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Will we be able to upgrade the memory, does it have removable flash memory? 8 GB seems puny for so much.

Thanks,
B.

Posted by Brutus22 on January 10, 2007 at 7:12 PM (PDT) Comment 1

This is GSM right? Is there a way to access the SIM card?

Posted by fondy44 on January 10, 2007 at 8:58 PM (PDT) Comment 2

Cingular will not sell service in our area (Central Oregon). Does Apple have a plan to accomodate others like us who would still like to buy the iPhone hardware?

Posted by bleuscreen24 on January 10, 2007 at 10:49 PM (PDT) Comment 3

email attachments? does it read pdfs and .doc files? .xls?

Posted by mrfett on January 10, 2007 at 10:55 PM (PDT) Comment 4

I'm interested in 3 things:

Will the iPhone be able to use AOL Instant Messenger, much like iChat on the Mac?

Will ipod accessories(docks, speakers, etc.) work with the iphone now that it uses the dock connector?

Why won't Apple open up the phone for third-party apps? This will enhance the iPhone experience, since third paty developers can write apps that Apple won't (Exchange e-mail, etc.)

Posted by wowok1234 on January 11, 2007 at 1:46 AM (PDT) Comment 5

After the contract with Cingular is up, will they be able to change the phones to CDMA? If not, will they sell their phones to other companies (ie. T-Mobile) that use GSM phones? How long exactly is their "multi-year" contract with Cingular?

Posted by chipmunk99 on January 11, 2007 at 2:33 AM (PDT) Comment 6

is this possibly the "true" iPod video that we have been waiting for??

Posted by eyeti on January 11, 2007 at 4:50 AM (PDT) Comment 7

Can you follow up during the months to release.... I'm disappointed that there is no voice dial. Might be a deal breaker for me.

Do other high end phones not have voice dial? I know Treo doesn't but third party software can be added on to make it so.

Posted by Keith Cannataro on January 11, 2007 at 7:05 AM (PDT) Comment 8

i think that the video ipod that everyone has been waiting for will probably come out towards the end of the year, having touch screen controls and even wi-fi or bluetooth like the iphone, but will have a hard drive and stuff. what would be GREAT is if THAT ran osX as well! i would love to sync address book and iCal and stuff like that to my ipod, and be able edit it on the ipod itself.

basically what i want to see is an ipod like the iphone only w/o the internet and phone capabilities, but in a larger HD capability. and since it doesn't need to have all that phone stuff, it can be SMALLER than the iphone! (as in JUST the screen)

~funkpod

Posted by funkypod on January 11, 2007 at 7:08 AM (PDT) Comment 9

According to an article on money.cnn.com, the agreement between Apple and Cingular runs through 2009. Of course, that could always be extended, but that's where it stands now.

"Cingular, a unit of AT&T (up $0.13 to $33.94, Charts), will be Apple's sole U.S. partner. It's an exclusive multiyear agreement, which means no other carrier will be able to sell the iPhone through 2009."

http://money.cnn.com/2007/01/09/technology/apple_jobs/index.htm

Posted by jasonact on January 11, 2007 at 8:58 AM (PDT) Comment 10

I'm sure these features will trickle down the iPod product line - give it some time. Also, while there is currently no SDK or support for 3rd party apps, knowing Apple it will come eventually. Probably with widgets at first - remember that Apple likes to keep the user experience uncluttered - this is probably one of the main reasons, not to mention security. They'll want to have a rock solid and secure version of OSX running on this before they let people start writing apps for it. They still have six months of development to do - I think there's still a lot of work to be done in the background.

Unfortunately due the exclusive Cingular partnership, there will be no support for other providers for some time to come. But keep in mind the reason for this partnership is the Cingular/Apple developed voicemail system that allows you to browse your voicemails like e-mail as opposed to calling your voicemailbox and listening to calls consecutively. I'm sure other exclusive features are in the works too - and if/when the iPhone is opened up to other networks, it won't benefit from these goodies.

There is a SIM card slot as mentioned in the keynote and on Apple's web site. Anyone remotely interested in the phone from a design and interface perspective should just watch the keynote - it's pretty impressive.

