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iPhone e-mail reveals minor changes

updated 05:25 pm EDT, Fri May 4, 2007

Minor iPhone changes

Subscribers to the AT&T iPhone newsletter may be missing very subtle changes to the product in the latest mailing. An animated GIF in the message cycles through generally familiar images of the device, with the exception of the navigation screen -- in the lower-left is a double-arrow button, previously missing from Apple's official introduction at Macworld. Though its exact purpose is unclear, it may be a toggle for zoom functions.

In the lower-right section of the screen is another new icon, in the form of a car. The purpose of this seems much clearer, as Apple has talked about providing traffic data, and Google Maps (used on the iPhone) does have an option to display current traffic conditions for select American cities.

Finally, all screens in the GIF have at last had the "Cingular" identification at the top replaced by "AT&T." In much of AT&T's promotional material, the company continues to refer to the Cingular name, despite the merger of the two entities and plans to eventually operate solely as AT&T.

By Electronista Staff
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  1. doctorpeace

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    Ha! The lower left isn't double arrows but the international symbol for restaurants: A knife and a fork.


  1. chabig

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    Joined: Jun 1999


    This was already shown

    Exactly. It's a knife and fork, and was there at MacWorld in January. Nothing new here.

  1. designr

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    Joined: Apr 2002


    Didn't Apple just...

    file for a new patent related to "multiple dashboards"?

  1. msuper69

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    Joined: Jan 2000


    making up news

    How can someone mistake that knife and fork symbol for anything but what it is? I can see that just from the tiny images posted in the article. There's no news here.

  1. LouZer

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    This is incredible! The smallest thing like a minor symbol on an iPhone email (which, as it turns out, was misidentified anyway) is cause for a "news" article??? What's next? "If you look closely on slide number 18, you'll notice that the font looks to be 11 point, not 12. The reason for this change is unclear at this time, but it does appear to be a move to a different font size. Stay tuned to Electronista for further developments"

  1. climacs

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    Joined: Sep 2001


    made ya look

    yeah but they made ya look haha niggaz joke's on YOU!

  1. mstegink

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    Joined: May 2007


    old news

    Actioncorp already wrote about the buttons in february.

    And the left button is defenitely fork and nife.

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