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(Network World)   "Hello," the iPhone turns five next week. Do you remember the first commercial?   (networkworld.com) divider line 29
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2012-06-21 09:57:10 AM
We're celebrating anniversaries of commercials now?
 
2012-06-21 09:59:11 AM
Where's the Palm Pre girl? Did they sell her to HP too?
 
2012-06-21 10:52:08 AM
no
 
2012-06-21 10:56:58 AM
The thing people might forget about the original iPhone is there was no App Store nor any intention of creating such a thing. Merging a phone, iPod, and mobile Internet was supposed to be all you'd need.
 
2012-06-21 11:14:59 AM

Nem Wan: The thing people might forget about the original iPhone is there was no App Store nor any intention of creating such a thing. Merging a phone, iPod, and mobile Internet was supposed to be all you'd need.


Complete bullshiat. While Jobs was not a fan - others within Apple were prepping one and eventually Schiller convinced Jobs otherwise. Besides the first iPhone screamed version 1.0. There was no way they could get an SDK and everything else finished on time.
 
2012-06-21 11:37:43 AM
www.eribium.org

This should be a classic example of false advertising.
 
2012-06-21 12:00:42 PM
Great commercial.
 
2012-06-21 12:10:12 PM

Mentat: Where's the Palm Pre girl? Did they sell her to HP too?


Before my iPhone, I had a Palm Pre Plus. I was really sad to see the way Palm, and then HP, bungled WebOS. I thought it was the best smartphone OS at the time (though with the fewest apps). But all of their decisions (marketing, retail, carrier, hardware) were just terrible.

Crazily enough, RIM is currently following the same road to oblivion.
 
2012-06-21 12:17:26 PM
That commercial looks pretty good watching it on my Nexus.
 
2012-06-21 12:17:44 PM

traylor: [www.eribium.org image 500x362]

This should be a classic example of false advertising.


Why? I can see embedded videos in my iPhone.
 
2012-06-21 12:21:25 PM
No, I don't remember the first commercial. I'm far too young for that. But I'm pretty sure the iPhone hadn't been invented at that point. Hell, we didn't even have color TV yet.
 
2012-06-21 12:22:44 PM

gingerjet: Nem Wan: The thing people might forget about the original iPhone is there was no App Store nor any intention of creating such a thing. Merging a phone, iPod, and mobile Internet was supposed to be all you'd need.

Complete bullshiat. While Jobs was not a fan - others within Apple were prepping one and eventually Schiller convinced Jobs otherwise. Besides the first iPhone screamed version 1.0. There was no way they could get an SDK and everything else finished on time.


I had OS 1.1.4 jailbroken running MobileChat. The SDK was already quite well polished considering it was just a cut down version of the Cocoa Frameworks from Mac OS X
 
2012-06-21 12:27:27 PM
Haters gonna hate, but without Apple and the iPhone raising the bar, cell makers would have continued to be lazy and produce underpowered, featureless crap with screens that could have been right off a GameBoy Color. Competition is a good thing :-)
 
2012-06-21 12:34:47 PM

OriginalGamer: .....underpowered, featureless crap.....

After owning 2 iPhones, this is why I moved to Android :D
 
2012-06-21 12:46:54 PM
Like I said, competition is good, I prefer iPhone/iOS but I've been invested since the original iPhone and all my Apple stuff plays nice with one another. Android ain't bad either though, don't get why people need to shiat talk each other over it. Reminds me of the Nintendo/Sega arguments of my youth, which also shows I'm too old for that shiat
 
2012-06-21 01:36:45 PM

OriginalGamer: Like I said, competition is good, I prefer iPhone/iOS but I've been invested since the original iPhone and all my Apple stuff plays nice with one another. Android ain't bad either though, don't get why people need to shiat talk each other over it. Reminds me of the Nintendo/Sega arguments of my youth, which also shows I'm too old for that shiat


The Nintendo/Sega argument was at least semi-valid, since there wasn't a ton of title crossover between the two platforms. The iPhone/Android arguments boil down to which device you prefer to use to accomplish the exact same set of tasks in almost identical fashions.

/posted from my Galaxy Nexus LOL SUCK IT FANBOIS, or something
 
2012-06-21 01:42:27 PM

MightyPez: traylor: [www.eribium.org image 500x362]

This should be a classic example of false advertising.

Why? I can see embedded videos in my iPhone.


That picture is showing the New York Times page complete with a Flash video.
 
