Originally Posted by Oflife
Unlike iOS devices, that no matter what anyone says, are useless for content creation of creative 'on the fly' notes, sketches etc, a stylus operated device is naturally intuitive.
Seems to me that you don't actually use your iOS stuff for anything more than a fancy iPod or you would know how erroneous your comment is. First because there's a lot of creation you can do even on an iPhone and you can use a stylus if you want. You just aren't forced to.
Originally Posted by stelligent
I think we can safely predict this will be a *hit*. How could manufacturing not have started already?
This is a rumor which means that perhaps it is right, perhaps it is wrong. Perhaps the device their source saw was in fact an iPod touch.
that said, Apple doesn't usually stockpile phones for weeks and weeks cause of the security issues. Yes this can result in running out but it is the safer way to go and it's not like folks won't wait (although they really sure go back to the reservation system they had for previous stuff that they dropped for the iPad 2 launch, make it clear in the press that there's no walk-ins for the foreseeable future etc)
They could be finalizing iOS 5 as we speak and the devices will be loaded starting Monday AM in China (they don't have a holiday after all). Tuesday or Wednesday there will be a press release about an event next week and Tim and Steve will show off the new phone and announce that reservations will start at 12.01AM that 'night' for a launch the next tuesday. its Apple so they don't have to stick to the whole Thursday/Friday/Saturday for all first day stuff if they don't want to.
What Best Buy is leaking out is the release of the phones in late October cause there's a new fixture coming could be the release of the new iPods, which would be timed to kick off Apple's "holiday" season
Originally Posted by Oflife
But my original point was that the new Samsung Galaxy Note was/is probably the ultimate phone and Apple need to answer back.
No Apple doesn't need to do anything cause in your opinion they should. In fact, Apple has done quite well with not 'answering back' what others do and following their own path.
You said 'in six months', well lets see what has happened in six months. We'll see if your precious Samsung stuff is flying off the shelves or if its the iPhone 5 that is busting records. By then we could have another iPad to kill your Tabs and what not, lets see how that shakes out.
Originally Posted by TBell
Finally, the Samsung Galaxy Note is not an innovative product. It is copying from Microsoft's stylus based note taking phones.
So Apple's not the only victim. Why am I not surprised.
Originally Posted by shompa
iCloud is a great gimmick.
To bad that Apple is selling its phones outside USA. When will iCloud be rolled out outside USA and Canada?
Don't confuse iCloud with the whole iTunes thing. One is restricted by licensing with the record labels and studios the other is not.
AT&T have problem with bandwidth today, how will it be with millions of iCloud devices?
Probably won't be that big a deal given that the phones and iPads all have wifi as well and the software wants to use wifi first when it can. That works for a lot of folks. Hell easily half the iPads don't even have 3g of any kind.
And remember that a decent quarter of those iCloud devices are on Verizon. Probably another 1/10th of the total are iPod touches which are also wifi only
Originally Posted by uncore
Cmon, you cant be serious with this one. I do like apple but the antenna system in iPhone 4 is Apple's EPIC FAIL!
Sucks for you that you get shitty reception but the numbers don't add up to EPIC FAIL on the antenna. Because an EF means that a majority to every single devices has the same issue and that wasn't the case with the iPhone 4. The death grip was basically non existent outside of the US and even the barely existent US folks were almost all in areas where ATT sucks no matter what. Even the Consumer Reports review mentioned that the alleged 'death grip' really wasn't an issue unless your ATT in general blows (but the blogs loved to drop that part when they did quotes from the article)
Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton
Here's what I heard you say: "why aren't you apple fanboys like me and think an iPhone is supposed to replace a notepad and a pen to be really useful?
He's right. if it can't replace a notepad and a pen then it is junk.
good thing that the iPhone/ipad can be used with a stylus, both come with a built in digital notepad. Plus you can get free apps like Bump to trade your digital 'business card' with other iOS users or just type in the deets for the other folks (including a handy photo so you can remember who S Newton is out of the 100 folks you met at the Widget Conference).
and so on.
So by his standards, the iphone/ipad are not junk