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…Apple is the leader of next gen computing?

iPhone SDK

The minds over at ReadWriteWeb seem to think that with the announcement of Exchange support and the iPhone SDK, Apple has set themselves up to become the dominating force in next gen computing, and I must say that I agree.

Here’s why:

  • The demand for small yet functional computers has already been demonstrated with the Asus Eee PC. If you can fit an entire computer into your pocket, you open up a world of possibilities.
  • The demand for pocket sized gaming devices has already been demonstrated with the DS (as well as all other pocket sized Nintendo consoles) and the PSP. Throw in Wii-esque motion controls and you’ve got yourself a winner.
  • Windows Mobile is terrible.
  • Exchange support means the iPhone can do what the BlackBerry does, only it looks good doing it, and can play games, movies, music, and more while you’re waiting.
  • It takes an iPod and a phone (two things many people carry around with them anyways) and combines them into one device. Why carry two when just one will suffice?
  • It’s an Apple product, so the UI is both beautiful and functional.
  • Combine a full SDK with a huge desire to develop for the latest and greatest mobile platform, and you’ll have throngs of developers jumping on board to develop amazing apps out of the gate. Microsoft Office anyone?

The list goes on and on.

Basically, as long as Apple can ride its current wave of iPhone success to conclusion, it will set the bar far beyond what anyone else is even striving towards at this point. The iPhone has created a whole new game, and currently, Apple is the only player.

Does this mean Apple will surely dominate next gen computing?

Time will tell, but all signs currently point to yes.

[Apple iPhone]

[Via: ReadWriteWeb]

…Apple doesn’t like fakers?

iPhone Windows Mobile

Apparently Apple was not too happy about the iPhone interface for Windows Mobile phones, as they sent a round of cease & desist letters to various blogs, demanding that all links be removed regarding their “copyrighted material”. The original software is also no longer available, so you’re going to have to wait for the real thing if you didn’t snag a download in time (or check your favorite torrent site, as I’m sure someone got a copy of the stuff).

[Cease & Desist Letter]

[Via: TechCrunch]

…Your Windows Mobile phone can get an iFacelift?

iPhone Windows Mobile

If you’re already using a Windows Mobile phone, and the new iPhone has you salivating for more, hold yourself over with a interface facelift. A user of the XDA Developers forum created and posted the customization package, and it looks pretty good considering the short amount of time he’s had to work on it. Though it’s never going to be good enough to replace the real thing, it’ll have to do until Apple gifts the world its latest groundbreaker, so hack away.

[XDA Developers]

[Via: UNEASYsilence]