Tuesday, January 09, 2007

New Apple Phone

I admit this has nothing to do with BASIC, but go to http://www.apple.com and see what their new iPhone looks like. I'd be tempted to think this whole thing is an April fool's joke, but it's only January.


Anonymous said...

The iphone is one step over the line. Why does someone need an overpriced phone?

Carl Gundel said...

That's a very good question. However people like me who make good use of the features in a fully converged device actually make money from a $500 phone. I wouldn't be able to run my business without my Treo 650, which was a $600 phone when I bought it 2 years ago.

In addition, since I am now in the business of selling web software I will need a good way to demonstrate my wares to people I meet, and the iPhone looks like it might fill that need well. I'll have to try it out in the store first to know.

One other thought is that the expensive cutting edge devices are an important part of the market. Without them you will not see the cheaper phones. All the features you see in cheap phones appeared first in the expensive ones.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't you love it if the rumors were not true, and that you could actually develop and install your own apps for the iPhone, and that, since it's "just running OSX" it could run LB 5, and wouldn't it be super cool if LB 5 made it really easy to use all of the cool features of the phone (wireless web functions, phone functions, new UI tricks, etc.) in your applications and a big community grew around LB for iPhone like HyperCard did for the early Macs?

I don't need a new phone, but I would part with my money for an iPhone if I could run LB 5 apps on it. I'd write some darn cool ones too. :)

Now _that_ would be awesome. At least we know that Web Basic will run on it, right?