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Just saw this while watching the nightly news, simple demonstration of the Google apps with a big bold "June 29th" at the end. I guess that release date is set after all.
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Just saw this while watching the nightly news, simple demonstration of the Google apps with a big bold "June 29th" at the end. I guess that release date is set after all.

Just saw it. June 29th it is. Gotta love Apple. June means June 29th and summer means the last day of summer, etc.
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Apple and AT&T Wireless used a trio of television advertisements on Sunday to announce that iPhone will be available beginning on Friday, June 29th.

The ads were first spotted on CBS network television at around 7:00 p.m. eastern time on Sunday. Each demonstrates a few of the handset's functions, ending with an Apple logo and the caption, "Coming June 29th."

AppleInsider recently cited sources in saying that Apple planned to launch the inaugural Apple handset on Friday, June 29th.

All three ads -- "Never Been an iPod," "Calamari," and "How To" -- have since been posted to Apple's website:

Never Been an iPod

Calamari

How To
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A whole lot of people at everythingiphone.com are pretty sure they saw the same commercial too. I'm just waiting for someone to put it online!

Edit: HEYHEY Waiiiit! They do have them online!

http://www.apple.com/iphone/ads/
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Pretty much as I figured. On a Friday, at the end of the month.

Chaos will ensue at ATT and Apple stores nationwide that weekend. Should be fun to watch.
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post #6 of 134
Well, that would seem to match what Steve said...

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DAMMIT, it specifically says 2 year contract required....I've had AT&T for a year now and dont want to wait another to buy one. If they do sell a go phone version of it however, maybe I could buy one of those and just put my SIM into it..?
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Apple and AT&T Wireless used a trio of television advertisements on Sunday to announce that iPhone will be available beginning on Friday, June 29th.

The ads were first spotted on CBS network television at around 7:00 p.m. eastern time on Sunday. Each demonstrates a few of the handset's functions, ending with an Apple logo and the caption, "Coming June 29th."

AppleInsider recently cited sources in saying that Apple planned to launch the inaugural Apple handset on Friday, June 29th.

All three ads -- "Never Been an iPod," "Calamari," and "How To" -- have since been posted to Apple's website:

Never Been an iPod

Calamari

How To
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DAMMIT, it specifically says 2 year contract required....I've had AT&T for a year now and dont want to wait another to buy one. If they do sell a go phone version of it however, maybe I could buy one of those and just put my SIM into it..?

I could be wrong, but I hear that ATT/Cingular lets you upgrade your phone 18 months into a 2-year contract... in other words, you get your new phone at the upgrade price up to 6 months early.

If so, you may be eligible to upgrade to the iPhone six months from now, instead of a year (of course, they'll ask you to renew for two years at the time). Still a long time to wait, I know.

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post #10 of 134
I think it's annoying how in the Calamari ad it seems to be hard/slow to type on the screen. It looks like that was done so that each letter would match up to the music notes, which isn't necessary if you ask me. And the guy kind of looks awkward holding it because he's a bit shaky...\
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A whole lot of people at everythingiphone.com are pretty sure they saw the same commercial too. I'm just waiting for someone to put it online!

Edit: HEYHEY Waiiiit! They do have them online!

http://www.apple.com/iphone/ads/

VERY good ads. They really show off how easy the iPhone makes everything, and they even act as a sort of mini-tutorial too. Watch the commercials, and you're more than halfway to understanding how to use the iPhone.

Apple's marketing team is definitely firing on all cylinders.

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post #12 of 134
1) So Apple never put online the iPhone ad shown at the Academy Awards?

2) Since when has AppleInsider had Digg links? I am not a fan of Digg's typical userbase. I'd rather not see those idiots come over here and start mucking up the place. I wonder how much I have to pay Kasper to get them removed.
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post #13 of 134
I don't think I've ever heard/seen that there is faint "snick" when you move the unlock slider.

I wonder if that suggests system wide use of audio feedback for the touchscreen?

Anyone who has used the Mighty Mouse with it's little ratcheting sound for the scroll ball can attest to the powerful synaesthetic connection a sound can make for an otherwise non-tactile experience.
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DAMMIT, it specifically says 2 year contract required....I've had AT&T for a year now and dont want to wait another to buy one. If they do sell a go phone version of it however, maybe I could buy one of those and just put my SIM into it..?

It's rumored AT&T will allow "any" existing customer to upgrade provided they extend their contract two years. I sincerely doubt their going to turn down an iPhone customer because they haven't reached their upgrade period.
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1) So Apple never put online the iPhone ad shown at the Academy Awards?

No, they did--same day it aired.
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It's rumored AT&T will allow "any" existing customer to upgrade provided they extend their contract two years. I sincerely doubt their going to turn down an iPhone customer because they haven't reached their upgrade period.

I'd put money on something along those lines happening.
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post #17 of 134
Good now we have that release date hopefully we'll get some Mac goodies at WWDC rather than these distractions (I'm only bitter and jealous because I won't be getting one anytime soon!).

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It's rumored AT&T will allow "any" existing customer to upgrade provided they extend their contract two years. I sincerely doubt their going to turn down an iPhone customer because they haven't reached their upgrade period.

