Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jan 2007 19:04 UTC
Apple At the MacWorld conference in San Francisco, After the usual words of praise about the iPod+iTunes and the smoothness of the transition to Intel, Apple announced several new products. Surprisingly, nothing was said about new Macs or Leopard. The keynote speech started at 17:00 GMT. Read on for the details.
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Revolutionary?
by sappyvcv on Tue 9th Jan 2007 19:20 UTC
sappyvcv
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2005-07-06

Did Steve Jobs really call a widescreen iPod and a mobile phone revolutionary?

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RE: Revolutionary?
by jrlah on Tue 9th Jan 2007 19:22 in reply to "Revolutionary?"
jrlah Member since:
2005-08-09

Yes.

I do not know about you, but I am getting one as soon as it becomes available in Europe. No more perenially unfinished Sony Ericson and Nokia products for me.

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RE[2]: Revolutionary?
by tonywob on Tue 9th Jan 2007 20:07 in reply to "RE: Revolutionary?"
tonywob Member since:
2005-07-06

Dido, this phone looks seriously slick, and looks like it would wipe the floor with my Windows Mobile 5 device, only time will tell. I hope they will offer it straight from the Apple Store, rather than through a contact

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RE[2]: Revolutionary?
by djst on Tue 9th Jan 2007 21:06 in reply to "RE: Revolutionary?"
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2005-08-07

I couldn't agree more. Sony Ericsson with their lack of wlan and Nokia with their buggy crashing software. A sleek, sexy iPhone is just what I want!

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RE: Revolutionary?
by MonkeyPie on Tue 9th Jan 2007 19:43 in reply to "Revolutionary?"
MonkeyPie Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, he did call the device itself revolutionary. And after watching all of the demos on:

http://www.apple.com/iphone/

I would have to say it certainly seems revolutionary. I have had many different "smart" phones, but this one really seems to be "smart."

Well, thought out. The features are not hidden underneath several layers of menus... and the web browser, it's about time that the mobile market gets a REAL browser! I always liked Mobile Opera but the Safari implementation looks like it finally makes mobile browsing worthwhile.

I don't have a Cingular plan, but when June rolls around, I certainly will then.

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RE[2]: Revolutionary?
by AdamW on Tue 9th Jan 2007 20:19 in reply to "RE: Revolutionary?"
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2005-07-06

"I always liked Mobile Opera but the Safari implementation looks like it finally makes mobile browsing worthwhile."

Good luck with that whizzy mobile browsing over "I can nearly beat out a modem on a good day" EDGE.

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RE: Revolutionary?
by korpenkraxar on Tue 9th Jan 2007 21:12 in reply to "Revolutionary?"
korpenkraxar Member since:
2005-09-10

It may not seem innovative from a hardware point of view, but integration, simplicity and slickness sells. As proven before by the iPods. Both Microsoft and Apple are good at observing their potential competitors, arriving late and stealing the show.

The iPhone is not about Microsoft and Zune though. I would guess Sony-Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and friends might have a year or two to match this in terms of features and looks, before the iPhone is cheap enough to really become a threat to them.

On the other hand, when technology "gadgets" start costing as much as the iPhone, everyone gadget compete with every other one. I for one can surely not afford iPhone + PS3 + Wii + GP2X + a dual core PC with an nVidia8800 + new LCD TV and home movie theatre. Provided that I wanted it all of course. My time and money wallets are not deep enough. Lucky for me, I will be happy playing around with Debian on a Slug while the kidz play with their iPhones. Or so I keep telling myself :-)

...psst: Apple, Microsoft, Sony and every other tech company have already lost by the way. Once the Burning Crusade is out, global industry and economy will collapse and be replaced by syndicates of local pizza makers. And so it happened that Blizzard saved us from global warming.

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RE: Revolutionary?
by Alleister on Wed 10th Jan 2007 00:22 in reply to "Revolutionary?"
Alleister Member since:
2006-05-29

While i find this not the least bit of a revolution and the multi-touch controls have been seen before in research projects (not that this will keep apple-trolls from pretending apple had invented it) and while i'm very dissapointed that there was nothing new from OS X 10.5, i have to say that this phone looks increadibly tempting.

I'm just fed up with the barely working sony crap and crashing windows mobile phones and *arse slow* and crashing symbian smartphones.

Also this looks very interesting from an developers point of view.

I'm just a little concerned that german telcos will screw it up for germany. German telcos are ninja-übermasters at the high kung foo of screwing up.

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RE[2]: Revolutionary?
by Gryzor on Wed 10th Jan 2007 09:39 in reply to "RE: Revolutionary?"
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2005-07-03

German telcos are ninja-übermasters at the high kung foo of screwing up.
Whereas Spanish telcos are the Samurais...

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