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Briefly: Leopard on iPhone; MS vs. iPhone

updated 07:30 pm EST, Thu January 18, 2007

Leopard on iPhone

In brief: Apple's iPhone is already running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, according to one columnist who spent roughly 45 minutes with the device and who cites official briefings as well as "you and I never spoke" discussions.... A YouTube video has surfaced of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer laughing at Apple's iPhone, who cites the high price and says the device won't appeal to business customers "because it doesn't have a keyboard, which makes it not a very good email machine".... FrSIRT has posted a Mac OS X vulnerability in the service location protocol daemon (slpd) that could allow attackers to cause denial of service or potentially execute arbitrary code.... Plaintiffs in the Comes v. Microsoft anti-trust trial taking place in Iowa recently filed a motion for permission to show the court that Microsoft may not be disclosing APIs (application programming interfaces) required by the 2002 U.S. v. Microsoft settlement.




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  1. jdonahoe

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    where did he get those

    numbers? Zune has 20 to 25% of the high end ($249 and higher) mp3 market? Since when? What is Ballmer smoking?

  1. giantmike

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Leopard

    Um, wasn't it obvious that the iPhone is running Leopard when Steve said it had Core Animation capabilities?

  1. Philip J. Fry

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Ballmer

    He's just p*** as usual about Apple. Zune is a flop and Apple has a better mobile system.

  1. QualleyIV

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    re: where did he get thos

    You're telling me! Seriously this guy MUST be on crack. Maybe he meant they got 25% of the market for MP3 players priced between $249 and $250... Wait, nope, that can't be it, the 30 Gig iPod sells for $249... Oh, I got it, they got 25% of the market of MSFT employees who bought MP3 players priced $249 and up... There it is.

  1. webjive

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    So typical MSFT these daz

    Since when does everything MSFT does have to be about business (outside of the Xbox)? Why can't it be about the normal person in life and not about the corporation? Do families and personal lives not exist anymore in their lives?

    There is nothing that will appeal to businesses with the iPhone?

    Well, lets see. Over 70% of all businesses in the US are small to mid size companies. Not the massive organizations like MSFT, Walmart, GE and others. Balmer is probably right in that "class" of business users. I own a small business and what the iPhone has (feature wise) will serve about 90% plus of the normal business needs. I guarantee Apple is not sitting on this one day of iPhone glory. They have a road map and they will deliver some neat stuff.

    Balmer is blowing smoke on that one becuase like everyone else, it caught him off guard.

    Now the 20% plus percentile of the upper end mp3 players? Where did Balmer get that statistic from? His neighbors kid? Puh-leze! You noticed how he squirmed on that quote?!! That's because he pulled it out of his butt.

    Again, he is humbled by the number of ipods sold quarterly. The player second to ipods (according to actual sales figures, not the neighbors kids) is from SanDisk of all companies.

    MSFT and Balmer need to keep focusing on their core business and leave the personal entertainment and computing sector to companies that serve it better. Not everything is about the big co. bottom line.

  1. nativeNYer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    monkey boy says…

    that in 6 months Apple will have the most expensive phone in the market by far. I guess he didn't see the news of the LG Prada phone recently announced that will sell in European and Asian markets for €600 (US$775). Oops! Who's the most expensive again?

    What a colossal idiot that man is.

  1. notehead

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    sore loser

    Ball-me is just being a sore loser because Apple is always several years ahead of MS. When did Apple say that the iPhone is targeted specifically at business use? And is he actually to stupid to understand the concept of a completely software-based interface? The screen can as easily give you a qwerty keyboard (which, if it uses the entire screen, will be significantly larger than anything on a current smart phone) and then just as easily give you a hundred other ways to get data into the device.

  1. tonton

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Everybody does it.

    Don't get me wrong, I love Apple and hate Ballmer and MS, but Ballmer saying the iPhone will be the "most expensive phone on the market" is no less accurate than Steve Jobs saying the iPhone is the "thinnest phone on the market".

  1. test22

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    test comment for leopard

    test comment for leopard

  1. test22

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    test comment for leopard1

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