new iPhone tour posted
And you can view Excel, Word and PDF email attachments.
- 06-22-2007, 12:18 PM #2
View office documents! Gee, how exciting. As much as anything, that lack of ability to edit these documents demonstrates Apple's focus on the consumer, rather than the business, user.
Not saying it's good or bad, but it sure doesn't look like a replacement for a Treo to me.
- 06-22-2007, 12:19 PM #3
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- 06-22-2007, 12:38 PM #5
some business users still don't need to edit documents...just have access to them for reading purposes...edit when you get back to the hotel room/office.
really isn't that big of a deal...again, go out into the real world (outside of this place) and ask around....see for yourselves how many actually have to be able to "edit" their documents/spreadsheets.
- 06-22-2007, 12:40 PM #6
ok, saw the docs demo, if you can call it that. It was 2 seconds maybe? I like that you can do the pinch zoom, but it looks like it views docs like you would view a PDF: it doesn't zoom the text size but zooms the document view size, so I don't think docs will be particularly readable. Anyhow, hopefully they come up with a better system by v2.
- 06-22-2007, 12:41 PM #7
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- 06-22-2007, 12:46 PM #10
Why don't you just admit when there is a shortcoming to the iPhone? You are as bad as surur just on the other side of the coin. This is a big flaw for me, one that would make me thing twice about going for any length of time without a laptop. I want my phone to fill the gap in a pinch so I can leave the laptop at my desk, in the office, or off the plane. It doesn't have to be the best platform for doc editing but it does have to at least be able to interact with the document beyond PDF-esq viewing.
- 06-22-2007, 01:00 PM #11
iphone, treo, whatever....i don't think the non-ability to edit a doc or spreadsheet is a deal-killer for the general public or some business users. to you it is. the short-coming of the iPhone for the business user is going to be its email capability (or lack thereof), not its lack of doc editing. that's my opinion.
- 06-22-2007, 01:11 PM #12
Four things I didn't see on the video:
1) in the phone, the ability to dial the "+" symbol (for international dialing)
2) THE CALENDAR!!!!!!!! The was nothing about how ical works on this. I really want to know about adding stuff onto the device.
3) Syncing. I'd love to know how the syncing will initiate.
4) When the phone is syncing, or attached to the power cord, will the phone be usable?
- 06-22-2007, 01:12 PM #13
I took issue with your contention that business users don't care about this. As a business user, I can tell you we do.
But anyway, AT&T/Apple look to be aiming for the feature phone market, not the smartphone market, people who haven't gotten videos, email, or the web on their phones before, or have done so on far lesser devices. Maybe they will be ready for business users with v2. By then hopefully it is more of a complete business solution. If Palm doesn't pull their head out their behinds I'll definitely switch over.
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- 06-22-2007, 01:58 PM #18
Thanks Dutch; cause of you I had to eat crow elsewhere.
But needless to say, they've done a good job with the strip tease so far. Jobs drops the big one, then others mop up with
- longer battery
- glass screen
- doc/xls/pdf viewer
- threaded SMS
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