Jobs talks up Apple cell phone

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  • Reply 81 of 93
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by melgross


    Is this something new. Which thread was deleted, and why bother? No matter how insane, I would think that just for historical reasons you would want to keep it, even if you lock it.



    It's not something new. We've done it in the past after every TI forum is shut down. In the past the post counts weren't updated live and we had to run maintenance to bring the post counts back to the true number. People complained about lower post counts whenever the script was run.



    The difference with the new forum software is that we can 'soft-delete' the thread and can bring back at any time. This wasn't an option in the past.
  • Reply 82 of 93
    Apple has three models of iPod

    shuffle - basic

    nano - intermediate

    video - advanced



    I think the same type of line up should be there for cell phones

    iPhone - basic candy bar phone (white chocolate)

    iPhone flip - flip phone with more advanced features

    iPhone Pro - Treo style smart phone



    I doubt they will introduce all three at the same time.

    I hope they make both of the more basic phones available first.

    One size definitely does not fit all when it comes to phones.



    Also, If Disney and ESPN can create MVNO networks there is no reason why Apple can't do one and do it better.
  • Reply 83 of 93
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by audiopollution


    For example:



    "Steve Jobs to release iToupé"

    "WWDC 2006 - AI UNOFFICIAL SUPER FAQ and PORN!"



    Lundy's your man to ask if you have specific concerns about any threads which may have been deleted in the TI forum. 99% of them were moved to the correct forums. The remainder were soft-deleted and I can resurrect them if need be.



    Ok, thanks for the answer. It's good to know how things are run. I did notice a bunch had just been moved, and to be honest, I didn't notice that any had been deleted.
  • Reply 84 of 93
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Johnny Mozzarella


    Apple has three models of iPod

    shuffle - basic

    nano - intermediate

    video - advanced



    I think the same type of line up should be there for cell phones

    iPhone - basic candy bar phone (white chocolate)

    iPhone flip - flip phone with more advanced features

    iPhone Pro - Treo style smart phone



    I doubt they will introduce all three at the same time.

    I hope they make both of the more basic phones available first.

    One size definitely does not fit all when it comes to phones.



    I agree they need to avoid trying to create a one-device-does-all. That said - they've been REALLY good at avoiding that lately.



    I do think that any phone could have the equivalent of the shuffle built in though.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Johnny Mozzarella


    If Disney and ESPN can create MVNO networks there is no reason why Apple can't do one and do it better.



    Better yet, someone said here that Disney wasn't too happy with their MVNO.. maybe Apple could go halves in it?
  • Reply 85 of 93
    Hoping to see Ives' fingerprints all over this sucker...



    Haven't seen much of him lately...
  • Reply 86 of 93
    my guess is it will be candy bar style. i prefer flip phones (clam shells) too, but i don't dislike candy bars, or sliders.



    i'm just hoping that when and if it comes out, it has bluetooth support. this weekend i got a new phone and it came with a bluetooth earpiece. i thought those things weren't very useful... until i tried it. i absolutely love it. no-touch operation is awesome. i feel like i'm in the jetsons when i use it, or in back to the future part 2
  • Reply 87 of 93
    onlookeronlooker Posts: 5,252member
    I think Apple may have a cell phone in the pipes, but I'm doubting this particular product heavily. I have been wrong before, but an iPod with Phone capabilities? There is something very unappealing about the way that is presented.

    Apple has a great rep now, they don't need to add a phone to the iPod, they can make a phone and market the phone on it's own, and then try a "one more thing" type of situation in the commercial advertisement to show that is has the-, /or some iPod features incorperated also. But slapping a Phone in an iPod seems like a shit way of making a product.



    My 2¢
  • Reply 88 of 93
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,509member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by onlooker


    I have been wrong before,



    My 2¢



    We've ALL been wrong before.



    And, I for one, intend to be, again!
  • Reply 89 of 93
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hkbaq


    bring it on jobs....we've been waiting for the last 2 years for this product



    this would be a huge slap on Bill Softies Zune piece of "South Harmon Institute of Technology"



    i want to stop seeing the chocolate comericals on this site....it blasmey.....please



    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SSSSSouth HHHHarmon IIInstitue of TTTTechnology!!!!!!!!!! LMAO
  • Reply 90 of 93
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by onlooker


    I think Apple may have a cell phone in the pipes, but I'm doubting this particular product heavily. I have been wrong before, but an iPod with Phone capabilities? There is something very unappealing about the way that is presented.

    Apple has a great rep now, they don't need to add a phone to the iPod, they can make a phone and market the phone on it's own, and then try a "one more thing" type of situation in the commercial advertisement to show that is has the-, /or some iPod features incorperated also. But slapping a Phone in an iPod seems like a shit way of making a product.



    My 2¢



    of course slapping a phone in an ipod seems like a bad idea.



    1. SHARING YOUR BATTERY: i have a problem with cell phones that play music. why? because you'll be tempted to use your battery life for playing music and when you really need to make a call, you'll be screwed. now let's face it: ipod's battery charge doesn't hold up very well. you can't get a lot of playing time from a single charge. now imagine sharing battery resources with cell phone calls. even less time between re-charges. they will need some serious power management work and some long duration batteries for the iPhone.



