Whaty rumors do you think Apple will leak in fear of the Palm Pre's launch?

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  1. Palm Pimp macrumors regular

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    There's already rumors of an OLED screen and higher processor. You think they will try hyping supposed "multitasking" next?
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    Yeah, because we need more conspiracy theorists.
     
  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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    There is really no evidence that Apple leaked this stuff
     
  4. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Nor is there evidence that Apple would be fearful. It's a loaded question.
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I haven't seen any leaks yet about boot camp for the iPhone which also allows WM 6.1 to run on the iPhone.
     
  7. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Fear? FEAR? You gotta be kidding me. Every few months, some "iPhone-killer" comes out to only be another brick in the line of devices out there. Until someone replicates the App Store, iPod functionality (which does not mean "crappy MP3 player"), and the extreme integration (e-mail, iTunes, address book syncing), you can forget Apple taking a hit.
     
  8. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I see the Pre, Android based phones and iPhone eventually ruling the entire market. Each with a similar amount of market share, maybe one of them Windows'ing it, but all of them will at least be contenders.
     
  9. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    The notion that either the iPhone or Pre has to take market share away from each other is a joke. If anything, these new generation "smart phones" will take market share away from current "regular" phones produced by LG, Samsung and Motorola.

    The smart phone market is growing exponentially. There's plenty of room for iPhone, Blackberry, Pre, Symbian, Windows Mobile and Android-based phones among others.
     
  10. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    I dn't think Apple will let things slip out but I think ATT will be leaking new plans that compare with Sprints pricing
     
  11. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    Compare with Sprint's pricing? The cheapest Pre plan is $10 more expensive then the cheapest iPhone plan.
     
  12. MxChino macrumors member

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    Huh, what? There's an Iphone plan that's only 69.99 that includes unlimited data/text/gps and 450 minutes? Not that i can remember. The cheapest iphone plan is the same amount without unlimited texting. It would be $89.99 for a compareable plan. For unlimited everything for the Iphone and the Pre its $149.99 for the Iphone and $99.99 for the Pre.
     
  13. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Losing some publicity?
     
  14. Andrmgic macrumors 6502a

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    Not if you factor in unlimited messaging, which every pre plan includes.

    iPhone = $30 unlimited data plan + 39.99/mo 450 anytime minute voice and no text messages = $69 + tax /mo

    Pre = $30 unlimited data and unlimited messaging + 39.99 anytime minute voice plan = $69 + tax/mo

    If you want unlimited messaging on the iPhone (currently) it will run you $20/mo more.. so a 450 minute plan for the iPhone 3G would run you $89.99/mo + tax.. over the course of a 2 yr contract, the iPhone 3G would cost $480 more than the Pre.
     
  15. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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    Imo, the Pre is the only "iPhone killer" that looks promising. Palm has to put their balls to the grindstone if they want to make everyone forget about iphone os 3.0 though.

    The only thing i cant figure out is why Palm didnt put a landscape keyboard on the Pre...

    The next iPhone revision will probably focus alot more on speed and stability, which will be awesome if they have the apps to show it off. I dont have an iPhone myself, but every time i borrow my friend's it feels really sluggish and inevitably crashes. They will really need some great apps though, the touch-screen appeal has already gotten that crowd, its time to wrangle in those who want something with a bit more processing power.
     
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    How do you figure sports fan?
     
  17. sammich macrumors 601

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    Nothing to fear...everything is known about the Pre, it gets sold 2 days before the whole world knows about the new iPhone. Two days later, the new iPhone comes out...the Pre becomes old news.
     
  18. wackymacky macrumors 65832

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    This is a little like saying if HP releases a better muti-media PC will I give up my Macs.

    Short answer, no.
     
  19. John T macrumors 68020

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    What a silly question! :rolleyes:

    Nobody is scared of anyone! Apple and Palm are mainly aiming at different markets - Palm for the business/serious user and Apple for kids/casual/entertainment use. Evidenced by their their choice of advertising media; Palm with NYT and Apple with the general user press.

    Plenty of room for growth in both markets. :)
     
  20. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    lol
     
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  22. svndmvn Guest

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    Not entirely true IMO, everyone wants to sell more to any kind of customer. Apple is trying pretty hard to please everyone, it's just that businessmen probably don't need commercials or app stores, they're usually not even the ones buying their phones:) Whether Apple decided it or not I recall the 2G was more for the usual BB customers, from what I had seen during 07 Summer
     
  23. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    While I believe the Pre will sell, being on the Sprint network makes it laughable. iPhone has nothing to worry about. People just dont switch from AT&T to Sprint. Their coverage is HORRIBLE.
     
  24. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I did several years ago (back on AT&T now). Sprint's voice quality is FAR superior to any GSM carrier out there. Now if they could only improve their coverage...
     
  25. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    Eh, I didn't take text messages into consideration, so ok, the Pre is a bit cheaper per month.

    I was going off the base advertised pricing (and I always thought the base voice plan was $29, not $39 for iPhone). And face it, many consumers don't pay attention to details or fine print. They'll see the $199* for the Pre and assume they get it for $199 out the door, which they won't unless they go to Best Buy. Those are the same people that will see the voice+data plan price between providers and not pay attention to who includes SMS and who doesn't (unless they have kids that send a gazillion text messages a month). Just like the tons of customers Sprint is counting on not sending in the mail-in rebate.

    Another thing to consider is that AT&T and Verizon give discounts to just about everyone under the sun. Sprint and T-Mobile don't give them out as much. Most people in government, education, large companies, etc get AT&T or Verizon discounts. A lot of those places do not give Sprint discounts. I can, in all honestly, say that I don't personally know a single AT&T customer who pays full price for their monthly bill. EVERYONE I know has some sort of work or school discount with them.
     

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