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While the iPhone will cost as much as a disposable Windows PeeCee, It promises to not only have the most features of any phone ever, It's ability to be constantly updated (even the graphic user interface buttons can change function, if need be) and user friendly will assure it a place in the mobile phone market. They already have over 2 million ordered. I want one but I will wait until the price comes down and it, inevitably, will.
Dude, the iPhone is rubbish just like most other apple products, all flash and no substance, it's not a particulary new idea all it is basicly a PDA phone with a big HDD. It's big and chunky and whats to bet the batteries crap out like the ipods? They will sell alot of these....to people like you.
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Dude, the iPhone is rubbish just like most other apple products, all flash and no substance, it's not a particulary new idea all it is basicly a PDA phone with a big HDD. It's big and chunky and whats to bet the batteries crap out like the ipods? They will sell alot of these....to people like you.
LOL! Consumers are rejecting Windows based machines at the rate of 1 million per quarter. That is 4 million conversions per year. At that rate, what percentage of the market do you think Apple will own in, say, 5 to 7 years? Apple has already dubbed their 'I'm a Mac and I'm a PC' commercials the most successful ever. And why? Because they are based in truth! They intend to stay on top of production so they can meet the even higher demand for their products in the near future.

As for the phone, it's the lastest and flashiest. It's popularity will depend on the consumer, whether they like it or reject it, just as they did the 'Newton' palm device Apple miserably designed and marketed. The difference today is that Apple has a top notch CEO and the best developers in the business. They don't half ass do anything. Vista, OTOH, is a sloppy, ill conceived product that is pissing off consumers at a rapid rate. How long will the consumer continue to put up with second rate products from Microsoft? The tide is already changing.

I refused Windows and chose Apple in 2002. They have not disappointed me yet with a product I've purchased. If you think Microsoft products have more substance, then continue on with them. That's what makes the consumer so valuble to companies like MS. So long as the consumer doesn't really know the difference, then they'll continue to buy the product.

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LOL! Consumers are rejecting Windows based machines at the rate of 1 million per quarter. That is 4 million conversions per year. At that rate, what percentage of the market do you think Apple will own in, say, 5 to 7 years? Apple has already dubbed their 'I'm a Mac and I'm a PC' commercials the most successful ever. And why? Because they are based in truth! They intend to stay on top of production so they can meet the even higher demand for their products in the near future.

As for the phone, it's the lastest and flashiest. It's popularity will depend on the consumer, whether they like it or reject it, just as they did the 'Newton' palm device Apple miserably designed and marketed. The difference today is that Apple has a top notch CEO and the best developers in the business. They don't half ass do anything. Vista, OTOH, is a sloppy, ill conceived product that is pissing off consumers at a rapid rate. How long will the consumer continue to put up with second rate products from Microsoft? The tide is already changing.

I refused Windows and chose Apple in 2002. They have not disappointed me yet with a product I've purchased. If you think Microsoft products have more substance, then continue on with them. That's what makes the consumer so valuble to companies like MS. So long as the consumer doesn't really know the difference, then they'll continue to buy the product.

