iPhone and Apple

9 Jan 2007 - 3:17pm
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Mark Schraad
2006

The iPhone is obviously very cool and very sexy. But it is not so much a phone as a really good Newton that makes calls and emails. Not to be a buzz kill, but I can't fit it into my jeans pocket and I have no idea how to keep the screen from being scratched.

I can see how this could be a VERY handy device - particularly for business executives at the level that don't often sit at or carry a computer during the day.

I, however, and stll looking for a combo solution. If the iPhone had a data card that I could slide into a small clam shell unit (or shuffle like thing) - keeping the same phone number and data, but with much less bulk, I would buy it in a second.

On another note: there is an excellent article on the Business Week site that cedits Apple for raising awareness of Design's importance in the business world. An excellent article to give to a client or boss.

Mark

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9 Jan 2007 - 3:24pm
John Gr√łtting
2006

Ok, let's assume that this device really misses some important needs
for various audience. Apple tends to make 2-3 devices in a category
to address these various needs. We are just seeing the first iPhone.
The next one or two models will serve other needs. Is one needed for
people who really need something smaller? Is there another need for
people who want much more storage? What other key needs would drive
other models in this product line?

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Am 09.01.2007 um 22:17 schrieb Mark Schraad:

> The iPhone is obviously very cool and very sexy. But it is not so
> much a phone as a really good Newton that makes calls and emails.
> Not to be a buzz kill, but I can't fit it into my jeans pocket and
> I have no idea how to keep the screen from being scratched.
>
> I can see how this could be a VERY handy device - particularly for
> business executives at the level that don't often sit at or carry a
> computer during the day.
>
> I, however, and stll looking for a combo solution. If the iPhone
> had a data card that I could slide into a small clam shell unit (or
> shuffle like thing) - keeping the same phone number and data, but
> with much less bulk, I would buy it in a second.
>
>
> On another note: there is an excellent article on the Business Week
> site that cedits Apple for raising awareness of Design's importance
> in the business world. An excellent article to give to a client or
> boss.
>
> Mark
>

9 Jan 2007 - 4:01pm
Esteban Barahona
2006

The one that is just a phone? ...maybe with chat and VoIP over WiFi. What's
somewhat funny about the finally released iPhone is that it's "3 rumours in
one": the resurrection of the Newton, the widescreen iPod and the Apple
Phone.

2007/1/9, John Grøtting <g en g-s.de>:
>
> Ok, let's assume that this device really misses some important needs
> for various audience. Apple tends to make 2-3 devices in a category
> to address these various needs. We are just seeing the first iPhone.
> The next one or two models will serve other needs. Is one needed for
> people who really need something smaller? Is there another need for
> people who want much more storage? What other key needs would drive
> other models in this product line?
>
> John Grøtting
>
> Grøtting + Sauter
> Barnerstr. 14B
> 22765 Hamburg
> Germany
>
> Tel +49.40.398.34342
> SkypeIn +1.818.574.8440
> Fax +49.40.398.34340
> Mobile +49.172.4246.976
> www.g-s.de
> g en g-s.de
>
>
> Am 09.01.2007 um 22:17 schrieb Mark Schraad:
>
> > The iPhone is obviously very cool and very sexy. But it is not so
> > much a phone as a really good Newton that makes calls and emails.
> > Not to be a buzz kill, but I can't fit it into my jeans pocket and
> > I have no idea how to keep the screen from being scratched.
> >
> > I can see how this could be a VERY handy device - particularly for
> > business executives at the level that don't often sit at or carry a
> > computer during the day.
> >
> > I, however, and stll looking for a combo solution. If the iPhone
> > had a data card that I could slide into a small clam shell unit (or
> > shuffle like thing) - keeping the same phone number and data, but
> > with much less bulk, I would buy it in a second.
> >
> >
> > On another note: there is an excellent article on the Business Week
> > site that cedits Apple for raising awareness of Design's importance
> > in the business world. An excellent article to give to a client or
> > boss.
> >
> > Mark
> >
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9 Jan 2007 - 4:53pm
subimage interactive
2004

Yes this is all nice, but what about cleaning that huge touch screen?

http://sublog.subimage.com/articles/2007/01/09/apples-iphone-what-about-the-smudges

