Se muestran los artículos pertenecientes al tema 188.8.131.52 iPhone.
«Putting FM receivers in everything mobile is the goal of folks like Jeff Smulyan at Emmis – but Steve Jobs at Apple is really only interested in applications that can be used worldwide, and he’s pretty ruthless about applying that test. A U.S.-style FM radio wouldn’t do much good in places where they use different standards, as they do in Europe and Japan. And the current HD chip wouldn’t begin to fit in there. So the new 3G-capable phone that Jobs previewed yesterday may be a disappointment to Smulyan – but you look at Jobs’ history and you’re not surprised» «Laura’s MIA», Taylor on radio-info, 10/06/08 [No Japão as estações emissoras de radiodifusão sonora em Frequência Modulada operam na banda dos 76 MHz até aos 90 MHz. Na Rússia a banda é igual. Nos Estados Unidos, a banda é dos 87.8 MHz até aos108.0 MHz e na Europa dos 87.5 aos 107.9 MHz. Acresce a isto que a rádio digital tem padrões diferentes no Japão, EUA e Europa.]
«No 3G music downloads for iPhone: According to Apple’s iPhone 3G product page, the mobile version of the iTunes music store will remain accessible only over the phone’s Wi-Fi connection, and will not take advantage of the new 3G capability. I guess it shouldn’t come as a shock that the wireless version of iTunes (dubbed "iTunes Wi-Fi") should remain a strictly Wi-Fi service. Still, it does seem like Apple has missed an obvious opportunity to allow users more ways to purchase music. With services such as Napster Mobile and Rhapsody already allowing wireless music downloads over 3G networks for many iPhone competitors, Apple’s reluctance to jump on board likely comes down to an unwillingness to share per-track revenues with AT&T. After all, when you own the music service and the hardware, why concede any profit to a wireless carrier if you can help it? Only Apple knows for sure why music downloads have been locked out of the iPhone’s 3G capability, but personally I’m disappointed to not see it included. The iPhone is so close to becoming a great music discovery tool, but limitations such as this and lack of Flash audio support are big barriers for online music fans. Oh, and don’t get me started about the lack of streaming Bluetooth audio. »
«NAB and most radio CEOs do not understand Apple CEO Steve Jobs' thinking in continuing to exclude FM radio from the increasingly popular iPhone. Radio people think that if you build it, they will listen. As I frequently point out, you have to take a closer look at the next generation and why they will reject radio -- even on an iPhone. (...) Of course there are technological issues that keep Apple from readily including FM on iPhones not the least of which is the fact that U.S. FM is not compatible in parts of Asia and Europe where different standards exist. (....) There are plenty of reasons to leave FM off the iPhone. If I am right -- and I could be misreading it -- radio as we know it has seen its better day. While a minority of listeners might want to use their Blackberries or other smart phones as radio receivers, it is in fact -- a minority. (...)It means its leaders must invent radio as we don't know it» .Jerry del colliano, The FM-Free iPhone Inside Music Media 11/06/08
«Tuesday, M:Metrics, a measurement firm that studies mobile media, has released a survey of iPhone users six months after the device was released to long lines and nearly unending fanfare. The results, from a January survey of more than 10,000 adults, are somewhat dramatic. 84.8 percent of iPhone users report accessing news and information from the hand-held device. That compares to 13.1 percent of the overall mobile phone market and 58.2 percent of total smartphone owners – which include those poor saps with Blackberries and devices that run Windows. The study found that 58.6 percent of iPhone users visited a search engine on their phone, compared to 37 percent of smartphone users in general and a scant 6.1 percent of mobile phone users. The market for mobile video once seemed like a non-starter in the United States. Well, 30.9 percent of iPhone users have tuned into mobile TV or a video clip from their phone, more than double the percentage that have watched on a smartphone. Finally, 74.1 percent of iPhone users listen to music on their iTunes-equipped device. Only 27.9 percent of smartphone users listen to music on their phone and 6.7 percent of the overall mobile-phone-toting public listens to music on their mobile device.» March 18, 2008, 7:41 am iPhone Users Love That Mobile Web By Brad Stone
«iRadio, by Conceited Software, just received an update which brings it much closer to being a valuable iPhone app. The app is basically a SHOUTcast player for the iPhone that allows playing and browsing of thousands of online stations. The app works best under WiFi, but is not limited to it, and does work while using EDGE. There are still many quarks to be worked out, but for the most part, we are impressed with this early application»
«Nokia will tomorrow launch a mobile phone to rival Apple's iPhone as the must-have gadget for Christmas.
Apple's iPhone will be launched in Europe later this year
Industry sources claim that the N81, which goes on sale in November, will allow users to download music to it directly.
They hope it will be more user-friendly that the iPhone, which requires people to download songs to iTunes on their computer before they can be transferred to the handset.
A survey of 16- to 24-year-olds last year found that the "I want it now" generation is turning its back on record stores and iTunes to download songs directly to their phones.
But industry watchers said yesterday it was unlikely that N81 handset would steal the march from the iPhone, which has gone on sale in America and will be launched in Europe later this year.
