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    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...iness_use.html

    Market research firm Gartner on Wednesday changed its stance against using the iPhone in an enterprise situation, due to the iPhone's upcoming software upgrade, which will see broader support for security and enterprise email.
    And, if rumors reported by Gartner are true, just ordered a 2nd 10 million phones with 3G and OLED screens

    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/181827/a...se-europe.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackNaylorPE View Post
    And, if rumors reported by Gartner are true, just ordered a 2nd 10 million phones with 3G and OLED screens

    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/181827/a...se-europe.html
    I think the OLED thing is false. Or rather, a commenter at BGR wrote a very detailed response as to why it can't be possible (see quote below). The discussion is out of my realm of knowledge.

    Also the "10 million order = 3g iPhone" is a bit of a stretch. Sure, it could be that or another international carrier signing on, etc. It'd just be nice to have some actual corroboration--funny though how the "10 million order = 3g iphone" meme took off.

    And not to be picky but "flip flopped"? Isn't that term better suited for when a situation has not changed, but the person's stance arbitrarily has? In this case, Gartner revised their position upon learning of the new security and network features soon to be made available....that's simply being prudent.
    The claim about the next iPhone, due out this year, will sport an OLED display is doubtful. The only company that currently has any meaningful OLED product is Universal Display Corporation (stock ticker: PANL). UDC’s products can be seen on selected Samsung and Sony products, with more manufactures signing up to incorporate OLED displays into their respective products.

    Apple approached UDC for the iPhone. However, due to the limitation on screen size at the time, as well as the high cost, the deal never materialized. As recently as this month, the CFO of UDC told an exclusive group of investors, approximately 10 of them, that Apple has not resumed talk on the possibility of using OLED in any future products.

    The technology itself is not ready for prime time. To date, there is not a true OLED display that meets even the minimum level of usage demand. All OLED displays uses OLED red and green, but LED blue. As of this month, their OLED blue has an operational duration of less than 5,000 hours, far short of the standard 10,000+ hours required by commercial products. Furthermore, there are infrastructural considerations that drastically increases the cost of production, thus further reducing OLED technology’s attractiveness against LED technology.

    Overall, it should be a surprise if OLED is used, in whole or in part, as this 3G iPhone’s touch screen.
    Last edited by Malatesta; 03/28/2008 at 10:53 AM.

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    From Gruber:

    That’s Not Backtracking ★
    Minor media criticism. Gartner Research, rather famously, last summer declared the iPhone unsuitable for enterprise use. Last week, in the wake of the iPhone Roadmap event announcements, they declared that it is suitable for the enterprise.

    The sub-head on this Tech.co.uk story by Don Reisinger reads: “Gartner Research backtracks, changes tune about Apple mobile”. No one likes to point out the mistakes of so-called analysts like I do, but in this case, there’s clearly no backtracking or changing of the tune. Gartner’s recommendation changed when the facts about the iPhone’s enterprise features changed. Gartner has been very consistent about the enterprise-related features they wanted to see in the iPhone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malatesta View Post
    And not to be picky but "flip flopped"? Isn't that term better suited for when a situation has not changed, but the person's stance arbitrarily has?
    Certainly, but that's not how it is used today. If a politician takes a stance on a bill and then changes that position based upon revisions or being provided with more information, the headline gonna scream "flip flopper" ! I was probably a bit too subtle but had that sarcasm in mind while typing.

    Of course the other part of it was that despite Apple clearly tarketing the iPhone 1.0 as a consumer device and not a business device, the fanboi's and press felt compelled to make the inevitable comparisons.
    Last edited by JackNaylorPE; 03/28/2008 at 02:53 PM.
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    Back in the 90s, it was "waffling", ah, the Queen's Egnlsih!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackNaylorPE View Post
    Certainly, but that's not how it is used today. If a politician takes a stance on a bill and then changes that position based upon revisions or being provided with more information, the headline gonna scream "flip flopper" ! I was probably a bit too subtle but had that sarcasm in mind while typing.

    Of course the other part of it was that despite Apple clearly tarketing the iPhone 1.0 as a consumer device and not a business device, the fanboi's and press felt compelled to make the inevitable comparisons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malatesta View Post
    I think the OLED thing is false.
    Malatesta,

    For us non-techies, what exactly does this mean - what will the new 3G iPhone not be able to do?

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    Here's a good synopsis....OLED screen at this point in time, I would expect to have a huge price tag.....then again, when you buying 10 million of anything, you can usually negotiate a good price

    http://stage.soundandvisionmag.com/f...smackdown.html
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    Tks DL and Jack

    The info you provided helps.

    Good Luck
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  10.    #11  
    Here's some follow up:

    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/apple-ip...,news-877.html

    According to Bank of America however, Apple’s next generation iPhone will be released sometime between now and summer of this year.....In a report released by Bank of America analyst Scott Craig, Apple will have an major increase in iPhone product sometime in June.

    "Our latest channel checks point to a significant production build of a 3G iPhone beginning in the month of June after an initial small build in May," said Craig. This coincides with a previous announcement made by AT&T last year, indicating that its networks will be ready for a 3G iPhone release in 2008.

    Despite mentioning a small build in May, Craig said that Apple’s production is by no means a small amount. Expected production levels are 3 million 3G iPhones starting in May followed by more than 8 million sometime in the 3rd quarter of the year.
    The phone has been so successful in fact, that Microsoft’s mobile development team is starting to poke around in the iPhone SDK. The software giant mentioned that the team is looking into ways where it can take advantage of Apple’s intuitive phone and growing user base.

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