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Originally Posted by SDW2001 View Post

Uh...can you communicate with someone using iChat on their computer?

Yes I can if they're on AOL. I don't know if there's an easier way but the AOL account as a number I can use to send the message to and it shows up as from my phone number.

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Then you're rich or in denial. Possibly both.

See Guybrush Threepwood's reply. I'm neither. I just look at total cost of ownership, not price. The price is a salesman's trick.
post #42 of 106
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Originally Posted by bavlondon2 View Post

The fact is that this phone will already be superceded in specs when its hits the shelves.

Things like no MMS or video recording are just a slap in the face

I think you are looking at the iPhone from the wrong angle. Yes, its primary feature is being a phone, but it is actually a new type of device that is just emerging. I think Apple is smart for not trying to duplicate features found in the other phones because that would put Apple in a position of playing "catch-up", just like the makers of digital music players tried to do when they thought they could have an online music store + music player combo. Where are they now?

Apple is not worried about what other phone makers are doing because they are too busy thinking outside the box. The iPhone will eventually get GPS, the ability to record video, download directly to the device, etc. but only after it makes sense to do it.
post #43 of 106
I'm BEYOND EXCITED about the iPhone but i have a similar issue but just one - BUDGET \ i will be saving for it though and hopefully by the time i get one, i would have heard more about its pros & cons(which i don't think it will have much cons). Guess will have to wait and see .
post #44 of 106
I've been lurking, mainly observing.

Here is my reason for not getting it. The required 2 year service extension. I have had Cingular/AT&T For 3 years now, and I am done with them. I just renewed my contract about 6 months ago, and I don't want to go any longer. Quite frankly, the only reason I stuck it out this long was for the long awaited iPhone, which I now can't even purchase.

Yes, the service is good, and I can make phone calls pretty much anywhere, however:

1) I am billed about $400-$500 dollars extra every month, which takes 4 hours on the phone with customer service only for them to tell me they made a mistake and will be crediting my account.

2) The representatives of the customer service have been nothing but rude, and are not willing to be respectful in any fashion.


The fact of the matter is, If AT&T learned anything about customer service, and stopped billing way more than what we are accountable for, then I would sign in a heartbeat. However, since they won't allow me to pay a retail value along with activation and data plan coverage, I will not be purchasing an iPhone. I am sure other phone manufacturers will come out with something nice soon enough, I just pray that the Prada isn't the best we can do..
post #45 of 106
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Originally Posted by SDW2001 View Post

Why?

1. It's not in my summer budget

2. EDGE speed looks to suck as much or more than we thought.

3. Storage totally inadequate. 4GB? 8GB? That's a joke, Apple. I can put a few movies and some of my music. Not good enough.

4. The rush of users is going to overwhelm the system for activation and temporarily, usage. Just my opinion.

5. I have doubts about the first rev of a product from Apple. I've never bought one. Period.

6. No flash support.

7. No wireless sync



That's the list of deal breakers for me. I realize it's not comprehensive, like the "iPhone Doesn't Have It" thread. Those are the ones that I need to see corrected (the budget, though listed first...well we know that would be placed aside!).

I have but two responses:

1) Good for you.

2) Who cares.

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post #46 of 106
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Originally Posted by Guybrush Threepwood View Post

I think what he meant is the total cost of the phone plus the plan after two years.

For example, a 4GB iPhone with a 1350 minute plan at $99/month would total $2,875 w/o tax over the course of the contract.

The Motorola Q (with the rebates on Verizon, priced at $229) with the same 1350 minute at $122/month would total $3,157 w/o tax over the course of the contract.

(The $122/month includes the first and cheapest text messaging package and detailed billing. Just as you would have on the iPhone.)

Only a $282 difference, but I'd take the iPhone anyday over the Q.

Regardless, I know this is only one example. But hey, at least it's something...

