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Gartner approves iPhone for limited enterprise use

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Market research firm Gartner said this week that Apple’s iPhone Firmware 2.0 update meets its criteria for ‘appliance-level support status’ for big businesses, but warned enterprises to approach expanded use of the handset slowly and with close examination.

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August 6, 2008   2 Comments

What’s new in iPhone 2.0.1 – Notes and Video Report

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Daniel Eran Dilger
Apple released the first update to iPhone 2.0 yesterday, sending iPhone and iPod touch users scrambling to iTunes in order to get a handle on the much needed fixes in the original iPhone 2.0.0. Here’s some notes on what’s new along with video segments I did with TalkingHeadTV.

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August 5, 2008   15 Comments

Europe Sells Out at iPhone 3G Launch

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European retailers were sold out of the new iPhone 3G before stores in the US even opened on Friday, thanks in part to strong marketing from Apple’s mobile partners. The initial sales surge not only blew through stores’ inventory but also delivered a knock-out punch to Apple’s iTunes activation servers.
The Swiss daily newspaper “20 Minuten” reported that hundreds waited in line for hours in Zürich in front of the central Swisscom store. The mobile phone provider opened 100 of its retail stores at 6:30 AM and served snacks and water to those waiting in line.

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July 11, 2008   15 Comments

iPhone frenzy heats up in Switzerland

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Across Europe, Apple’s mobile service partners and mobile phone retail outlets have begun prominent marketing efforts for the new iPhone 3G. Here in Switzerland, mobile phone stores and electronics stores have been selling iPhone accessories for months, despite the fact that nobody has been selling the iPhone itself.

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July 9, 2008   No Comments

Myths of Snow Leopard 7: Free?!

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Daniel Eran Dilger
Apple’s limited comments on Snow Leopard, the next version of Mac OS X due in about a year, have opened the playing field for rampant speculation. Here’s a look at a series of myths that have developed around the upcoming release. The seventh myth of Snow Leopard:

Apple will have to give Snow Leopard away for free if it lacks many marketing features.

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July 1, 2008   51 Comments

Myths of Snow Leopard 6: Apple is Out of Ideas!

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Daniel Eran Dilger
Apple’s limited comments on Snow Leopard, the next version of Mac OS X due in about a year, have opened the playing field for rampant speculation. Here’s a look at a series of myths that have developed around the upcoming release. The sixth myth of Snow Leopard:

Snow Leopard indicates Apple is out of ideas for new applications and features.

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June 27, 2008   41 Comments

The Street: Steve Jobs Health Fears Key to Our Stock Manipulation Game

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Daniel Eran Dilger
The Street’s Jim Cramer, looking close to imminent death as colleague Farnoosh Torabi watched in concerned horror, recently talked about Steve Jobs’ health in the context of Apple’s future viability as a company. Torabi set up a clever stock manipulation scam conversation with Cramer entitled, “Without Steve Jobs, There is No Apple,” where she introduced her boss by insisting that the iPhone 3G introduction was overshadowed by worries about Jobs’ lack of obesity. “Most of the attention right now is going on the health of the founder and the CEO of Apple!” she intoned.

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June 18, 2008   29 Comments

SproutCore Mailroom Managing Obama’s Presidential Campaign

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Daniel Eran Dilger
In response to my articles outlining the potential of the SproutCore framework in developing a new type of desktop class web applications, a number of critics have attacked the technology based on poking at some simple demos on the web from odd versions of Internet Explorer or the Camino browser. That forces me to point out that not only has Apple been using SproutCore to drive the slick .Mac Web Gallery for several months, but SproutIt has been using the framework in production in Mailroom, which has been used to manage email for the Obama 2008 presidential campaign.

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June 17, 2008   6 Comments

Myths of Snow Leopard 2: 32-bit Support

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Daniel Eran Dilger
Apple’s limited comments on Snow Leopard, the next version of Mac OS X due in about a year, have opened the playing field for rampant speculation. Here’s a look at a series of myths that have developed around the upcoming release. The second myth of Snow Leopard:

Apple is dropping support for 32-bit Intel Macs because Snow Leopard is 64-bit.

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June 17, 2008   26 Comments

Myths of Snow Leopard 1: PowerPC Support

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Myths of Snow Leopard: 1 PowerPC Support
Apple’s limited comments on Snow Leopard, the next version of Mac OS X due in about a year, have opened the playing field for rampant speculation. Here’s a look at a series of myths that have developed around the upcoming release. The first myth of Snow Leopard:

Apple is dropping support for PowerPC Universal Binaries, so software will dry up for users of PowerPC Macs.

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June 16, 2008   15 Comments

WWDC 2008: iPhone G3 Revealed

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Daniel Eran Dilger
Apple did something nobody expected at WWDC: it managed to keep its new “iPhone 3G” design, features, and price under tight wraps up until Steve Jobs’ keynote today, foiling the efforts of online spies trying to scoop the news on the sequel to the hottest product of 2007. While it was widely expected that Apple would deliver a 3G version of the Phone, the company managed to roll in a couple of other significant surprises that should dramatically reconfigure the expectations of consumers and business users, dramatically expand Apple’s mobile platform audience, and deliver a new wave of justifiable excitement before competitors can even catch up to last year’s phone.

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June 9, 2008   16 Comments

Obama’s Apple, McCain’s Microsoft: the Politics of Tech

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Daniel Eran Dilger
While the United States prepares to elect a new president, candidates on both sides have made interesting comments about their affiliations with tech companies and their perspective on issues facing the tech industry.

Here’s a look at Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain compare, looking first at how each relates to Apple and Microsoft, how corporations are leveraging money and political power to shape public policy to fit their own interests, and followed by a look at each candidate’s stance on issues related to technology.

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May 21, 2008   101 Comments

Mobile EEE PC, UMPC, and Internet Tablets vs the iPhone

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Daniel Eran Dilger
Throughout the 90s, Apple’s increasingly precarious business was hobbled and complicated by the albatross of the Newton. As Apple abandoned the sophisticated but unfinished and ultimately unprofitable platform in early 1998, Palm began selling its wildly popular PDAs while PC makers struggled to copy that success in the mobile market with clumsy WinCE based devices.

Ten years later, PC makers are still failing to understand mobile devices as Apple launches its game changing WiFi mobile platform. Here’s why PC makers will be similarly left behind in their fight against the iPhone in the market for low cost mobile devices.

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May 20, 2008   26 Comments

iTunes’ Content Pricing Not in Crisis

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Daniel Eran Dilger
Apple critics have been working to push the idea that the company’s pricing models in iTunes are in trouble and that HBO’s recent deal to sell shows for $2.99 per episode will cause a stampede toward untenably higher pricing. They’re wrong, here’s why.

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May 15, 2008   17 Comments

iPod Game Console, Tablet at WWDC? Highly Unlikely

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Daniel Eran Dilger
Inventory shortages of the iPhone appear to predict the launch of a new 3G model, long expected to be released this June around the first year anniversary of its debut. However, the rumor mill has recently kicked into overdrive to predict the arrival of another new device based on the same platform, either focused on gaming or serving as a tablet device. This is highly unlikely, for the following reasons.

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May 13, 2008   47 Comments