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.
Apple’s iPhone is without a doubt a game-changer for smartphones, whether it actually sells well itself or not. Smartphones have simply been to clumsy to use to be practical for a wide audience. That all changes with the iPhone, and it doesn’t even have to sell well – nay, doesn’t even have to actually be available – in order to harm the competition.
One of the major concerns about the forthcoming iPhone is the lack of 3G support. Most of these concerns come from other areas of the world where there actually is 3G coverage. However, here in the US, we don’t have a lot of 3G coverage. So maybe the lack of 3G isn’t so bad after all.
You have another year to go on your wireless contract, and you want out, without paying a hefty early-termination fee. Is it really possible?
Marco says it is. The Consumerist offers tales from people who say they’ve succeeded in escaping contracts early, and offers tips for pulling it off:
If you think Apple’s iPhone touch screen is just a neat cell phone interface you’re missing the big picture–and possibly three to four years of new products.
That’s the message from UBS analyst Benjamin Reitzes. According to Reitzes, the iPhone and its touch screen interface signal the beginning of a multi-year product cycle. The analyst argues that Apple is likely to see “a replay of the iPod multiplier effect.”