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Apple to Release iPhone 3.0 Before 2.0 Launch

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(2008-06-11) — Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs announced today that product development cycles at the Cupertino, California, firm have become so fast that the company plans to release iPhone 3.0 at the end of June, more than a week before the previously scheduled release of version 2.0.

The second new edition of the popular mobile computing platform to be announced this week, iPhone 3.0 is even thinner and more powerful than the unreleased 2.0 model.

“iPhone 3.0 will sell for only $19.99,” said Mr. Jobs, “and it’s so amazingly cool you’ll feel like an idiot that you even got excited when I announced version 2.0 earlier this week.”

The unreleased version 2.0 will go from “instant classic” to obsolete without ever being sold to a single customer.

Of course, most owners of the original iPhone had already sold their devices on eBay to avoid the embarrassment of being caught on July 11 with old technology in hand.

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  • 1 Ms RightWing, Ink // Jun 11, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Ma Bell bought a phone on e-bay. Gave it to her dog who had no bone

  • 2 RedPepper // Jun 11, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    God Bless America !

  • 3 Ms RightWing, Ink // Jun 12, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Can the I-phone catch pictures of flying cows. Headline this evening in Faro Forum

    Watch out upnorth!!!

    Severe storm headed for Fargo-Moorhead as volatile weather nails region; flying cows reported near Valley City

  • 4 camojack // Jun 12, 2008 at 12:16 am

    Sounds like a phone-y deal, says i. [sic]

    wv: laundry 100: - where you do laps around the laundromat?

  • 5 gafisher // Jun 12, 2008 at 6:09 am

    The new iPhone 3.0® bypasses the soon-to-be passé G3 network standard, connecting through Apple’s new G-wiz® network at data speeds “faster than T-1.” When used in areas not yet equipped with G-wiz, the iPhone 3.0® conveniently defaults to Channel 21 on the Citizens Band, breaker breaker.

    Music downloading is facilitated on the iPhone 3.0® using iTunes 9®, which will run on any computer equipped with the upcoming Apple® Ocelot® operating system. Ocelot® (aka OS-A-Lot®) runs on any Macintosh® built with Apple’s planned Power Platform 8® processor, a quantum-computing CPU which will utilize yet to be discovered zero-point energy technology to reduce energy needs and, in conjunction with OS-A-Lot®, eliminate Apple’s heretofore embarrassing Carbon® footprint. (A version of iTunes 9® for Windowsâ„¢ 8.1 is expected to follow.)

    wv - Nashville Leland - just up the street from Nashville Auburn.

  • 6 Maggie // Jun 12, 2008 at 9:00 am

    gafisher #5

    Thanks for clearing that up!
    ……and to think,I was happy with my cell phone’s ability to take pictures.
    (now I am depressed)

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  • 8 Maggie // Jun 12, 2008 at 9:31 am

    While awaiting moderation,I’d like to give a shout out to “Pretty Old” in Wisconsin.
    Please let us know if you are alright in your part of the country.We are hearing on the news about flooding and severe tornados.

  • 9 Shelly // Jun 12, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Technology is not my thing, but I was wondering…maybe Obama should make his advisors obselete before he presents them to the public, too? It sounds like Apple at least allowed for some form of vetting, unlike the supposed “messiah.”

    WV: Consider tusks - Vote Republican

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  • 11 Libby Gone // Jun 12, 2008 at 11:40 am

    What a twisted pair!

  • 12 boberinyetagain // Jun 12, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Ah technology…a wonderful thing. I’m still checking around trying to find all the time that technology was going to save me but so far…I’m coming up empty…

    :( my phone will only make phone calls, how dull is that?

    wv = george’s humor…we all could have used a larger dose of that…

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  • 14 Fred Sinclair // Jun 12, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay have rights under the Constitution to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts. (View video report)

    The justices handed the Bush administration its third setback at the high court since 2004 over its treatment of prisoners who are being held indefinitely and without charges at the U.S. naval base in Cuba. The vote was 5-4, with the court’s liberal justices in the majority. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the court, said, “The laws and Constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in extraordinary times.”

    Just how barefaced can you lie? Just ask Justice Anthony Kennedy - he knows all there is know about it.

    He should have told the truth (as he sees it) and said “The laws and Constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, except in such times when we liberal left Anti-American Democrats decide to suspend the Constitution and override the President’s authority, like we have just demonstrated that we can do. What’s more we can do whatever we want, whenever we want, and you can’t do a cotton picking thing about it.”

