iTunes 7 Resources Hint At Apple Phone?

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MacShrine reports that some resource files in iTunes 7 are descriptive of features that are currently unavailable in other iTunes compatible mobile phones.

"Some of the games in your iTunes library were not copied to the mobile phone [name] because you are not authorized to play them on this computer" and "iTunes cannot sync photos to the mobile phone [name] because your iPhoto Library needs updating. Open iPhoto to update your iPhoto Library".
A similar situation occured when the June 28th iPod Updater was found to contain phone related strings.
 

bdkennedy1

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Does anyone care anymore? It took Apple 10 years to get in the living room from their failed video game unit.
 

mox358

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I just recently became eligable for upgrade on my mobile phone, and seeing as how Apple keeps dropping hints left and right about their phone strategy and that its still coming... I think I'm gonna hold off for a while on the upgrade. I'm with Cingular and its safe to assume that the iPhone will be released for them given the working relationship between the companies.

Officially waiting for the iPhone... my RAZR works fine for now...
 

racebit

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makes sense

MattyMac said:
I will not believe what you are saying.
Agree with MattyMac, it would make sense for Apple to release an "iPhone" because they already have reached out to the average user through the iPod. If people saw an "iPhone", they would inevitably buy one for either its functionality, looks, or reputation. It would be a hit, and I see no reason for it to be unlikely.

There, I said it:p
 

tkidBOSTON

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Im up for a contract renewal (and phone) in mid-October and dispite the naysayers I will be holding out for the (possibly never to be released) iPhone and plan to be one of the first to buy it. :cool:
 

the.snitch

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JUST RELEASE IT ALREADY! IVE HAD ENOUGH OF THE ENDLESS SPECULATION.

who am I kidding...I love speculation over unreleased Apple products :D
 

amateurmacfreak

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I don't care anymore.
There, I said it.

Honestly, I DO care, but it's too tiring to think about. I'd like to forget about it until the speculated product comes out, if it does, which I think it will.

Then maybe I will buy it. I will try to stay with my crappy phone for 6 months until giving up on the iPhone. If it's not out within the next 6 months... yeah, it better be.

But watch my buy a new phone ONE DAY before the suprise release of the super-amazing iPhone. It's doomed to happen.
 

macfan881

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bdkennedy1 said:
Does anyone care anymore? It took Apple 10 years to get in the living room from their failed video game unit.
I think if They came out with that now i think the apple game system would be king of the game systems ;)
 

ChrisA

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Just because there are phone related measages does not mean Apple will release a phone. Software takes so long and so much effort to write that the Apple engineers may just be covring the possibility that the executives might decide to want to support a third party phone. Perhaps they were told to "be ready to support a decision within 120 days" So they may have coded the infrastructure into iTunes to support some generic phone but are holding off on the last part until they are given the "go" sign.

Heck I just did something like this myself. I know that this new device I need to support wants it's data in XML format. So I'm putting some XML libraries in my code now and getting the build system to use the library but I'm holding off on doing anyhting more then "laying a foudation" until later
 

nbs2

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iGary said:
Wish. This. Would. Just. Die.
Now that the PPC is dead, and we can't speculate on the G5 and so on, there has to be something to fill that void. If you would prefer, I can make up a submission about a tablet being released next Wed...
 

Groovey

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Why oh why do they always need to aim a bit too high immediately??!! At least I don't think it would need to work seamlessly with iTunes Store with movies and podcasts and games or be able to import GarageBand sessions over 3G networks and remotely boot your corporations main frame Xserve. It would be a good start to sell us a phone that simply works nice, is Apple, works like an Apple and is affordable. Everything else is a bonus. Either do it or don't.
 

baleensavage

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nbs2 said:
tablet being released next Wed...
There's a tablet coming out next Wed. YES! About time ;)

Seriously though, enough dragging your feet Apple. The iPod is losing marketshares to the likes of chocolate from Verizon. How hard is it to make a better music player/phone than that? Just release the thing already and we can stop hearing rumors about it!
 

puuukeey

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Omfgfbibbq!

I have an inside source. heres the goodies

•plays movies
•support vonage and skype
•multitouch 3d oled display with 40,000 songs
•hdmi port which plugs into your face!!!!!!
•fight off terr'ists.
• ichat av
•iTunes built in to the purpose built hardware
•surfs the web with firefox and QT
•better syncing with ical, iLife, Ideath, and iWork, and iSocialSecurity!
• voice control, voice synthesis, brail and esperanto
• eats puppies
• integrated second life.
•complete support you tube enabled footwear!!!!
•SDIF, WAVE,SDII,AIFF,RAW, mp1, mp2 mp3 mp4, ogg vorbis and throgs neck, 1300 kbps per second!!!!evendy levin!
• going to play nintendo DS games with the multitouch 3d display and
• compatibility with windows, 3d studio max and built in google
•come in white plastic, black and red Utube version and special all black marilyn manson version fully loaded with nietze audio books
• the second version will be in the platinum and titanium.
* its going to expand the apple brand into the toaster territory
• it will never be released in france
• HAHA NEWTONS!!!!
• eats palm treos and has little gadget sex with side kicks
• plugs straight into your new icar,VW beetle, PT cruiser, and dodge neon.... Hi.
• the batteries have gun powder in them
• it's got a virtual jeff raskin on it.
• backward sideways and forward compatible
• its all offloaded on to the graphics card.
• incompatible with verizon
• blows moores law out of the water
• gets its time from an international universal atomic clock server in cupertino HQ
• mapquest on star and RSS feeds and pod/vid/textcasts
• screen saver module with flying toasters.
• exclusively on verizon network
• anti virus software so hackers dont steal you "home made" pornos
• the DRM code adds nin terabytes to the phone totaling 9 extra lbs
• it slices it dices and for god sake stop this fricken rumor
 

stormj

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Utms.

Roughly Drafted speculates, very reasonably, that the delay with the iTV pertains to the delay in the finalization of the 802.11n spec (802.11g isn't fast enough to transmit digital content reliably). In other words, the unit probably works, but they don't want it to rely on proprietary wireless standards.

Likewise...

I do not believe that the iPhone will be released until there is a significant increase in the rollout of UTMS. It's the only standard that will make the iTMS worth using on the phone (other than EVDO, which is not on GSM phones.) Since GSM is the world-wide standard, even if there is a CDMA version of the iPhone, there will at least be a GSM version, if it's not also the only one.

So, *IF* there's going to be an iPhone, don't look for it before Christmas. In fact, I wouldn't look for any new iPods at all before Christmas, because it's after Labor Day and now's the time you put products to people for shopping.

I'm still waiting on that promised Merom MacBook/MBP upgrade!
 

MacsAttack

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supremedesigner said:
WHERE IS THE DARN SUBTITLES AND CLOSED CAPTION?!
That would be one of the features for Quicktime (Quicktime 8?) that was announced when they were talking about Leopard at the developers conference...

Which fits in well with the iTV product just previewed.

Od that. Almost as if Apple have some sort of plan.
 

Groovey

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puuukeey said:
I have an inside source. heres the goodies

•plays movies
•support vonage and skype
•multitouch 3d oled display with 40,000 songs
•hdmi port which plugs into your face!!!!!!
...
Thanks baleensavage. :) That one wasn't bad either!
 

A.Fairhead

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iPods should be done for christmas now, save for the christmas offers which will no doubt surround the iPod range.

Notebook updates (Merom?) could come along in MW'07. With Leopard?

The notebook updates should be before any iPhone.