both are interesting but neither are WHOA! i HAVE TO HAVE ONE products.
Looks like we have a date...12:20 p.m.: The growth Apple has seen since the Intel transition, Jobs says, has been three times typical market growth worldwide. In the U.S., it’s nearly five times.
Walt to Jobs: When you changed your name to Apple Inc., people wondered if Apple was exiting the personal computer businesss. Is it? Jobs says no and stresses Apple’s commitment to the PC businesss, touts Apple’s forthcoming Leopard operating system.
12:25 p.m.: Jobs says Apple is on track to ship iPhone in late June as planned.
Walt: Like the last day of June?
Jobs: (Laughs) Yeah, probably. Why did Cingular agree to the iPhone deal? Jobs explains that there were two reasons: Music on phones hasn’t been very successful so far. With the iPod, users can do that. Second: Companies have spent a lot of money building these 3G networks, but they don’t have the consumer devices to really use them. Jobs says today’s cellphones deliver a “baby Internet” experience. Presumably, iPhone will deliver the “big boy Internet” experience
When are you planning to ship? Like the last day of June? It will be available in volume?
Late June... I hope not! I hope so!
"You haven't updated the iPod in a while," Mossberg noted.
"We're working on the best iPods that we've ever done, and they're awesome," said Jobs.
Turning his attention to Apple's hotly anticipated iPhone, Jobs said that Apple is on track to deliver them in late June. "I think we'll ship a lot of them," he added. "Will it be enough? I don't know. I hope not."
Jobs admitted that Apple is a new player in the cell phone businesss, saying "We're newcomers. People have forgotten more than we know about this." Pushed by Mossberg to introduce new features at D: All Things Digital, however, Jobs refused.
IMO, i wouldn't rule out the possibility of iTunes being made available on the iPhone. To me it sounds like he might be waiting to make this announcement...maybe WWDC?1:08pm - You don't have a video service for the iPhone...
Sure we do... it's iTunes. Not over the air. People have tried it with music and it's failed. Part of the reason that it's failed is the phone isn't the best place for discovering music or browsing catalogues. Then there's the cost of wireless vs. terrestrial internet. Then you get it on your phone you have to sync it back to your PC... we've got 100m iPods we've sold that people know how to sync, they know how to buy music on iTunes.
1:09pm - So you have no plans to put any version of the iTunes store on the iPhone itself despite the fact that you have a big screen and non-baby OS?
We certainly have nothing to announce today.