The day of the iPhone launch, David had meetings with Steve Jobs and then Phil Schiller, Apple’s director of worldwide marketing. He basically played with the iPhone the entire hour.
Here are some of the things you can’t tell without actually handling and using the iPhone.
Nokia has had a phone that supports Safari for a while. A Nokia chap was at the first Ajax Experience in San Francisco last May showing off the phone. It had the same features that Safari on the iPhone has (zooming around web pages).
There are three major problems with traditional voicemail, Apple’s solution gets around all that, providing a simple visual interface for voicemail. That’s not revolutionary; a lot of companies have tried to fix voicemail.
Conan comes up with some pretty funny and silly stuff for this iPhone commercial spoof. It’s no wonder why NBC is lining him up to replace Leno in a few years.
Jobs didn’t use the word “ain’t”, but in a Newsweek interview with Steven Levy, Jobs put the kibosh on any talk about the iPhone opening up its platform for third party developers.
The iPhone frenzy seems to have caught the attention of the art world as well. Nitrozac, a Canadian artist, did a painting on a stretched canvas of Steve Jobs holding the iPhone at Macworld. This iPhone painting was auctioned on ebay for US $410.
I have mine but you don’t have yours. You cannot get yours…yet. I have been to the Apple Store and to the Cingular/AT&T store and asked when they will be getting an iPhone. They say not until June 2007. So, you have to wait. You can save money while you wait because you know you won’t be buying the similar releases from other competing venders. No, you will wait for the iPhone.
“In a frank TV interview which has not been put to air yet Sony boss Sir Howard Stringer… [was] asked about Apple’s iPhone,” David Richards reports for Smarthouse.
Apple is going to create a “mega-platform” of devices based around the multi-touch display introduced by the iPhone. Analyst Ben Reitzes encouraged his clients to look past the minute details of the initial iPhone and focus on the power that lies in the ‘unannounced’ multi-touch ecosystem that will eventually find its way into several products across the company’s product portfolio.
Apple Inc. has informed its network of iPhone component suppliers to begin delivery of materials to its Taiwanese manufacturing facilities by next month.
Among those commissioned were the phone’s printed circuit board makers, which were told to begin shipping their parts for delivery by “early April,” the China Economic News Service reported on Friday.