Interesting Insights

Robert X Cringely has some interesting thoughts on the iPhone. Particularly he explores why it is that Apple backed down over calling the Apple TV iTV due to the EyeTV from Elgato, and yet have gone head to head with Cisco over the iPhone. In addition, he also has some thoughts as to why the device isn’t 3G – apparently the Cingular 3G service sells video in RealVideo format – the current setup of the iPhone leaves you with one source for video for the device – the Apple iTunes Store… In amongst all of that, there is an insight into the mind of Apple thanks to a retired physician who wrote a letter to Apple to complain about their attitude, and got a phone call from Steve Jobs in reply…

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