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View Poll Results: What do you think about the Apple iPhone?
Its awesome. i'm gonna buy one soon. 1 4.17%
Its a waste of money... seen one cell phone, seen em all... 11 45.83%
its nice looking. but i dont need an entire entertainment system in my pocket... 8 33.33%
I have one. 4 16.67%
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There is a rumor that apple will be releasing an ipod with phone capabilities. Through recent months, it seems that this rumor might be real(patents being filed, talks with phone companies[tmobile], inside information, etc.)

Apple is unpredictable. Nobody knows for sure if apple will be releasing an ipod phone. So this is basically a rumor. They keep their stuff pretty top secret. However if apple were to release a phone, here is an idea of what it would look like. Here is a video of a spec commercial for the apple phone.

italk: apple phone spec commercial
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Default Re: apple ipod cell-phone? "i-talk"

it seems very logical to add in phone and cam capabilities. All these devices are becoming increasingly integrated into some sort of mediacommpod
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Default Re: apple ipod cell-phone? "i-talk"

yeah, the problem with the phones that are out there is that they lack a great design/user interface.

If one company can do it right, it'll be apple.

I am be more than willing to buy one of these just so that I carry one device(instead of 2 or 3) that can do it all.
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Default Re: apple ipod cell-phone? "i-talk"

The design looks sweet (too bad companies never come up with them) but I can think of a few reasons why I would never touch an iphone.

Convergence does not usually work out as intended. If I were to rely on one device for all my needs, what do I do when one feature breaks and limits the availability of other features? The more you depend on, the worse your problem becomes.

I'd also like to see their choice in phone manufacturer lest they try to develop the functionality themselves. If it lacks phone features, then it's a failed experiment already.
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Default Re: apple ipod cell-phone? "i-talk"

The thing is, companies have already created devices that can do mostly everything. Phones that can surf the net, play music, play movies, handle email, take pictures, etc. What is lacking in most of the phones is a great interface.

If any company can come up a solid design, it'll be apple.

I do however understand your point about, relying on one device can have drawbacks. which is why this phone will not be for everyone. Not everyone I know carrys around a blackberry or treo, just the ones that need it and have a use for it.

If apple can create an alternative and have a superior design over the other phones, it's definately going to create some changes in the market place or even change our opinions about phones.

If you asked me 5 years ago if I would need an ipod, to carry around and listen to music, I would have said, "No, my discman is good enough."

However you have given me an idea about a new topic. . .

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That one choclate phone from Verizon is pretty good also. It just gets confusing.

This apple idea sounds actually kinda decent, I would definately get one.
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Default Re: apple ipod cell-phone? "i-talk"

at least they got a cool song for that clip

it looks neat
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I would Love that phone!
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Default Re: apple ipod cell-phone? "i-talk"

not a rumor actually

http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=2285

Prudential: iPhone to sport click wheel; video iPod by Q2
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Published: 03:00 PM EST Apple Computer's much anticipated iPod cell phone will look like an iPod with a small screen and a click-wheel interface, according to one Wall Street analyst.

In an extensive research note released to clients earlier this week, Prudential analyst Jesse Tortora said the first and slimmer of Apple's initial two cell phone models will look like an iPod with a small screen and a click wheel interface.

"Apple has mentioned several times that music experience is its top priority and that it would not do anything to comprise that," the analyst wrote. "We believe that the music phone will be true to these statements and should be considered a music player that has phone capabilities rather than a phone with a built-in music player."

Tortora said the iPhone device, which he calls a "slim music phone," will pack camera functionality and be GSM/GPRS network compatible. Meanwhile, he said Apple is also working on a smart phone device with a larger OLED-based display and a sliding keyboard that will be WCDMA compatible to allow for higher bandwidth.

"The smart phone will contain camera functionality along with additional features that the slim phone does not have such as wi-fi and video capabilities," he told clients. He added that those additional features put pressure on battery life, which Apple is still working to address.

"Since the phones will be GSM/GPRS and WCDMA compatible, the choice of carriers will be limited to
Cingular and T-Mobile," he wrote. "While there has been some speculation that Apple may take the MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) route, we don’t believe it is a serious option for Apple as the risks outweigh the advantages."

According to the analyst's checks, manufacturing ramp has already begun for the slim phone, which is likely to be available for sale late in the first quarter of 2007 or early in the second quarter. He expects the smart phone to be released about 1 to 2 quarters thereafter.

Tortora also told clients he expects volume production of a widescreen iPod to begin in the first quarter of 2007 with availability shortly thereafter. "This device will have a larger screen than the current version, specifically designed for viewing downloaded movies and video clips," he wrote.
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appleinsider = rumor site.

it's a rumor until apple confirms it and start shipping actual phones. But you are right, there are many things going on in the background that give this rumor validity. People are going to be very disapointed if it's not announced this coming january.
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you're right though...even IF in production...they could pull the plug anyways...

won't believe it till its in my dirty dirty hands
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Default Re: apple ipod cell-phone? "i-talk"

HOW many gigs is it??? AW i need it? i want it....
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Default Re: apple ipod cell-phone? "i-talk"

BUMP

Iphone Is Here!!!!!!!!!! http://www.apple.com/iphone/ (announced today) i am switching to cingular as soon as my sprint contract is up. (in a few months) it looks so bad ass
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Yes! I have Cingular and I have an upgrade!
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the only thing that sucks is that this phone isn't available until june. but the good news is that it is here.
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Yeah man that does suck. Its aight though, gives me a chance to save little by little in some jar for it.
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sweet! a must have on my list
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iPod to begin in the first quarter of 2007 with availability shortly thereafter. "This device will have a larger screen than the current version, specifically designed for viewing downloaded movies and video clips," he wrote.
I' want to see
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Should I stand in line right now?
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Should I stand in line right now?
the 4 gig is going to be $499 (8 gig will be $599)

ASIDE from what the 2 year contract costs for Cingular.
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the 4 gig is going to be $499 (8 gig will be $599)

ASIDE from what the 2 year contract costs for Cingular.
good lord thats alot of duckets!
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the 4 gig is going to be $499 (8 gig will be $599)

ASIDE from what the 2 year contract costs for Cingular.
damn...i think its worth it tho...know wat date it comes out?
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