totally in love with how netflix does it. now, if apple can deliever a netflix system with no wait for movies then they'll have something that will make me get my credit card out.

    :)
     

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