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Steve Jobs announced the SDK for iphone today giving third parties the tools they need to design software for the iphone.

The iphone will by next update support Microsoft Exchange and push email, push calenders etc. That one advantage that RIM devices had has now vanished.

Also announced, Sega is working with Apple to bring a full version of Monkeyball (from the Dreamcast) to the iphone and EA demoed SPORE on the iphone as well. Both games take advantage of the accelerometer in the phone allowing control by moving the phone in space.

Also, both games are full versions, not stripped down versions for phones.

Also, a $100 million venture fund has been set up for developers looking to design for the iphone set up by some Silicon Valley and Wallstreet types.


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MS Exchange support
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jeQB_4vxoBp-evv_7ghNwrkYpDWQD8V85ANG5

EA Spore
http://kotaku.com/364753/apple-demoes-first-sdk-title-+-spore

Sega Monkeyball
http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=20655
 

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About freakin time. Now if they would just dump this stupid AT&T only contract. Apple could have had all of them and been the ones who broke the mold for current US Cellular stupidity. Instead they caved for cash like the rest of them.
 

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Steve Jobs announced the SDK for iphone today giving third parties the tools they need to design software for the iphone.

The iphone will by next update support Microsoft Exchange and push email, push calenders etc. That one advantage that RIM devices had has now vanished.

Also announced, Sega is working with Apple to bring a full version of Monkeyball (from the Dreamcast) to the iphone and EA demoed SPORE on the iphone as well. Both games take advantage of the accelerometer in the phone allowing control by moving the phone in space.

Also, both games are full versions, not stripped down versions for phones.

Also, a $100 million venture fund has been set up for developers looking to design for the iphone set up by some Silicon Valley and Wallstreet types.


Links:

MS Exchange support
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jeQB_4vxoBp-evv_7ghNwrkYpDWQD8V85ANG5

EA Spore
http://kotaku.com/364753/apple-demoes-first-sdk-title-+-spore

Sega Monkeyball
http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=20655
Sooo....what exactly does all this mean? I have an iPhone but I'm not familiar with all this terminology. I know we might have some games but that's all I got out of it.
 
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It means iPhones are now ready to compete in the enterprise or business market. It also means more programs will be available for the iphone and a new revenue stream for Apple getting a cut for every piece of software sold for the iPhone.

Also, Apple did talk to other cell phone providers. No manufacturer of phones had any say so on what crapware the cell phone company would dump on it. Also everyone was getting nickeled and dimed on cell phone internet and email usage. Only AT&T was willing to give in to Apple's demands of unlimited Internet and email on the phone. Also, no crapware. So Apple's stance made for a better consumer experience. After year five, I' m sure there will be multiple iPhone models on multiple carriers.


They did break the mold. Verizon and other cell phone companies missed an opportunity and still don't get it.
 
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It also means that Blackberry has some real competition. The iphone will allow you to push your email to it, so you won't have to mess with the RIM software that blackberry forces you to route through.

A lot of businesses will start looking at the iphone now, I think.
 

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The blackberry has had competition for awhile now - the smartphone market is full of phones with MS Exchange and Push availability
 

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I guess I don't get it either. I can't see my organization jumping for a move from RIM to iphones...the name Iphone alone would raise eyebrows :). It just doesn't seem business-like enough. I'm sure it would work fine for individuals who choose to use them for business but widespread corporate adoption is another thing.
 

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