Yeah...maybe...but on the At&t website it says "You can take advantage of our no-commitment pricing option. This line may be eligible for an equipment discount on 05/15/2008" and that would be when my contract expires.
If it turns out that i could buy one without a contract(as a costumer already) for like $900 I'd be fine with that.
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I'd put money on something along those lines happening.

AT&T/Cingular has always allowed this, as far as I know. You have to extend your contract ANOTHER two years, but they'll let you do it. I don't know if they tack on two more years from your original end date, or just make you stay two years from the new contract date. They used to just make it two years from the new contract.

Any carrier would be stupid to turn down the extra revenue from another purchase and extra monthly data charges. The only thing you can't do is move to another carrier.
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Yeah...maybe...but on the At&t website it says "You can take advantage of our no-commitment pricing option. This line may be eligible for an equipment discount on 05/15/2008" and that would be when my contract expires.
If it turns out that i could buy one without a contract(as a costumer already) for like $900 I'd be fine with that.

I usually pay more to get an unlocked phone, but in this case, since AT&T will be the only game in town for iPhone for at least five years, it wouldn't make much sense to get it unlocked, even if they offered it that way, which they won't.

The only reason to do that is if you travel overseas very often, and want to use a prepaid SIM card for local calling to avoid roaming charges.
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[center]Removed pics to save bandwidth

Notice this first image is the usual setup of the iPhone's buttons.


Click to see pics

This close-up reveals a different setting of the iPhone's buttons.
The obvious answer is that there is an additional button on the screen.

But what could it be?
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Anyone else who gave Apple and/or AT&T their e-mail addresses feel a bit sleighted?

I mean, this kind of counts as NEW INFORMATION. So where is MY E-MAIL? Watch it comes tomorrow. :-p
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No, they did--same day it aired.

That is what I thought. So these aren't the "First iPhone ads published on Apple.com,"
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T]his close-up reveals a different setting of the iPhone's buttons.
The obvious answer is that there is an additional button on the screen.
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Good catch!. No idea what it could be however. A Spreadsheet?
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Is it me or does the phone seem a bit smaller than the one Steve was using?
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Anyone else who gave Apple and/or AT&T their e-mail addresses feel a bit sleighted?

I mean, this kind of counts as NEW INFORMATION. So where is MY E-MAIL? Watch it comes tomorrow. :-p

I get emails from Apple about all sorts of product or services launches. It's always a day or two after I hear about somewhere else. Usually here.
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Is it me or does the phone seem a bit smaller than the one Steve was using?

They'll have picked the actor with the biggest hands.
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Is it me or does the phone seem a bit smaller than the one Steve was using?

I think the pics on apple.com are misleading, making it look bigger than it actually is. If I recall correctly iPhone is, within a millimeter, the same dimensions as a Treo... except 1/2 as thick.
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[center]
Notice this first image is the usual setup of the iPhone's buttons.
This close-up reveals a different setting of the iPhone's buttons.
The obvious answer is that there is an additional button on the screen.

But what could it be?
[/center]

I new there would be another app. that blank space was just a tease. WWDC will reveal all I hope.
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60 minutes?

Advertising on 60 minutes, looks like Apple is focusing on corporate America to fuel the fire for first generation of the iphone. Company managers are probably the only one's other than Paris Hilton who can afford one. A lot of the surveys asking highschool students if they would buy one are failing to ask how they're going to get mom and pop to pay for them. It seems unlikely Apple will be able to get it's 10% market share during this first corporate push. It doesn't even look like their initial supply figures will get them anywhere close to those figures. When Jobs introduces the new ultra-portables in the Fall, expect the marketing to similarly target corporate America. The corporate execs and managers will want to get their laptops to communicate seemlessly with their new necessary business tool. With this new top down marketing model we should expect Mr. or Mrs. CEO or CFO to be the first to get their hands on one. We'll see the execs at Disney walking around with their complimentary iPhones come June 29th and lower level managers not wanting to get left on the wrong side of the digital divide ponying up their own money to keep pace with their higher-ups. Jobs is banking on the iphone becoming the new status icon for corporate America. Just long enough for the managers to have to get their hands on one when their bosses' show up with them during board meetings, capitalizing on the early adopters, upper management, before making them hip for the rest of us with the second gen.'s in the fall. That might explain why the second gen is expected out so soon after the first gen. In order to use a top down marketing model, Apple will have to act fast in order to not let the iphone become their parent's business device.
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AT&T/Cingular has always allowed this, as far as I know. You have to extend your contract ANOTHER two years, but they'll let you do it. I don't know if they tack on two more years from your original end date, or just make you stay two years from the new contract date. They used to just make it two years from the new contract.

Any carrier would be stupid to turn down the extra revenue from another purchase and extra monthly data charges. The only thing you can't do is move to another carrier.

Even if i could get this to happen...no way somebody will spend this much time on me on the 29th. I'll have to wait awhile.
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60 minutes?

