Business Secrecy


Many people complains that Apple Inc. is not clear about their directions and secretive about their product announcements and release dates.
An example being the recent events that had transpired with Apple’s iPhone. Apple announced and demonstrated the iPhone off at MacWorld San Francisco 2007 show in January. They then inform the public of a June 2007 release date.

Now as the rumored release date of June 11 approaches, numerous companies are trying to make their own announcements to stifle the anticipated excitement surrounding the actual iPhone release.

HTC, the Taiwanese Microsoft® Windows Mobile® smartphone manufacture, is planning a major announcement in London on June 5. Their chic designed invitation copied Apple’s iPhone theme by saying, “… a new mobile experience that will change the way we use and control our phones.”.

Microsoft® released the Microsoft® Surface a few hours ago. This device is suppose to be a commercial product based on the Multitouch technology that had been in development for the past 25 years. With Fingerworks developing an Opensource software to implement this Multitouch interface initially on Windows 2000 and Mac OS X. Although, Fingerworks is now an entity of Apple and its technology had been incorporated into the iPhone.

Multitouch demonstration by Perceptive Pixel, Jefferson Y. Han’s company.

Jefferson Y. Han’s Multitouch Experiment in 2006.

So these actions by the various manufactures to position their announcements just prior to Apple’s iPhone launch, further proves Apple’s point and justifications to not make their plans 100% clear to the public. While still gives their stockholders and consumers something to look forward to.

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My Next Phone

After hearing Steve Jobs’ keynote at Apple’s MacWorld 2007 in San Francisco I am drooling over the new iPhone. I was so happy to see the Multi-Touch interface demonstrated. As I was very impressed with the original
Unfortunately, I live in Hong Kong and Apple is releasing the iPhone in the US with Cingular in June of this year, and not making available in Asia until 2008.

If you’ve read my previous post, you will see my list of features for my dream mobile phone. I guess I will have to settle with a Nokia E61 for now, as it has 9 out of the 10 features in my list. Then upgrade to an Apple iPhone in 2008.

This may be fine, as I most likely do not want to owe a revision 1.0 of the product and at the moment Apple’s iPhone currently has all 11 features but does not have UMTS yet, which Steve Jobs already hinted that it will.

Apple orders 12 million iPhones!

Yet another report on the highly anticipated Apple iPhone. Should we be that excited? Yes, I do agree that when Apple does something, they always do it all the way and the right way. Especially when this the product will be Apple’s first convergence product.