Apple's iPhone -
mobile phone, browser, iPod and betting prop
The "iPhone", Apple's
new gadget, is the most anticipated tech-toy since Sony's
It is questionable if people will line up in front of AT&T
resellers the night before the release of the iPhone, carrying
sleeping bags and refreshments. But if you visit Apple's
website, you may get the feeling that the "Grey goo" theory
could have some meat to it*.
What is the iPhone? According to Apple
Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), it's "revolutionary" everything.
First, it's a mobile phone that allows
you to make a call by simply tapping a name or number in your
address book, a favorites list, or a call log. It also
automatically syncs all your contacts from a PC, Mac, or
Internet service. Not much different than a PDA in this section.
The iPhone is also an iPod with a
3.5-inch display. You can watch movies, listen to music and
anything else you could do with an iPod. And you will be able to
browse the Internet with your new slick iPhone, using Safari as
the web browser. YouTube was also recently added to the iPhone.
One of the awesome features is the
iPhone’s accelerometer. It detects when you rotate the device
from portrait to landscape, then automatically changes the
contents of the display, so you immediately see the entire width
of a web page or a photo in its proper landscape aspect ratio.
When the buzz around Apple's new iPhone
started, the only betting prop we had was on how would the
release of the iPhone on June 29th
would affect the Apple Inc. stock price
on that day. But it didn't take long for the oddsmakers to
publish a long list of new and exciting props on the iPhone.
With the online betting website
Bodog Sports, now you can "race
the stocks" of Apple and AT&T - the odds on Apple Inc. to make
the bigger percentage gain for the June 29th iPhone launch date
are -120, but so are the odds on AT&T. More business betting
props from the bookie:
Will a shipment of Apple iPhones be hijacked
before reaching its destination?
How many Apple iPhones will be sold between
June 29 and June 30?
Will there be a news report of a fight
breaking out in a line-up of people waiting to purchase an Apple
Will the Apple iPhone feature a dedicated RSS
The list goes on and on. Visit
Bodog Sports to see the entire
collection on the iPhone betting props. The "iPhone" release is
scheduled for June 29th at 6:00pm.
refers to a hypothetical end-of-the-world scenario involving
molecular nanotechnology in which out-of-control
self-replicating robots consume all living matter on Earth while
building more of themselves.
Published on 06/27/2007