After a week of voting from the ten finalist of the Insanely Great Tees Ad contest, the winner has finally been announced. The Ad "Secret Lovers" produced by "Think Productions" has been voted as the best "Hi, I’m an iPhone" Ad and they are the lucky winners of the revolutionary new iPhone.
The iPhone will be available for sale at 2000 retail store fronts when it goes on sale for the first time next month, putting the device within reach of most US households.
This was revealed by Bear Stearns analyst Andy Neff after a meeting with members of Apple’s executive team on Wednesday (May 16th, 2007).
He added that, in addition to iPhone’s revolutionary touch interface and intuitive software capabilities, Apple is focused on differentiating iPhone from the rest of the pack by improving every facet of its user experience, including at the point of sale.
The challenge for Apple will be to assure that user experience at the point of sale in the AT&T retail stores as well.
I wonder how Apple plans to sell the iPhone online, will it just be available on their respective sites or will it also be available in online stores like Amazon etc.
[images courtesy Macworld.com]
The FCC has approved the iPhone today (on 17th May, 2007) and based on
the information available from the documents posted on FCC website, it
looks like Apple has set itself a deadline of 30th June to launch the iPhone. Apple seems to have
passed the approval process with flying colors which is no big surprise.
The iPhone rumor mill seems to have caught up with the high-finance Wall Street Gurus as well. The story posted by Engadget earlier today claiming a delay for the iPhone based on a fake internal memo caused the Apple stock to plunge.
The folks at The Boy Genius Report have done it again, they seem to have got
their hands on an internal memo released by AT&T to its staff regarding
critical information on the iPhone and its launch in June. If the memo can be trusted it reveals interesting features that will be available on the iPhone from AT&T for music lovers which were not announced by Steve Jobs in his Keynote address.
There were quite a few rumors before the
Apple iPhone was announced by Steve Jobs in his Keynote address this January. We had
the New York Times discussing Apple’s iPhone plans way back in 2002, Le Figaro talking about
the joint venture between Apple and Motorola to unveil the iPhone in
2005, then it was Business 2.0 predicting the iPhone launch in early
2005 and not to forget Forbes reporting that some company had already
secured contracts to ship 12 million mobile handsets in Nov 2006. But …
I am not an expert on figuring out if the video has been tampered with or not, but my bet is that the YouTube video has been tampered, as it just doesn’t make sense. Why would AT&T give away an iPhone, the most awaited gadget after a long long time before the release date and not make a big deal of it, beats me. Vote (details on the next page) and let the world know what you think.
The NewYork Times
carried an interesting article this week on how Hollywood loves the
small screen (read mobile phones) but Advertisers don’t. I believe the
iPhone will help change that perception quite dramatically. Steve Jobs
gave us a peek on how the iPhone could change all that during his Keynote address. Mobile advertising is one huge potential of the iPhone which seems to have gone unnoticed.
The ten finalists of Insanely Great Tees iPhone Ad
Contest is out! You get to vote to decide which of these ten YouTube videos is
With the announcement of the revolutionary iPhone, Apple showed us the possibilities of a full screen multi-touch interface. We immediately had some noise about possibilities
of Apple introducing iPhone Nano and iPhone shuffle, more a joke rather
than any serious speculations as the limitation of such a full screen multi-touch interface is that there is a limit on how small the gadget can be. But looks like Apple might have found the solution.