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iTunes Account Required for iPhone? Say What!?

Stop the presses! The Wall Street Journal is claiming that it heard from a source, who heard from a friend, who knows a guy that has a brother who was told by a street corner hooker, that Apple will require iPhone users to register an iTunes account in order to use the phone. Oh the humanity.

Ok, this isn't as extreme as it might sound. Registration is free, and since I already have an iTunes account I won't be screaming bloody murder.

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iPhone Demographics: Who Will be Waiting In Line?

Solutions Research Group has published an interesting study profiling the demographic of iPhone users most likely to be wasting their time in the waiting line outside Apple Stores on June 29. I know I'll be standing in line to, so stay out of my way, cause I'm in it to win it!

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Can the iPhone Sustain Success?

Jibi from The Boy Genius Report expresses his doubts that iPhone can sustain long term growth due to inherent limitations like a lack of third party apps, limited corporate a adoption, etc. The usual complaints.

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5 Ways iPhone Will Change the Wireless Business

Om Malik outlines five points about the iPhone that could have a dramatic impact on the wireless business.

  • A true web applications platform for the mobile
  • Break the Wireless Walled Gardens
  • Shift of control to the customers
  • Slow demise of subsidized, boring phones filled with bloat ware
  • Keep it simple or else

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Walt Mossberg Has an iPhone, Dances in the Streets

Uncle Walt has an iPhone and is eagerly showing it to anyone he can impress. His impression so far is mixed, with the onscreen keyboard being the crux of his unease.

“I don’t know whether I’ll give it a good review or not,” he said, noting that he will use the phone for the next couple of weeks before writing his review. “I can already see some things I don’t like about it. I see some other things that I do like a lot about it.”

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AT&T Sends Out Emails to Customers, iPhone is Coming

Fresh from AT&T, the company is sending out notification emails to anyone who subscribed to its iPhone news list, further confirming what we already knew. iPhone will be available starting 6:00pm June 29. What the email doesn't disclose is how or where to get one!!!

The full contents of the email are enclosed below.

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OMGNOAPPZ: No SDK Required: Web 2.0 / AJAX

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Qualcomm's Pain is iPhone's Gain

A ban on Qualcomm chips could have upside effect on iPhone sales. Or so the logic goes.

The order will not affect the introduction of Apple Inc.'s iPhone June 29. AT&T Inc. has exclusive rights to carry the iPhone, and the gadget's first version uses the carrier's EDGE network, which is not covered by the ITC ruling. Apple doesn't need a lift from its competitors' woes anyway, said Michael King, an analyst at Gartner Inc. technology research firm. "There so much hype around the iPhone that I don't think they will be able to produce enough to meet demand, so this won't help much," he said.

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Why Users Won't be Bothered by the Keyboard

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes (any man with a hyphenated name must know what he's talking about) over at ZDNET blogs posts his rebuttal to Dvorak's MarketWatch piece asserting that iPhone user will hate the on screen keyboard. Who is right? Find out in this weekend's cage match between Dvorak and Adrian-Evan-Jacob-Jingleheimer-Hughes, err..that other guy.

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More iPhone Doom from Dvorak

In his latest column for MarketWatch, the tech world's most beloved curmudgeon predicts iPhone will be undone by its GUI-based keyboard. Uh huh.

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