Apple.com/iphone says no FCC authorization
From what I have seen it usually takes 2-3 months from the time a phone starts testing by the FCC to the launch date, how can Apple launch the iPhone on time in june if the iPhone hasnt even shown up on the FCC's web site?
From Appes iPhone web page:
This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.
- 05-06-2007, 09:43 PM #3
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- 05-07-2007, 12:27 AM #10
I dunno. That Apple-talk on the website - all weaselly 'n blamin' t' Effseesee 'n stuff - just sounds like typical corporate lawyer overkill to me. Whatever the business realities, you still need your overlawyered disclaimer. I still say they hit the June target.
Hmm. Mebbe now that the wife is out of contract she needs an iPhone.
- 05-07-2007, 02:13 AM #11
Maybe release will be delayed, maybe it won't, but I don't think it's possible to draw any meaningful conclusion from the two bits of evidence you mention.
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- 05-07-2007, 04:12 AM #16
Guys, Firstly apologies if my posts above came across a little a grouchy. I was just trying to point out that there really isn't a very compelling case to believe that the iPhone will be delayed beyond June. I don't think there's a lot to be gained by having the whole pro-Apple, anti-Apple debate again so how about we stick to the facts?
From what Apple says about this I think we can conclude that getting the iPhone out in June proved more difficult than they anticipated:
"iPhone has already passed several of its required certification tests and is on schedule to ship in late June as planned. We can’t wait until customers get their hands (and fingers) on it and experience what a revolutionary and magical product it is. However, iPhone contains the most sophisticated software ever shipped on a mobile device, and finishing it on time has not come without a price — we had to borrow some key software engineering and QA resources from our Mac OS X team, and as a result we will not be able to release Leopard at our Worldwide Developers Conference in early June as planned."
They clearly state, however, that (at the time of the statement) it was on schedule and imply that it was using the Leopard engineers and QA people that got things back on track.
Will it be released in June? Will there be more difficulties that delay it beyond June? Are they lying in the statement above? I don't think any of us know for sure, but I would say that personally I'd need a lot of evidence before I accused them of lies, and at the moment there isn't a single shred that indicates that. I also suspect that if they knew for sure that it wouldn't be ready for June they'd have said something already, if only to try to manage the situation.
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What many here seem to fail to understand is that the Leopard developers and the iPhone developers are one in the same. It is the same OS. This is the main point from here on out that will set Apple apart from others in their strategy. Every new product coming out of Apple from here on out will rely on this OS: Mac mini, Mac Pro, Mac Book, Mac Book Pro, Apple TV and YES, even the Airport Extreme. Soon the iPhone and the iPod.
So, although I hate to say it, you have missed Apple's slight of hand and have failed to see the real issue: what feature is Apple having trouble with that is casuing the delay". I could tell you but then I would have to kill you. Since you wouldn't believe me anyway, there is no point in me saying anything about the PC and Microsoft environmen... ooops. Got to go.
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You of course denied this and tried to offer proof that Compaq was offering this way before Apple. We then discovered this was false information that you provided to make yourself look good and me look bad.
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