How boggled were you by the Keynote on June 9th

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by newyorksole, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    People everywhere had a strict mindset of what they were going to see come June 9th. There was alot of evidence behind why we thought what we thought, but I'm sure we were all surprised.

    We expected a release of the 3G iPhone ASAP because how could Apple possibly delay sales of this thing any longer?

    We thought it would be released around June 18th because the Apple Store in Spain was opening that day and it would be perfect for the store to open up with the new iPhone.

    The AT&T Memo we "heard" about said June 15 - July 12, so we figured sometime around June 27th would be a perfect release date.

    We also thought that there was no way Apple would make the iPhone thicker, because that is just not Apple like. We thought the iPhone couldn't have a plastic back, because brushed metal is featured on the majority of their products.

    Alot of people figured that a front facing camera was coming because of patents that were revealed and a 3rd sensor that was revealed also.

    We also expected a Tablet (or Newtown, w.e) because Apple is known for surprising their audiences with new products.
  2. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    Wow what a shock, dozens of baseless rumors and speculations turned out to not be true.
  3. BigPrince macrumors 68020

    Dec 27, 2006
  4. plokiju macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2008
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    I knew that they wouldn't release anything but a 3G iPhone. Halfway through the keynote, I even thought that they weren't releasing that.
  6. kornyboy macrumors 68000

    Sep 27, 2004
    Knoxville, TN (USA)
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    I was not surprised either. It was simply what I thought it would be. I didn't give much stock into those rumors.
  7. sassenach74 macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2008
    Hampshire, England
    Lesson learned for some I'd say.....don't put your hopes into (mostly) empty rumors. For me it wasnt a let down, a disappointment, a shambles, a rip off, underspecced, overpriced or any other put down, it is what I wanted it to be.
  8. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2008
    I was suprised that the peole there were going wild about some of Jobs anouncements. E.g. deleting multiple emails.
  9. eye.surgeon macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2007
    You thought the 3G release would be timed to a store opening in SPAIN? Yes, since so many product releases have been timed to things happening in Spain.

    Brushed metal is a finish in the minority of apple products currently for sale.

    The rest of the stuff was just pure internet speculation. I wanted a 3G iphone and I got it.
  10. TheMBC macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2008
    How many people are actually THAT shocked?

    This was SO Apple. They fix two or three things and call it "better than its predecessor" every year. And every three months they up the storage and bring down the price.

    Nothing new, all same old Apple.
  11. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2008
    I was shocked with the firmware 2.0 coming out "early July."

    Come on! He said "late June" in March =(.
  12. skye12 macrumors 65816


    Nov 11, 2006
    Austin, Tx
    The new 3G iphone will be about what I expected. But if I had the
    current model I would be happy to keep it until the next revision.
  13. beaker26 macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2007

    You can't rush software development. I would rather have Apple take their time, have a good worked out system instead of something that needs many updates in the first three weeks.
  14. techlover828 macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2007
    I haven't really been surprised an an apple event for a while...
  15. woodekm macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2008
    I think I was more shocked at the release date more than anything. At worst, I thought the date was going to be June 27.
  16. elbirth macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2006
    North Carolina, US
    agreed, this was the only thing that actually shocked me really at all. Having followed Apple's keynotes and product releases for a few years now, I pretty much knew that the actual product wouldnt come close to the insane hype surrounding the launch. When he said July 11, however, I was honestly shocked, considering they've been dramatically pulling back on the current stock. This makes it about 2 months that they've gone without a solid flow of product, and I really didn't foresee that at all.
  17. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2008
    Dutchess County New York
    The time between the announcement and the release was the thing for me too.

    They haven't had any iPhones for awhile now and I thought it would be available sooner.
  18. Sweetbike40 macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2007
    I had higher expectations. I figured the 3G iPhone was an obvious announcement along with the Application store. I was waiting for something else.
  19. CrazEtooN macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2008
    Hampton Roads, Virginia
    From the keynote itself, the only thing that took me by surprise was the release date. I was prepared to rush to the store that day...

    Outside of that, the only thing that surprised me was the unfavorable reaction by the community. They let themselves believe rumors and hype, and actually got upset when those things didn't turn out to be true? It defies logic...
  20. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

    TwinCities Dan

    May 19, 2008
    Double Parked out front of the Courthouse
    3G and App Store were pretty much set in stone already so I wasn't expecting much else, which is exactly what I got! :eek: ;) :)
  21. Ubuntu macrumors 68000


    Jul 3, 2005
    And the headphone jack. I've got to hand it to Steve, he certainly knows how make a **** up sound like a gift from the heavens.
  22. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Was on the edge of my seat, but I was left dumbfounded, b/c I expected so much more from SJ's Keynote. I kept asking myself, "Is That All There Is My Friend?" :(
  23. Ish macrumors 68020


    Nov 30, 2004
    It didn't surprise me, but it did disappoint me. It happens every time a new product is expected and then released. :confused: Have a look at the posts either side of the Leopard release. If I was on the Apple team and had been slogging my guts out to add a load of new features to something, then read the posts on here afterwards I'd wonder why I'd tried so hard.
  24. sassenach74 macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2008
    Hampshire, England
    I'm with you there, it is a bit disturbing how people react, I haven't been here at MR long, but always remembered what the site is called/about macRUMORS, so I didn't feel let down one single bit....infact, the very opposite.
  25. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2007
    Wales, UK
    If you were disappointed you put to much faith in these rumor sites. Need to remember that its always just a rumor until Apple says it themselves.

    For me, everything went as expected at the keynote.

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