    Heirborn Ranger

  • 15 Fred Sinclair // Jun 12, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Sorry, I meant to credit “OneNewsNow Daily News Summary (Thursday, June 12, 2008)” but forgot. My fault, my neglect, my bad.

    Heirborn Ranger

  • 16 Ms RightWing, Ink // Jun 12, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    I’m sorry but the picture you dialed is not a working photograph. Please hang up and listen to a tune, mellow out and work on your calender.

    WV: 92 Whitestone Hey, who put my street address on the web?

  • 17 always right // Jun 12, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Seriously, we would be in deep sh*#, if Obama campaign announces they are giving away the newest iPhone.

    Think how many young (and not so young) voters they can attract?

  • 18 boberinyetagain // Jun 12, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    They do change the dynamics of bar arguments. Used to be we could debate this 0r that arcane matter all night. Now we just look it up. It does allow for more varied arguments/a wider range of topics though which is nice.

    flat mabelle…the poor dear, they have surgery for that now (if it really bothers her…)

  • 19 JamesonLewis3rd // Jun 12, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    I would like to know who has the time to sit/stand/lie around staring at an itty-bitty screen with itty-bitty speakers implanted in their itty-bitty earholes?

    In my opinion, the “apathy and complacency” “syndrome” mentioned in the comments here on ScrappleFace in the recent past is a direct result of the fallacious, even heinous, concept, spawned Wayback in the day, that watching TV is “something to do.”

  • 20 Fred Sinclair // Jun 12, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    So Congress (liberals) want to tax obscene windfall profits do they? They do.

    I’m a sneaky, conniving plotter of nefarious deeds! I think that if you stop, or threaten to stop feeding your horse, then if your horse had a human type conservative brain, he would stop pulling your wagon. If they tax away oil companies profits, there will be a suspension of dividends, that will result, everyone (mostly) will stop buying their stock, those with stock will dump their shares on the open market - value of the stock will bottom out at zero, the companies will suspend operations, declare bankruptcy, shut their doors and go out of business.

    The country is so dependent on gas that it would have to be imported and $10 - 20 dollars a gallon will be cheap. Businesses dependent on gas would go out of business. The current taxes being paid would stop, hundreds of thousands - millions of people would lose their jobs, and Income Tax, currently being deducted from their paychecks would stop. The entire country would grind to a halt. Social Security checks would stop and with no money in the till, all entitlement programs would stop and the depression of the 1930’s would be remembered as schoolyard hijinks, kids play or maybe “Romper Room Rodeo”.

    And thats when the Liberal Leftist plan to take over the entire country. But to their surprise, there will be no taking over, since with no military - no money to pay the troops - no gas for their tanks and trucks, our military will have disbanded. The Muslims will have already taken over, instituted Sharia Law, executed by beheading all Sodomites, prostitutes and females who wear short skirts (not dragging the ground) or aren’t wearing the veil.

    The crazy days lay ahead and I’m thankful that at my age I won’t be around to have to witness most of it. With America’s kowtowing to the Muslim’s demands as is happening right now, I’m seeing the start of part of it.

    It would be educational to see the results if all oil companies would stop all sales (excepting plainly marked emergency vehicles) for exactly three days. The ensuing chaos might open ANWR and all other drilling locations.

    Heirborn Ranger

  • 21 Fred Sinclair // Jun 12, 2008 at 5:08 pm


  • 22 Fred Sinclair // Jun 12, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    push, push!!

  • 23 everthink // Jun 12, 2008 at 5:21 pm


    You ask: “Just how barefaced can you lie?”

    Maybe you should read Scott McClellan’s book.


  • 24 mindknumbed kid // Jun 12, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    And Oh boy, when Obologna is elected President the world will be perfected. Team him up with a bunch of liberal kooks in Congress and their age old dreams will come true. Liberalism will soon take America to her grave and some people are ready to dance in the streets. Of course, the real poison is the rejection of God and the embracing of many evils that the liberals eagerly promote, even the coming messiah himself is complicit in our coming destruction. I hope they enjoy everything that they bring upon us, the rest of us ain’t that stupid.

  • 25 mindknumbed kid // Jun 12, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Push, as in this thing is like a Ford…

  • 26 everthink // Jun 12, 2008 at 7:07 pm


    Very nice! What a shame they wouldn’t you sit with the smart kids in the VW schools. “You gotta gift!”