On 1/9/07, Esteban Barahona <esteban.barahona at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> The one that is just a phone? ...maybe with chat and VoIP over WiFi.
> What's
> somewhat funny about the finally released iPhone is that it's "3 rumours
> in
> one": the resurrection of the Newton, the widescreen iPod and the Apple
> Phone.
>
> 2007/1/9, John Grøtting <g at g-s.de>:
> >
> > Ok, let's assume that this device really misses some important needs
> > for various audience. Apple tends to make 2-3 devices in a category
> > to address these various needs. We are just seeing the first iPhone.
> > The next one or two models will serve other needs. Is one needed for
> > people who really need something smaller? Is there another need for
> > people who want much more storage? What other key needs would drive
> > other models in this product line?
> >
> > John Grøtting
> >
> > Grøtting + Sauter
> > Barnerstr. 14B
> > 22765 Hamburg
> > Germany
> >
> > Tel +49.40.398.34342
> > SkypeIn +1.818.574.8440
> > Fax +49.40.398.34340
> > Mobile +49.172.4246.976
> > www.g-s.de
> > g at g-s.de
> >
> >
> > Am 09.01.2007 um 22:17 schrieb Mark Schraad:
> >
> > > The iPhone is obviously very cool and very sexy. But it is not so
> > > much a phone as a really good Newton that makes calls and emails.
> > > Not to be a buzz kill, but I can't fit it into my jeans pocket and
> > > I have no idea how to keep the screen from being scratched.
> > >
> > > I can see how this could be a VERY handy device - particularly for
> > > business executives at the level that don't often sit at or carry a
> > > computer during the day.
> > >
> > > I, however, and stll looking for a combo solution. If the iPhone
> > > had a data card that I could slide into a small clam shell unit (or
> > > shuffle like thing) - keeping the same phone number and data, but
> > > with much less bulk, I would buy it in a second.
> > >
> > >
> > > On another note: there is an excellent article on the Business Week
> > > site that cedits Apple for raising awareness of Design's importance
> > > in the business world. An excellent article to give to a client or
> > > boss.
> > >
> > > Mark
> > >
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9 Jan 2007 - 5:03pm
cfmdesigns
2004

>From: Mark Schraad <mschraad at mac.com>
>
>I, however, and stll looking for a combo solution. If the iPhone had a data card that
>I could slide into a small clam shell unit (or shuffle like thing) - keeping the same
>phone number and data, but with much less bulk, I would buy it in a second.

That does raise two good points:

* I presume that this will be able to be connected to a desktop system and synched. (Okay, since they showed it in iTunes, I guess that's obvious, but being able to not just synch my music but my saved chats/text messages and my phone numbers and not having to go through an external website to get my photos is going to be head and shoulders and full on Selsun Blue above my current phone.)

(Um, does it have a camera so I can plug right into iPhoto on the phone?)

* I will be able to transfer my current phone number and saved contacts to this, right, just like with any other phone? No way do I want to have to push out a new number to all my contacts, not to mention redoing the buisness cards and so on.

-- Jim

9 Jan 2007 - 7:53pm
cfmdesigns
2004

Okay, now that I can watch the Keynote, I guess I've got most those questions answers, positively.

-- Jim

-----Original Message-----
>From: Jim Drew <cfmdesigns at earthlink.net>
>
>>From: Mark Schraad <mschraad at mac.com>
>>
>>I, however, and stll looking for a combo solution. If the iPhone had a data card that
>>I could slide into a small clam shell unit (or shuffle like thing) - keeping the same
>>phone number and data, but with much less bulk, I would buy it in a second.
>
>That does raise two good points:
>
>* I presume that this will be able to be connected to a desktop system and synched. (Okay, since they showed it in iTunes, I guess that's obvious, but being able to not just synch my music but my saved chats/text messages and my phone numbers and not having to go through an external website to get my photos is going to be head and shoulders and full on Selsun Blue above my current phone.)
>
>(Um, does it have a camera so I can plug right into iPhoto on the phone?)
>
>
>* I will be able to transfer my current phone number and saved contacts to this, right, just like with any other phone? No way do I want to have to push out a new number to all my contacts, not to mention redoing the buisness cards and so on.

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