WWDC : All the pandemonium right here

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WWDC : All the pandemonium right here

Post icon  Posted 09 June 2008 - 11:34 AM

While I remain a staunch advocate of the PC market, there are a few things you have to truly be in awe of when it comes to apple, and one of those things is the craziness, the insanity, the outright ridiculousness of the new product launch.

The fact that there are certain dates every year where people start lining up outside apple stores not even sure if a new product is coming out, but standing in line, cueing up for a new product, that they don't even know the specs on is downright amazing.

Apple has built itself THE brand of all brands and in no other place is it on display better than WWDC.

Every gadget website on the web has live coverage,
I especially love how apple has to prepare for it by taking all their online shops down worldwide, and then everyone on the planet knows why those sites are down.

How MSNBC devotes half a day of financial coverage to APPLE and all of that jazz.

It really is spectacular. So, fill this thread with your rants, reviews and what have you about WWDC.

First up :

The death of .mac and replacement with Mobile Me. .mac was a good idea horribly horribly executed, a very rare misfire for apple so it should be interesting to see if this works out much better, I assume it will, and hopefully be a nice addition to the mac users' catalog of useful things.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:05 PM

You gotta hand it to Apple... They have marketing and design departments that are second to none...

And, if the iPhone 3g weren't AT&T locked, I'd get one... But I loves me my T-Mobile too much.
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:25 PM

be a man. unlock it. i'm sure there is a jailbreak for the 3g iphone in a week.

one negative for apple,
so much built up pressure for them and thought going into what they announce, they cant really exceed expectations.

the ipod was probably the last one, because the engadgets and gizmodos weren't nearly as developed, where now its big business thinking what apple might have up its sleeve....

so the fact the new iphone doesn't have a front-facing camera for video conferencing is a downer for many, even though most of the info coming from cupertino said that it wasn't.... it was still being perused as a possible 'and one more thing .... ' by steve jobs...
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:32 PM

The IPhone is definitely one of the most advanced Phones out there. To me, An IPhone isn't just a phone, it's more like an underpowered laptop, however it's still very expensive.

My IPod has got to be the best device I have, next to my computer of course. There's not a day that goes b when I don't listen to it, Especially on the way to and from school (30 + minute drive).
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 01:28 PM

the new iphones are only 200 bucks. cheaper than the originals on launch.

however, the only thing new is the 3g, everything else could be done by an original iphone.
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 01:48 PM

pretty much just waiting for RIM to give me a date on the BlackBerry Bold in reaction to the Jully 11th date.
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 01:57 PM

I really enjoy the ~50% gain on my investment Ive made off Apple since March. :)

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 01:58 PM

saw some real sexy shots of it on engadget the other day. practically a black iphone with extra outside buttons (a great thing) and the new bb ui. could be sick.
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 02:56 PM

I'm not a big fan of the iPhone, mostly cause I realize that if I got one I would be happy for about 2 weeks before I realized I hated doing everything "Apple's way" and would want a lot more control (see: jailbreaking), and that's weak. I do however, love them as a market catalyst.
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 03:12 PM

I hate Apple, plain and simple, and nothing they can ever produce will ever change my mind. I have a Zune, my wife has an iPod and she likes my Zune more than her iPod lol.

Apple does have a great marketing machine though
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 04:27 PM

There are definitely, without a doubt, better products out there.

I embrace those products, apple just has the ability to tie everything together... which is their big advantage.
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 06:22 AM

Isn't the new iPhone supposed to be factory unlocked and jailbroken?

Canucks are still waiting for the iPhone!!!! >:-(
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 07:24 AM

I'm tired of writing it over and over again, so my thought about Steve's mob:
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(Keywords: ridiculous support, overpriced, sheep)
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 11:19 AM

View Postcapty99, on 9 Jun, 2008 - 02:25 PM, said:

be a man. unlock it. i'm sure there is a jailbreak for the 3g iphone in a week.

I may not have to..... http://news.cnet.com...9964695-17.html :)

And max302... It's unlikely. Apple *may* sell an unlocked iPhone if they sign a deal w/ T-Mobile (the only other GSM carrier in the US.... Well.... That's worth mentioning), but as long as they still have a deal with AT&T to sell them only the iPhone (which, as the article I linked to shows, may be ending....), I doubt they'll be factory unlocked. Although, if they start selling it to T-Mobile as well, then that could mean that the T-Mobile and AT&T locked versions aold at the T-Mobile and AT&T stores could cost half as much as the fully unlocked version available at Apple stores. Carriers do subsidise phones to sell them.... They make their money back on exorbitant data charges. (Although I have unlimited data transfer on my T-Mobile plan for $6.99).

So.... We'll see. If they do start selling to T-Mobile, I may well have to buy one. Although I am digging a BlackBerry Curve 8320....
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 11:25 AM

I agree with 1lacca . They take a decent (not great) product, and then feed it to their marketing machine to make it seem like the second coming. Their primary product is hype, with technology coming secondary. A good example is the mac vs pc ads. Way to sell a piece of technology based primarily on how shiny it is.. . Apple is a leader in paving the way for Idiocracy.

Not to say they don't have decent products, but for every one of their overhyped iphones, ipods etc, there are competitors with superior products usually at much lower prices. I'm not willing to spend an extra $300 for a shiny ui on my phone, and so I can pretend like I'm that 'cool' guy in the ads.
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