Mark Wilson, editor of Stuff, the consumer technology magazine, said: "I still think the iPhone will have the edge. In terms of covetability, the iPhone comes out on top because it is much more than just a phone."
fonte: «Nokia handset to rival iPhone», Telegraph Nicole Martin, 29/08/2007
«Maybe it’s too unrealistic for a radio guy to expect Apple with its iPod and iTunes juggernaut to pay any attention to the need for a radio in a super smart phone. “Yet others like Nokia and Samsung are doing it,” Guy Wire says. “Our industry needs to keep the heat turned up on the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association to make an integrated radio a basic feature in all smart phones, especially as the HD rollout matures.”
fonte: «Guy Wire Wants a Really Smart Phone», RWOnline, 24/08/07
«Clear Channel Executive Vice President Jeff Littlejohn who he quotes as saying that "the radio industry shouldn't worry about the high-profile launch of the iPhone" adding "it's not a competitive threat". (...) There's a reason Steve Jobs didn't put a radio in the iPhone. Radio is to the next generation -- what a typewriter is to all of us today. Or a console Philco radio. It's so yesterday.»
«(...) No, the iPhone is not? Should we also believe that advertisers aren't looking at online, that youth don't want something different, and that technology has a way of always going backwards? The radio industry is in trouble. Its leaders, again, are sticking their heads in the sand hoping it will all go away. (...) The comment about the iPhone not being "a competitive threat" has me wondering what's going through radio exececutives' minds today? Can they not read that the landscape has changed, that their value lies in the amount of time audience devotes to radio, and that that "time" is growing shorter each year? Mr. Littlejohn, there is a movement in progress. You're competing for the public's attention and not doing a very good job of keeping it. If radio is not part of the answer to placing everything a user wants in one unit - aka iPhone - it's destined to diminish at an exponential rate over the next ten years. Keep your eyes on TSL. There'll be no spikes in the future. The iPhone that I held in my hands amazed me! It has a friendly user interface, colorful easy-to-use icons, fast response. It is a computer with sidepockets for everything that affects my life, and it does not have a radio tuner.
- É ainda uma novidade e pouca coisa se sabe. AInda assim, o modelo original aparece associado a um operador de telemóveis dos EUA (a Cingular), não se sabendo se poderá funcionar com outros (e fora dos EUA?);
- para bater a mais-valia do Zune, o iPhone permite a troca de informações/dados por wi-fi («Mas, ao contrário do Zune, iPhone Wi-Fi é apenas para conectar a internet através de hotspots ou redes. Não será aberto a conexão peer-to-peer»)
- «O preço do iPhone, a atuação exclusiva da Cingular e a falta de usabilidade do aparelho para os negócios podem transformar o produto em apenas uma solução de nicho luxuosa para pessoas muito ricas?»
«Jobs vê o iPhone como uma revolução da mesma forma que o Mac foi em 1984 e o iPod em 2001. Nem todos têm a mesma opinião. O Mac e o iPod criaram categorias e indústrias de produtos completamente novas; o iPhone, enquanto que inovador no design, basicamente combina duas categorias de produtos existentes. Um feito? Sim. Quebra de paradigma? A conferir.»
«De vez em quando chega um produto revolucionário que muda tudo. É sorte se pudermos trabalhar num ao longo da carreira... e a Apple é sortuda por já ter lançado vários", disse Steve Jobs. O novo telefone vai estar disponível em Junho, nos EUA, em duas versões: uma com 8 gigabytes (GB) de capacidade de armazenamento, que custará 600 dólares, e outra com 4 GB, a cerca de 500 dólares. À Europa chegará no final do ano, e na Ásia só em 2008. Tem uma câmara fotográfica com 2 megapixels de resolução e um ecrã táctil com 8,8 centímetros de diagonal. Nos EUA, o telemóvel da Apple funcionará na rede Cingular Wireless. O seu desenvolvimento levou ao registo de mais de 200 patentes, o que o torna numa das maiores inovações da empresa. O facto de ter o sistema operativo OS X - usado nos computadores da Apple - significa que o iPhone terá muitas das funções habituais naquelas máquinas. Permitirá aceder ao correio electrónico de forma automática ou ver os mapas do Google (...) Citado pelo site da revista PC World, Jobs comentou que já existem outros telemóveis que fornecem acesso ao correio electrónico e a uma "Internet bebé". Mas considerou que esses dispositivos - os smartphones - "não são assim tão "espertos" nem fáceis de usar." (Publico.pt, «Apple lançou o iPhone, o telemóvel mais esperado dos últimos tempos», 10/01/07)
«What happens when you shimmy the WiFi capability of the iPhone to the next generation iPods which, no doubt, will debut in time for Christimas 2007? Further, what happens when Apple soups up their radio streaming services in order to add value to this WiFi capability?The answser: Radio becomes portable again. Your station - along with thousands of others streaming from radio stations and bedrooms all over the world. Steve Jobs projects the iPhone will have 10 million units on the market in 2008 - at least 8 million more iPhones than there will be HD radios (at a price point hundreds of dollars higher, I might add). And that doesn't count many millions more WiFiPods which will bring thousands of new radio competitors to the ears of your audience.» (Mark Ramsey, Hear2.0, 10/01/07)
A Cisco Systems já tem um iPhone... «(...) One source to Digital Music News noted that "Apple will keep the iPhone name," but that Cisco simply "wants Apple to conclude its agreement". The companies had been negotiating over rights to use the name, but terms were not finalized prior to the Macworld announcement.»
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