iPhone: Macintouch Tries to Join in the Rumor Scene

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  1. arn
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    arn

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    http://www.Macintouch.com has a rather sad post:

    As most Mac people know, iphone.org has pointed to Apple for years...

    not much new here...

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    ROFL! Maybe they've been living in an alternate universe for the past years :rolleyes: :p
    Perhaps they should make the DNS record for oldnews.com point to macintouch.com ;) :D :p
     
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    I don't get it - so what is he trying to say - that iPhone is active and something is going to happen soon? With iSync connecting with bluetooth enabled phones, it might make sense that Apple would come out with something, but like you said, this is somewhat old news.
     
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    I think dukestreet got it. iPhone.org may be old news, but I think what these guys are getting at is that it's active, not just sitting dormant and reserved for Apple.
     
  5. arn
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    iPhone.org has pointed to Apple the entire time.

    as has mammals.org, ikids.com and others...

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    What is a Jaguar?

    A jaguar, being a Mammal, could have been very applicable to the Domain name Mammals.org. Apple did release a Mammal , did they not?

    I doubt the existance or possible future existance of an iPhone, but you never know. It could happen.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    What about this.....

    People have been wondering what will happen to the naming convention once Apple has released OS 10.9... Will it become OS 11? OS XI?

    My guess is that Apple will keep OS X for a long time, and will actually get rid of the .x numbers. 10.2 is Jaguar. I believe 10.3 has been codenamed Panther. Both of which are mammals. So, I'm guessing, and this is total speculation, that Apple will coninue to market it's upgrades by their codenames and eventually not even use the .3, .4, .5, etc...

    This will solve the what happens after 10 upgrades. Because there are obviously many mammals that can be used as codenames. We could likely have thirty OS X upgrades.

    Still don't know what use mammals.org is other than maybe an operating system history museum...
     
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    What I meant was, iPhone being its own site as opposed to merely a forward. From the sounds of it, macintouch.com received hits from the iphone.org domain. How would that be possible if it were merely a forwarded address? I think all they're suggesting is there was a temporary DNS mix-up, I don't think they're reporting on the already known existance of iPhone.org.
     
  9. arn
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    Go to http://www.iphone.org

    click through the Apple site... the domain stays iphone.org. Any links from Apple to outside sites would have "iphone" as a referrer.

    It's been like this for a while...

    arn
     
  10. macrumors 68040

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    Kind of late there. It seems like they think that using .org instead of .com qualifies as a massive cover-up by Apple. At least they didn't post "spy photos" of the iPhone....
     
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    Ahhhhh, I seeeeee! Very strange. Am I just totally nuts, or did iphone.org originally just redirect to apple.com? That's what I had running through my head this whole time. Never thought to actually visit iphone.org again... :p
     

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