- 01-24-2007, 06:04 PM #51
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- 01-31-2007, 06:54 PM #56
Err...not to mention progs can be PORTED nowadays..hence Microsoft Office on Windows AND OS X...so there's no reason why in theory a prog made for one OS can't be ported to another
And yep..he was being sarcastic..so who's the retard now? It's a shame when ppl pop out of nowhere into a "conversation" with their input being simple name-calling...makes you look immature - if that was your aim you've succeeded.
- 01-31-2007, 07:02 PM #57
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- 01-31-2007, 10:18 PM #61
We're talking about a BRAND NEW platform/OS and yes, it will be different because it's Apple and they like to be all over the user experience, and we have a direct quote from the distortion master himself that it's possible, maybe not at launch, but that's part of the cost of early adoption, right
I personally don't care one bit if they're out the day I get my phone, but I think it will be pretty clear at the launch as to whether they will ever be available.
- 01-31-2007, 10:31 PM #62
- 01-31-2007, 10:46 PM #63
They might, but we may be mixing up some marketing-speak with actual technical terms here. I could easily see them using "widget" to simply replace the word "application" to try and make them seem less intimidating to the main target for these things, the consumer market.
Just a thought.
Maybe I missed something from Apple stating that they really are the same thing, but I don't think I did because there's thousands of widgets for OSX available now, the "no additional application" discussion would be considerably different.
- 01-31-2007, 10:52 PM #64
I guess it's possible that he'd allow for the possibility now for the sake of quelling some of the criticism and then not actually offer anything--ever. But it seems like he'd be setting himself/Apple/the iPhone up for a huge hit if that was the case.
Not impossible, but highly unlikely IMHO given how well he knows how to work the media/marketing/hype.
- 02-01-2007, 01:38 AM #65
Most people with new platform court developers, by e.g. releasing a Software Development Kit and guidelines, so when the device gets released the apps are already ready. Jobs actually shunned third party developers, and told them his IPhone is CLOSED (another one of his words). No-one said the IPhone wont have more apps, but everyone says these will just be the apps Steve wants you to have.
For those who want to be spoon fed this is obviously completely acceptable.
- 02-01-2007, 02:24 AM #66
If it's true much of the general public is unaware of 3rd party apps anyway, maybe that's why he may get away with doing this(or at least thinks he will). I think the iPhone is marketed not for serious smartphone users, but the general public. We'll see how it plays out in the end. If he gets enough criticism, he may "fix" the problem.
I just received an unexpected update for my Nano(might have something to do with the hissing others have reported). Plus a notification for security updates to Quick Time. Apple may sometimes have to be outed to respond to complaints(same goes for MSFT though), but they do it, at least some of the time.
- 02-01-2007, 05:32 PM #67