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iPhone site shows Internet contacts, more

updated 11:45 am EDT, Wed June 20, 2007

iPhone Site Update Details

Apple's update of the iPhone website that accompanies the YouTube feature launch also confirms extra details about the device, Electronista has discovered. In addition to confirming the design of the iPhone dock, which remains largely unchanged from the design first seen in January, the site has also changed to reflect features that have previously gone unconfirmed. New is the ability to synchronize contacts with an "Internet service" as well as with software on Macs or PCs, Apple says. No mention has been made of which services take advantage of contacts or how the sync is performed. The page also confirms that the planned dock for the phone exists and remains unchanged from its January design.

Notably, however, Apple has updated its Internet section to demo sending an e-mail message with a visual chart attached -- a feature not shown either in Apple's original iPhone site or its subsequent refresh. While potentially an exported image, the chart's resemblance to those created in either of Apple's iWork programs (Keynote and Pages) points to relatively streamlined integration of the production suite with the phone.

Apple has not announced specific file format support for e-mail on the iPhone, indicating only that the device supports in-line images and rich text.

By Electronista Staff
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  1. markberggren

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    Incoming Message?

    "Notably, however, Apple has updated its Internet section to demo sending an e-mail message with a visual chart attached --"...

    That is an message that was sent to the iPhone user... not a message that the iPhone user is sending... hence the "Reply" button?

  1. Cleverboy

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    Joined: Apr 2007


    re: incoming message

    mark, it doesn't make a difference. a forwarded e-mail still contains an "attachment", and constitutes "sending"

    anyway... that's clearly a PDF file showing inline. that's how PDF attachments appear in Mail.

  1. chas_m


    Joined: Aug 2001


    or a jpeg, or tiff, or ..

    ... gif, or any of a dozen other pic formats.

    It may well be a PDF, but it may well NOT be. Not really the point, but there's no sense spreading MISinformation.

  1. chrisco

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    Apple's "Get Ready" page says contacts & appointments come from iCal or Entourage on Macs, or Outlook on PCs. I'm guessing the "Internet service" is .Mac, though the door is open for others to tie in via Web 2.0 & AJAX apps. Fun^^2!

  1. OtisWild

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    still wanna know...

    ... Does it shoot video? Landscape keyboard?

    Lack of MMS is weak.

  1. mr100percent

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    Joined: Dec 1999


    Yahoo mail

    I believe the iPhoen site says that you can sync your Yahoo mail contacts with the iPhone

  1. LouZer

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    Re: still wanna know

    No. No.

  1. Kees

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    has it been confirmed the iPhone won't do MMS? That would make it the first phone to come out in what, 2 years, that lacks that functionality. I don't use it very often, but having to rely on email in order to sent a quick shot would really suck, as not all phones do email, but I don't know anyone who can't receive mms. (As an architect I sometimes mms photos on site back to a partner, it's a nice and quick way to discuss a problem)

  1. Fast iBook

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    MMS could be easily added via software update, if for some reason it did not come with the phone's modified plan or whatnot. I think this (if true) is due primarily to evade a clog in cell traffic via the edge connectivity service. I do not believe MMS would be sent via wifi, making it cell-dependant, whereas email could use the wifi, because its not connected to the cell net, just the "regular" internet.

  1. Fast iBook

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    When i..

    When i said "it's not connected to the cell net" i meant that MMS is a cell-based (phone to phone only) feature, and e-mail is a 3rd party internet-based (any "connected" device capable of reading email) service, and only the data that is/in the email is sent over cell network.

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