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Mix: Hello World, T-Mobile, Sony, ‘iPhone’

The latest progress report from the iPhone Dev Wiki claims that a member named “Nightwatch” has compiled and launched the first independent “Hello World” application on the iPhone. This was made possible by using the “ARM/Mach-O Toolchain,” which is currently being refined and will reportedly be released soon.

An image of the iPhone, as well as an image claiming “Das neue Kult-Handy,” which roughly translates to “The new cult-cellphone,” has been found on T-Mobile Germany’s website. As of this writing, the image of the iPhone had been removed, but the German phrase remains online.

Sony CEO Howard Stringer, speaking in a panel at an Allen & Co. event, reportedly called Apple CEO Steve Jobs “greedy.” Stating that he finds it funny that Jobs accuses record companies of being greedy, Stringer claimed that Jobs is himself greedy because he wants a world in which only he makes money.

A picture of a prototype Apple telephone, jokingly referred to as “the very first iPhone,” has been posted on a German site. The photo apparently came from Marc Esslinger, son of Hartmut Esslinger, designer of the Apple IIc.

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Greedy?  Let’s look at the real picture.  PSP uses UMD, Cameras that use only MemoryStic, A encrypted music format (ATRAC), bottom line Sony is constantly trying to make products that are dependent upon more of their products.  So who’s the real greedy one here?

Posted by JT on July 20, 2007 at 1:28 PM (CDT)


JT…two wrongs don’t make a right!  Admittedly a Sony exec should not be the one making the case of Jobs being greedy…but I’m glad someone in big media finally said it out loud.

Posted by YouKnowItsTrue on July 20, 2007 at 3:33 PM (CDT)


for those of us who are apparently less “computer savvy” could someone please explain what a “hello world appplication” is? The link does nothing to explain it. Thanks.

Posted by urbanslaughter on July 20, 2007 at 4:00 PM (CDT)



“Hello World” is a simple application that prints the words “Hello World!” on the screen. It is commonplace in programming for “Hello World” to be the first application written when someone is learning a new programming language.


Posted by Charles Starrett on July 20, 2007 at 5:16 PM (CDT)


Thanks Charles!

Posted by urbanslaughter on July 20, 2007 at 9:54 PM (CDT)


I don’t believe it, the head of ANY public corporation (or any business) for that matter, trying to be the one that makes the most money.  I can’t imagine.  You mean they are not all Saints?  I don’t believe it for a second, that Sony, Microsoft, the record industry, the music industry, the petroleum industry, they are not all here to break even or lose money? again Wow…

Posted by Wow on July 22, 2007 at 12:44 AM (CDT)


everybody wants to make money.
everybody have to eat.
NOT everybody wants more than they need.

Posted by iJay on July 22, 2007 at 3:31 AM (CDT)


Being greedy?

Isn’t that a PRIME prerequisite for becoming a CEO in the first place?

Golly gee Stringer…wasn’t that the same reason you decided to release copy protection on many of your CDs and thought it was okay-dandy to install a rootkit on unsuspecting PCs? That happened under your watch over at Sony Music before they pushed you upstairs to CEO, didn’t it?

Thought so…

Posted by flatline response on July 23, 2007 at 3:26 AM (CDT)

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