Tuesday, June 03, 2003

The iPhones arrive...

No, no, no. Apple didn't announce a mobile phone today, but instead put forth iSync 1.1 and Quicktime 6.3 for immediate download.

Then why the "iPhone" headline? That's because now iSync supports syncing with a whole slew of cell phones beyond the Sony Ericsson. New models come from Motorola, Siemens, and Nokia (a full list is available here). And the new phones come from just about every major wireless providers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular. Not just is it good news for us Yankees, but Apple users over in Europe will be happy to know that "All European Carriers" carry iSync-compatible phones.

And today's news gets even better with Quicktime 6.3, once again hitting cell phones. How? Well, 6.3 features 3GPP support, a wireless device (i.e. PDAs and phones) standard for multimedia ranging from movies to pictures. Now you can go out and buy a new camera phone and see the pictures right on your Mac.

Well folks, this seems to be some all around good news, unless you're a fan of those old iPhone rumors. Apple's intent on supporting other phones, not making its own...


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