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- 04-20-2010, 10:23 PM #76
"And btw, the guy lost the phone on MARCH 18th... That was a while ago. "
Wait you said you beleive the info on Gizmodo because you have no reason not to, so the phone was lost over a month ago and we're only getting pictures and information now? I read through Gizmodo's recap of all the events and I am now even more certain I don't beleive it. The quote from the tech who was beside the guy that got the call about the lost phone, they didn't know about any phone or that Apple was even making a new one. I don't work for Apple and I know they are making a new one come on seriously?? All the info given and Gizmodo seems so close to all these Apple employees and all the details of the events. I don't really care either way, the only thing that matters to me is I love the pictures and videos and I'm glad it's not a hoax.
- 04-21-2010, 06:46 AM #77
This is going to severely hurt the 3GS sales for the next few months, and that is NOT what Apple wants. If Apple orchestrated this leak, they would've made sure it didn't expose so damn much and the story wasn't all over every national news station!
- 04-21-2010, 10:35 AM #79
I don't really see the point in all the supposed cloak-and-dagger "leaking" of a product that Apple clearly doesn't need to leak to sell. If Apple wanted to release any info, they would just release a news item revealing some of the specs and features that could be expected with the iPhone G4. The fact that one of their prototypes got out into the wild is really more an issue of human error and that no organization, no matter how powerful and safe, is infallible.
- 04-21-2010, 11:23 AM #81
- 04-21-2010, 01:34 PM #82
I used to get upset and not understand why Android users would call us Apple users blind sheep. I can now clearly see why that is.
And, you honestly think Apple doesn't care about 3GS sales??? before the next iPhone's announcement (not even release), the majority of an entire fiscal quarter will have passed. You think Apple doesn't care about decreased 3GS sales which could QUITE drastically effect the fiscal quarter (3rd Quarter: April 1, 2010 - June 30, 2010)??? It would cause investors to lose interest, and their stock would suffer.
- 04-21-2010, 03:19 PM #84
Just thought I'd add a little more info to the shaky backstory Gizmodo is giving. I don't care either way but wanted to add in the relevant info
Legality of Gizmodo's Next-Generation iPhone Acquisition Examined - Mac Rumors
From the article:
What he never did, however, was notify anyone who worked at the bar, according to its owner, Volcker Staudt. That would have been the simplest way to get the phone back to the Apple employee who lost it, who "called constantly trying to retrieve it" in the days afterward, recalls Volcker. "The guy was pretty hectic about it."
Nor did the finder report it to the Redwood City Police Department, says Sgt. Dan Mulholland.
- 04-21-2010, 04:02 PM #85
Last edited by lungho; 04-21-2010 at 04:34 PM.
- 04-21-2010, 04:18 PM #86
Actually, the Nexus One was offered at a $179 subsidized price point, and it will soon be on Verizon at the same price or likely lower (Spring 2010 according to Google.com/phone). Yes Apple blows the N1 out of the water in terms of market share, but that's not what Apple worries about. Apple worries about losing the mind-share. They don't want to be thought of as the grandfather clock, while the Nexus One is the cool, new, and "different" play thing for "individuals". That's what Apple is afraid of, and Google is doing a damn good job of marketing it as the "new alternative", using youthful campaigns and young YouTube personalities, who marketed it to their millions of subscribers in order to have received one for free.
Android is catching up on the number of apps surprisingly quickly. They got up to 40,000 apps very quickly from a meager 1,000 apps not too long ago. Granted, Apple is around 200,000 now, but the Android App Marketplace is booming, there's no doubt about it.
- 04-21-2010, 09:00 PM #88
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- 04-22-2010, 12:35 PM #92
Man I love fakesteve this stuff was so hilarious had to add it to the thread.
The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs : Gruber wants to make a citizen’s arrest at Gawker and Gizmodo
Gruber wants to make a citizenís arrest at Gawker and Gizmodo
Like a lot of his fellow Apple employees, John Gruber of Daring Fireball is incensed about Gizmodo taking possession of a stolen iPhone and turning it into a scoop. But Gruber is going a little bit around the bend. Heís been emailing me nonstop, telling me I should have everyone arrested. And here is his latest post, where he makes the case against Gizmodo and the guy who found the phone in the bar, claiming they have all broken the law, that under the California penal code (hoo boy) what they did constitutes theft, and then he loads up some innuendo about how the whole story of ďfindingĒ the phone doesnít make any sense and what if these guys actually followed some Apple engineer and picked his pocket or something, and even if they didnít do that, they should all be sent to the chair put in prison for life.
Gah. And now Daniel Eran Dilger is weighing in, with a finely crafted 16,000-word essay on the whole thing which basically concludes that, (a) yes, this all happened, and (b) Windows people are stupid assholes who are always conspiring against Apple because we are the one true holy church of technology, and it drives them crazy that weíre so good and theyíre so evil. And Andy Ihnatko, another Friend of Apple, says Gizmodo are scum.
I canít deal with Dilger and Ihnatko ó even over email they give me hives. But Gruber I can handle. I keep telling him, John, dude, I love you like a son, but youíre letting this get to you, itís getting under your skin, you need to let it go, and anyway itís not up to us to file criminal charges. We canít do that. So go bug the cops or something. He says heís done that, but the cops in Redwood City wonít do anything, and now heís thinking about just making the arrest himself, and if that doesnít work then heís going to go to law school and become a lawyer and bring a civil lawsuit against Gawker Media and the finder guy.
Good luck with that.
- 04-22-2010, 02:12 PM #93
Love the design. More like the original iPhone with the flat back. I love that my original would be able to lay flat on a table and I could type on it or surf the web in it without it constantly wobbling.
Very industrial design with lots of chrome.
But for me personally it's the internals and more specifically the battery that I am looking forward to. Because honestly the Current iPhone 3GS battery sucks.
In any case, I'm sure that a 16% battery size increase along with the advancements made in the past year will make for an impressive increase in battery life.
- 04-22-2010, 09:44 PM #95
- 04-23-2010, 01:03 AM #97
I was against it because on the 3G it severely decreased performance and stability, however the 3GS is much more impervious to this and performs MUCH better with multitasking and UI-altering tasks.
Ever since being jailbroken on my 3GS, there are a few reasons I can't go without it:
BiteSMS (quick reply capabilities)
LiveClock / WeatherIcon (WHY Apple hasn't implemented this feature I do not understand)
Backgrounder & Proswitcher (for now)
Lockinfo <-- another thing I can't see why Apple doesn't offer.
- 04-23-2010, 07:22 AM #99
If you were to be very minimal about it, it still makes the 3G laggy, for example none of my friends with 3G want to use proswitcher because it is really laggy for them. For me on my 3GS is runs like a dream. That's what I'm trying to explain here... I'm not blaming the jailbreak.