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Why is WHF interested in iPhone but not bothered about Nokia?

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RE: Why the interest in iPhone but not bothered about Nokia?

Clearly yet more evidence that Apple has a stranglehold on the world's media and further proof that WHF is completely staffed by Apple Fanboys and nothing at all to do with the fact that the guys at Cupertino have changed the world of recorded music forever. The iPhone event is likely to include new iPods - music players not phones - and therefore naturally of more interest than the Nokia announcement. Angry

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RE: bigboss wrote:Interesting to

Andrew Everard wrote:

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But the info is all over the net, not really an excuse for not covering it

Surely if it's all over the net, there's less reason for covering it? Wink

excellent! touche

however I think that it's worth covering as it's a nice looking bit of kit, and I'm sure people would like whf's take on it, otherwise you will end up coming over as apple only, even if you aren't.

 

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RE: Why the interest in iPhone but not bothered about Nokia?

Trefor Patten wrote:

Clearly yet more evidence that Apple has a stranglehold on the world's media and further proof that WHF is completely staffed by Apple Fanboys and nothing at all to do with the fact that the guys at Cupertino have changed the world of recorded music forever. The iPhone event is likely to include new iPods - music players not phones - and therefore naturally of more interest than the Nokia announcement. Angry

So if you were running a mag and and web page, your mortgage depended on it,  where would you send your journalists?  To the event guaranteed to get page clicks and sell mags, or to the event you weren't invited to that, to be frank, no one really seems to care about?  Think carefully, could be a chilly winter if you get it wrong...

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RE: bigboss wrote:Interesting to

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I'm sure people would like whf's take on it

And I am sure when we have a chance to get our hands on the product, rather than just reading the same press handouts being retreaded all over the Internet, we will have a take on the new phones and their operating system, and how well they play music and video, which is really what we're all about.

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RE: Why is WHF interested in iPhone

Probably not the place to mention that I am looking forward to the iPhone 5, iPad Mini (maybe) event on Sept 12th.

I don't normally give a rat's ....* about Apple events, but this time there might be something I am very interested in buying. (The iPad Mini.)

If it is indeed a reality rather than a rumour, and if it has a 7" (ish) screen, and if it is cheaper (£100 less ideally) than the iPad, then I will be buying one.

*I have an iPhone 4 that is now bordering on being a historical artefact and an iMac that is 5 years old (archeological in computer terms). So I am hardly a 'fanboy'.

 

 

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RE: Why is WHF interested in iPhone

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*I have an iPhone 4 that is now bordering on being a historical artefact and an iMac that is 5 years old (archeological in computer terms). So I am hardly a 'fanboy'.

You are compared to me, never owned an iThing, never will, won't have iTunes in the house (hatehatehate!).

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RE: bigboss wrote:Interesting to

Andrew Everard wrote:

cheeseboy wrote:
I'm sure people would like whf's take on it

And I am sure when we have a chance to get our hands on the product, rather than just reading the same press handouts being retreaded all over the Internet, we will have a take on the new phones and their operating system, and how well they play music and video, which is really what we're all about.

 

nice to hear Smile

but you will be covering the apple event won't you?  I only ask because if you are, it kind of debunks what you just said.  If you aren't then apologies.

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So I am hardly a 'fanboy'.

 

it's ok, we know you are not a fanboy, as they all said that any tablet under 10" wasn't worth it Laughing out loud Wink

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RE: bigboss wrote:Interesting to

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but you will be covering the apple event won't you?  I only ask because if you are, it kind of debunks what you just said.  If you aren't then apologies.

Yes, because the Apple events generally give the attendees a chance to handle the the new products and be in a position to offer an opinion – albeit an early one – on them.

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*I have an iPhone 4 that is now bordering on being a historical artefact and an iMac that is 5 years old (archeological in computer terms). So I am hardly a 'fanboy'.

You are compared to me, never owned an iThing, never will, won't have iTunes in the house (hatehatehate!).

Well, I have two Dell Latitude business laptops (one bought in February and the other one four years old and retired from work use but still performing well) and a recent(ish) Dell Vostro PC as well as the iMac.

I also have a Sony Ericsson K750i phone (dated as 'Triassic' but still mint and working fine) as a backup.

So am I forgiven?

(Don't mention the AirPort Extreme 802.11n or AirPlay. I almost did but I think I got away with it.)

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I've got 18 months left on my iPhone 4S contract so I'm trying to ignore the new iPhone 5 launch as much as I can lol, unless Carphone Warehouse/T-Mobile make me an offer I can't refuse (unlikely!).

As for Apple having some kind of technology monopoly...well here's to the new boss, that's what I say.  Micro$oft had a monopoly on IT for over 25 years. If you chose to use something other than a PC running Windows you were seen as either a geek or a leper, and your choice of apps (or 'software programs' as we called them then) was limited virtually to donationware developed by teenage lads in their bedroom found either on floppy discs on the front of niche-market computer mags or on 'alt.binaries' usenet BBS's.

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RE: Why is WHF interested in iPhone but not Nokia?

Few news bits about the new phones from Nokia & Motorola on WHF's sister site, Stuff:

http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/news-nugget

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RE: Why is WHF interested in iPhone but not Nokia?

That was in June, when everyone knew Windows 8 phones are coming & the current phones won't be able to upgrade to the new OS. 

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RE: Why is WHF interested in iPhone but not Nokia?

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That was in June, when everyone knew Windows 8 phones are coming & the current phones won't be able to upgrade to the new OS. 

Apparently thats not true no more, i was reading during the week that microsoft have now comfirmed that all current windows phones will be able to upgrade to windows 8. Windows 7.8 you will not be able to make an in app purchase but will be able to on a 7.5 ( what ever that means )

See i have taken a big interest in Window phone lately as i have been a big Apple Fan for along time now but have been getting bored of the iOS and my ear being cooked badley and the not having a good signal where i live , so i purchased a Nokia Lumia 800 for £160 of eBay just for a try and i think its great. So this has left me with a unhealthy interest in Nokia windows phones now, the only downside is the lack of quality Apps like Sky Go and Sky+ and a few others that i use on the iPhone but i hope this all changes when Windows 8 is released.

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