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Apple Reaps iPhone Bounty

July 24th, 2007 by admin

The benefits of getting product development right! Although not many articles that comment on Apple’s success seem to be saying “well done Apple, you deserve to make heaps from your ideas”!! As you can see from the following examples.

Huge iPhone Fees Juice Apple

By Scott Moritz

People close to the companies tell TheStreet.com that AT&T is paying Apple a bounty of between $150 and $200 per phone — plus $9 a month per phone over the life of the typical two-year customer contract.

AT&T didn’t comment, and Apple said it would have no comment.

But the figures show Apple is getting an unprecedented windfall on the sale of each new iPhone.

iPhone strengthens AT&T signal
Times Online - AT&T, the US mobile operator, posted a 61 per cent increase in second-quarter profits and revealed that the lure of Apple’s iPhone won it nearly 60,000 new subscribers within 48 hours of the device going on sale. The figures are likely to be weighed

iPhone Calls to Some Business Users
Wall Street Journal - With the iPhone’s hefty price tag, it is likely that big-spending business users were well-represented among the hordes who turned out to buy Apple Inc.’s cellular phone during its first weeks on sale. Even if the bona fides of the iPhone as a

Karstadt stores to sell iPhone in Germany
Boston Globe - FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Around 700,000 of the gadgets — which combine a phone with an iPod music player, video player and Web browser in a sleek touch-screen design — are estimated to have been sold in their first weekend in shops in the United States at the end of June.German department store chain Karstadt will sell Apple’s coveted iPhone, Karstadt said on Monday,

Free Apple iphone games

July 23rd, 2007 by admin

Although these first generation games that have been developed for the iphone are fairly unsophisticated, they are still fun - and in many cases they are free!

Here is a neat video showing you some free games that have been developed especially for your iphone.


iPhone Magic popcorn trick

July 23rd, 2007 by admin

The iPhone launch has been great fun. Fun tricks are being posted to you tube. I like this one.

In this video iPhone creates a magic “meal” - of sorts!
(Added in September)

Found another cool iphone magic trick like the popcorn one. Only its a bit creepy. Check it out!


July 21st, 2007 by admin

New York Post - July 18, 2007 — MAYBE greed is good, as Gordon Gekko said in “Wall Street,” but no one likes to be called “greedy.” So foreheads flexed last Thursday in Sun Valley, Idaho, when Sony honcho Sir Howard Stringer used that word to describe Apple

Tubearoo.com Internet Videos Compatible With iPhone
Forbes - Tubearoo, Inc. (Pink Sheets: TUBR), with its mission to become one of the world’s largest Internet video networks for users to view, upload, and share Internet video, today announced that its Tubearoo.com Internet videos are available in mp4 format

Free mobile email comes to iPhone
MacNN - Cortado has announced that is bringing its free mobile email service to the iPhone. The package includes a personal Cortado e-mail address with professional spam filter, virus protection, and 20 MB of storage space. There is also a specialized Mac

iPhone s finicky power requirements

July 21st, 2007 by admin

ZDNet.be Blogs - Yesterday was my first real test of taking my iPhone on the road. I had a long day of car travel and since I d stopped charging my iPhone every night, electing instead to only charge it as needed, I was sure to need to charge it in the car. No

Posts in Security
CNET News - Sounds good but this initiative hasn’t lead to market ga-ga like the iPhone announcement. The architecture needs a lot more clarity and the group needs more participants. What about IBM’s participation for document and identity management? Where

iWish: iPhone updates we’d like to see

July 20th, 2007 by admin

MSNBC - Meeting with Apple representatives in New York last week, I warned I had a long list of Wish List items. These hoped-for features run the gamut, ranging from the gadget itself to email capabilities to the embedded iPod.

AT&T, Google back open 700MHz wireless
MacNN - AT&T has recently been held as an example in a Congressional debate regarding the dangers of limited rights on given wireless networks, which let it sign a multi-year contract with Apple for exclusive access to the iPhone despite its technical

iPhone touchscreen differences (updated)
ZDNet.be Blogs - A post on Apple s discussion forums sheds some light on two different touchscreen panels being shipped in iPhone. The two different panels (presumably made by different manufacturers) are indistinguishable when the backlight is off but that are, in

Cect 599, the iPhone Wannabe
Softpedia - It proves to be considerably easier to take a phone concept and try to copy it down to its every detail than developing a completely new one. If resources don’t allow an exact replica, no worries, anything in hand is good and can do just as well as

Breaking Down the Communications Sector
MSN MoneyCentral - Cowen & Co. [APPLE] IPHONE CHATTER SHOULD DOMINATE [telecom-services] investor focus in the second quarter. However, actual results will be driven by margin improvements, fiber progress, wireless growth and line losses. Our second-quarter channel

Believe it or not: There are alternatives to the iPhone

July 16th, 2007 by admin

Computerworld - Users have a wide choice of music phones July 13, 2007 (Computerworld) — The iPhone is shipping and the wait, if not the hype, is over. So it’s a good time to collectively take a deep breath, gather ourselves and ask: Is the iPhone for everybody

No iPhone? No iProblem!
CBS News - There are five features that can be put on your phone that will make it closer to being an iPhone: visual voicemail, a music player, a video player, a better Internet browser and a weather forecast program. (CBS) The iPhone might be the coolest new

Poll: should iPhone be freed up and accessible via any carrier?
ZDNet.be Blogs - A Free The iPhone Coalition has just been started up with the goal of convincing Congress and the FCC to toss out the five-year exclusivity period between AT&T and the Apple iPhone. Web site visitors are being asked to sign the following petition