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Re: When Will the iPhone Be a True Pocket Computer?
Posted by: Ted Landau 2008-03-20 06:36:55
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Apple's iPhone announcements this month shifted the technology landscape in a similar way to how a movement in plate tectonics shifts the earth's geography. For now, much of the change is beneath the surface of the public's awareness. Over the long haul, however, the visible changes will be substantial and dramatic. In the world of technology, "long hauls" are measured in months rather than in the millions of years of geological time. The net result of all the announced iPhone changes is that the iPhone will be in an even better position to dominate the markets for handheld devices.

Re: When Will the iPhone Be a True Pocket Computer?
Posted by: inviscid 2008-03-22 09:31:39 In reply to: Ted Landau
I agree with most of your comments, but the iPhone can't replace a real camera unless they give it a real lens. Giving it more resolution but keeping a 1mm lens won't help much. Also, I don't understand complaints such as yours that Apple hasn't allowed "try before you buy" (or free beta versions, etc.). Try before you buy is simply two products in the App store: a limited version for free and a separate for-money version. A beta version is just a free version that has a paid upgrade version. All of this is allowed by the model we've been told about.
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