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tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 08, 2007 02:38AM Reply Quote
A thread for the World Wide Developer's Conference.

stan adams – June 09, 2008 01:57PM Reply Quote
Store is back online. No iPod touch price drop...

Jeff Cooper – June 09, 2008 02:03PM Reply Quote
Pretty surprising, that. Why would anyone buy one at this point? (Okay, I'd take a free one if I were buying a new Mac, but that's about it).

Jeff Cooper – June 09, 2008 02:06PM Reply Quote
Thank goodness they're not going to make me change my email address to @me.com.

Dr. Strangelove – June 09, 2008 02:15PM Reply Quote
Did they ever announce when the iPhone Apps store would be available? Is it July 11?

John Willoughby – June 09, 2008 02:45PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
"Early July", so yes.

morganti – June 09, 2008 03:01PM Reply Quote
So, is it $199 with or without contract.

Is it still ATT Locked here in the US?

Morg "Im thinking yes, because they cant be making much $$$ on the unit itself any more" anti

rino – June 09, 2008 03:07PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Uhm, yeah...


Madaracs – June 09, 2008 03:12PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Maybe it's Mobileme?

morganti – June 09, 2008 03:17PM Reply Quote
Ok, so correct me if I'm wrong. If its 199 everywhere It seems to me that the countries where you have to have "open phones" implies that they cant be getting much of a "kickback' from the phone companies, and they cant be making a lot on the actual "physical product" (the phone itself).

Is it me or is apple really banking on that apple itunes store? It feels (with all of a couple hours of gut feeling) as if apple wants to go with the sony/nintendo/xbox model. Sell the "console" at a loss (or at least slightly above break even) and then rake in 30% of 10 million users buying apps?

Im sure the "medical apps" they were so obsessed with are NOT 9.99...

If phone companies can get people to pay 4 bux for a ringtone. And Bejeweled for 10 bux on your lameass free Cellphone from 2005.

10 million sophisticated users, with a SINGLE location from which to get apps, and to some degree or another those apps will "suck less"*. I think its not a bad bet to make.

Morg "I wish I had the talent for programming... sigh" anti

*I guarantee that apps that "do suck" on the apple store will get called out, and ragged on in the "who wrote this, an unemployed VB programmer" vein. Windows Mobile people dont care, as long as the app does what they need. iPhone people want it to work WELL not just work.

rino – June 09, 2008 03:19PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
So tell me this.

Why can't you buy/pre-order a phone right now???

> Where to buy:
> iPhone will be available in 8GB (black) and 16GB (black or white) models1 at Apple Retail Stores and AT&T Stores.

If I believe the Apple Store page we will never be able to buy a phone online? Moronic!

johnny k – June 09, 2008 03:46PM Reply Quote
Man, how cheap are first-gen iPhones gonna be now? I'm seeing the latest suckers bought for around $450 (unlocked, 8GB). Watch it fall. I could swing one of those for $100 maybe.

Cloudscout – June 09, 2008 03:49PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Hell, I might pay $200 right now and take the hit when I resell it next month. My Treo is failing quickly.

stan adams – June 09, 2008 04:26PM Reply Quote
Call me PARANOID, but knowing how the ol' SJ rammed a shiny object into the backside of folks like Moto & PowerComputing back in the day (and maybe they deserved it...) would be much of a stretch for 'im to suggest to 'is not so beloved partner than if'n they don't want folks to unlock the things and use 'em on the competition then maybe At&t can use ye' olde REMOTE WIPE API to brickify any unit not properly authorized for service. Of course At&t would have to be crazier than a j-bird to pull such a stunt, but given the success they've had with all the other craptastic phones that kinda-sorta-almost-if-you-squint seem like iPhones who knows what they'd do...

John Willoughby – June 09, 2008 05:39PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
How does AT&T remote wipe a phone that, by definition, isn't on their network?

Cloudscout – June 09, 2008 06:35PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Two points I didn't notice before.

MobileMe will work seamlessly with Outlook.

MobileMe will tie into AppleTV.

El Jeffe – June 09, 2008 06:53PM Reply Quote
What a journey.

rino – June 09, 2008 07:03PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
No online sales. Nobody is talking about this. It's like our defense budget, everyone just bends over.

-- steve does look gaunt, my apologies for comments made in chat today [snicker]

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/09/2008 07:06PM by rino.

stan adams – June 09, 2008 09:03PM Reply Quote
We've been saying "sick again" for at least three four events. I think he just has the "perma death" think now that the devil owns his soul...

Cloudscout – June 10, 2008 04:44PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Yeah, Steve's "under the weather."

Anybody else reminded of Whitney Houston?

John Willoughby – June 10, 2008 08:50PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support

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