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Comment Re:But can it run ... (Score 1) 92

I don't think they'll merge the two variants. Rather, I think after there's a transition to touchscreens for most/all Apple devices, they'll just make the iPhone OS default and run older apps in a "mouse/keyboard" compatibility mode. Of course, this is probably quite a few years down the line. I'm sure there will also be some back and forth in features between the desktop OS and the mobile OS (as you're already seeing with the new auto-correct features in Snow Leopard).
Wireless (Apple)

Submission + - Nice List of iPhone Problems

An anonymous reader writes: The Mac fanboy site has just released a post listing ten of the iPhones biggest problems (referred to as "myths"). It has the usual anti-microsoft, anti-palm and anti-cisco comments, but seems to be quite an accurate and complete list of how the iPhone is broken and what ridiculous explanation one might think of to defend it.
Myth Eight: An integrated battery is a significant problem for users
Having an extra battery to swap in makes sense on a laptop, but does not make sense for a phone, particularly one that has standard external battery packs that can be used via its dock connector.
Portables (Apple)

Submission + - Cisco Sues Apple Over Use of iPhone Name

mikesd81 writes: "Over on Yahoo there is an article about cisco suing Apple over the use of the name iPhone. From the article: "Cisco Systems sued Apple Inc. in federal court Wednesday, saying the computer maker's new iPhone violates its trademark. The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco federal court, came just a day after Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs unveiled the Apple iPhone in dramatic fashion at a trade show in San Francisco"

San Jose-based Cisco, the world's largest network-equipment maker, has owned the trademark on the name "iPhone" since 2000, when it acquired InfoGear Technology Corp., which originally registered the name. And in the spring of last year, Cisco's Linksys division put the trademark to use and began shipping an Internet phone called "iPhone" that uses the increasingly popular Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP. The product was officially launched three weeks ago. Howerver, there have been some heated discussions between the two companies over licensing. Cisco said communication between the companies ceased Monday, and even while Jobs was holding court at the Macworld Conference and Expo, Apple lawyers had not signed and returned the final contract."

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