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  Wonder how many people will then also click the button by habit, and accidentally leave the payment app.   Might take a little getting used to.  Otherwise, pretty cool.
  Apparently they had not made that connection yet.  Jobs claimed that it was only after he saw the tablet prototype's touch UI demo, that he suddenly realized it would be great for the iPhone they wanted to do.   As for all the silly Korea remarks in this thread, the irony is that the 2004 Samsung CPU used here was the first ARM to have integrated NAND Flash boot code, and therefore the circuit board would've almost certainly come from the Samsung engineering reference...
  Good guess.  Sure looks like it matches up:    
  That would be true of larger PC type boards.  This kind of SBC usually fits very easily behind a display.      Moreover, this particular development setup doesn't look very handheld friendly, considering they mounted the circuit board upside down with no protection from fingers, and they have what looks like about 2-3" tall legs for sitting on a desk.     Now, if they removed the legs and slapped it into a rectangular plastic case, that would be better for testing in...
That looks like a typical commercial ARM single board computer sold for development, with a touchscreen stacked on top... a common configuration.   The Flash card slot is a giveaway.  Apple might've bought a Windows CE dev kit off the shelf, and ported OSX to it.     Or it could be an ARM reference design.  Either would be a normal starting development path most engineers would take.  Been there.   Still cool to see.  I love prototypes.  Reminds me of...
  Umm. Apple wanted $30 per phone and $40 per tablet.  If the device was running an Apple cross-licensed OS like Windows, they gave a discount.  (Yes, Apple wanted royalties from even Windows Mobile 5 phones.  The reasons given were vague.)   That makes Motorola's asking royalty rates look cheap in comparison.   In any case, that was just one strike against an injunction.  There were others, including the fact that none of the infringing devices were still being sold (or...
  Apple would've, if they had shown the four necessary requirements for an injunction due to utility patents:  1) irreparable harm, 2) inadequacy of monetary damages, 3) balance of hardships, 4) public interest.   They couldn't do so, in part because they had offered Samsung a license rate, which blew away reason #2.  That alone would be enough, but Apple had also presented surveys showing that people bought phones based on their looks, not on their functionality, which...
  I think it's more like, buying Apple is today's version of the old adage that nobody got fired for buying IBM.     Apple's tablet is seen as a mainstream, safe choice... in large part because buyers can count on the same basic compatible design being available year after year. (*)   That is an important consideration when trying to set a longterm standard.   (*) Recent connector change notwithstanding.
  People asking how easy it is to port their iPhone / iTunes stuff over to a different OS, is actually a pretty common question and concern.
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