iPhone: Harder to build than Apple thought

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rocketman, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. Rocketman macrumors 603


    Title: First Time Is Right Time

    "Richard Doherty, director and co-founder of the Envisioneering Group, says he's tested the phone and didn't uncover problems with it. Apple may be beefing up software developer tools and fixing security concerns, he reckons. "Putting a powerful operating system on a phone took extra hands on deck," he says. "The last thing Apple wants is for the iPhone to be vulnerable to hacker attacks." "

    The iPhone is not merely a "phone". It is a "Mac in your palmtop for 1/4 the cost of a Mac+ and 1/12 the cost of a Mac II-FX."

    The (new) disclosure of a developer package is a confirmation of a (old) Rocketman statement, as is the fact ATN is a palmtop (client-server) supercomputer with multiple applications and wireless capabilities, "not merely a phone. (One app on the device)".


  2. Lixivial macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2005
    Between cats, dogs and wanderlust.
    OK. I get what you're saying, and I've read similar articles about this elsewhere, but where's the link? And... "supercomputer"? Despite what we classify the device as, I don't know if it's fair to the iPhone or to real supercomputers to classify the iPhone as a supercomputer. And perhaps I misread your article, but I don't see where anyone has "confirmed or disclosed" software developer tools; it was hypothesized as a potential reason by Richard Doherty.

    Anyroad, I'm not quite sure I believe these reports that "Apple is having difficulties" with the device. I'm more inclined to believe that these "difficulties" are simply "refinements" to coincide with Leopard Client/Server enhancements.

    This has been known since its introduction. It's a smart phone; a phone that has more than one function and application. And just like a standard smart phone, it holds the promise of software expandability in the future. Whether it be Apple-centric or opened to third-party development is irrelevant to this definition.

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