If you were having thoughts about camping out the night before at your local Apple store to grab the iPhone and thought that maybe, just maybe, you were being a little over-enthusiastic, then you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Two campers outside the New York Manhatten store have been there since 5am yesterday morning and plan to stay first and second in the queue until Friday when they hope to land their hands on the iPhone - good luck to ‘em.
The first guy in the queue’s name is Greg, not of iPhone Matters, and is a single retiree so has plenty of time to sit around and grab the iPhone which he hopes to “take a look at” and “see how it works”. The guys are fully loaded with soft drinks, seats and coolers full of food that they hope will last them the four day camp-out. Take a look at the video below to see more.
What’s the one thing you need to persuade you to buy an iPhone at the end of this glorious working week? Why, a twenty-minute demonstration of the iPhone on Apple’s website, which you can view right here.
I decided to watch the 20 minute iPhone Guided Tour this weekend. As I watched it, I made a few observations along the way. WARNING: Some of these reveal my true fanboy status. If you haven’t watched it yet, you can do so here. Enjoy.
00:00:23 Wow, the navigation around websites is fast!
00:00:31 Is this guy a mime?
00:01:15 Did you see the YouTube icon? Interesting it doesn’t have the logo on it.
00:02:01 I wonder if you will be able to set it to auto sleep and lock?
A revolutionary mobile phone
Calling, Favorites, Recents, Contacts, and Keypad
00:03:01 I wonder how fine you can tune the sensitivity to touch? Will it be tricky to differentiate a flick from a tap? I can’t wait to try this out!
00:03:24 If you are calling someone on Mars will the background image change? Seriously, though, I wonder how much control we will have with background pictures.
00:04:53 I still have my reservations about touchscreen when it comes to dialing numbers the old fashioned way. For instance, Matt Damon’s character in The Departed… more...
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Just after yesterday’s announcement of A YouTube App being confirmed for the iPhone and Ad was sure to come. And come it did thanks to a video uploaded to YouTube, it gets redundant from here on out.
Since Apple’s initial announcement regarding the iPhone’s launch we’ve been held over by short video clips detailing the many uses of the device. These short clips spanned from media playback to web browsing and have allowed us to get a feel for the iPhone. Since January they hadn’t been updated until Steve’s keynote at WWDC sporting a new 3D view and the most recent update being yesterday shortly after a YouTube Widget was announced.
Of course following the confirmation of a YouTube App for the iPhone a video clip was posted guiding you through the interface which bears a strong resemblance to the iPod interface already included. I must say though I like the dark glossy colors as it helps me concentrate on which videos I want to select but it all comes down to personal preference.
Eagle eyed Bloggers also noticed a few added tidbits such as a new signature in mail “Sent from my iPhone”, updated views in the weather and stocks widgets plus new callers and a new background.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt is a very smart guy. He’s is also absolutely giddy over his new iPhone. As a member of Apple’s board of directors, Schmidt got his very own iPhone and is anxious to show people. In this video (found via iPhone Alley), Schmidt shows off his iPhone at the World Economic Forum.
But besides his iPhone demonstrations to the audience, he also talks a lot about the new type of business, powered by phone technology. His so called: “Phone to phone to phone viral network” and the effects of emergent distribution markets is just another reason why Apple may have tapped into a market just at the right time.
[Via iPhone Alley]
Much like the iPhone spec ad I blogged about last week, here’s a great spec ad by Director Alec Sutherland, called ‘iPhone New York”. The spot, available in 60 and 30 second versions on www.iphonenewyorkcity.com, highlights people in new York talking about the iPhone in many different languages.
This is a truly classy ad: one that captures the robust offerings of the iPhone while delivering the rich diversity of the city. View the commercial here.more...
Got a Windows Mobile device? Envy the fact that Apple has come up with yet another thing hotter than something Microsoft has to offer? Then why not download the iContact 0.2?
Take a look at the video and I’m sure you’ll soon get the idea!