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Gizmodo Insists iPhone will be announced Monday
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Dec 15, 2006, 01:53 AM
 
MacRumors, as usual, has some very deep insight:

No further information is provided, but there is a clear implication that the iPhone is coming this Monday (December 18th). [emphasis mine]
     
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Dec 15, 2006, 01:54 AM
 
Darn.. which means it'll be out TUESDAY for me! Curse you Japan!

(I wonder if anyone over here will carry it...)
     
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Dec 15, 2006, 02:13 AM
 
I think you're late
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Dec 15, 2006, 04:27 AM
 
Don't you think invitations would have been sent out for a special "event?" I really doubt Apple would just release something as long awaited as the iPhone by posting it up on their website.
     
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Dec 15, 2006, 08:31 AM
 
But, which Monday are they referring to?
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Dec 15, 2006, 09:11 AM
 
I'd say no, because it seems a little late for the holiday season.
     
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Dec 15, 2006, 09:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
I'd say no, because it seems a little late for the holiday season.
They want people to run for it.
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Dec 15, 2006, 09:32 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
I'd say no, because it seems a little late for the holiday season.

def not. i might get one for myself if it is THAT amazing. i'm starting not to like my Q anyway...
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Dec 15, 2006, 09:50 AM
 
That just makes no sense at all. There's been no Apple special event invite to the press and, for Apple to enter into a new market like cell phones, I think they'd want coverage.

And, as Dakar point out, it's a bit late for the holiday season. Most people already have their holiday shopping done. And most people's wallets are probably empty from that to drop several hundred more on an Apple iPhone. (Especially if they've bought iPods already as Christmas gifts.)
     
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That's why we have a 30 day return policy at Fry's
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Dec 15, 2006, 12:24 PM
 
No.
     
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Dec 15, 2006, 12:24 PM
 
Monday is not a very Appley day. Don't they normally hold events on Tuesdays? I thought that was one of there trademarks.
     
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Dec 15, 2006, 04:58 PM
 
I think I read the last time Gizmodo did this, it turned out to be a TiVo product and not Apple. I doubt that Apple would do it on a Monday to. Kevin is right. Tuesday is an Appley day.
     
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Dec 15, 2006, 05:06 PM
 
It has nothing to do with Monday or Tuesday, it's false because, as Kerrigan and others have mentioned, no special event has been announced.
     
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Dec 15, 2006, 05:08 PM
 
3 points already made in this thread prove that this won't happen on Monday. No special event, late in the holiday season, and being on a Monday. Why would Apple stray from their usual process for launching new products for something as highly anticipated as the iPhone?

But hell, if it goes against all logic and Apple actually does introduce it on Monday, I'll be happy. I can't wait to see this thing.
     
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Dec 15, 2006, 05:37 PM
 
Gizmodo says the iPhone will merely be announced, not ready for sale.
     
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Gizmodo also doesn't say it's an Apple product...
     
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Originally Posted by brokenjago View Post
I think it's perfectly timed for my birthday.
     
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Dec 17, 2006, 02:05 AM
 
It will absolutely be released on Monday. Why? Because I'm getting a new phone tomorrow, and someone hates me.

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Originally Posted by TheoCryst View Post
It will absolutely be released on Monday. Why? Because I'm getting a new phone tomorrow, and someone hates me.
LOL, you get that too huh?
     
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Originally Posted by brokenjago View Post
I think AAPL might drop some more if they don't release that phone Monday.

I also think that it will be a GSM phone.

I am glad I bought my video/camera capable GSM phone and my video iPod when I did. Otherwise I would have been waiting forever.

Originally Posted by Kevin Dunahee View Post
Monday is not a very Appley day. Don't they normally hold events on Tuesdays? I thought that was one of there trademarks.
The release products on several different days of the week.

Originally Posted by vmarks View Post
I think it's perfectly timed for my birthday.
Happy birthday!
     
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Dec 17, 2006, 02:51 PM
 
No, it will be Tuesday. New releases are always on Tuesday.
     
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Originally Posted by Eug Wanker View Post

Happy birthday!
Thank you!
     
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Originally Posted by vmarks View Post
Thank you!
Let me be the 2nd to wish you happy birthday!!
     
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Dec 17, 2006, 03:10 PM
 
Lord please let this phone have Wifi so we can use some sort of VOIP when in range of a network.

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Dec 18, 2006, 01:35 AM
 
My current phone is halfway busted, so I'm waiting to see if I should shell out the $50 insurance deductible for another one or splurge for the iPhone (if it's on verizon).
     
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OWNED!

Its the Cisco iPhone!

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Dec 18, 2006, 01:44 AM
 
lame, but expected
     
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Originally Posted by Kerrigan View Post
lame, but expected
Well, due to Trademark issues it IS the only iPhone that COULD be announced today

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Dec 18, 2006, 02:08 AM
 
Indeed. Congrats to billy_d_goat for calling it.


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Dec 18, 2006, 03:02 AM
 
NOTHING Apple comes out with will have the panache of the name iPhone. This category was to be defined by Apple. We did not know what behind the scenes discussions Apple and Cisco may have had. This "iphone" will now be marketed by whom? This is a sad, sad day.
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Dec 18, 2006, 03:38 AM
 
Why is it a sad day? iPhone is gimmicky sounding name, much like iTV which isn't being used by Apple either.
     
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Dec 18, 2006, 03:42 AM
 
I am happy. The iPhone is a lame name and we all know it. Better it be something more akin to the iPod.

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Talk about shamelessly cashing in on hype and an unused trademark

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Wow.

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Way to limit usefulness.
     
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Originally Posted by - - e r i k - - View Post
Talk about shamelessly cashing in on hype and an unused trademark
Agreed
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Dec 18, 2006, 07:04 AM
 
so then...what will Apple's phone be called?

From all accounts, it's as much an iPod as a phone...so maybe just iPod Phone?
     
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Dec 18, 2006, 07:28 AM
 
Maybe something original?

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Dec 18, 2006, 07:40 AM
 
iPod phone

...would by my guess, not that I'm holding my breath.
     
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Originally Posted by mitchell_pgh View Post
iPod phone

...would by my guess, not that I'm holding my breath.
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iTalk mobile
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iTalk while iWalk?

Err... maybe not.
     
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Dec 18, 2006, 09:54 AM
 
Needless to say, if that's the phone, I'll be happy to stick with my current phone.
     
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There's one way Apple could revolutionise the mobile phone - get rid of those incomprehensible flashing lights. Does anyone actually use them? My Sony Ericsson has a little green light on the top that appears to flash differently depending on various things that I haven't got the inclination to look up in the manual, wherever that is. It flashes all the time just to indicate the phone is switched on - if I am carrying my mobile phone it will be on all the time. Also, rather than waiting the 2-3 seconds between flashes to see if what the light's doing, I just look at the front to see if it's on. Anyway, rant over.
     
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Originally Posted by talisker View Post
There's one way Apple could revolutionise the mobile phone - get rid of those incomprehensible flashing lights. Does anyone actually use them? My Sony Ericsson has a little green light on the top that appears to flash differently depending on various things that I haven't got the inclination to look up in the manual, wherever that is. It flashes all the time just to indicate the phone is switched on - if I am carrying my mobile phone it will be on all the time. Also, rather than waiting the 2-3 seconds between flashes to see if what the light's doing, I just look at the front to see if it's on. Anyway, rant over.
Somehow I think that would be slightly less than revolutionary.
     
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[already posted]
     
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Originally Posted by - - e r i k - - View Post
Talk about shamelessly cashing in on hype and an unused trademark
.... that they purchased long before to i[name] hype.
     
 
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