Breakdown of Events on March 6th...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by OldCrustyMacDev, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. OldCrustyMacDev macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2008
    Here's what will happen on March 6th, starting at 10:00 AM PST:

    - Event begins, welcome from Steve.
    - iPhone is a big hit, sales figures to date
    - Support of 3rd parties critical to success of iPhone
    - Currently, web pages only way to develop, and response has been great
    - Highlighting some current iPhone web pages
    - Users want more, and today we'll tell you how we're going to deliver.
    - iPhone SDK; full access to all iPhone capabilities.
    - Currently in beta, seeded to select developers. Full release at WWDC.
    - Upcoming apps - Lotus Notes, full Exchange integration, Cisco VPN.
    - SDK only available to ADC Select members
    - Apps to be approved & signed by Apple to protect against buggy or malicious apps.
    - Distributed through iTunes Store. Priced from $0.99 up, as developer chooses. No free apps.
    - But we don't want to shut out small developers, and we've got a great model for them too.
    - Widgets for iPhone
    - Developed with Dashcode, lots of power but protection from malware.
    - Similar to very successful widgets for Macs - provides local persistence and communications over HTML
    - Distributed like podcasts - we provide the links, widgets are free (although developers can develop their own pay model if desired).
    - Available today
    - Expect explosion of both apps and widgets, making iPhone best device ever created.
    - Thanks and goodbye.

    Following this presentation:

    90% of forums posters will scream about the "betrayal" by Apple - SDK should have been mailed in golden envelopes to every person on the planet, and all apps should be totally free.
    10% of forums posters will embrace this as a good balance of all interests.

    90% of software devs will examine options, make reasoned decision about widget vs. app path and take appropriate action
    10% of devs will cry "never - jailbreaking FTW!" and make a public spectacle about Apple "shutting them out"

    99% of users will calmly, and with varying degrees of enthusiasm, look forward to these new apps and be generally happy with this state of affairs. No one will report on them
    1% of users will grossly overreact, either positively or negatively. These users will make the headlines in all the blogs and news sites.

    Sources for these predictions? Naught but common sense...
  2. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Where's the b00m? Or the "one more thing?".
    Wouldn't that be a kicker?
    "Oh, one more thing folks - FCC is doing it's thing with the new iPhone/ iTablet! Enjoy!"
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    You just won my award for one of the best newbie - and indeed 1st - posts ever :D
  4. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604


    May 4, 2002
    Go Vegan
    I was expecting one of these to turn up shortly, but I wasn't expecting one as funny as this. Good show. :D
  5. Akitakoi macrumors regular


    Jan 31, 2008
    Slightly used iPhone for sale.:p
    I might just be a 1%er.:cool:
  6. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    I think your prediction on how the presentation will go is probably pretty accurate.
  7. cupofjoe macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I support this topic 100%. :D Funny and true stuffs.
  8. MBX macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
  9. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
  10. shen macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2003
  11. yoman macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2003
    In the Bowels of the Cosmos
    I second that.
  12. Daremo macrumors 68020


    Jul 3, 2007
  13. OldCrustyMacDev thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2008
    Thanks all!

    Thank you all for the kind words. After all the Stevenotes we've seen, it's not that hard to see the flow of them. And after lurking on the forums here for a while the reactions of the masses are bit predictable. :p

    I just hope that people will give a fair shake to widgets on the iPhone. They were kind of shoe-horned into the desktop platform, but on a small form factor they'll shine. At first I too thought of them as pretty toys, and be honest - what developer truly thinks of HTML and CSS as real programming? :D It is a limited environment, but once you dive into it you find it's not so bad after all, and having persistent local code and data storage frees you up from the really thorny web problems. If Apple can get the performance improvements from the newest WebKit builds into the iPhone you'll see some amazing code coming out.

    Of course, if Apple doesn't come through with Widgets on the iPhone, I'll be at the head of the line with my flamethrower...
  14. pedroistheman macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2007
    I should be content as long as we do get these widgets on march 6.

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