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When I began teaching software law in the 1980s, it seemed that there was a disproportionate number of cases involving Apple Computers (usually as the plaintiff). In comparison with Microsoft, Apple was viewed as espousing a proprietary, closed system. As such, it was not surprising that Apple was an active litigant in those days, in stark contrast to the emerging software behemoth from the Pacific Northwest.
Each successive generation of the iPhone has added new features and, in almost all cases, gotten better. From the original iPhone (which looks kind of old and pokey now, but was a pretty big step forward in terms of ease of use and multitouch) through to the iPhone 5, each step in iPhone history has introduced big changes to the iPhone line up. The chart below compares the hardware specifications of each generation of the iPhone so you can get an easy sense of how things have changed through iPhone history.
Update : This story has been updated to clarify that Apple was not named in the list of handset makers that have agreed to use a new universal charger standard. BARCELONA--After I've spent years scrounging through drawers looking for the right charger and kicking myself every time I forgot my charger while traveling, the mobile industry has finally decided to make one device that can juice up any cell phone.
Question: How Many iPhones Have Been Sold Worldwide? Answer:
<img width="603" height="357" border="0" src="/images_blogs/gadgetlab/images/2008/07/18/iphone3g_studio_24.jpg" title="Iphone3g_studio_24" alt="Iphone3g_studio_24" /> iPhone 3G [Editor's note: We've spent an entire week testing every single nuance of the iPhone 3G and what follows is Wired's official, pull-no-punches, boiled-down, just-the-facts review.
A Glen Rock teen has unlocked an iPhone for use on other carriers (he currently, allegedly, has it up and running on T-Mobile), posted instructions for doing so, and is selling the unlocked phone on eBay . The instructions are almost too frightening to fathom unless you have excellent technical dexterity and superfluous iPhones you can potentially destroy.
Not satisfied with anecdotal evidence from Apple iPhone owners, usability consultancy User Centric Inc. put a group of iPhone users through a rigorous usability test to find what's to like and not like about the iconic mobile phone. While some of the likes (music playing) were expected, there were some dislikes (Google Maps) that were a surprise, according to the results of the user tests.
Apple’s iPhone is a revolution. Not in it’s technology, which has been available for some time now, but in it’s execution of integrating technology in a way that is intuitive to humans and the way we naturally interact with objects.
from the Insight Community by Steve Litchfield The Apple iPhone, of course, comes at the whole arena of smartphones completely from left-field and seemingly reinvents everything. And, although the iPhone has some huge omissions and flaws, there are some lessons from which existing smartphone manufacturers and smartphone owners can draw.
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January 10, 2007 ⋅ hci, design, usability ⋅ 2 Comments » I’ve had enough time now to wipe the drool off my keyboard and formulate some intelligent thoughts on the iPhone.
The Newton MessagePad was an early handheld device manufactured by Apple in the mid-1990s.