Posted by Pepito on January 11, 2007 at 9:16 AM (PDT) Comment 11

CAN'T compose an email on the device - hope this changes before launch, that's kind of a big deal isn't it?

iPhone uses a rich HTML email client that "fetches" your email in the background from most POP3 or IMAP mail services and displays photos and graphics right along with the text.

More details apple. What file formats does it fetch?

Posted by bmann on January 11, 2007 at 9:33 AM (PDT) Comment 12

Funkypod, they only way to get apple to release the ivideo you want is to get everyone to stop buying 5G ipods. They are selling too well and apple is tooled up for them. It costs money to change products and there isn't any incetive to do so. But the cell phone market is new to apple and that's another area for them to explore. Think about it, everyone has a cell phone, not everyone has an ipod or even cares about modile video as much as a cell phone. Even Steve Job said so before. And if apple does realease the ivideo ipod, then itune will need to rip DVD's like is rips CD's now or there will be a lot more questions about that feature missing from itunes.

Posted by bmann on January 11, 2007 at 9:34 AM (PDT) Comment 13

Wait, are you sure thst you can't compose email? Didn't Jobs email a picture in the middle of the Keynote on the thing? If that's not considered composing email then it's a distinction without a difference.

Posted by Bluebox on January 11, 2007 at 11:27 AM (PDT) Comment 14

Jeremy



I think that you are incorrect in your assesment on email. In the keynote Jobs emailed Phil if im not mistaken.

Plus if you can't email then this phone is definatly not 5 years ahead of its time.

phil

Posted by BIGP on January 11, 2007 at 12:05 PM (PDT) Comment 15

You can indeed compose and reply to emails. Go to apple.com/iphone/internet and watch the quicktime video demo they have for Mail. A new message is composed and sent within the demo.

Posted by tchfunkta on January 11, 2007 at 1:31 PM (PDT) Comment 16

yea, it composes email, there is a 'drafts' folder and Jobs types an email. We must have misunderstood what Jeremy was saying.

Posted by bmann on January 11, 2007 at 1:33 PM (PDT) Comment 17

What Jeremy said was that you cannot compose rich HTML emails - meaning colors, font sizes, bold, underline, formatting, etc. You can read them, but outgoing emails are plain text.

Posted by dodo on January 11, 2007 at 3:34 PM (PDT) Comment 18

It looks great, and I'll be curious to see what's been tweaked at the release date. It is strange that it comes with a bluetooth headset but not voice dial, which limits the headset's usefulness.

Posted by inyc on January 11, 2007 at 5:11 PM (PDT) Comment 19

How long do you think we would have to wait until there's a storage capacity upgrade? I want 60-80GB, because I just filled up my 30 GB iPod Photo.

Posted by manders4000 on January 11, 2007 at 5:53 PM (PDT) Comment 20

With regards to e-mail, the statement was intended to reflect that you cannot compose RICH TEXT e-mails on the device. You can most definitely compose PLAIN TEXT messages, but there are no controls for adding any kind of rich-text formatting (bold, italic, etc).

At this point, the iPhone uses the same 30-pin dock connector as existing iPod models, so any accessories that don't require specific software support on the device should work just fine as far as the iPod features go. Charging and sync should definitely be okay in this case, and I would expect that audio output would be a fairly standard option as well.

As for some of the other questions, we'll definitely be following up in the months to come, and although I expect the hardware features are pretty much locked in at this point (due to FCC certification requirements), there is nothing preventing Apple from adding additional software features to the device, such as iChat Mobile or voice dialing capabilities.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on January 13, 2007 at 8:20 AM (PDT) Comment 21

what about the camera? neither steve nor you said anythinf about its quality/possibilities. i.e, can it record videos? how is the image quality, and so on? grin

Posted by JotWee on January 13, 2007 at 8:23 AM (PDT) Comment 22

does anyone read of listen? Please refer to the keynote video for questions. Mr. Jobs did in fact speak of the 2 mp camera that the iphone has

Posted by podman32 on January 13, 2007 at 12:54 PM (PDT) Comment 23

camera quality is also described on the apple web site

Posted by podman32 on January 13, 2007 at 12:57 PM (PDT) Comment 24

its a 2 mp camera... that says almost nothing, sorry

Posted by JotWee on January 14, 2007 at 12:22 AM (PDT) Comment 25
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