1. The plan is a separate cost. I'm talking the price of the device.

2. Even conceding the contract inclusion, it's still a premium-priced product. My RAZR cost me $175 and $55 a a month. If my contract was up it would have been $75 and then the contract. The iPhone is $600....as much as 12x as much as a standard phone. Even decent phones are free with a contract now. And they have voice dial...I guaran-damn-tee you.
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post #47 of 106
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Yes I can if they're on AOL. I don't know if there's an easier way but the AOL account as a number I can use to send the message to and it shows up as from my phone number.



See Guybrush Threepwood's reply. I'm neither. I just look at total cost of ownership, not price. The price is a salesman's trick.

1. That's not exactly what I'd call "chat" capability.
2. Then you won't mind paying for my phone. I'll pick up the contract. No worries.

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I have but two responses:

1) Good for you.

2) Who cares.


Then don't respond, Mr. Spam.

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post #48 of 106
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Originally Posted by SDW2001 View Post

1. The plan is a separate cost. I'm talking the price of the device.

2. Even conceding the contract inclusion, it's still a premium-priced product. My RAZR cost me $175 and $55 a a month. If my contract was up it would have been $75 and then the contract. The iPhone is $600....as much as 12x as much as a standard phone. Even decent phones are free with a contract now. And they have voice dial...I guaran-damn-tee you.

Go and try one out. It's easy to dismiss the iPhone based on a weak spec here(Edge) and a missing spec there(replaceable battery, additional storage), but the device is truly greater than the sum of it's parts( I know I sound like a broken record). I was going to wait for version 2 but since I tried one out at the ATT store that ain't gonna happen.

If you try it out and don't like then it's not for you.
post #49 of 106
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Originally Posted by backtomac View Post

If you try it out and don't like then it's not for you.

Didn't Yogi Berra say that?
post #50 of 106
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Originally Posted by addabox View Post

Voice dialing is a puzzler to me-- it seems like such an easy, natural way to extend the functionality of the iPhone.

I'm on the other side of the fence with this one. Voice dialing is more trouble than it is worth. The technology isn't good yet. You have to try multiple times sometimes. You have to concentrate on enunciating. This is telling me that the UI isn't good, and I'm not sure it will ever be useful UI mode outside of a few specific applications. I just dial with my hand now, and I drive a manual. And I use a Treo 650 to boot.

Who knows, maybe its because of the LG phones my wife and father have and I've developed bias due to it. They have a side key that activates driving mode. And boy is it easy to activate. It's pretty much automatic when my wife puts it in here purse. My father has big clumsy hands and he's taken to holding the phone by the antenna. Once it gets into driving mode (voice UI), it's inane! And its damn near impossible to switch it off because of menu confusion.

I'm sure Apple had hundreds of features it wanted to implement, but as is always with engineering project, one has finite resources and finite schedules. Things have to be left out of the final build. I'd imagine voice dialing fell below the line along with MMS.

Also, remember the philosophy. Apple isn't implementing a cell phone, it's re-inventing it. That means a lot of features need justification. Is voice dialing really that much of a UI enhancement to warrant implementation? Is MMS that much of an enhancement (especially when email is available).

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The whole point of the iPhone is that it is entering a market crammed to the brim with "feature" packed phones that the vast majority of users have no idea how to access, much less use.

Feature nerds always clamor for more, always dismiss Apple's offerings as "toys" because they don't have enough slots or buttons or dongles or lights. They always think that whatever they like is the critical feature, the one that will doom the product to irrelevancy and toy status, because all the cool kids want it.

Yup. The phone market is currently in a rage of featuritis.
post #51 of 106
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Originally Posted by SDW2001 View Post

I haven't either. That said, you're talking about much more battery usage than you are with a regular phone. And while I've not had an issue, I have heard of many iPod battery problems. It's different in my mind because while I use my iPod lightly or even moderately, I charge it maybe once a week or every two weeks at maximum. The iPhone is going to be cycled constantly. It's going to sit in your car on a trip. You'll be on the phone a lot and then plug it in at night. It's a different animal. Again..not a deal breaker, but noticeable.

