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October 07, 2011

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Matt

"Apple finally adds video out (a feature we've had on premium cameraphones for five years..). "

Actually video-out has been on the iPhone for years - for Photos, Videos (including films) and Keynote-style apps.

But MIRRORING OF THE DISPLAY is new. Has that really been available on premium cellphones?

darkdirk

I think you under underestimate the use cases for Siri. It's not just for driving. I use Voice Control when walking to the bus stop and while cycling. Siri will be very useful in these situations too. Like Voice Control, it is not an 'always used' feature, but one that sues specific situations

Tim F.

You go on and on about how much of the world's culture (primarily Asia) is not conducive to Siri... but you forgot to read the specs: Siri only supports English and the dominant Western European languages at this stage anyway.

KPO'M

If Tim Cook and Jonathan Ive are committed to carrying out the next few steps of Steve Jobs' iPhone timeline, I think eventually Apple will win out on the virtual SIM if that is their goal. Apple has a lot more clout with the carriers than Nokia had. Nokia got big by playing the carrier's game. Apple got big while bucking the carriers as much as they could. Sprint reportedly committed to buy $20 billion of iPhones over the next 4 years. That kind of commitment tells me that if Apple says the next iPhone has a Micro-SIM, the carriers will go along. They just need to take it one step at a time.

I'm guessing LTE wasn't released yet since it isn't really ready. It is just getting started in Europe, and in the US AT&T has 5 cities with LTE, while Verizon is a little bit further along. By this time next year, Sprint will have a decent LTE network, and VZW and AT&T will have much of the US covered. Plus 4G chips will be better. We'll see LTE then.

Sergey Karmanenko

Hey, it's not right about Micro SIM, iPhone4 and iPad has it since early 2010. They did not replace anything, they had it in desgin since iPhone4, doesn't matter when they submit 3GPP document. Apple do not do technology which is not bullet proof from user experience point of view, they will not include WiMAX (what the hell for), it's huge, needs antenna, discharge battery and does not make sense with HSPA, or NFC - again, no ecosystem, not their business, if Google geeks integrate - who cares. Apple are not technology geeks, right? Regarding virtual SIM, obviously the operators don't want it and Apple can do nothing about it. You should not be consultant with 20 years experiance to understand it - the question should be not be decided during PCB layout design, but decided a bit earlier.

kevin

Tomi,
Although you just wrote that Steve Jobs is great, at the same time you show that you think Apple to be incredibly stupid to think that they completely designed, invested in production, and were within two months of launching a new phone with a virtual SIM before seeking agreement from carriers. You certainly know how long it takes and how costly it is to design a phone, and how long it takes and how costly it is to tool and ramp up to manufacture a mass market phone. And yet you think Apple would've spent that much time and money before checking if any carrier would agree to it. Unbelievable.

Apple is an engineering company and under Steve Jobs and Tim Cook, a very disciplined engineering company. They explore lots of lots of possibilities, and make huge numbers of prototypes, but bring very, very, very few products to manufacturing and market; likely fewer than any other consumer products or handset company in the world.

My conclusion is that there is absolutely no way that the "delay" was caused by a redesign resulting from the virtual SIM in the "new iPhone to ship that was to ship at the last week of June." I have not found a single other source willing to put that in print. There was no such iPhone in January or March or anytime this year that was to ship in June.

John

Its a good thing Apple didn't put any Wimax in since Sprint is moving away from it.

Robert

n900lover make good point - WP7 will be big loser w. new price points for 3GS and 4.
Baron95 also makes good points - internal upgrades are pretty big, esp. for gamers and photo shooters. And there is iOS 5... .
And for stockholders - w/o huge investment in new manufacturing facilities, profits will continue to grow. Meanwhile, don't you think there are already facilities being designed, if not under construction, for new generations of iPhone/iPad and components?
It looks like the iPhone 4! And... ?
Accessory sellers are delighted they don't need to do all new designs for iPhone4S.
And not related, but - why are so many pundits writing that the Kindle Fire is the new "iPad Killer." It's the low-end killer, and will hurt budget Android and WP7 much more than it does iOS.
The pundits are also missing the scope and breadth of Steve Job's accomplishments. Thank you, Tomi, for recognizing the many Insanely Great achievements of SJ.

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