Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Apr 2010 18:24 UTC
Apple Today, Apple held a special press event at its campus in Cupertino during which it revealed and demonstrated the new features that are going into the fourth version of the iPhone operating system. The company focussed on 7 'tentpole' features, the most prominent of which is... Multitasking.
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iAd
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 8th Apr 2010 19:09 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Am I alone, in not wanting ads in apps? The world that apple is portraying is increasingly one I want to avoid. But, if they succeed in killing flash, I guess it won't be a total loss.

My money is still on android to steam roll iphones. Unless, that anticipated admoney is used to subsidise the device price, and they diversify away from at&t.

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RE: iAd
by macUser on Thu 8th Apr 2010 19:16 in reply to "iAd"
macUser Member since:
2006-12-15

Am I alone, in not wanting ads in apps? The world that apple is portraying is increasingly one I want to avoid. But, if they succeed in killing flash, I guess it won't be a total loss.

My money is still on android to steam roll iphones. Unless, that anticipated admoney is used to subsidise the device price, and they diversify away from at&t.


It will be interesting to see iAd and how it ruins the "experience." If I have to click through to get to the app, I won't be happy. With the revenue this could potentially create, I wonder if the price of ad-less apps will go up?

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RE: iAd
by Stratoukos on Thu 8th Apr 2010 19:45 in reply to "iAd"
Stratoukos Member since:
2009-02-11

They are not making in-app adds mandatory. They are just providing a competing mobile ad framework for advertisers and developers. So, the developers that would have put ads that take you out of your app and into Safari can opt for a less obtrusive way to generate revenue. I consider this an improvement.

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RE: iAd
by google_ninja on Thu 8th Apr 2010 19:52 in reply to "iAd"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Android isn't there yet. 2.2 is really close, but it is still a rougher experience then the iPhone. Also, app developers have to target multiple platforms with different capabilities with android, on iPhone, they are all pretty much the same. Combine that with the fact that the iPhone got there first, and it explains why there are so many more (and better quality on average) apps in the appstore right now.

That being said, android was absolute garbage a year and a half ago, so it is moving extremely fast. That is also pushing apple forward, I don't think anyone was expecting v4 for another year or two. It will be very interesting to see how it plays out over the next couple of years, but I think its a bit early at this point to put money down on one side or the other.

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RE[2]: iAd
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 8th Apr 2010 20:02 in reply to "RE: iAd"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

think its a bit early at this point to put money down on one side or the other.


Well, that's why they call it a bet ;)

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