I think the battery issue is overblown. I've been charging my cell phones every night ever since I've own them, and never had the need for replacing my battery. Statistically, I think people with battery problems will be quite a small fraction. Battery problems will exist for the iPhone, like everything with a battery has, but it'll be a pretty small fraction.

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It's $600. Show me a phone that is $600. Or even $500.

Do you really want me to answer the question? Or are you thinking phones offered by US cellular companies only?

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What has your experience been like? I am ready to tell VZW to shove it up their ass, but I hear ATT is no better. My biggest problem is dropped calls, delays in signal processing (resulting in "talking over" each party) and inconsistent mobile web (which is pathetic on VZW, btw).

There's no magic to cell phone quality. Every company has the same problems, it just various with geography, the state of the upgrade and maintenances, blah blah.

One thing about iPhone though. I thought Safari on EDGE was very very very good. (Don't expect miracles.) Even Youtube was reasonable on EDGE. Again ymmv.
post #52 of 106
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1. The plan is a separate cost. I'm talking the price of the device.

Of course you were. Nevertheless, it still may not matter in the long run.
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post #53 of 106
SIM card on the iPhone is an AT&T 3G, could be a sign of of improvements planned by AT&T. \
post #54 of 106
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Originally Posted by backtomac View Post

Go and try one out. It's easy to dismiss the iPhone based on a weak spec here(Edge) and a missing spec there(replaceable battery, additional storage), but the device is truly greater than the sum of it's parts( I know I sound like a broken record). I was going to wait for version 2 but since I tried one out at the ATT store that ain't gonna happen.

If you try it out and don't like then it's not for you.

I'm not dismissing it. I'm sure it is greater than it's sum. But some of my predictions have been accurate...like activation problems due to the initial surge. It's also still not in my budget and I have to finagle my way out of my contract. I still think I'm waiting.

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I'm on the other side of the fence with this one. Voice dialing is more trouble than it is worth. The technology isn't good yet. You have to try multiple times sometimes. You have to concentrate on enunciating. This is telling me that the UI isn't good, and I'm not sure it will ever be useful UI mode outside of a few specific applications. I just dial with my hand now, and I drive a manual. And I use a Treo 650 to boot.

Who knows, maybe its because of the LG phones my wife and father have and I've developed bias due to it. They have a side key that activates driving mode. And boy is it easy to activate. It's pretty much automatic when my wife puts it in here purse. My father has big clumsy hands and he's taken to holding the phone by the antenna. Once it gets into driving mode (voice UI), it's inane! And its damn near impossible to switch it off because of menu confusion.

I'm sure Apple had hundreds of features it wanted to implement, but as is always with engineering project, one has finite resources and finite schedules. Things have to be left out of the final build. I'd imagine voice dialing fell below the line along with MMS.

Also, remember the philosophy. Apple isn't implementing a cell phone, it's re-inventing it. That means a lot of features need justification. Is voice dialing really that much of a UI enhancement to warrant implementation? Is MMS that much of an enhancement (especially when email is available).



Yup. The phone market is currently in a rage of featuritis.

It can be done well. It's not a deal breaker for me, because I have a BT built-in in my 07 Camry. It's voice system is remarkable. You actually have to speak the numbers or name normally as opposed to slowly/more enunciated...otherwise it basically asks you what the fuck is wrong with you. But really...it's proof it can be done in a very usable way. Oh, and I agree...the LG voice system is terrible.

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I think the battery issue is overblown. I've been charging my cell phones every night ever since I've own them, and never had the need for replacing my battery. Statistically, I think people with battery problems will be quite a small fraction. Battery problems will exist for the iPhone, like everything with a battery has, but it'll be a pretty small fraction.

Remember though, it's not a cell phone. It has many more battery draining functions. We'll see. My ipod has been good so far, but that's with light use. Cell batteries usually downgrade for me within a year or two. I've had the same luck with laptop batteries.

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Do you really want me to answer the question? Or are you thinking phones offered by US cellular companies only?

