Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jan 2010 19:45 UTC
Apple In what everybody already saw coming for weeks (months) now, Apple has just unveiled its latest product, a tablet called the iPad. Basically a bigger version of the iPhone, Steve Jobs presented the iPad during a press event in San Francisco. The most interesting news? It's powered by... An Apple processor, called the A4. The most shocking news? The price.
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RE[3]: viral marketing
by Gryzor on Thu 28th Jan 2010 13:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: viral marketing"
Gryzor
Member since:
2005-07-03

How has the iPhone changed anything in regard to computers? I haven't seen a single iPhone user interacting with computers differently than non-iPhone users.

But perhaps you meant something else?


Clearly… a lot of applications, devices, developers, etc. are not extracting ideas, copying; empowering, altering and god knows what else, taking the iPhone (UI and Device) as a model…

C’mon. The whole computer business has changed because of the iPhone. You may like it or not, but that’s something that anyone can see. There’s an after and before the iPhone in the tech industry. Computers are no exception.

I’ve seen a few applications add micro details based upon ideas that came from the iPhone UI. Heck we did that in our own Windows application for Dentists. You may not like the device or Apple or whatever, but as the Mouse changed things back then, the iPhone UI and multitouch surfaces are changing it now.

The iPad, is the 1st iteration of what might be very common in the future. Time will tell.

I personally would have added a Camera (for video conference) and it’s a very good companion for travelers interested in their media and staying online while on the road. Multitasking would’ve been nice (to keep, for example, an IM Session running in the background without resorting to “push”).

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RE[4]: viral marketing
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 28th Jan 2010 13:40 in reply to "RE[3]: viral marketing"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

C’mon. The whole computer business has changed because of the iPhone. You may like it or not, but that’s something that anyone can see. There’s an after and before the iPhone in the tech industry. Computers are no exception.


Holy... Just... Wow.

You really believe that, don't you? I like my Iphone but... Dude, you need to lay off the IV.

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RE[5]: viral marketing
by Gryzor on Thu 28th Jan 2010 13:48 in reply to "RE[4]: viral marketing"
Gryzor Member since:
2005-07-03


Holy... Just... Wow.

You really believe that, don't you? I like my Iphone but... Dude, you need to lay off the IV.


You might want to know that I do not own an iPhone (although many co-workers here do, so I have access to the device). I had a 1st Gen one for about a month, then it broke and didn’t feel like buying another, given that I really only use the phone as phone and even then, I rarely use it.

I also had an iPhone 3GS for a couple of weeks (courtesy of a friend). It’s a very nice device, and I still think that it has changed the computer industry as a whole (and the phone industry as well). Now I’m back at my old Nokia (and pretty much useless) but very small and simple to use as a Phone. Also I can drop/lose this cheap nokia and they give me another one for free.

I insist, iPhone changed it all. Google, Nokia, LG, Motorola? started to think in terms of iPhoneish…

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RE[4]: viral marketing
by dylansmrjones on Thu 28th Jan 2010 16:42 in reply to "RE[3]: viral marketing"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

I haven't seen a single thing that the iPhone has inspired on desktop computers. Nor have I seen anything related to iPhone apps.

I think you are overestimating the impact of the iPhone, unless you can come with a list of iPhone elements commonly found on the desktop. Which part of the interface (and device) can be commonly found?

Personally I have the opinion that the iPhone has had zero impact on the desktop. It has however had major impact on cellphones.

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