We know you're all sick of our fawning over the iPhone, so in the interest of something different, we bring you Mike Elgan's rundown of how the iPhone announcement was less than picture-perfect. He's totally unbiased, as the former editor of Windows Magazine. In sum, Mike lists the screwups of his Steveness as:
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The iPhone: We love it. You love it. Everyone loves it. Except for maybe the phone makers that now have to stack up to it. We decided to hit the CES show floor to see what some reps from other makers had to say about the Jesus phone and how they plan on dealing with the Second Coming. Quotopia after the jump.
One thing that seems to have gotten lost in the fray with all this iPhone hullabaloo is what is going to happen to the iPod now. Sure, the iPhone is a phone mixed with an iPod, but not everyone wants to spend $600 and get a phone/tablet with their music player. Apple has spent so much time and money getting TV shows…
I guess it's only appropriate to throw up an Oddsmodo while the Gizmodo team is busting our asses in the city of sin. So ... the news of Cisco suing Apple only broke a couple hours ago and our tech-friendly bookmakers at Bodog already have some lines going. You can wager you hard earned dollars on:
• Will Apple Inc.…
We're going to figure this out.
According to an engineer who worked on the network/radio for the iPhone, there's a good reason Apple didn't have 3G in this iteration of the iPhone. He says less than 1% of Cingular customers have HSDPA capability—it's only available in a dozen or so markets. Plus, the engineer says the target users wouldn't know…
We were all very excited to hear that the iPhone announcement met all of our wild expectations. Steve Job's reality distortion field was in full effect. But in the ugly, sober light of day, a day later, what do we have? A phone that isn't quite a smartphone? A closed system?
When we got our sweaty palms on the iPhone, we weren't allowed to take photos for our usual gallery. But we got a Q&A with Apple's VP of Applications, Eddie Cue, and Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller. (Otherwise known as the guy who does iSight convos with Steve-O at every Apple event.)
Apple just gave us 15 minutes with the iPhone. To be frank, I was surprised — Apple doesn't usually grace us with this kind of love. I guess they liked our iPhone posts from last month. The legends say Woz and Steve love to pull pranks.
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It's in a glass case, with a security guard watching over to make sure no one does anything stupid. I asked him if he has authority to use lethal force, and he just smiled and said, "I couldn't hurt anyone."
The aspect ratio's a little disproportional—we're working on it.
The full specs:
As psyched as we were to see the unveiling of the Jesus phone at today's Macworld Expo, we were very bummed at the absence of an ultraportable Mac. Luckily for us, Axiotron outted their new ModBook Mac Tablet. The chrome-plated magnesium tablet sports a 13.3-inch Wacom LCD and has similar specs as the current…
The announcement at long last of the Apple iPhone today marks the end of an era. For well over a year now there has been rampant speculation about Apple's then-rumored foray into the cell phone field, with everyone wondering what kinds of magical features Steve Jobs and company would bring to the table. That meant…
Put your iPod up to your face. This is how big the iPhone will be.