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gPhone to Open the APIs to Pressure Apple

iPhone Sales Top a Million, Apple Says

You have perhaps heard that Apple sold its millionth iPhone over the weekend after cutting its carriage trade $599 price down to $399 and doing away with the 4GB $499 model, a supposedly pre-holidays "go-for-it" move that ultimately had Steve Jobs changing his that's "life in the technology lane" tune and apologizing and offering irritated iPhone early adopters a $100 store credit.

Simultaneously Apple put out an iPhone-like iPod Touch with all but the phone for $399.

Despite hitting the million-unit milestone a few weeks ahead of time, there remains the back-of-the brain fear that the iPhone was losing its sex appeal after two months on the market.

However, Apple may now push the iPhone into Europe. It's got a press conference in London scheduled for Tuesday.

All of which brings to mind the so-called gPhone that Google is supposed to be close to fielding.

Rumors claim Google's developed a Linux-based operating system for phones, which, if true, would be its first operating systems product, and intends to open the APIs to developers, a potentially dicey proposition leading to speculation that it might pressure Apple to open up more of the iPhone to third parties.

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