May want to wait for 3G iP
I had a meeting with someone today, an aquaintance, that I will say runs a business heavily dependant on real time video streaming, who claims they are in talks with Apple to release a 3G iphone not long after the iphone releases. My friends technology requires nothing less than 3 G.
While the version I am talking about probably will probably release in the next 2 years, the 3G version should be soon after the original version.
I don't want an iphone in its current version but I thought I would release that tidbit for those drooling for one.
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Check my posts from years back in regards to RealVideo. Basically, I detail why RealVideo is bad and h.264 is good.
Apple wants the iPhone to get its content primarily through iTunes, ideally by syncing with a Mac or Windows PC. Apple doesn't like the Cingular Video solution and doesn't want its customers to know it exists, much less use it... with good reason. It is simply the most awful experience ever made available to consumers.
But it would be very hard to introduce a true 3G iPhone and then have Cingular promote it strongly, only to say that it can't be used to view the mobile carrier's own video content. So instead Apple falls back to the slower EDGE network which inturn makes iPhone customers use iTunes to get most of their higher-resolution video.
So what it comes down to is this; Cingular wants the iPhone exclusive. Apple doesn't want Cingular Video. So the only elegant way around that problem is to make the iPhone incapable of operating on the 3G network.
Cingular wants video to succeed on their 3G and 4G platforms because it means a huge source of revenue. Apple's iPhone is the best handset yet for displaying that video. But Apple isn't going to allow it to happen without their QuickTime Server solution and the iTS being in the equation.
The market's ecstatic response to the iPhone will put strong pressure on Cingular. They will see a huge surge in new contracts contributed to the iPhone and then realize they should be accomodating to Apple. But only then will we see the iPhone suddenly become faster on a 3G network.
- 02-03-2007, 01:17 AM #20
What if the radio is there all along.
3-6 months later - they sell a billable IMEI printed patch to your phone - enabling the broadband for existing clients on their network - but charging for it.
That way, they lower the entry level price to get into the thing - and then recap on the backend with the upgrades.
I know. Not gonna happen.
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I am not trying to disillusion anyone here. I am anonymous here and have nothing to gain.
If you want supporting facts from this post of mine from 3 weeks ago, check this article from yesterday:
or this one:
The key point I would like to address is in the sentance that reads: "John Stratton, was firm that Verizon wouldn't give up its ability to sell content like music and videos through its proprietary V Cast service."
What do you know, It seems I was correct.
Suror, I would appreciate you refraining from declaring what is fact based on other's mere opinions in an effort to sustain your ulterior motives.