    2. EASY-TO-REPLACE BATTERY: now, ipods don't have easily replaceable batteries. all cell phones do. these are conflicting paradigms between ipods and cell phone.



    3, USER INTERFACE: same as above. have you ever tried to use phones without keypads? check this out: http://images.google.com/images?svnu...80&btnG=Search

    it's harder to use a phone like that. unless the iphone has some killer multilanguage voice-recognition or you pre-load all your numbers from Address Book, the ipod interface is not very good for phone duties. another option is having a touchscreen.



    seems like the two devices don't belong together. it will be interesting to see if apple will just merge them or create a different type of device, or just keep the ipod and iphone as separate devices.
  • Reply 91 of 93
    Here's how I see it: today, we are talking about a phone, but tomorrow, it will grow into an entirely new computing platform.



    Not before today could we envision the convergence of the necessary technologies to make this happen :

    - Fast low-power processors with 3d graphics embedded in them

    - Lots of affordable flash memory for mass storage

    - VGA resolution screens in small sizes

    - New touchscreen technology that enable a new form of UI input and makes actual physical buttons almost irrelevant

    - Next generation wireless standards to achieve broadband speeds anywhere one might go



    What Apple needs to do now is to make the right stack of software to enable this new paradigm in computing. You have to remember that Apple is about making the computer personal. What is more personal than your mobile phone? Bring your music and videos, take pictures and show them on your phone, surf the web, edit your data. This is not about making a phone anymore, but rather about building a platform to enable people to do common tasks on their mobile. Maybe it would require a "dock" Ã* la iPod in order to do even more stuff on a big screen with a keyboard and mouse when one feels like it. Maybe it will need to be synchronised with some sort of "home server". Maybe everything will be backed up online on your .Mac account. I don't know. All I know is that people are now purchasing laptops instead of desktops computers, and in the future (5-10 years from now) their phone will do it all, given the right software.



    Another advantage is that millions (if not billions) of people who have never used a computer before would suddenly be able to access more computing power than what we could imagine in a PC only a few years ago. This will enable them to do all the things we take for granted today with only one small integrated device.
  • Reply 92 of 93
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Boukman


    Here's how I see it: today, we are talking about a phone, but tomorrow, it will grow into an entirely new computing platform.



    Not before today could we envision the convergence of the necessary technologies to make this happen :

    - Fast low-power processors with 3d graphics embedded in them

    - Lots of affordable flash memory for mass storage

    - VGA resolution screens in small sizes

    - New touchscreen technology that enable a new form of UI input and makes actual physical buttons almost irrelevant

    - Next generation wireless standards to achieve broadband speeds anywhere one might go



    What Apple needs to do now is to make the right stack of software to enable this new paradigm in computing. You have to remember that Apple is about making the computer personal. What is more personal than your mobile phone? Bring your music and videos, take pictures and show them on your phone, surf the web, edit your data. This is not about making a phone anymore, but rather about building a platform to enable people to do common tasks on their mobile. Maybe it would require a "dock" Ã* la iPod in order to do even more stuff on a big screen with a keyboard and mouse when one feels like it. Maybe it will need to be synchronised with some sort of "home server". Maybe everything will be backed up online on your .Mac account. I don't know. All I know is that people are now purchasing laptops instead of desktops computers, and in the future (5-10 years from now) their phone will do it all, given the right software.



    Another advantage is that millions (if not billions) of people who have never used a computer before would suddenly be able to access more computing power than what we could imagine in a PC only a few years ago. This will enable them to do all the things we take for granted today with only one small integrated device.



    I'm still looking forward to the day you can peel off a cell phone sticker and slap the self-adhering tattoo-style printout to your throat and the thin membrane keypad to either your left or right arm or inside of your soft palette (for dialing with your tongue).
  • Reply 93 of 93
    meelashmeelash Posts: 1,045member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Boukman


    Here's how I see it: today, we are talking about a phone, but tomorrow, it will grow into an entirely new computing platform.



    Not before today could we envision the convergence of the necessary technologies to make this happen :

    - Fast low-power processors with 3d graphics embedded in them

    - Lots of affordable flash memory for mass storage

    - VGA resolution screens in small sizes

    - New touchscreen technology that enable a new form of UI input and makes actual physical buttons almost irrelevant

    - Next generation wireless standards to achieve broadband speeds anywhere one might go



    What Apple needs to do now is to make the right stack of software to enable this new paradigm in computing. You have to remember that Apple is about making the computer personal. What is more personal than your mobile phone? Bring your music and videos, take pictures and show them on your phone, surf the web, edit your data. This is not about making a phone anymore, but rather about building a platform to enable people to do common tasks on their mobile. Maybe it would require a "dock" Ã* la iPod in order to do even more stuff on a big screen with a keyboard and mouse when one feels like it. Maybe it will need to be synchronised with some sort of "home server". Maybe everything will be backed up online on your .Mac account. I don't know. All I know is that people are now purchasing laptops instead of desktops computers, and in the future (5-10 years from now) their phone will do it all, given the right software.



    Another advantage is that millions (if not billions) of people who have never used a computer before would suddenly be able to access more computing power than what we could imagine in a PC only a few years ago. This will enable them to do all the things we take for granted today with only one small integrated device.



    you are, like, more than 9 days late to the party....
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