Wednesday, January 10th 2007

Apple forgot to gain approval from FCC for their iPhone

Apple finally unveiled their iPhone at Macworld. Too bad they forgot one critical step: getting it licensed through the FCC. And of course, any cell phone that isn't approved by the FCC is not allowed to be sold or distributed in the United States of America. Add this to the recent lawsuit from Cisco over the iPhone name, and chances are it will be a long time before Apple gets to sell it's iPhone to the general public.Source: The Inquirer
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21 Comments on Apple forgot to gain approval from FCC for their iPhone

#1
ATIonion
lmao....man that is some funny stuff....they were in too big of a hurry to make money from the phone they forgot to get their fcc license...lmao:roll:
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#2
pt
not a suicide-bomber
dummasses :p
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#3
jocksteeluk
meh, no real big deal they can always get it later while taking preorders
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#4
zekrahminator
McLovin
Nah, I don't think so, if they can't sell the phone I'm pretty sure a pre-order counts as a sale :).
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
And that, lady (x2) and gentlemen, is why Bill Gates beat up Steve Jobs with Windows. ::rofl::
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#6
XooM
Or the opted not to go to the FCC until after unveiling it, as FCC-approved items (and associated FCC documents) can be viewed by the press and have spoiled technological surprises before.
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#7
jocksteeluk
by: XooM
Or the opted not to go to the FCC until after unveiling it, as FCC-approved items (and associated FCC documents) can be viewed by the press and have spoiled technological surprises before.
they could always just relase it everywhere except america until it becomes fcc approved
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#8
xylomn
well i watched the keynote... i was very bored.. and the reason they showed it now without fcc approval is according to them becuase they wanted to announce it, not have it announced by the fcc
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#9
Senju
Only a few months for FCC Approval

I believe it will take them 3 or 4 month process to get FCC approval. Also, Apple may have already started the process. I think they already planned this ahead of time. They will take orders, beef up production and release it in June on schedule.

Only one problem.....
What if FCC decides to not approval it?

I just feel that is a pretty big risk to justify a fun surprise product announcement at MacWorld. Did you notice that if iphone (i.e. Apple iphone, not Cisco iphone) was not introduced, they would only have the Apple TV product and thats it? There we no other products to announce at this time which could have brought the show down to about 10 minutes.
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#10
HookeyStreet
Eat, sleep, game!
LMAO....someones getting fired :)
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#11
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
not a big deal. im sure a company like apple can speed up the process by lining a few politicians pockets. ahhh govt at work.
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#12
spectre440
by: Easy Rhino
not a big deal. im sure a company like apple can speed up the process by lining a few politicians pockets. ahhh govt at work.
not that big a deal at all, but you still gotta admit its funny...
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#13
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: spectre440
not that big a deal at all, but you still gotta admit its funny...
yea it is funny. i would like to know the story behind it. i dont think anybody forgot to file for a license, i bet it was just apple being beligerent.
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#14
Darksaber
W1zzard's Sidekick
interesting how theInq rips everything out of context.

1. Apple did say that it is not FCC approved, but they wanted to introduce it themselves instead of FCC - good thing as Apples stock rose 8%
2. It was never a secret, nor did Apple forget. The iPhone website mentioned it from the start that the phone was not yet approved...otherwise it would have shipped right from the announcement, as Apple products usualy do.

cheers
DS
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#15
Pinchy
damn...i wanted to see someone get fired :p!
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#16
Casheti
by: HookeyStreet
LMAO....someones getting fired :)
:roll: Yeah. But I don't see how such a big company would forget.
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#17
Misiowiec
by: zekrahminator
Apple finally unveiled their iPhone at Macworld. Too bad they forgot one critical step: getting it licensed through the FCC. And of course, any cell phone that isn't approved by the FCC is not allowed to be sold or distributed in the United States of America. Add this to the recent lawsuit from Cisco over the iPhone name, and chances are it will be a long time before Apple gets to sell it's iPhone to the general public.

Source: The Inquirer
They naturally knew about the FCC approval well in advance, and its all been carefully calculated to be done before it's available for sale. Their only issue with the iPhone is really the use of the actual name, and they need come to an agreement with Cisco soon. It really seems to be a great development that should stir a rather stagnant market, so congrats Apple.
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#18
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
oops some f*cked up
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#19
Pinchy
someone screwed up big time :D
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#20
niko084
by: zekrahminator
Apple finally unveiled their iPhone at Macworld. Too bad they forgot one critical step: getting it licensed through the FCC. And of course, any cell phone that isn't approved by the FCC is not allowed to be sold or distributed in the United States of America. Add this to the recent lawsuit from Cisco over the iPhone name, and chances are it will be a long time before Apple gets to sell it's iPhone to the general public.

Source: The Inquirer
Look at the source... He was making phone calls with it already... Odds are they didn't forget to get FCC approval. And Apple is not that stupid, they will have no issues releasing it.
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#21
wazzledoozle
This news story is just stupid, and false. Closing the thread so people can pay attention to real news.
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