- 03-02-2007, 01:06 AM #2
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- 03-07-2007, 05:32 AM #6
One thing I noticed about the commercial is that they never actually put the name "iPhone" in the commercial. Apple doesn't ever say what the phone is called.
I suppose when they were making the commercial they wanted to avoid problems with Cisco.
- 03-07-2007, 07:20 AM #7
apple and cisco already settled on that case. they both will share the name, and cisco is making apple use their technology. they probably aint saying the name yet cause they're still building hype. it like those "it's coming" type commercials.
- 03-07-2007, 07:41 AM #8
- 03-07-2007, 09:27 AM #9
I saw the commercial last night as well. I was surprised to see it.
I think Apple is going to find that breaking into the phone market is much more difficult than the mp3 player market. People rely on their phone for business and when it doesn't work as they expect they get real nasty real quick. If their mp3 player quicks working they may get mad about it but for most folks it isn't going to cause them to lose a deal or some other situation where money is involved.
- 03-07-2007, 10:42 AM #10
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- 03-08-2007, 01:10 AM #15
I think apple is gonna have a hard time with battery power being use up to quickly thanks to their big bright screen with constantly running tilt sensors. I don't think all those sidekickers who left their affordable tmobile plans for their their purty new iphone are gonna want to part with their phone when the battery acts up.
- 03-08-2007, 06:58 AM #16
the thread is already off topic so what the hec; Treo's batteries don't "act up?" i'll show you countless threads on those who immediately need to buy larger aftermarket batteries or even some who need to carry multiple batteries to get them by.
the device should be out soon, we'll all have a better idea then.
at least the commercials are somewhat creative.
But the iPhone will have a battery like the iPod, non-user replacable, won't it? That may not go over well for those who need power all day. If the battery runs down from usage under 8 hrs., not good. And some people need 12!
What it says on Apple's site: Battery Up to 5 hours Talk / Video / Browsing YIKES!!
I probably won't use video, but does that mean I can eek out more than 5 hrs.?
- 03-08-2007, 12:01 PM #18
- 03-08-2007, 01:09 PM #19
And then Apple also pulled from the past marketing ideas for Apple that have earned them praise, like "Hello" for the original Macintosh.
Put the 2 together and you get a product positioned among the elite. This is the first step of a brilliant marketing campaign. Look for it to continue with another similar release bridging the second phase. The bridge will probably have a clip from the classic Seinfeld "Hello?. Guy: Hi, would you be interested in switching to TMI long distance service?" And also Maxwell Smart, of "Get Smart" fame, answering his shoe phone.
- 03-08-2007, 01:13 PM #20
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- 03-08-2007, 01:23 PM #22
I don't even want to address the issue of Apple's superior power management that people here at TreoCentral are so inclined to ignore.
- 03-08-2007, 01:29 PM #23
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- 03-08-2007, 02:45 PM #25