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

Discussion in 'Technology' started by dark knight, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. servotron

    servotron New Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    St Paul, MN
    My realization that Steve Wozniak and Chuck Norris are actually the same person. This phone will ROUNDHOUSE KICK YOU IN THE FACE!

    [​IMG]

    Yes, I was bored at work.
     
  2. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
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    ARS Technica: iPhone is Awesome (Restrictions Apply)
    A good read whether you like Apple or not and whether you plan on getting a iPhone or not.
     
  3. The Double

    The Double Moderator
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    Nov 11, 2002
    Denver
    I haven't had any problems with Cingular's service. Their customer service, yeah, but never their actual cell phone service.

    I was about to order a Samsung Blackjack today, but looks like that's getting nixed.
     
  4. Magpie Maniac

    Magpie Maniac Member

    Dec 28, 2001
    North Carolina, USA
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    Do you have an older Macbook? My Core 2 Duo version released in November runs much more coolly than the first release. I could cook dinner on my old Dell Pentium 4 notebook.

    And I'm not sure if the Macbook can be compared to the iPhone as far as heat is concerned.
     
  5. That Phat Hat

    That Phat Hat Member+

    Nov 14, 2002
    Just Barely Outside the Beltway
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    I'm guessing they just want to get a bunch out in the US market before launching for real in Europe and Asia, where you can't compete if you're not 3G.
    I think Motofone, a.k.a "dumb phone", is more or less what you're looking for:
    [​IMG]

    Stunningly overwrought explanation for a stunningly simple phone: http://direct.motorola.com/hellomoto/motofone/experience/experience/index.html

    Edit:
    oops, Achtung beat me to it. Still, it's a long overdue idea.
     
  6. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
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    I also just read in the article above that Cingular is not yet 3g anyway (one more strike against them), so coming out with a 3g phone would have effectively been producing an under utilized product.
     
  7. musicl

    musicl New Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    I hope they bring out an ipod like that without the phone part. iPhone is so cool though!!!
     
  8. patrickdavila

    patrickdavila Member

    Jan 13, 1999
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  9. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
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    They've been battling in court over it for some time (Cisco had it, Apple wanted it). Now Cisco is suing Apple for the actual infringement. Apparently Cisco offered a deal and Apple has yet to sign the paperwork agreeing to that deal.
     
  10. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
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    The brand name may have to be changed to Apple Phone. From today's WSJ:

    iLawsuit!
    Posted by Ashby Jones
    The Wall Street Journal
    January 10, 2007, 6:17 pm
    Yesterday afternoon, the litigation-happy Law Blog registered disappointment over the fact that Apple and Cisco appeared to be on the verge of an agreement over the iPhone name. (Cisco has owned the rights to the name dating back to 2000; Apple unveiled its long-awaited tricked-up cell phone yesterday.)

    Well, turns out, news of an agreement appears to have been a bit premature. Cisco today announced that it has filed a lawsuit in federal court in California against Apple, seeking to prevent Apple “from infringing upon and deliberately copying and using Cisco’s registered iPhone trademark.” Here’s a link to the story by the WSJ’s Nick Wingfield and Don Clark.

    “Cisco entered into negotiations with Apple in good faith after Apple repeatedly asked permission to use Cisco’s iPhone name,” said Mark Chandler, senior vice president and general counsel, Cisco. “There is no doubt that Apple’s new phone is very exciting, but they should not be using our trademark without our permission.” With its lawsuit, Cisco is seeking injunctive relief to prevent Apple from copying Cisco’s iPhone trademark.”
     
  11. Visca...

    Visca... Member

    Sep 13, 2004
    ATL
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    Peru
    that's what I'm waiting for. A widescreen touch-screen iPod. Surely (hopefully) before the year ends. Probably right in time for the holidays.
     
  12. Mel Brennan

    Mel Brennan PLANITARCHIS' BANE

    Paris Saint Germain
    United States
    Apr 8, 2002
    Mid-Atlantic States
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    iPhone stomps the dogshit out of the comp. I'll wait, then I'll get.
     
  13. patrickdavila

    patrickdavila Member

    Jan 13, 1999
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    For $499 I'll pass. Never run out and get the first version of a product. Wait for the second version. Trust me on this.
     
  14. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
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    I wouldn't - I'd wait until the price comes down and they work out any kinks.
     
  15. That Phat Hat

    That Phat Hat Member+

    Nov 14, 2002
    Just Barely Outside the Beltway
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    IIRC, when the Razr first came out, it was priced something ridiculous and required a Cingular contract. Now, it's free with a new plan on pretty much every non-Sprint carrier.

    Not that I expect the iPhone to become a freebie, but by 2008, it'll be competitively priced vs Blackberry/Treo and/or available unlocked. And hopefully by then, US carriers will have upgraded to 3G and support visual voice mail.
     
  16. Magpie Maniac

    Magpie Maniac Member

    Dec 28, 2001
    North Carolina, USA
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    Newcastle United FC
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    Now with firmware updates on wi-fi and USB enabled devices, there's little point in waiting. Any kinks are usually worked out in subsequent updates. Hardware problems are the exception.
     
  17. Visca...

    Visca... Member

    Sep 13, 2004
    ATL
    Nat'l Team:
    Peru
    exactly...much like the PS3 not reading and crashing with PS2 games. They made an update available to download and problem fixed.
     
  18. Mel Brennan

    Mel Brennan PLANITARCHIS' BANE

    Paris Saint Germain
    United States
    Apr 8, 2002
    Mid-Atlantic States
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's what I mean by "I'll wait, then I'll get."
     
  19. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
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  20. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
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    Just a heads up for those of you interested in purchasing the iPhone - It isn't widescreen.
     

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