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8:30 AM ET, January 10, 2007

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Michael Gartenberg:
What's Missing From the iPhone  —  1. It's not extensible by third parties, only Apple.  The means at the moment no RSS readers, no Slingplayers.  —  2. There is no support for Microsoft Office attachments.  —  3. Not clear how well Exchange will work with calendar and contacts  —  4. No 3G support.
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David Pogue / Bits:
Some Hands-On Time With the iPhone  —  Today, I had meetings with with Steve Jobs and then Phil Schiller, Apple's director of worldwide marketing.  I basically played with the iPhone the entire hour.  —  Here are some of the things you can't tell without actually handling and using the iPhone:
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The iPhone is not a smartphone  —  And the reality slowly sets in about what the iPhone is and is not.  Noted analyst and Engadget pal Michael Gartenberg stated that the iPhone is first party software ONLY — i.e. not a smartphone by conventional terms, being that a smartphone is a platform device that allows software to be installed.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
AppleTV: Xbox without the "X?"  —  Phil Waligora, who works at Microsoft, is watching Steve Jobs' keynote (I'm not, but am trying to check in here and there) and calls me out, wondering if I'll say the just announced AppleTV is innovative.  —  Oh, Phil, haven't you gotten the memo?
Lev Grossman / Time:
Apple's New Calling: The iPhone  —  If you've ever wondered how it works, this is how it works: I don't call Steve, Steve calls me.  Or more accurately, someone in Steve Jobs's office calls someone in my office—someone at a much higher pay grade —to say that he has something cool.
Scott Gilbertson / Monkey Bites:
Wherefore Art Thou Software?  —  We was robbed!  Don't get me wrong, the iPhone is a pretty spectacular device and I'm glad it was announced now so I can start saving for the next six months, but this is a software blog and frankly we're a bit miffed — we got nothing from Apple.  —  Phone Schmone.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Introduces Innovative Cellphone  —  With characteristic showmanship, Steven P. Jobs introduced Apple's long-awaited entry into the cellphone world Tuesday, pronouncing it an achievement on a par with the Macintosh and the iPod.  —  The creation, the iPhone, priced at $499 or $599, will not be for everyone.
kottke.org:
The Apple iPhone  —  Apple's new iPhone looks like a thing of beauty.  Widescreen touch interface, no buttons, runs OS X, useful widgets, integrated email, Google Maps, Google/Yahoo search, visual voicemail (see who voicemail is from before you call), SMS, Wifi, etc. etc.  Oh, and it plays music.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
The Apple iPhone runs OS X  —  Capping literally years of speculation on perhaps the most intensely followed unconfirmed product in Apple's history — and that's saying a lot — the iPhone has been announced today.  Yeah, we said it: "iPhone," the name the entire free world …
Valleywag:
MACWORLD: When did Steve start showing vaporware?  —  PAUL BOUTIN — True story in my inbox: "I just went into the Apple store in Soho to buy the Apple TV device.  Asked the shop assistant.  Clearly not the first.  February, he answered, tersely."  —  Hey pal, didn't you pay attention?
Lev Grossman / Time:
Apple's New Calling: The iPhone  —  The iPhone developed the way a lot of cool things do: with a notion.  A few years ago Jobs noticed how many development dollars were being spent—particularly in the greater Seattle metropolitan area—on what are called tablet PCs: flat …
Discussion: Mickeleh's Take
Gizmodo:
Gizmodo iPhone Hands-On: I Called My Mommy  —  Apple just gave us 15 minutes with the iPhone.  To be frank, I was surprised — Apple doesn't usually grace us with this kind of love.  I guess they liked our iPhone posts from last month.  The legends say Woz and Steve love to pull pranks.
Discussion: iPlot
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Live Macworld coverage
John Markoff / New York Times:
New Mobile Phone Signals Apple's Ambition
Discussion: VentureBeat and Inc.com
Gizmodo:
Apple now Apple Inc.
Discussion: A View from the Isle
Peter Cohen / Macworld:
Macworld Expo Keynote Live Update
Jason Lopez / PodTech.net:
iPhone: Product of the Year?
Discussion: Mark Evans
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Keyboards across country shorted out by "iPhone drool"
Om Malik / GigaOM:
iPhone Vs iPhone  —  This whole iPhone thing is very confusing.
Discussion: Cisco
Teresa Brewer / Apple:
Apple TV Coming to Your Living Room  —  Movies, TV Shows, Music & Photos on Your Big Screen TV  —  Apple® today premiered Apple TV™, an easy to use and fun way to wirelessly play all your favorite iTunes® content from your Mac® or PC on your widescreen TV, including movies, TV shows, music, photos and podcasts.
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Bloomberg:
Microsoft Will Add Video Games to Zune by July 2008 (Update4)  —  Jan. 8 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, will introduce video games for its Zune music player within 18 months to match features available on Apple Computer Inc.'s dominant iPod.
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Christopher Grant / Engadget:
Microsoft confirms Zune will play games by July 2008
Microsoft:
It's Coming: Mac BU Announces Intent to Deliver Office 2008 for Mac  —  New version brings enhanced compatibility and Mac-first, Mac-only capabilities.  —  Microsoft Corp.'s Macintosh Business Unit (Mac BU) today revealed at Macworld Conference & Expo 2007 the news Mac fans have been waiting to hear …
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Microsoft:
Inside Microsoft Office 2008 for Macintosh
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Shelly Slater / WFAA-TV:
Game console can be porn gateway  —  They were two of the hottest Christmas gifts: Nintendo's Wii and Sony's Playstation 3 game consoles.  —  But these machines aren't just hot among kids; they're also compatible with sexually-oriented Web sites.  —  Not only can your child access pornography along …
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Chris Kohler / Game|Life:
Opera: Wii Browser Issues? Blame Nintendo
Discussion: Kotaku and Go Nintendo
 
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