Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Jun 2010 19:11 UTC
Apple As everybody already expected, Apple "unveiled" the new iPhone tonight. It's called the iPhone 4, and brings the iPhone up to par with what's already available on other smartphone platforms, hardware wise, while raising the bar on a few specific points (the display, mostly). The company also announced a name change for its mobile operating system - it's now called iOS. What we didn't get during this year's WWDC keynote? News about the Mac, Mac OS X, or the Apple TV. Make no mistake: the iPhone and iPad is where it's at.
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I love this....
by FunkyELF on Mon 7th Jun 2010 19:31 UTC
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2006-07-26

From http://www.macrumorslive.com/ [macrumorslive.com]

10:39 am Doing a live demo now.
10:39 am Firing up both phones.
10:40 am Zoomed in difference looking at home screen is remarkable. Apple had to get special projectors to show just how good this screen is.
10:40 am Loading up NY Times next.
10:41 am Loading slowly, "networks in here always unpredictable."
10:41 am Steve asks everyone to get off WiFi to help him out, audience laughs.
10:41 am NY Times still not loading on iPhone 4.
10:41 am Switching to backups.
10:42 am iPhone 4 now on AT&T, all kinds of error messages about not being connected to the internet popping up on iPhone 4.
10:42 am Steve goes back to showing photos.
10:43 am Difference is fairly amazing.
10:43 am iPhone 4 slowly barely loads NY Times.
10:43 am Steve apologizing again.
10:43 am Asks Scott for any suggestions.
10:44 am Someone shouts, "Try Verizon."
10:44 am Steve concludes demo.

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RE: I love this....
by kedwards on Mon 7th Jun 2010 19:43 in reply to "I love this...."
kedwards Member since:
2009-04-25

When I read this on the macrumors site it reminded me of Windows 98 blue screening on Bill Gates during a demo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9jOi_Jd2dQ

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RE[2]: I love this....
by FunkyELF on Mon 7th Jun 2010 19:56 in reply to "RE: I love this...."
FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

I liked it more for the "try Verizon" followed immediately by "demo over".

I'd like to watch the video but it will inevitably be published on Apple's website in QuickTime and I will be unable to watch it.

How much sense does it make that Apple puts out their commercials and ads for their products that you can only watch using their products. Like they're not looking to move people over from Windows or Linux.

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RE[2]: I love this....
by tupp on Mon 7th Jun 2010 21:05 in reply to "RE: I love this...."
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

When I read this on the macrumors site it reminded me of Windows 98 blue screening on Bill Gates during a demo.

It reminded me of the Powermac G3 crashing on Steve Jobs during his 1999 Macworld Tokyo keynote.

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RE: I love this....
by Phloptical on Mon 7th Jun 2010 22:06 in reply to "I love this...."
Phloptical Member since:
2006-10-10

"Try Verizon!".....love it. I'd love to know who Jobs fired after he went backstage. Can imagine the hissy fit he threw. You know somebody's head(s) rolled after that demo.

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RE[2]: I love this....
by robojerk on Mon 7th Jun 2010 23:06 in reply to "RE: I love this...."
robojerk Member since:
2006-01-10

Considering Google had pretty much the same issue at IO, you'd think Apple would have learned from it.

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