- iPhone Beginner
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Have you seen? "OS X iPhone" WWDC signs
See the image I attached below. It's from the Gizmodo news site. Has anyone seen this image from the upcoming WWDC? I wonder if Apple is now going to make a bigger reference to OS X from now on with the iPhone. I wonder if they will now officially call it the "OS X iPhone"? It's a bit of a mouth-full.
- 06-06-2008, 10:39 AM #2
- 06-06-2008, 10:57 AM #3iPhone Intermediate
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Apple uses its developed software to its advantage, like all companies. iPhone OS is used on other products and, I think personally, will eventually be used on all of its portables. It would be foolish to limit it to a single device, even if it's their "best" portable.
It's just way too confusing for Apple.
- 06-06-2008, 11:50 AM #4
- 06-06-2008, 12:07 PM #5
I think the best part is that Apple themselves are now referring to the iPhone as a platform, not just a phone. During the initial iPhone launch, it was touted as the most advanced mobile phone. If you read that banner closely, you can see underneath where it says OS X iPhone, it says: "the world's most advanced mobile platform." That is a very nice thing to see!
- 06-06-2008, 12:25 PM #6
- 06-06-2008, 06:30 PM #7iPhone Intermediate
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- 06-07-2008, 12:02 PM #8
- 06-08-2008, 06:02 AM #9
- 06-08-2008, 08:52 AM #10
Well now is a different story. Almost every new phone, from your free flip to the most expensive Pocket PC offers a lot of those features. My wife's free slider phone has a task manager, calendar, advanced address book, notepad, and email functions. So what is left to make the distinction between smartphone and feature phone? The device being a development platform.
With the iPhone being called a platform by Apple themselves, it signifies that they are finally ready to accept it as a smartphone through and through. This is something they avoided in the beginning, if you don't recall.
I am deriving quite a lot from a simple phrase on a banner, but I really think that it spells a brighter future for the iPhone, and for us as its users.