Last year wasn’t exactly auspicious for German mobile-phone components maker Balda. The company issued two profit warnings, shed 70% of its 2,400 German workers, and ended the year with a loss equal to 13% of sales. So why would a heavy hitter such as Apple Inc. (AAPL) hand Balda a contract to make the touch screens that are the most important design element of the much-anticipated iPhone?
read it here businessweek
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Apple Inc.‘s eagerly sought iPhone device remains on track to launch this June, according to an email sent out by the company to mobile customers who signed up to received more information on the device.
read it here appleinsider
We’re still a couple of months away from getting the Apple iPhone, but in the meantime, we have plenty of copycats out there to consider as well (though very few, if any, of them will admit to being copycats).
read it here htlounge.net
Apple’s iPhone will likely be a hot seller, and it will only add to the many WiFi-enabled smartphones employees are increasingly bringing into the work environment. With so many unfamiliar wireless devices being used within the walls of their organizations, IT departments must take steps to ensure their networks remain secure.
read it here technewsworld
Bill Allen submits: Om Malik posted a great piece regarding the reluctance by wireless carriers to provide reliable voice service. As he notes, their use of reliability as a marketing tool almost insults consumers.
read it here seekingalpha
Bill Day at BillDay.com ponders the possibility that the iPhone will allow Apple to capture all three screens—the desktop, the TV, and the mobile phone. Right now Apple looks pretty well-positioned for an integrated multimedia platform: The Mac is strong, iTunes is still dominant, Apple has launched Apple TV, and in June the iPhone will complete the company’s offerings.
read it here informationweek
I was just watching my referrers and I found out, that a lot of people are googling for the words; iphone icord, apple icord.
Quite some traffic is coming in because of this story from cnet.com and even on digg
Funny because, I invented the iCord for the iPhone, to be like the new cord for the Nintendo Wii (to prevent broken screens), in my iPhone gaming article.
I recently wrote it here; iPhone / Apple TV and gaming options
Hahaha, April Fools’ Day had me there for a moment with my own joke!
What do you think? should Apple really release the iCord like I described it?
Stephen Coleman submits: Apple Inc. is special. Apple has a culture of innovation. Apple gets it right the first time. Apple delivers simplicity and elegance in its designs. Apple is old enough and big enough to compete with any other company in the world. The sum of all of this is great implementation of a consistent vision: enrich the customer experience.
read it here seekingalpha
Cellular carrier Cingular has recently announced that the much-awaited Apple iPhone will be released on June 11 in the US. This is the first time a confirmed date has been announced after Steve Job indicated at January’s Macworld Expo that the iPhone will be released sometime in June this year.
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