- 07-24-2007, 05:11 PM #1576
- 07-24-2007, 05:14 PM #1577
I agree a keyboard interface would be great, but for what it is, the flick interface and letter bar are remarkably well implemented.
- 07-24-2007, 05:16 PM #1578
- 07-24-2007, 05:27 PM #1579
- 07-24-2007, 05:31 PM #1580
- 07-24-2007, 05:34 PM #1581
Apple realizes that this layer will eventually become good enough to displace native personal computer apps.
It just seems a way to kill bandwidth though as if Youtube is doing that enough...
I would rather a hybrid approach: native apps that access some information, like concerted RSS readers. But that's me...
- 07-24-2007, 05:47 PM #1582
- 07-24-2007, 05:52 PM #1583
- 07-24-2007, 07:20 PM #1585
I can show you countless examples of analyst of completely blowing it, predicting things (based on their "in-depth" research) that turned out to be so wrong it wasn't even funny.
I thought no was buying "unactivated" iPhones :-). So activations to me = true users.
I am sure Apple is spinning their numbers as we speak, so that they look a lot better. It's not like they haven't weaseled before before (ex. backdating scandal).
Now, as I have stated, we need to get the data for all of July to get an indication of the numbers.
But still, no one predicted 150K in that first weekend...it was all in the 500K to 1M range. Reality sucks for fanboys.
The real question is this - after the uptake in July, will the growth continue a the hyped pace? Will they hit the 18 month mark?
- 07-24-2007, 08:12 PM #1586
- 07-24-2007, 08:17 PM #1587
- 07-24-2007, 08:50 PM #1588
- 07-24-2007, 08:54 PM #1589
In other words, the consensus analyst opinion is that 3/4 of stocks will do better than the average stock. Think about it.
- 07-24-2007, 08:57 PM #1590
- 07-25-2007, 12:36 AM #1591
- 07-25-2007, 01:02 AM #1592
While you mention reality sucks,
I'd say it sucks pretty hard for PALM fanboys in general. The past 3 years have been pretty embarrassing for the company on many levels.
In apple's case, the 150 - 200,000 sold spans over just the past few weeks on one SINGLE carrier - which is pretty darn good. I'd say the 400 - 500,000 number might well be achieved within the year, which is reasonable. However everyone wants all the results to happen right away or else they consider a prediction to be a failure. The usual suspects here can't wait to jump at every opportunity to do so. This is a case in point. Give it 6-12 months, and those predictions will probably come pretty close.
I'm curious. What were PALM's predictions before each successive product? If any were made, how close did THEY come I wonder, despite being available on MANY different carriers?
I think the reality of THAT probably sucks a great deal more in the scheme of things..
- 07-25-2007, 01:26 AM #1593
- 07-25-2007, 01:29 AM #1594
....and particularly since RIMM is consistently beating the living daylights out of palm in general in the corporate market.
Amusingly, that's the very sector palm was going after with their "business" smartphones. They've failed miserably when you compare the prevalence of blackberries to treos in the corporate arena.
- 07-25-2007, 04:28 AM #1595
If in the future we're in a situation where the apps can run on any device via the browser, the traditional OS companies lose most of their power. This cuts the heart out of Microsoft -- and it does something similar to Apple as well.
I think Apple's action is an example of a company that depends on the OS-centric model trying to prepare itself for the Web-centric world. The other competitors working this issue include:
--Adobe Apollo (or whatever they call it these days)
--What Sun is trying to do with Java
--Firefox 3's offline apps support
--Maybe Google Gears (although it's pretty rudimentary at the moment)
--And now maybe Apple with Safari
- 07-25-2007, 04:46 AM #1596
- 07-25-2007, 06:28 AM #1598
- 07-25-2007, 06:47 AM #1599
i still want to see a report saying that most equity analysts are "wrong." that was the posters claim.
as for stock picking contests (dart-throwers), they're hardly testament.
Kupe, you have no clue.
back to the iPhone....we want to keep this thread "on topic." lets see what Apple has to say today
- 07-25-2007, 07:23 AM #1600
MikeC is licking his chops to pounce on any Apple bad news (typical for him), but maybe a little bit of common sense should prevail here. Lets wait for Apples numbers before you can call the launch a failure.