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#1 Oliver Barker

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 07:57 PM

Just to get it to the maccast forum quickly I have copied this from iPod Touch Fans and owe all credit to them!

Previewed Apps
1) Super Monkey Ball- $9.99
2) Ebay Native- $0
3) Loopt (native location-aware social network)- $0
4) TypePad (native blog app)- $0
5) Mobile News Network (from associated press, location aware news app)- $0
6) Enigmo (physics based game)- $9.99
7) Cro-Mag Rally (3D racing game)- $9.99
8) Band (price not mentioned?)
9) MLB native app (including video highlights)
10) Modality (learning application for the parts of the body)
11) Medical App 2 from MIMvista (medical imager)
-- About a dozen more medical apps will be coming, but they weren't shown--
12) 3D Fantasy Adventure from Digital Legends

Other Updates
1) Push support for Devs
2) iWork Support
3) MS Office Support
4) Scientific Calculator

Application Distribution
1)AppStore Info

1) No fee for posting free Applications
2) Applications < 10mb can be over cellular signal or wifi
3) Applications > 10mb over wifi or iTunes

2) Enterprise Distribution

1) Can create/ distribute apps for only their intranet
2) Will only be able to run on their own internet

3) Ad-Hoc Distribution

1) One iPhone connects to other and transfers the app directly to them
2) Can connect to up to 100 other iPhones

MobileMe
1) Personal push server
2) Interfaces with desktop applications (Mail, iCal, Address Book for Mac/ Outlook for PC)
3) Me.com

1) Very cool looking email client
2) iCalendar look-alike
3) Contacts integrating Google Maps
4) iPhoto look-alike
5) iDisk Support (send people info directly through App)
6) $99 per year-- 20GB of storage
7) Replacing .mac

iPhone 3G (new iPhone)
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Design

1) Black Back
2) Thinner at edges
3) Full plastic back
4) Flush iPhone jack
5) Same display & Camera
6) Better audio quality

Battery Life

1) > 300 hours standby
2) 3G Talk time 5 hours/ 2G Talk Time 8-10 hours
3) Browsing 5-6 hours
4) Video 7-8 hours
5) Music 24 hours

Features

1) 3G Network Support
2) GPS Built in

Distribution

1) Distributed in 70 countries
2) Coming out in the 22 biggest on July 11

Price

1) 8gb- $199
2) 16gb- $299 (also has a white version)

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 08:03 PM

Just to get it to the maccast forum quickly I have copied this from iPod Touch Fans and owe all credit to them!


Sorry, Oliver, but you're a half hour behind me (See WWDC Keynote ) but I only included links rather than full text copies.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 08:41 PM

haha, well i hope you'll stick with mine! I've got information right here, LoL, and if anybodies interested i'm selling a 16GB iPod Touch Jailbroken, comes with any requested jailbroken applications and all 16GB of music, tv shows and movies!

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 09:04 PM

ok so i just noticed in small print that the price does in fact reflect the subsidized price (obviously), which requires a new 2-year plan. i'm wondering how that works with the account i set up for the first iphone. i'm guessing new 2 year plan doesnt mean i literally get a new phone number, but rather they'll just tack on 2 more years to my contract..?

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 10:39 PM

That's what it looks like. And it looks like o2 are going to get another 18 months worth of money from me! 159 for the 16Gb is a bargain! *SQUEEE!*

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 07:18 AM

I'm going with you graham, 16gb 150 new england pounds! Except i'm going to get it on pay as you go from O2 since I don't spent enough money to have a contract. lol

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 08:06 AM

I doubt very much it will be 159 on pay as you go. More likely double that. It's only so cheap because it's subsidised by o2.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:20 PM

But will you be able to buy it Graham at the ship but not purchase a sim card? LoL. You could just say you broke your old iPhone! And I know what you mean, it'll be a hell of a lot more expensive on pay as you go cause your not paying them monthly!

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:45 PM

All the fancy "enterprise" stuff (remote erase if lost, for example) sounds like a fancy phone. But then when you can't even sync your notes (I have lost my notes twice due to hardware problems with my iPhone) and you can't even do a copy paste.... I mean this is not really believable! a whole year later and they still can't do the two simplest things with the phone! Every smart phone I ever had was able to do copy paste and to sync notes. This iPhone is looking pretty primitive in the basics department! Grrr.

