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Mar 19, 2007
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Since it connects to the internet and has wifi, do you think you will be able to buy songs over your iPhone directly from iTunes?
 

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If they were smart they would. Think of the impulse buyers. I know I am guilty of buying a cellphone game out of boredom.
 

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Since it connects to the internet and has wifi, do you think you will be able to buy songs over your iPhone directly from iTunes?
No, this cannot be done on the first generation iPhone, but maybe they will add this when they bring out the iPhone in Japan because in Japan this is a standard. You have until 2008 to learn enough Japaneese to control that version.
 

wot_fan

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No, this cannot be done on the first generation iPhone, but maybe they will add this when they bring out the iPhone in Japan because in Japan this is a standard. You have until 2008 to learn enough Japaneese to control that version.
How do you know this? Apple recently filed for a patent that seems to cover this question. Here is an excerpt from an article I read regarding the patent application:
On February 1, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple’s patent application titled Configuration of a computing device in a secure manner . Apple’s patent describes the ability of a future wireless iPod and/or iPhone (simply noted as a cellular phone of course) being able to access Apple’s iTunes Music Store in a secure manner for the purposes of a device upgrade or commercial transaction. Admittedly the patent is a little confusing in that on one hand it appears that they could be describing a method relating to a third party cellphone such as Motorola’s ROKR, and on the other hand, there are services being described here that have never surfaced publicly. In the spirit of traditional Apple secrecy, this was likely Apple’s way of trying to hide the fact that they had a cellphone in production at the time of this application.
While I don't know for sure, I think it is unlikely that this feature would require hardware. If that is the case, once released it should be available on all versions of the iPhone.
 
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mcrist

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How do you know this? Apple recently filed for a patent that seems to cover this question. Here is an excerpt from an article I read regarding the patent application:


While I don't know for sure, I think it is unlikely that this feature would require hardware. If that is the case, once released it should be available on all versions of the iPhone.
The only problem would be the limited number of iTunes authorized devices. I have three computers that I work on regularly, an iPod, and the iPhone would definitely strain the limits. Plus, the small hard drive would make it difficult to keep too many songs or videos on the iPhone. Wonder why the small capacity?
 
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robhon

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But, instead of that, wouldn't it be cool if they could figure out some way to... like... "squirt" a song over to a friend. (Along with a digital towel to clean themselves up with afterward.) :D
 

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But, instead of that, wouldn't it be cool if they could figure out some way to... like... "squirt" a song over to a friend. (Along with a digital towel to clean themselves up with afterward.) :D
Haha, as funny as that sounds, I don't see that ever happening. I mean, with all the protection and songs being locked when you buy them off of iTunes, i don't think that would allow you to transfer them over to a friend's iPhone.
 

robhon

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Haha, as funny as that sounds, I don't see that ever happening. I mean, with all the protection and songs being locked when you buy them off of iTunes, i don't think that would allow you to transfer them over to a friend's iPhone.
It was intended as a jab at the Zune.
 

robhon

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Ahh, I see. I didn't realize that. Are people really using that funtion as much?
Exactly my point. No one is. How can you have a "social network" when practically no one else owns the device. It was just another dumb idea from the hallowed halls of MS.

It still dumbfounds me how they actually thought this would work! I mean, did they just overlook the fact that social networks fuction in a large part because they are FREE! In my mind it would sink the concept to try to create a social network that costs $250.

Sometimes I think that Apple and Google have systematically sucked the entire brain trust from high tech and put it all on their own payrolls.

And don't even get me started on their point system for paying for content... :)
 

G-sus

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How do you know this? Apple recently filed for a patent that seems to cover this question. Here is an excerpt from an article I read regarding the patent application:


While I don't know for sure, I think it is unlikely that this feature would require hardware. If that is the case, once released it should be available on all versions of the iPhone.
Where did you get this?! This feature would be way cool if it were on the phone by June.
 

robhon

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Where did you get this?! This feature would be way cool if it were on the phone by June.
Steve Jobs officially denouced this feature as being pointless when it was first announced by MS. I wouldn't expect to see this feature on the iPhone any time soon.

Here's how it hit the news:

QUESTION: Microsoft has announced its new iPod competitor, Zune. It says that this device is all about building communities. Are you worried?

ANSWER: In a word, no. I’ve seen the demonstrations on the Internet about how you can find another person using a Zune and give them a song they can play three times. It takes forever. By the time you’ve gone through all that, the girl’s got up and left! You’re much better off to take one of your earbuds out and put it in her ear. Then you’re connected with about two feet of headphone cable.

What an answer. With a subtle style all his own he’s saying Microsoft = Cold tech and Apple = Humanity. MS scares her away, Apple gets the girl. That’s a sharp, clear, and powerful distinction. Whether it’s true is up to the customer, but Jobs understands how to bait the hook like few others.
 

robhon

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Pardon the above post. I'm crossing up subjects in this thread. My fault for starting up the "squirting" issue in a thread about iTunes. :sick: