Dangling iPhone questions

by Chris Adamson

Cooper and I have been IM'ing all afternoon (instead of, you know, working). Here are some things we're itching to know:

13 Comments

Chris Adamson
2007-01-09 12:47:23
I forgot another one: what about Cisco's iPhone?
Eric Shepherd
2007-01-09 12:57:08
Well, they said it has a 2 Mpixel camera, and there's a Camera icon on the main screen, so yeah, it has a camera. :)
Trevor
2007-01-09 14:19:07
I also want to know if I can use the iPhone's internet connection for my laptop, as I can now with the Treo. (http://vocaro.com/trevor/treo-dun/) If so, I'll switch to the iPhone; if not, I'm keeping my Treo.
JulesLt
2007-01-09 14:38:00
re. point 4 - I'd say it's pretty inevitable. The next refresh of the full-size iPod will have to offer the same UI, probably along with a 100g drive, although it really depends on how sales of the full-size are going. Then again, it would be enough of a leap forward to make me think about replacing my 3G.
It won't work with the nano, because of the form factor, but if they switched the shape of the Nano over to something more credit-card in shape, it might, so I wonder if we'll see that.


Oh, and wireless connection to the AppleTV of course!

pauldwaite
2007-01-09 14:45:19
The phone kids don't give a crap about Java. They like games and music and stuff. They couldn't care less if it's done via Java or not.


And given the lack of games, and the presence of e-mail, calendars and conference calling, I think Apple's aiming for adults here.


It'll be interesting to see if it pays off. A million phones in a year? Can they do it? Anyone got numbers on any other high-profile phones?

Steve
2007-01-09 15:01:50
How about DashCode as the SDK?
Sam Shepard
2007-01-09 15:53:07
Here are some interesting predictions...
http://macnewsblog.com/2007/01/predictions.html
Roger Weeks
2007-01-09 16:00:33
and is the slot on the side an SD slot? or some other memory slot?


Can I use the camera as an iSight when connected via the ipod connector to a Mac?


What processor is it running?

Laura
2007-01-09 16:42:09
2MP camera. Standard iPod connector. The slot is for the SIM card; unknown whether it has a flash memory slot. The iphone won't be so great for DUN since its just EDGE. slow. Cisco put out a statement this morning about the iPhone saying they were waiting for apple to sign the final papers on the name.
Lester Spence
2007-01-09 18:25:28
The only thing I use my LifeDrive for is video...and you'd be surprised how much 4GB can hold with Handbrake. It's enough for 5 or 6 videos that look beautiful on the screen compressed to 500mb.
Adrian
2007-01-10 07:48:54
Seeing the iPod-open-to-third-party-developers mentality there's little doubt that the iPhone is going to stay a closed platform as well. Don't be fooled. This is another lo-tech consumer gadget.


This is such a huge deal. Unix flavor on a mobile phone. The reason nobody at Apple talks about this fact is that we are not going to benefit from it. No secure terminal connections to your desktop computer. No custom rsync backup solution.


The iPhone is going to be to smart phones as the Mighty Mouse is to multi button mice.

aris
2008-02-18 15:21:50
foar my phone(p1 i)
kola
2008-03-24 05:01:44
Pls i will like to know more about ipod or iphone ,what is this all about.
How does it work and what are the advantages of using any of them.


Thank you.


Kola