Advertising on 60 minutes, looks like Apple is focusing on corporate America to fuel the fire for first generation of the iphone. Company managers are probably the only one's other than Paris Hilton who can afford one. A lot of the surveys asking highschool students if they would buy one are failing to ask how they're going to get mom and pop to pay for them. It seems unlikely Apple will be able to get it's 10% market share during this first corporate push. It doesn't even look like their initial supply figures will get them anywhere close to those figures. When Jobs introduces the new ultra-portables in the Fall, expect the marketing to similarly target corporate America. The corporate execs and managers will want to get their laptops to communicate seemlessly with their new necessary business tool. With this new top down marketing model we should expect Mr. or Mrs. CEO or CFO to be the first to get their hands on one. We'll see the execs at Disney walking around with their complimentary iPhones come June 29th and lower level managers not wanting to get left on the wrong side of the digital divide ponying up their own money to keep pace with their higher-ups. Jobs is banking on the iphone becoming the new status icon for corporate America. Just long enough for the managers to have to get their hands on one when their bosses' show up with them during board meetings, capitalizing on the early adopters, upper management, before making them hip for the rest of us with the second gen.'s in the fall. That might explain why the second gen is expected out so soon after the first gen. In order to use a top down marketing model, Apple will have to act fast in order to not let the iphone become their parent's business device.

You are delusional. Apple is going to be shorthanded on iPhones for the next 6 months. It's going to be harder to get than the wii.
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post #33 of 134
Some UI enhancements have come to the iPhone:
1. There's a satisfying click upon unlocking.
2. The transition to coverflow is now a fade in, not a twirl in (or whatever you'd call it), this would be both more seamless, and easier of the processor and battery.
3. The phone unlocking to main screen-transition is completely new. Before the home screen just appeared, now the locked slider screen fades to black, the date moves up out of screen, and the icons move in quickly from all sides.
4. Not a UI enhancement, but when the guy is looking for a restaurant he says "the closest would be?" GPS? Doubtful, but worth pointing out nonetheless.
5. The notes and calculator icons no longer have brown on them, which I did dislike for the calculator, but never minded for the notes app icon. On a side note I sent the feedback about hating the brown color on the calculator app icon on Jan 10th, just sayin'
6. The fade to call screen seems more seamless, which is great. Just a demo sure, but it's still cool.
7. The UI for the mid transition to an incoming call is new too. Before the screen just changed with no real transition, now it happens in a quick small series of smooth, planned, deliberate transitions.

All Apple's hard work on this iPhone will pay off for them, in the end.. big time.
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no one is going to comment on the hand model?
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Rats. I was hoping the release would be soon enough for me to pick up an iPhone during WWDC. Between that and the 2-year plan requirement, I guess I'll have to wait along with the rest of Canada for the iPhone to get introduced up here.
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no one is going to comment on the hand model?

Is that J.P. Prewitt?!?!?
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4. Not a UI enhancement, but when the guy is looking for a restaurant he says "the closest would be?" GPS? Doubtful, but worth pointing out nonetheless.

Although I'm still holding out hope for a GPS chip and real location services, tower triangulation gets them within 300 metres/95% of the time so perhaps they're using that for some early location service type stuff.
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4. Not a UI enhancement, but when the guy is looking for a restaurant he says "the closest would be?" GPS? Doubtful, but worth pointing out nonetheless.

Nice catch. I wonder if Google maps can pick up on the wifi access point IP address being used or if there was a screenwhich we didn't seethat has saved locations of various areas we are likely to be in. I'm going with the latter.


Despite the multitude of times I've masturbated to the iPhone, I can't really comment on those new transition effects you mention.
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60 minutes?

Advertising on 60 minutes, looks like Apple is focusing on corporate America to fuel the fire for first generation of the iphone. Company managers are probably the only one's other than Paris Hilton who can afford one. A lot of the surveys asking highschool students if they would buy one are failing to ask how they're going to get mom and pop to pay for them. It seems unlikely Apple will be able to get it's 10% market share during this first corporate push. It doesn't even look like their initial supply figures will get them anywhere close to those figures. When Jobs introduces the new ultra-portables in the Fall, expect the marketing to similarly target corporate America. The corporate execs and managers will want to get their laptops to communicate seemlessly with their new necessary business tool. With this new top down marketing model we should expect Mr. or Mrs. CEO or CFO to be the first to get their hands on one. We'll see the execs at Disney walking around with their complimentary iPhones come June 29th and lower level managers not wanting to get left on the wrong side of the digital divide ponying up their own money to keep pace with their higher-ups. Jobs is banking on the iphone becoming the new status icon for corporate America. Just long enough for the managers to have to get their hands on one when their bosses' show up with them during board meetings, capitalizing on the early adopters, upper management, before making them hip for the rest of us with the second gen.'s in the fall. That might explain why the second gen is expected out so soon after the first gen. In order to use a top down marketing model, Apple will have to act fast in order to not let the iphone become their parent's business device.


Plus they basically own ABC... So, hey, free advertising! But I guess they did pick the time slot for a good reason. They obviously didn't debut it during (insert prime-time ABC show name here) for a good reason.
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Despite the multitude of times I've masturbated to the iPhone,....

Waaaayyy too much information man!
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