In the FCC article, what does this exactly mean?

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  1. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Not sure if there is a thread on this, but someone else posted this, and i wanted to clear this up.

    Could this mean that there is more to come?
     

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  2. QuietFun macrumors regular

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    It could mean that they just do not want other companies knowing how Apple fit all of that technology in there and what other companies helped in doing so. Just an idea
     
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    It means Apple submitted some information to the FCC, but they don't want to make it public prior to the iPhone going on sale (which will happen before the 45 days is up). Once the 45 days is up after FCC approval, you'll be able to see what Apple was hiding.

    This is why some people are speculating that there might be something in the new iPhone that wasn't revealed yesterday.
     
  5. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    That was me :p

    As I said, I think Steve has a thing or two still up his sleeve for the iPhone 3G. It must be something that can be seen (camera for video confrencing?) for them to hold back pictures, there must also be extra features/apps for them to hold back the manual.
     
  6. tico24 macrumors 6502

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    This letter was dated June 1st. The keynote was June 9th.
    Apple were simply asking the FCC to not publish anything that would give the game away prior to the keynote.

    There's no way that apple would have included some secret hardware (i.e. front facing camera) and not talked about it in the keynote. Apple is a business....share prices go up if the hardware looks good...keeping the hardware information a secret until release date just doesn't make sense.
     
  7. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    No, or they wouldnt have said to hold information for 45 days, would they?
     
  8. nickspohn thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Plus, why would they allow the other Exhibits to be released, but not 1,2, and 9?
     
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    :D
     
  12. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Yea it really doesn't make any business sense to withhold valuable features... I know people are thinking he wants to "bump" up our excitment in the weeks to come, but still that is a silly concept. All eyes were on him yesterday, he wanted to make it sound as good as possible.
     
  13. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    Again, they did it with the first iPhone.
     
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    Oh for goodness' sake.

    Apple does this with almost every product, including the first iPhone. So do other manufacturers, who don't want other companies seeing their schematics, or hackers changing phone freqs etc.

    It's meaningless boilerplate phraseology and common as dirt.

    As for the exhibits that aren't kept quiet, that's because the law says you can't stop publishing of the test results.

    If you have the time, read sections 457-459 below for complete details:

    FCC Regulations pertaining to Privacy
     
  16. TexasAg macrumors member

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    Anyone have a link to the same type of letter submitted for the iPhone v.1?
     
  17. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    dis·close (d-sklz)
    tr.v. dis·closed, dis·clos·ing, dis·clos·es
    1. To expose to view, as by removing a cover; uncover.
    2. To make known (something heretofore kept secret).

    exhibits 3-8 were latent - a request for them NEVER to be disclosed.

    la·tent (lāt′'nt)
    adjective
    dormant but capable of normal development under the best conditions

    With patents and certificates from various entities like UL and FCC, you NEED to tell them exactly how everything works, but Apple (nor any other "inventors") really want to share how EVERYTHING works. My guess is it is them not wanting the other companies to use their hard work and effort and just copy. By letting competitors do that, apple will loose out because their cost of developement will be high while the competitors will be very low because they needed to do no (or very little) research and will be able to just copy and adjust what is inside of the iphone.
     
  18. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Wow, thank you mr dictionary. We all really cared.
     
  19. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    I think the key here is that somethings are ok for the FCC to disclose after the launch. One of which is the manual.

    This leads some to believe there might be other apps or features that were not announced. Could be similar to the Youtube app on the first iteration.

    Perhaps they were not included because a perfect working demo wasn't ready yet (They still have a month to work out bugs) or because they wanted to have another announcement in two weeks to draw up more hype.

    Or it might be nothing...
     
  20. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Sure. Click on the Confidentiality Letter in the list shown:

    iPhone v1 FCC Documents
     
  21. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    If they were doing this to stop competitors then they would have hid the manual, photos etc. indefinatly like they did with the other stuff, but they didnt, meaning there is something those documents reveal that Apple dosent want people to see yet.
     
  22. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    The first iPhone also included features/hardware specifications not yet available to the public at the time of the FCC filing.
     
  23. alexboy45 macrumors regular

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    i think we make it in to a rumor that MMS/Better camera with optical zoom will be added before the release date and see how many people bite.
     
  24. adamerr macrumors 6502a

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    hey, you never know, we might get lucky and Apple may bite as well

    :)
     

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