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10 FAS: 3 – Apple’s iPhone Kickbacks vs RIM, and Verizon vs AT&T

Apple's iPhone Kickbacks vs RIM, and Verizon vs AT&T
Daniel Eran Dilger
Our dizzying ride through invented iPhone scandals is just getting started. The third scandal was presented by a competitor, but when interest in the scandal waned, it was repeatedly resurrected by its paid-to-say tools. The clincher is that the scandal mongers haven’t lined up their own dots, which point to a marginally interesting, but profitable company they love to love.
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July 25, 2007   2 Comments

10 FAS: 2 – The iPhone’s Anti-Competitive AT&T Contract

SicPhone
Daniel Eran Dilger
It isn’t just tech analysts who have jumped on invented iPhone scandals. The second scandal managed–as many scandals do–to erupt within the US Congress.
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July 24, 2007   4 Comments

10 FAS: 1 – iPhone Price and Profits vs Nokia, LG, HTC, RIM, Palm

Mobile Price Comparisons with a Services Plan
Daniel Eran Dilger
The tech analysts beholden to Microsoft have jumped at the prospect of creating a toxic party tray to welcome Apple’s entry into mobiles, stopping only to ask how high publishers want them to pile the phony iPhone bologna.

Here is the first of ten fake scandals they’ve splashed across headlines and blog postings to create a wave of iPhone misinformation in their cultish attempts to shore up support behind the faltering, embarrassing mobile platforms they’re paid to make excuses for.

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July 23, 2007   13 Comments

A Worm in the Apple: Why Are Pundits Promoting Terrorism?

A Worm in the Apple: Why Are Pundits Promoting Terrorism?
Daniel Eran Dilger
Every comfortable society demands security. By demanding security, we promote a secure future. We train our children to talk instead of fight, to work instead of steal, and to educate themselves instead of cowering in ignorance and hatred of others.

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July 19, 2007   No Comments

Using iPhone: Text and Data Entry vs T9, Graffiti, Thumb Keyboards

Using iPhone: Text and Data Entry vs T9, Graffiti, Thumb Keyboards
Daniel Eran Dilger
Apple’s iPhone eschews the two dominant traditions in mobile text entry–ink and mini keyboards–to deliver a unique way to enter text. Here’s why Apple chose a different path, some advantages and disadvantages, a few hints and tricks, and a look at how iPhone text entry might develop in the near future.
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July 17, 2007   1 Comment

Kevin Chang, iSuppli and The iPhone Nano Myth

Kevin Chang, iSuppli and The iPhone Nano Myth
Daniel Eran Dilger
Reuters broadly reported JP Morgan’s Kevin Chang forecasting the imminent arrival of a smaller cheaper, version of the iPhone dubbed the ‘iPhone Nano.’ The problem: not only is there is nothing backing up the iPhone Nano prediction, but it makes no sense at all. Even JP Morgan has distanced itself from the initial report.
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July 11, 2007   3 Comments

Universal vs Apple in the iTunes Store Contracts

Universal vs Apple in the iTunes Store Contracts
Daniel Eran Dilger
When reports surfaced that Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music label, refused to resign its existing deal with Apple’s iTunes Store, there were private schadenfreude celebrations held in many closets.

Anti-Apple pundits briefly rejoiced at the prospects of a cataclysmic collapse of iTunes, something that they’ve been predicting and even, on occasion, pre-announcing as already having occurred in a test of their increasingly faulty powers in advancing self-fulfilling prophecies.
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July 10, 2007   3 Comments

The Street’s Flaccid Campaign Against the iPhone

The Street's Flaccid Campaign Against the iPhone
Daniel Eran Dilger
How does one out-do Steve Ballmer’s insistence that the iPhone is “the most expensive phone in the world,” a claim he televised knowing full well that his own Windows Mobile TyTN costs around $800? Well, if you’re the shameless Brett Arends of TheStreet.com, you publish a headline that claims the iPhone costs $17,670.

Why does The Street want you to think the iPhone is so expensive? Is it hidden costs, secret fees, or some sort of damages only suffered by iPhone users? No, it turns out Arends is just grasping for straws, but his motivation isn’t just reader titillation, despite the Digg links.
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July 9, 2007   7 Comments

Gone in a Flash: More on Apple’s iPhone Web Plans

Gone in a Flash: More on Apple's iPhone Web Plans
Daniel Eran Dilger
In “The iPhone Threat to Adobe, Microsoft, Sun, Real, BREW, and Symbian,” I presented why I thought Apple had left Flash off the iPhone purposely: it wants the web to be an open platform that it can support inside Safari.
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July 8, 2007   5 Comments

Readers Write: the iPhone in Asia, iTunes OTA, and a CueCat?

Readers Write: the iPhone in Asia, iTunes OTA, and a CueCat?
Daniel Eran Dilger
Continuing on reader comments from on the article “International iPhone: Europe, Japan and 3G UMTS” are notes about Asian markets, iTunes sales over the air, and Japan’s CueCat-like barcodes.
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July 8, 2007   2 Comments

Readers Write: the iPhone in Japan, Australia, and Universal 3G

Readers Write: the iPhone in Japan, Australia, and Universal 3G
Daniel Eran Dilger
Continuing on reader comments from on the article “International iPhone: Europe, Japan and 3G UMTS” are notes about the Japanese and Australian markets, and why Verizon Wireless and Sprint may have more to worry about than they originally feared.

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July 7, 2007   1 Comment

Unraveling Anti-Apple Panic: the iPhone Launch Success

Unraveling Anti-Apple Panic: the iPhone Launch Success
Daniel Eran Dilger
Apple captured international attention at the launch of the iPhone, despite only being available to consumers in the US. In January, Steve Jobs set the goal of selling 10 million iPhones by the end of 2008. Various analysts warned the the unit’s higher up-front price and requirement to use AT&T service would raise significant barriers.
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July 6, 2007   1 Comment

Unraveling Anti-Apple Panic: iPhone Activation Privacy Scare

Unraveling Anti-Apple Panic: iPhone Activation Privacy Scare
Daniel Eran Dilger
CNET’s Michael Tiemann desperately wants your attention before you activate your iPhone. It’s apparently a matter of Internet Safety, if his blog tags are not just random words to bait the attention of Google.

Don’t dismiss Tiemann just because he blogs for the notoriously anti-Apple CNET. He’s also president of the Open Source Initiative and vice president of open source affairs at Red Hat.
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July 6, 2007   No Comments

International iPhone: Europe, Japan and 3G UMTS

International iPhone: Europe, Japan and 3G UMTS
Daniel Eran Dilger
Apple introduced the iPhone exclusively in the US. Here’s a look at what’s involved in getting the iPhone to work in other markets now, and challenges Apple will face in the mobile market internationally.
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July 6, 2007   1 Comment

The iPhone Threat to Adobe, Microsoft, Sun, Real, BREW, Symbian

The iPhone Threat to Adobe, Microsoft, Sun, Real, BREW, Symbian
Daniel Eran Dilger
The version of Safari running on Apple’s iPhone shows the web without Flash, Windows Media, Real Player, or Java applets. It’s not just a case of few plugins gone missing. Here’s why Apple chose to cut proprietary content from the web, and what it means for Adobe, Sun, Microsoft, Real, and other mobile makers.

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July 1, 2007   5 Comments