I had written an article back in April about how the iPhone buzz had caught the art world as well, as an iPhone painting was sold at eBay for US $410. We recently had another painting (in my opinion a better one) of "Steve Jobs and the apple" by the same artist which was also auctioned at eBay but for a lesser price. So did the buzz surrounding the iPhone release make the difference?
These are the words of artist about the "Steve Jobs and the iPhone" painting: "This painting is filled with that goose-bump
moment when Jobs unleashed the iPhone at MacWorld Expo 2007. Deep down
you know the iPhone is going to be as big. This painting encapulates
that techno-moment in history, and now it can be yours to grace your
walls and feast your eyes upon."
The significance of this event as we all know was the announcement of the Apple iPhone which could usher the mobile phone industry into the iPhone era. "The Era BI: time Before the iPhone, and the ERA AI: time After the iPhone" as predicted by Tomi Ahonen of "Communities Dominate Brands" blog.
The above painting was sold at eBay for US $410. The painting was only 5”x7”. For more details on the auction on eBay, click here.
And this last one does suggest (thankfully) that Steve Jobs does add a lot of value to Apple, where the painting of just the "iPhone" (read without Steve Jobs) was sold for lesser than the above two paintings.
Prima has introduced a premium leather flip case for iPhone. As per Prima, the case is made of soft, aniline leather and that the case continues the tradition of fine leather form fit cases they are known to produce.
More details of the iPhone case is available after the jump.
ezGear, a leading marketer of iPod accessories, this week announced the introduction of three ezSkin cases for the Apple iPhone that will be available in June. Three models have been introduced: The ezSkin, a slimline protective case featuring removable belt holster, port access, protective flap for the dock connector and various colors; the ezSkin Bumperz, which adds additional shock protection; and ezSkin Extreme, which has thicker corners and sides to help provide shock and drop protection.
More details and images of the new iPhone cases are available after the jump.
ezSkin Bumpers for iPhone
ezSkin Bumpers are a new type of protection for the iPhone. The
iPhone’s front and back are protected by a thin transparent film to
protect it from scratches. The ezSkin Bumpers wraps around the
perimeter of the iPhone providing additional shock protection and
protection for all four corners of the phone. ezBumpers provide a
great feel and give the user full access to all ports. A flap on the
bottom protects the dock connector.
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.