Whatever. I don't know anyone who even spends $300 much less $600. No one spends more than that. No one. If you can show me some examples, then do so. Anything you could find would be negligible anyway, at least in terms of units sold. The iPhone is a premium priced product. Apple has essentially said this in that they are going after the premium-user/prosumer/techo geek market.
We can have a pissing contest if you like, but the iPhone is a premium priced product. It's a waste of energy to argue otherwise.
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There's no magic to cell phone quality. Every company has the same problems, it just various with geography, the state of the upgrade and maintenances, blah blah.

One thing about iPhone though. I thought Safari on EDGE was very very very good. (Don't expect miracles.) Even Youtube was reasonable on EDGE. Again ymmv.

1. I agree with that. It seems everyone has the same experience. My Dad has had all kinds of problems with Sprint hardware (actually..their software being incompatible with moto hardware) My brother had ATT years ago and hated it. VZW is pretty much shit. Dead spots everywhere, even in this suburban area no far from the city.

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Of course you were. Nevertheless, it still may not matter in the long run.

Yes, it matters. It's more money per month than I pay now, and the device costs about 5x as much to begin with. It matters.
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post #55 of 106
I bought one. EDGE speed is fine. ATT wireless does a credible job. Bottomline - iPhone performs as advertised and is fun to use !
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I bought one. EDGE speed is fine. ATT wireless does a credible job. Bottomline - iPhone performs as advertised and is fun to use !

I was at the mall today and tried one at Apple King of Prussia, PA. I must say I am blown away at the thing. It works even better than advertised. My four year old daughter was resizing photos. Everything works amazingly well...I even found typing easy.

Still waiting...but the is seriously cool...I have to admit.
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post #57 of 106
Haha SDW, resist the RDF!
post #58 of 106
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I'm on the other side of the fence with this one. Voice dialing is more trouble than it is worth.

I have to disagree- even when my phone is being balky about recognizing my commands (only on the bluetooth speaker I use in the car and then not that often- I have to make sure the windows are up and the radio is muted- my headset is fine) I think it's still better to able to hit the button and say "Call. Bob. Mobile" rather than trying to dial from a screen, If I could do this on my V710 and can do it on my KRZR, I am not going to pay not to do it on an iPhone. Nobody in 2007 should be releasing a phone that's this pricey that takes your eyes off the road- it's a no brainer.
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post #59 of 106
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Originally Posted by SDW2001 View Post

It can be done well. It's not a deal breaker for me, because I have a BT built-in in my 07 Camry. It's voice system is remarkable. You actually have to speak the numbers or name normally as opposed to slowly/more enunciated...otherwise it basically asks you what the fuck is wrong with you. But really...it's proof it can be done in a very usable way. Oh, and I agree...the LG voice system is terrible.

Ok. I'll trust you on this since we both agree that the LG voice UI sucks, and I've never had a car system.

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Remember though, it's not a cell phone. It has many more battery draining functions. We'll see. My ipod has been good so far, but that's with light use. Cell batteries usually downgrade for me within a year or two. I've had the same luck with laptop batteries.

In general, I largely think that 95% of the batteries shipped will work fine for 3 or 4 years of average usage. It needs to be 99.9% for 99% of the users, but Apple plays these sorts of percentages all the time to make a "unique" product, and overall, it really doesn't matter that much.

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Whatever. I don't know anyone who even spends $300 much less $600. No one spends more than that. No one. If you can show me some examples, then do so. Anything you could find would be negligible anyway, at least in terms of units sold. The iPhone is a premium priced product. Apple has essentially said this in that they are going after the premium-user/prosumer/techo geek market. We can have a pissing contest if you like, but the iPhone is a premium priced product. It's a waste of energy to argue otherwise.

No argument that the iPhone isn't cheap. It is a luxury consumer phone and they want to sell 10 million of them. No one's really even tried to tap this market or tried to create it.

