Shellshock, 31 May 2014Apple was the first company to take out the floppy disk, now they were first to remove the opt... moreYou need to get your facts British scientist Kane Kramer designed one of the earliest digital audio players, which he called the IXI. His 1979 prototype was capable of approximately one hour of audio playback but it did not enter commercial production. His UK patent application was not filed until 1981. Apple Inc. hired Kramer as a consultant and presented his work as an example of prior art in the field of digital audio players during their litigation with Burst.com almost two decades later.
The first production-volume portable digital audio player was The Audio Player (also known as MobilePlayer, or Digital Words To Go) from Audible.com available for sale in late 1997 or January 1998, for USD $200. It only supported playback of digital audio in Audible's proprietary, low-bitrate format which was developed for spoken word recordings. Capacity was limited to 4 MB of internal flash memory, or about 2 hours of play, using a custom rechargeable battery pack. The unit had no display and rudimentary controls
Anonymous, 31 May 2014How can you argue that Apple havent lead the way for what 50 years now? Who made the first eve... moreFunny,
I had a windows phone way back in 2003 that could play music and video.
Anonymous, 31 May 2014How can you argue that Apple havent lead the way for what 50 years now? Who made the first eve... moreYou need to get your facts right , Martin "Marty" Cooper (born December 26, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, United States) is an American pioneer and visionary in the wireless communications industry. With eleven patents in the field, he is recognized as an innovator in radio spectrum management.
While at Motorola in the 1970s, Cooper conceived the first handheld mobile phone (distinct from the car phone) and led the team that developed it and brought it to market. He is considered the "father of the cell phone"  and is also cited as the first person in history to make a handheld cellular phone call in public.[7
the person below/above me said that apple created the first phone:
1. You are wrong it was Motorola. I know your upset, stay with me:
2. Apple hasn't been around for 50 years, only 38 years.
3. Apple didn't really invent anything, just commercialized it better than the rest.
'8' means, that iPhone price is closing to 800 bucks :-) Or, that's more possible, octacore 5s version.
Apple don't invent. It's a myth that they and their fans say they do perpetrated by dumb haters.
Anonymous, 31 May 2014How can you argue that Apple havent lead the way for what 50 years now? Who made the first eve... moreyeahhh so much android fans is trying to be blind. and tell that apple is sux, i know they cant spend so much money to buy the best smartphone..
I think apple will be the first to remove the 3.5 jack from products thanks to its digital lighting so their products can get even thinner
Tyrone, 31 May 2014Sorry to tell you Apple wasn't first in neither one of those you mention. You were able to tha... moreApple was the first company to take out the floppy disk, now they were first to remove the optical drive, they were first to implement usb and thunderbolt in computers(even if Intel evented),the first company to build a proper app store,Apple was first in 2013 to make the desktop OS FREE, so expected microsoft do so. They reinvent the smartphone,tablet,unibody laptops,all in one(imac), they invented a proper finger scanner (even if were also in past products but didnt work as it should be).
Iphone 2g, 3g, 3gs, 4, 4s, 5, 5s and this 8 could belongs to their 8th iphone also.....
Anonymous, 31 May 2014How can you argue that Apple havent lead the way for what 50 years now? Who made the first eve... moreSorry to tell you Apple wasn't first in neither one of those you mention. You were able to that stuff way before the iphone was even a thought. I would do my research before talking nonsense.
You Apple obsessed fandroids are very interesting. You are blaming and bashing Apple just on a news where they are using the number "8" for their next iOS presentation.
1. Original iPhone
2. iPhone 3G
3. IPhone 3GS
4. iPhone 4
5. iPhone 4S
6. iPhone 5
7. iPhone 5S
8. iPhone 6
Could this be the announcement of iPhone 6 (8 iPhone) , tomorow??? With iOS 8
For an smartphone to run smoothly android, seems that is needed a quad core 2.5ghz cpu, ios 7 is running smooth with half of the cores and frequency