2012-06-21 01:45:42 PM

traylor: MightyPez: traylor: [www.eribium.org image 500x362]

This should be a classic example of false advertising.

Why? I can see embedded videos in my iPhone.

That picture is showing the New York Times page complete with a Flash video.


How can you tell it's specifically Flash video? You do understand you can imbed h.264 encoded HTML5 video in a website as well?
 
2012-06-21 01:50:43 PM

MightyPez: traylor: MightyPez: traylor: [www.eribium.org image 500x362]

This should be a classic example of false advertising.

Why? I can see embedded videos in my iPhone.

That picture is showing the New York Times page complete with a Flash video.

How can you tell it's specifically Flash video? You do understand you can imbed h.264 encoded HTML5 video in a website as well?


Do you understand that HTML5 wasn't around five years ago?
 
2012-06-21 01:58:23 PM

traylor: MightyPez: traylor: MightyPez: traylor: [www.eribium.org image 500x362]

This should be a classic example of false advertising.

Why? I can see embedded videos in my iPhone.

That picture is showing the New York Times page complete with a Flash video.

How can you tell it's specifically Flash video? You do understand you can imbed h.264 encoded HTML5 video in a website as well?

Do you understand that HTML5 wasn't around five years ago?


You may want to tell Google and Apple that, since their app used h.264 and not FLV to display video content since version 1. In-browser viewing of video certainly existed at this time for iPhones. Often times if it was a YouTube linked video it would open the YouTube app to get around any embedding issues.
 
2012-06-21 02:07:17 PM

MightyPez: You may want to tell Google and Apple that, since their app used h.264 and not FLV to display video content since version 1. In-browser viewing of video certainly existed at this time for iPhones. Often times if it was a YouTube linked video it would open the YouTube app to get around any embedding issues.


www.therealtimeweb.com

Someone shoulda told Steve about it.
 
2012-06-21 02:11:23 PM

traylor: MightyPez: You may want to tell Google and Apple that, since their app used h.264 and not FLV to display video content since version 1. In-browser viewing of video certainly existed at this time for iPhones. Often times if it was a YouTube linked video it would open the YouTube app to get around any embedding issues.

[www.therealtimeweb.com image 250x343]

Someone shoulda told Steve about it.


Perhaps you could actually explain the image. Circling the blank spot doesn't help much. But now that I think about it, I really don't care. Video did indeed work on the original iPhone, but nothing will likely stop the gnashing of your teeth about "false advertising" or whatever. So please, continue with the rage.
 
2012-06-21 02:27:31 PM

MightyPez: Perhaps you could actually explain the image.


That's from Steve's keynote presentation where he introduced the iPhone. But don't worry, it happened in an alternate universe, not your fault if you missed it.
 
2012-06-21 03:22:23 PM
I had the original iPhone at release, it did play embedded videos (just not flash) just fine. *shrug*
 
2012-06-21 03:27:06 PM

OriginalGamer: I had the original iPhone at release, it did play embedded videos (just not flash) just fine. *shrug*


That can't be true. A guy on the internet said it wasn't possible.
 
2012-06-21 04:11:50 PM

OriginalGamer: I had the original iPhone at release, it did play embedded videos (just not flash) just fine. *shrug*


Thank you for your confirmation.
 
2012-06-21 04:33:42 PM
The iPhone was five years ahead of its time when it came out five years ago. It hasn't changed much since then.
 
2012-06-21 08:56:48 PM
I said recently in another thread that Steve Jobs was like Henry Ford. Ford didn't invent the car, and the Model T didn't have any technology that hadn't been on other cars before, but Ford was the first person to make everyone, not just the rich tycoons and playboys that owned the hand built cars then, that they could have, indeed need, a car.

This advert is perfect. It made everyone, from kids to grandma, realize they could have a phone that played music, movies, surf the web, have email and look at pictures, and that it was so easy to use that they didn't need a degree or be a geek nerd to do it.

I've never been a fan of the iPhone. But these adverts are fantastic.
 
2012-06-22 12:44:25 AM

Doc Daneeka: Mentat: Where's the Palm Pre girl? Did they sell her to HP too?

Before my iPhone, I had a Palm Pre Plus. I was really sad to see the way Palm, and then HP, bungled WebOS. I thought it was the best smartphone OS at the time (though with the fewest apps). But all of their decisions (marketing, retail, carrier, hardware) were just terrible.


I loved the Palm Pre, but I didn't buy it because it was obvious that Palm was headed into the toilet.
 
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