My argument is over your statement about no one willing to pay $600 for phone or that one at that price doesn't exist. Both are wrong, since obviously, people do pay that much for a cell phone. If you start putting in restrictions of units sold, well, my box gets pretty small. Anyways, there are lots of $600+ phones, most of them of the unlocked variety:

LG Prada $700
Nokia N95 $700
Nokia N93 $700
HTC TyTN $550+
Nokia Luna/Sirocco $700+
O2 XDA $600+
Nokia E90 ~$1000 if/when it comes to the states

Lots of phones around $500 too, and many of them with contract.
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I have to disagree- even when my phone is being balky about recognizing my commands (only on the bluetooth speaker I use in the car and then not that often- I have to make sure the windows are up and the radio is muted- my headset is fine)

This doesn't sound great to me. Ie, windows up, radio muted.

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I think it's still better to able to hit the button and say "Call. Bob. Mobile" rather than trying to dial from a screen, If I could do this on my V710 and can do it on my KRZR, I am not going to pay not to do it on an iPhone. Nobody in 2007 should be releasing a phone that's this pricey that takes your eyes off the road- it's a no brainer.

If voice dialing is a required feature for you, the answer with respect to the iPhone is pretty simple. However, I can argue that yes, in fact, voice dialing isn't needed, not to mention what is safe to do and what is not while driving, either.
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Originally Posted by SDW2001 View Post

I was at the mall today and tried one at Apple King of Prussia, PA. I must say I am blown away at the thing. It works even better than advertised. My four year old daughter was resizing photos. Everything works amazingly well...I even found typing easy.

Still waiting...but the is seriously cool...I have to admit.

I wonder how many extra iPhones Apple is going to sell by the strange hypnotic powers of playing with the interface?

I've lost count of how many postings I've seen from around the web from people who fully intended to hold out for v2, walked into a store to check one out, and left with a $600 hole in their bank account.
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post #62 of 106
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[QUOTE=THT;1105838]Ok. I'll trust you on this since we both agree that the LG voice UI sucks, and I've never had a car system.



In general, I largely think that 95% of the batteries shipped will work fine for 3 or 4 years of average usage. It needs to be 99.9% for 99% of the users, but Apple plays these sorts of percentages all the time to make a "unique" product, and overall, it really doesn't matter that much.[quote]

That could be. I've just not had good luck.


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No argument that the iPhone isn't cheap. It is a luxury consumer phone and they want to sell 10 million of them. No one's really even tried to tap this market or tried to create it.

My argument is over your statement about no one willing to pay $600 for phone or that one at that price doesn't exist. Both are wrong, since obviously, people do pay that much for a cell phone. If you start putting in restrictions of units sold, well, my box gets pretty small. Anyways, there are lots of $600+ phones, most of them of the unlocked variety:

LG Prada $700
Nokia N95 $700
Nokia N93 $700
HTC TyTN $550+
Nokia Luna/Sirocco $700+
O2 XDA $600+
Nokia E90 ~$1000 if/when it comes to the states

Lots of phones around $500 too, and many of them with contract.

Come on. "Restrictions on units sold?" Of course we're going to do that. People generally don't pay that kind of money for a phone, not in any kind of numbers that matter. In fact, those models are basically PDAs with phones built-in. It's a totally different market segment. Tell me how many people are going to walk into ATT and buy one of those, even they even offer them there. The iPhone, no matter which market segment you place it in, is still a premium-priced phone. I'm not saying it's the absolute most expensive, but it's up there.
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post #63 of 106
SDW/Anyone,

How much would you pay if you were just going to buy a ~4.8 oz. wide screen 8 GB flash video Ipod with both portrait and landscape modes as well as more screen real estate (plus a 2 MP camera for instant photos) than current video models? Plus a multi-touch control screen in lieu of a wheel ?

Recall that a 4.8 oz. 30 GB video Ipod with a hard drive retails for $249 and a 5.5. oz.80 GB for $349. Recall that a 3 hour movie like Dances with Wolves takes up 2 GB of space and a 45 minute TV program like The Shield takes up ~0.5 GB.
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Originally Posted by bavlondon2 View Post

No video recording? What a load of rubbish.

