[Here's a bonus TiPb of the Iceberg for you this week, courtesy of the humongous news coming out of Apple's Quarterly Conference Call]
Tuesday's news that the iPhone has been selling well stupendously well, in case you weren't paying attention, was really big. It's tough to express how big. Some of the bullet points:
They exceeded their sales goal of 10 million iPhones in 2008 already, with the holiday season still ahead of them
They sold nearly 7 million iPhones in three months.
They sold more iPhones than RIM sold BlackBerrys (yes, that's the proper plural spelling)
Based on revenue from iPhones, Apple was the #3 cellphone maker last quarter, behind only Nokia and Samsung.
They achieved all this in 15 months.
Now, there are caveats to these numbers: there was pent-up demand for the iPhone 3G so these numbers almost surely won't hold; RIM's sales were depressed because of delays releasing the BlackBerry Bold. Don't let these caveats mislead you, though, what Apple did with the iPhone 3G in the past three months is unprecedented in the mobile industry, it was pretty much unprecedented in any industry.
So yesterday Chad put Jaadu and Mocha VNC through a no-holds-barred round of App vs. App for the title of best solution for controlling your PC via the iPhone. Well, the iPhone won't let those big bully PCs have all the fun!
ReadWriteWeb brings word of Veency, a solution that let's your iPhone via the PC!
Earlier this month, TiPb threw it's hat in the ring of next generation handset speculation by predicting Apple would announce an iPhone HD in 2009. It just made sense to us, and apparently it's beginning to make sense to others as well.
What happened? New York Times writer John Markoff dropped a rumor bomb:
Let me just start off by saying, no this will not take the place of a real MMS app. I think that ball is in Apple's court. But Fliq will come in handy if you have a few friends with iPhones and are connected to the same WiFi network.
What is Fliq? Fliq was created by Mark/Space and is a "social networking application that allows iPhone and iPod touch users to instantly send, or "beam", photos and contacts to one another".
Big Canvas PhotoShare offers easy uploading and sharing of photos, with comments and all the usual social networking trappings, for your iPhone. How does this fair compared to built in, but social-less services like MobileMe, or 3rd party support for giants like Facebook and Flickr?
Confession: I have yet to find any impetus to change from the default iPhone ringtone, no special need to switch to "I like big butts" or any other sitcom-worthy wrong-tone, wrong-time humiliator. I rock Marimba.
But for those of you who want something different, something with that "premium" sound to match your -- tastefully -- gold plated MacBook Air and exotic monkey-picked tea, iRingPro has got your back, with more civilized intervals and stately sound.
[This is a TiPb AT WORK App vs. App Review! Last week, it was the To Do/Task App Showdown, with Things squeaking out the victory. But which blog commenter won a copy of the winning To Do/Task App? Alex! Congratulations!
This week, the TiPb iPhone Forums voted on their favorite Remote Desktop/VNC Apps, we took the top two, and now they're going head-to-head. But wait -- there's more! One of the forum voters has already won a copy of the winning App... Congrats avt! Want another chance to win? COMMENT BELOW! and make sure you leave a valid email address in the comment form -- it won't be made public, but it will be used to contact you if you win! Check out the full contest details, then grab your iPhone and get ready to get things done -- the TiPb AT WORK Remote Desktop/VNC Showdown is on!]
Like Brian, I use my iPhone for just about everything. So wouldn't it be nice to use your iPhone to access your computer(s) when you are not at your desk? At work (no pun intended) I rotate with team members to "take" call, meaning, if something needs resolved on a weekend or evening, it is up to me to fix it. My work does not currently supply a broadband card, so it is up to my own devices to have Internet access wherever I go to remote into my PC. The VNC applications Jaadu and Mocha allow me to do just that! For those of you that don't know what VNC is, it allows you to remotely control another computer. Now, this ability is available on your iPhone (side rant, why doesn't Apple give us this ability as part of our MobileMe subscriptions? Ah, I digress...)
I can now leave my laptop behind and just use my iPhone to connect to my work laptop at home or my iMac desktop and save the day! Let's take a look at these two VNC apps!
Any of you looking to add some life to your iPhone's camera with some new options? It is no secret that the camera lacks any type of features besides point and click. So once again, where Apple let us down, a 3rd party developer comes to our rescue.
Now let me introduce you to Pano. Pano was created by Debacle Software, and enables you to take panoramic photos using the iPhone's camera app. Here's how it works: