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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The key to the iPhone
by whartung on Tue 9th Jan 2007 22:17 UTC
whartung
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2005-07-06

IMHO, the key is developer access and consumer access to the developers.

For anyone complaining about this phone, it's simply the beginning and a hotsync away from pretty much being anything you want if Apple opens it up.

If Apple posts the dev kit for this thing on to its web site and opens the phone up to any yahoo with a Mac Mini, and then lets consumers download such applications and media via the hotsync cradle, then it truly will be a revolutionary device.

Whether its open source widgets, or a new, paid, PDA app from Bingo Software, if developers have access to this device in a free market that the computers enjoy today, we're going to see some amazing things on this thing.

Mobile devices, phones specifically, are a PITA for small coders to develop for. And getting content to the phones is almost impossible without network cooperation.

But it's clear from what we've seen so far that this is obviously a powerful little bit of kit, and I can only hope that small time developers and innovators that make the internet sing today are going to be not only let in, but welcomed through the front door.

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