(Hoping I don't have to lose my notes again because I USE them!!)

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 05:01 PM

But will you be able to buy it Graham at the ship but not purchase a sim card? LoL. You could just say you broke your old iPhone! And I know what you mean, it'll be a hell of a lot more expensive on pay as you go cause your not paying them monthly!


Unlikely. Current iPhones don't work with any other sim cards than the special iPhone ones, so I don't see it changing.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 05:58 PM

No, i know from experience that you could buy a iPhone and unlock, jailbreak and activate it without getting getting a contract in the shop for it. But can that still be done? Basically once i've sold my Touch I want to go out and buy a iPhone, not activated and take it home, where I can activate it with... for example a new version of iLiberty

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 06:20 PM

No, as has been said elsewhere, activation will now happen in store. Yes, you can unlock it if you really want to get a new one torn on other network's data prices, but you'll have to buy it on PAYG.

Activation through iTunes has been discontinued.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 06:32 PM

No, as has been said elsewhere, activation will now happen in store. Yes, you can unlock it if you really want to get a new one torn on other network's data prices, but you'll have to buy it on PAYG.

Activation through iTunes has been discontinued.


Where did you read that Graham? I can't find references to that info anywhere.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 06:51 PM

http://www.tuaw.com/...ctivation-only/

Obviously this is US only, but the variable pricing for the phones in the UK (with the 8Gb being free on certain contracts), I'm assuming it will be the same in the UK.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 07:27 PM

ACK!!

I suppose it's OK in the long run but for the initial offering it's really going to suck.

I understand why (for ATT) but I still think it's a mistake.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 08:14 PM

I'm quite happy to give up 12 minutes of my time to get such a cheap iPhone. Possibly even a free one if I decide to just go with the 8Gb (and I upgrade to the 45 / mo plan).

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 08:38 PM

It's not the one person - 12 minutes that I think is bad.

It's the 'a hundred or more people lined up at the door and each needing 12 minutes'.

That, and it completely eliminates on-line sales, which severely limits access in most of rural areas.

Oh, and the ATT staff I know would rather sell something other than an iPhone, although that may change now that corporate has decided to subsidize them.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 08:54 PM

It doesn't necessarily rule out online sales. I've ordered a pre-activated phone online before. The O2 site specifically mentions that you'll be able to buy it online. I don't see it being any different elsewhere.

And at least in the UK I don't see any big queues. The apple stores don't seem to be selling them (so that disperses all the fanboys), and there are several Carphone Warehouse / O2 stores in most towns. I fully expect to be able to pick up an iPhone on the 11th without waiting more than 20 mins or so.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 09:26 PM

I wanted to mention that the iPhone 3G isn't cheaper than the iPhone 2G. On the contrary, I think it is more expensive. Only, the subsidy has been increased, so customers don't pay as much upfront anymore. At the same time, what you get for your money from the provider has been limited. No mention of unlimited sms anymore. The 3G data plan is $10 USD per month more expensive, as is the 3G phone plan, I believe.

Wouldn't surprise me if Apple will announce/offer unlocked iPhones in December 2008, for around $800 USD, which is probably a more realistic price for this device. The current offerings of $199 en $299 USD is just ridiculously low. That can't possibly cover the costs of production, promotion and development.

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 07:19 AM

It's cheaper in the UK. Out monthly bill has remained exactly the same. It seems that apple has followed the traditional route for handset manufacturers this time - the network operators subsidise the handset so the consumer gets it cheaper, but apple doesn't get any of the monthly bill - which explains the variable pricing.

With your thinking, apple certainly wouldn't be making any money here, since the top two contacts get the 8Gb for free and the 16Gb for just 59.

It just seems that in the US it's AT&T being greedy in charging more. I blogged about it on my site I was so impressed with O2 not using it as a chance to rake in the cash. Sure the cheap handsets are a limited offer until october, but that's to be expected since phones will be bought as christmas presents.

Edited by Graham, 11 June 2008 - 07:31 AM.





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