Steve Talks Up The iPhone?

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    Despite being uncharacteristic of the secretive Steve Jobs we have grown to know, AppleInsider reports that the Apple CEO has been boasting about Apple's upcoming phone offering to his inner circle. Apparently, Steve's own excitement over the product has lead him to produce a few "zealous ramblings" dating back as early as this past spring.

    AppleInsider also offers a little more information (although cryptic) on the characteristics of the phone.

    In addition, AppleInsider quotes a source who states that the phone is indeed set to launch "earlier than some people may be expecting, in the form of a 'big bang' introduction that will catch even some insiders off-guard." ThinkSecret has previously stated that the phone has seen delays that could set it back as far as next year, whereas Engadget has recently stated that the phone could arrive as early as this month.
     
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    *woot*

    Please let it be good so I can trash my Treo.
     
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    My dad is gonna get one as soon as it comes out.

    I hope it looks NOTHING like the mock ups we have seen.
     
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    These iPhone rumours continue to persist. I admit to being a sceptic, but maybe I'm wrong! I just hope that if they do do it, they do it well.
     
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    My t610 is on it's last legs. Please let this be true.
     
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    bring it on!! my razr isn't that impressive. in fact, not any phone i've ever had was. maybe apple can change this
     
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    Apple may or may not have a phone. It may launch this month, or a year from now.

    Gee... :confused:
     
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    Wow, must be hella good.

    I bet it will be something that makes us think "Why didn't I think of that?"
     
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    porting..

    What OS will the iPhone be running? :confused:
    If people want a Treo replacement, you are going to have top consider:
    1. calendar - hopefully you can port over Palm to iCal
    2. contacts - to Mail/Address book
    3. will there be a keyboard - personally I send a lot of mail/texts so would want to keep the "thumb-board" ;)
     
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    I really hope Apple comes out with a phone that's an awesome phone, music player, and smart phone... Is that asking too much?

    Oh, and it needs to cost US$200 or less (preferably less). :D :rolleyes:

    edit: after reading article, it looks pretty promising! :)
     
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    These rumors surrounding the iPhone have been around for quite a while now, so I sure hope it becomes reality sooner rather than later. Who knows, if it’s really good I may actually buy my first cell phone ever. :cool:
     
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    Hurry up and take my money Apple! Here is my wishlist, the first section is PLAUSIBLE:

    1) Released for GSM sim cards (probable, maybe support for CDMA later on)
    2) Bluetooth (well, I think this is a given)
    3) Good integration with iCal, Mail, etc

    Now what I WANT that might not happen:
    4) Not tied to a service provider
    5) Affordable LOL
    6) Wifi built in
    7) Modem support for dialup over GSM
    8) Lightweight, small FF
     
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    I think the device is likely to be iPod based (the underlying OS can handle a lot more than audio and video playback i think).

    I'd love some thumb board capability but nt at the expense of size. If this thing is a brick it's not gonna work out.
     
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    Please Apple, make it the best phone ever!

    I am using a Nokia 1100 at the moment:rolleyes: :eek: :eek: , and would love an upgrade, but would prefer to wait for the iPhone:cool: :D :)
     
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    OS Xm
     
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    Smartphone?

    I don't care so much about the iPod capability, but I would like to see the result of a smartphone by Apple. I haven't jumped on the bandwagon of the Treos and Palms.

    Call me a sucker, but I'd like somehting that could do all the mundane, make my life easier, organization crap, and have it look cool as well. Oh, and not run on a crap OS.
     
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    Yes, I agree, it would have to be an iPod as well for all intents and purposes. And please Apple, make it a good quality phone - don't make it like those RAZRs which look cool but are crappy otherwise. I don't think I have read more negative reviews on a cell phone than I have for the RAZR.
     
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    I say it everytime they talk about this..... I'll buy one.....just go ahead and release it already
     
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    I would love to see a smartphone from Apple. Palm reliability is in the gutter and it doesn't look like Apple (or anyone else) is into making PDA's.

    I just hope that we don't have to re-buy any music from iTunes just to play on the phone.

    I'm really glad that this rumor cleared things up about when an Apple phone will be released :rolleyes: .
     
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    Arrrggh... too many conflicting rumors make my head a splode. :eek:
     
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    This is just a smoke screen for something else....;)
     
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    I don't really want an iphone, I'd rather have an ipod with ichat/isight tbh
     
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    What's with the spellng mistakes tonight?

    Two stories so far on the front page and we have:

    "chineese"
    "upcomming"

    Looks like arn's keyboard is stickiiing. :D

    iPhone = bad idea and difficult to implement beyond the USA.
     
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    Agreed!

    My Treo is best smart phone I have used. That said, it's nowhere NEAR where I expect an Apple offering to be - when/if discussing integration.
    Depending on what Apple unveils, I am very ready to cut my contract w/ VZW if it means a better user experience than what I am getting now.
     

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