Thursday, April 12, 2007

Apple! Get Over It!

iPhone ain't worth this delayed release of OS 10.5. You can't choose your own carrier, and there is no service in the Northeast Kingdom. I won't even be allowed to buy one! Cingular can "get me in big trouble" (ooohhhhh I'm scared!) if I go to New Hampshire and smuggle the iPhone into Vermont. Is this corporate high-handedness or is this corporate high-handedness? I took that iPhone off my wishlist one week after it was announced.

From Apple – Hot News:
Apple Statement
iPhone has already passed several of its required certification tests and is on schedule to ship in late June as planned. We can’t wait until customers get their hands (and fingers) on it and experience what a revolutionary and magical product it is. However, iPhone contains the most sophisticated software ever shipped on a mobile device, and finishing it on time has not come without a price — we had to borrow some key software engineering and QA resources from our Mac OS X team, and as a result we will not be able to release Leopard at our Worldwide Developers Conference in early June as planned. While Leopard's features will be complete by then, we cannot deliver the quality release that we and our customers expect from us. We now plan to show our developers a near final version of Leopard at the conference, give them a beta copy to take home so they can do their final testing, and ship Leopard in October. We think it will be well worth the wait. Life often presents tradeoffs, and in this case we're sure we've made the right ones. [Apr 12, 2007]
The following quote is from an e-mail to me from an Apple retailer in Vermont in response to my question about iPhones not being available in Vermont (18Jan07):
If you have a cell phone and a local 802 # you can go to Boston or another place where Cingular sells service, get the iPhone and Cingular service and because of all the rollover laws keep your VT phone number...

Also Gov. Douglas has a plan to make more wireless and cell service available in VT so this may change.


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