So the Apple iPhone is coming on 29th June, eh? Exciting. But just in case the whole anticipation thing is becoming a bit too much for you to bear, here’s a small list of things to ponder while you’re waiting.
10 serious problems with touchscreens that you should know before 29th June
1. Sunshine is not your friend…
read them all here redferret.net
The text of AT&T’s email to those who signed up online for Apple iPhone information verbatim followed by a report that Apple will bundle Safari with iTunes later this year:
Get ready for Apple iPhone.
iPhone arrives on June 29. iPhone features an amazing mobile phone, is the best iPod ever created, and puts the Internet in your pocket with desktop–class email, web browsing, searching, and maps. And iPhone makes it all easy to use with its revolutionary multi-touch user interface.
read it here macdailynews
I just did a Google news search for “iPhone” and got a very impressive 5,800 hits. The same Google search on the Web (not limited to news sites) results in a ridiculous 71 million hits.
The level of hype over the iPhone started out at an absurd level in January when it was first announced. Most major newscasts mentioned the announcement and just about all of the telecom industry pundits had something to say. (What I had to say at the time is: “Apple iPhone: Almost all of what I wanted”.)
Editor: And iphonetunes.com is number 17 today of this query, “iphone news”, of these 71 million sites, second page of google and we are proud!
read it here networkworld
Apple today sent out a reminder email to “Get Ready for the iPhone”. In addition to reminding customers of the release date, the email also offers suggestions to help you get ready.
read it here everythingiphone
Midnight? 8am? 10Am? No, 6pm. It’s a rather odd time to release a product, don’t you think? I for one am glad that they picked this time, rather than a midnight launch. This way those in the 9-5 working world will still have some sort of a chance to get their hands on one. Though I imagine that people will start lining up pretty early to get their hands on one?
read it here slashgear
Walter S. Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal’s personal-technology columnist, picked up his review copy of the Apple iPhone this morning, and he gave his initial impressions of the much-anticipated gadget to college leaders during a speech at The Chronicle’s Presidents Forum.
read it here chronicle
Later this month Apple will release it’s latest nifty gadget, the iPhone. We asked everyone from No Doubt’s Adrian Young to Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship if they’re
read it here rollingstone
In addition to another preview of OS X 10.5, developers received some welcome news from Apple CEO Steve Jobs Monday—they’ll be able to write applications for the company’s highly anticipated iPhone.
Jobs ended his 90-minute keynote by inviting Scott Forstall, Apple’s vice president of iPhone software, to show what the Apple CEO called an “innovative new way to create apps for iPhone.”
read it here macworld
I’m pretty sure that Congress just officially declared June “iPhone Anticipation Month,” necessitating daily coverage in every newspaper, trade paper and blog. I actually haven’t written about the iPhone since my First Impressions report after I first played with one in January, so it is high time I did my civic duty and offer a pre-launch assessment and discuss the customer base, competition and industry outlook.
read it here rcrnews
A leaked iPhone sales training manual has revealed that the new iPhone due for release on June 29 will have no GPS capability however it does deliver support for IMAP and POP3 email as well as Yahoo Push email. It also has no hard keypad.
check this out smarthouse.com.au
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