12 Jul 2007 - 3:01pm
9 years ago
6 replies
Morten Hjerde

Is iPhone ease-of-use really scalable?

Hi all
Apple has used several methods to make the iPhone easy to use. It is highly
likely that future versions of the iPhone will have more features that this
first version.
What do you guys think will happen to the ease of use?

The strategies Apple has used are:

-Less features.
Apple has severely limited the features compared to the competition. The
iPhone is designed for primary use cases only. Either you call someone or
you don't.

2 Jul 2007 - 1:33am
9 years ago
8 replies
Will Parker

Tog on the iPhone keyboard

Comments on the iPhone touch-type from Tog's new iPhone article
( http://www.asktog.com/columns/072iPhoneFirstTouch.html )

> An inherent problem with all finger-touch systems is that the
> finger, by definition, must obscure the object being touched
> (unless one has a giant screen with giant buttons).

30 Jun 2007 - 5:15am
9 years ago
23 replies

iPhone - review

I was going to respond yesterday to the "who is buying an iPhone"... but
decided to wait and just post an initial review...

I got one... sort of. I bought one for my wife. And trust me when I tell you
it is even cooler than the appears in the commercials. I was going to wait
for the next generation version to come out, but I might just go ahead and
get one.

There was no line at the AT&T store at 7AM yesterday morning when I stopped
at Starbucks for coffee (they're right next to each other) on my way to
work, so I decided I would check back at lunch.

29 Jun 2007 - 3:34pm
9 years ago
11 replies
Dave Malouf

what does the iPhone have/doesn't have

David Pogue put together a great FAQ about the iPhone.

For example, Todd, there is no iChat.

Now, remember I said my company is buying me one, but after reading
this, I'm not sure I would buy one. Here's why? remember I want to
focus on hardware issues, but there are some important software issues
for me that became apparent. Maybe these can be changed in the
firmware at a later date. Let's hope so:

1. can't use as a WAN modem for my laptop - This is a major thing I
want in my next phone.

29 Jun 2007 - 2:51pm
9 years ago
2 replies

Flash Lite: iPhone, who's buying...

I'm not sure the remarks regarding Flash (Flash Lite) are entirely accurate.

As an end user, anyone can download the Flash Lite "add-on", for free
without entering IMEI, etc... as long as your device is supported. To author
specifically for Flash Lite, one has to have bought Flash as it is not a
stand alone application.

As a carrier, like Cingular/ATT, there is a "per unit royalty for each
device that ships with the Flash Player". The exact price, I don't know.

29 Jun 2007 - 9:31am
9 years ago
73 replies
Kevin Silver1

iPhone, who's buying...


Just curious to know if anyone on the list is going to rush out and
get an iPhone today? I have one friend who is and I'm going to have
to arrange for some play time. I'm going to wait, mostly because I
don't need it, yet. I see the iPhone as the ultimate companion in
the metropolitan world. I think the commercials got it right -- if I
lived in a place with a plethora of choices in regards to food,
entertainment, and I also had a commute on a train or a bus I could
see value.

22 Jun 2007 - 11:56pm
9 years ago
3 replies
Trip O'Dell

Multitouch and iPhone - tip of the iceberg?

Interesting post on slashdot today discussing how the iphone may not
work with many rich media/web 2.0 applications because so many rich
behaviors currently assume a single point of focus (the mouse) and
therefore use onMouse events to trigger behaviors.

22 Jun 2007 - 12:33pm
Mark Schraad

more iphone

A nice get started tutorial (or ad) that demonstrates the features and interface.



9 Jun 2007 - 5:09pm
9 years ago
9 replies
Jeff Axup

The problem with the iPhone

Hi all,

A while back there were some threads on IXDA pertaining to the iPhone which
I browsed, but never fully engaged with because I was thinking about writing
a blog article on the topic.

My main argument is that Apple doesn't understand the need for serious text
entry, integration with community, or designing an overall mobile

5 Jun 2007 - 3:20am
9 years ago
26 replies
Morten Hjerde

iPhone - its not about the UI

I think we need to realize that iPhone-lust is not about the UI or the
features. Look at the ads. The calamari add message is about fun,
spontaneity, movies, restaurants, leisure time. It is a lifestyle device, a
contraption you use to signal to yourself and your surroundings who you are.
Its about having the newest, most shiny gadget for people that can afford a
$2000 phone.

As one of the most expensive feature phones on the market, it has to match
the basic features of its competitors like camera and email. Not having
basic features is not an option.

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