    “Yes, you do!”


  • 27 mindknumbed kid // Jun 12, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Here is the headline from our local paper today, it is an AP story from WASHINGTON.
    “World looks to American election for change”, modern journalism at its finest…somebody oughta take that vague “change” idea and run with it.

  • 28 Fred Sinclair // Jun 12, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    e.t. #23 - Yes e.t. you’re all too correct, McClellan is right up there with Judge Kennedy but neither of them can compare with Hillbilly, Inc.

    But from what I’m finding out, BO doesn’t lie. He tells the truth just as it is fed to him by his stringers. I think he is what is referred to as a marionette. A puppet, whose movements are controlled by a stringer, or maybe he’s just a ventriloquist’s dummy like Charlie McCarthy with modern day Edgar Bergen (Like George Soros and Nancy Pelosi giving him all of his talking points.)

    Geez e.t. is right for once!

    Heirborn Ranger

  • 29 mindknumbed kid // Jun 12, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Did I say that I attended a VW school?

  • 30 JamesonLewis3rd // Jun 12, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Does that make my iPhone™©® obsolete!?!

  • 31 mindknumbed kid // Jun 12, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Depends on how you view it. Does a 20 year old man make me obsolete?

  • 32 Darthmeister // Jun 12, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Apple release their 3.0 iPhone version before their 2.0 version? Well, it’s like what Baldric keeps telling Blackadder … “I have a cunning plan!”

    The Lying Lies and the Leftists Who Tell Them.

    Ahhh, this would also include neverthink and his boring leftist prattle.

  • 33 mindknumbed kid // Jun 12, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    America has lots of “things”, high tech toys, but wouldn’t we fare much better if we simply had God’s blessings once again?

  • 34 mindknumbed kid // Jun 12, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Without God’s blessings, America is obsolete.

  • 35 everthink // Jun 12, 2008 at 10:37 pm


    You did say the West Virginia Schools were backward didn’t you?


  • 36 mindknumbed kid // Jun 12, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    No sir, West Virginia schools are progressive!

  • 37 Fred Sinclair // Jun 13, 2008 at 1:02 am

    et #34 - When you brush up on your reading skills, you’ll be able to correctly identify mindknumbed kid’s initials as “mkk” and not “MNK”!

    And to think……. I gave you a complement on this very string (my #28)…….Oh, well……………

    Heirborn Ranger

  • 38 Fred Sinclair // Jun 13, 2008 at 1:03 am


  • 39 RedRum151 // Jun 13, 2008 at 6:42 am

    Triskaidekaphobia .

    ( Muwahahahahahahhahaha ! )

  • 40 Libby Gone // Jun 13, 2008 at 6:53 am

    jl3 #30,
    I use a 500dm. Still wired for 4 party service! You can submerse those things and keep chattin!

  • 41 gafisher // Jun 13, 2008 at 7:53 am

    Libby Gone: the 500 series was OK, but the 300s were much tougher. Those (and the 5302 hybrid) were the last phones that made you feel really good when you slammed down the receiver. :lol:

    One year while I was in college I had a job calibrating phone dials; the timing of the make-and-break contacts is fairly critical so they occasionally (though rarely) need(ed) to be brought back into spec to correct “wrong number dialed” complaints. It’s amazing to me that it’s still possible to plug a dial phone into almost any public phone system and expect it to work. Unlike televisions next year …

  • 42 gafisher // Jun 13, 2008 at 7:58 am

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Ah, now they can be both pushed and pulled. That ought to help.

    wv - demand blanks - New “Awareness” campaign the Dems are marketing to our troops.

  • 43 gafisher // Jun 13, 2008 at 8:18 am

    RedRum151 Re#39: To say nothing of paraskevidekatriaphobia, the mere recitation of which can unleash unimaginable horrors, beginning with tongue cramps.

    I’m not a triskaidekaphobe, but I find the phobia amusing and got a good laugh when my wife and I stayed in a respected Boston hotel some years ago and found ourselves in room 1414: the hotel had no floor marked as the 13th, and room designations likewise skipped that number, so of course we were actually in room 13 on the 13th floor.


  • 44 gafisher // Jun 13, 2008 at 8:25 am

    p.s. RedRum151 — your comment posted as #13 x 3. Ominous.

    wv - White Houses - John Edwards wants one of the two.

  • 45 The High Cost of Missed Deadlines // Sep 15, 2008 at 2:06 pm

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