This is nothing to do with Microsoft, you only have to look at the iPhone to see it's not as new and amazing as Jobbs says, that and iPods are rubbish rubbish machines. FYI Jobbs almost ruined apple shortly before he was fired by his own comapny in the late 1980's. Just like when Apple stole the mouse and the GUI from Xerox they also stole the iphone idea from a Korean company, it's well documented. Apple has never made an origional product....ever, even the ipod was just a portable HDD, the only new thing was the firmware on it. Apple products look nice but they are cheap nasty and not thought out for the real world.
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Dude, the iPhone is rubbish just like most other apple products, all flash and no substance, it's not a particulary new idea all it is basicly a PDA phone with a big HDD. It's big and chunky and whats to bet the batteries crap out like the ipods? They will sell alot of these....to people like you.
Hahahaha....bet if they sold the iPhone stuffed into a sheep's pussy, you'd buy one.
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Hahahaha....bet if they sold the iPhone stuffed into a sheep's pussy, you'd buy one.
..........wow amazing wit you have there.
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This is nothing to do with Microsoft, you only have to look at the iPhone to see it's not as new and amazing as Jobbs says, that and iPods are rubbish rubbish machines. FYI Jobbs almost ruined apple shortly before he was fired by his own comapny in the late 1980's. Just like when Apple stole the mouse and the GUI from Xerox they also stole the iphone idea from a Korean company, it's well documented. Apple has never made an origional product....ever, even the ipod was just a portable HDD, the only new thing was the firmware on it. Apple products look nice but they are cheap nasty and not thought out for the real world.
You actually believe all that shit, don't you?
1. His name is Jobs. Apple's founder with Steve Wozniak, Jobs was viewed as domineering, abrasive and a control freak which Apple's board couldn't deal with, so he was let go. That move nearly sunk Apple into non-existence. His comeback in '98 saved the company's ass and he has led it to a firm place in the computer market.
2. It has everything to do with Microsoft since John Sculley, the dumbass former Apple CEO who used to run Pepsico licensed out their OS to . . . MICROSOFT who copied it and came out with their first Windows! Microsoft has copied and imitated Apple ever since.
3. Xerox sold their desktop publishing to Apple. Xerox did indeed pioneer the mouse but it never shipped a consumer level computer with that technology. The Xerox Alto was a research model in which Apple based it's later models on for desktop publishing. Nothing was stolen from Xerox. Xerox abandoned desktop publishing because it seen Compugraphic Corp. and Itek as leaders in that field and they'd be unable to topple them, so they sought to concentrate their efforts developing faster, crisper copying machines (Oh, the pain, the pain!). Apple has completely dominated the graphic arts industry with their products and Compugraphic and Itek are no longer in business doing this.
4. The iPhone has many Apple patents. Perhaps you're talking about the name in which Apple has worked out an amicable solution with that company.
5. The iPod is the most popular MP3 player. I don't own one nor do I want one but as of April 9th, 2007, there were 100 million ipods sold. Not too shabby for a 'cheap, nasty, not thought out' product.
5. Apple has innovated many products that Microsoft users enjoy today. The ugly immitation, VISTA, is another example of Apple innovation being poorly coipied and released as a Microsoft product.
6. Apple products are not only reliable, they lead the market in consumer reviews, customer service/support and durability.

Love your PeeCee, dude. I'll stick with Apple.

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Apple iPhone gets the green light

18.05.2007 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US has given the iPhone the all clear for its late June launch date. The “revolutionary communications device” meets the terms of all FCC regulations, including maximum power output, radiation emissions and wireless spectrum compliance.

This stamp of approval by the FCC means that technically, the iPhone is ready to hit the shelves right now.

The FCC report has referred to the iPhone as a “GSM cellular telephone with Bluetooth and WiFi”, confirming functionality as promised by Apple.

Apple are partnering with AT&T for US release and the FCC report reveals that Enhanced Data Rate for Mobile Evolution (EDGE) will be its wireless data standard.

AT&T has upgraded its network to support data download speeds of around 500Kbps. Disappointingly, the iPhone’s EDGE technology will only allow for half this speed.

Apple has faced minor speed bumps on the way to getting the iPhone to market, including a false email, purporting to be from Apple Inc. headquarters, alerting employees to a delayed release date for the handset.

Following this rumour, Apple stock dipped slightly until the company made a public release announcing that the American launch would go ahead in June as planned.

In January the iPhone branding came under threat when US technology company Cisco sued Apple for use of the name “iPhone”, which Cisoc had already registered and trademark.

Cisco had owned the trademark to “iPhone” since 2000, but entered into talks with Apple on how best to settle the dispute.

By February the two companies had come to an agreement to both use the iPhone trademark throughout the world.

Although no launch date has been officially set for iPhone’s hitting the shelves in Ireland, it is expected that European consumers will be able to buy later this year.

However, we won’t be able to see a working US model anytime soon, because the iPhone doesn’t have roaming capabilities in Europe.


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the iphone isn't revolutionary...it's only evolutionary. check out the Motorola Ming a1200. has almost all the same functions just slower (since it is already over a year old), but lighter and smaller...runs on linux. People who really know phones know that the iPhone's biggest thing is that it's marketed by Apple. Visual Vmail is the only function that isn't on any other phone, but this is a network issue, if Cingular didn't have an exclusive contract for this service to Apple, a lot of other phones would already have the function.

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^ ^ ^ Yeah, and I suppose the reason that the iPod line remains overwhelmingly the most successful selling MP3 player ever (and still today) is because people don't mind paying more for something if they have cute logos.
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^ ^ ^ Yeah, and I suppose the reason that the iPod line remains overwhelmingly the most successful selling MP3 player ever (and still today) is because people don't mind paying more for something if they have cute logos.
I don't know if you are being sarcastic, but people actually don't mind paying more for 'cute logos' (gucci? nike? burberry? mbz? porsche?"

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