Five Questions For Steve Jobs About Yesterday’s IntroductionsSep 6th, 2007 | By James Lewin | Category: General
Apple’s introductions yesterday were largely unsurprising, but Apple managed to deliver its strongest line of iPods ever, take iTunes store into wireless territory, and solidify its entry into the smartphone market.
While the event ended the mystery of what Apple would introduce, it raised new questions:
- Why is Apple¬†stiffing first-adopting¬†iPhone owners? Apple dropped prices on the iPhone by $200 after two months, which is pissing off a lot of the people that feel like they supported Apple by standing in line and getting an iPhone early on. Apple could minimize this issue by offering a store credit, a service credit or some other type of credit.
- When are the iPhone and iPod touch going to get Web publishing features? They are both powerful wireless devices with Web support.¬†User-generated media is one of the biggest trends on the Internet. So¬†why isn’t there a keyboard accessory for these devices, so people could use them to edit their blogs?¬†Why¬†no support for recording audio and posting it to the Web? Why no ability to browse the drive and upload photos to blogs? Why can’t we use Wi-Fi to sync podcasts both from the Web and to the Web?
- Why such a lame approach to ringtones? Apple is adding a ringtone option to iTunes, but it only works with one out of six song in the iTunes store. Third-party tools already make it easy to¬†use any audio as a ringtone on the iPhone. How about a Garageband Share As Ringtone feature?
- Why doesn’t the iPod touch have¬†Google Maps, Stocks, Notes & Weather? These apps are all nice features of the iPhone, but are missing from the touch. iPod owners need maps, too!
- How long will Apple milk the iPod shuffle? The shuffle is getting long in the tooth, $79 for a 1GB device with no screen no longer sounds so great, even if it comes in new colors like Red.
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