I agree, that was a blooper, but it can be added via a software update, and I hope it is.
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Come on. "Restrictions on units sold?" Of course we're going to do that. People generally don't pay that kind of money for a phone, not in any kind of numbers that matter. In fact, those models are basically PDAs with phones built-in. It's a totally different market segment. Tell me how many people are going to walk into ATT and buy one of those, even they even offer them there. The iPhone, no matter which market segment you place it in, is still a premium-priced phone. I'm not saying it's the absolute most expensive, but it's up there.

I don't think I or anyone is denying that the iPhone is an expensive phone. I just wanted to point out that, yes, in fact there are more expensive phones. You asked afterall.

The N95 is not a PDA. It's a multimedia phone specializing in camera abilities. It doesn't even have a QWERTY keyboard.

The N93 is not a PDA. It's a multimedia phone specializing in camcorder abilities. It's one of those flip and twist phones.

The LG Prada is not a PDA. It's a multimedia phone specializing in the "Prada" brand with a single-touch screen UI. It's form factor is actually quite similar to the iPhone, but its Flash-based UI sucks.

The Luna/Sirocco are not PDA phones. They are high priced luxury cell phones.

These phones are all in the iPhone's market of high end luxury consumer phones. They obviously will sell much much less than iPhone, but we all know why iPhone has certain unique advantages for selling units.
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I agree, that was a blooper, but it can be added via a software update, and I hope it is.

I didnt see that in the rumored list of updates. Do youthink that will be updated though at at the very least be in the EU version?

Also Ireland as a potential customer for the EU version can you please explain to out fellow American iphone fans that video capture is not just a gimmick and is actually widely used.

Just today there was an article in the Times about the age of the "citizen journalist". It was about the masses of videos and pictures from mobile phones that had capture images and videos of events of the attempted car bombings this weekend in the UK.

Perhaps you Americans are yet to go through such a transition where this feature becomes useful but I can tell you now for sure 100% that whilst it isnt big to you over in the states it will have a bigger effect on possible buyers in Europe.
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These phones are all in the iPhone's market of high end luxury consumer phones. They obviously will sell much much less than iPhone, but we all know why iPhone has certain unique advantages for selling units.

Nokia's N-series devices seem to sell very well.
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I'm thinking of rocking one of these.
post #69 of 106
I couldn't justify the iPhone..

..until I held it in my hand. Now I'm sold.

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Looking at your "Location" line, I seriously doubt you have 3G service where you live.

West Chester is a Philly suburb, so I'm actually surprised it's just outside the coverage range.

We have 3G in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Harrisburg even.
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[QUOTE=ShawnJ;1106152]I couldn't justify the iPhone..

..until I held it in my hand. Now I'm sold.[quote]

Well, I frankly don't have the cash...but I must say...I think they sold me. I am going to save some cash over the next few months and buy one.

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West Chester is a Philly suburb, so I'm actually surprised it's just outside the coverage range.

We have 3G in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Harrisburg even.

Part of that is the ongoing "SDW lives in suburban happy land" that giant and company have been tossing around. The idea is that I can't appreciate urban perspectives because I live in hicksville, or so they think.

But yes...we should have 3G soon I would think.
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Originally Posted by ShawnJ View Post

I couldn't justify the iPhone..

..until I held it in my hand. Now I'm sold.

Yes, dammit, it's dangerous to your plans not to buy the first gen iPhone to pick one of them up and play with it.

Wait for 3G I said to myself. Wait to see if any nasty Rev A problems develop. Wait for more storage. Wait to see if unlocked iPhones go on sale in Europe.

And then... um.... uh... wait just a moment while I pull out my credit card.
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Yes, dammit, it's dangerous to your plans not to buy the first gen iPhone to pick one of them up and play with it.

Wait for 3G I said to myself. Wait to see if any nasty Rev A problems develop. Wait for more storage. Wait to see if unlocked iPhones go on sale in Europe.

And then... um.... uh... wait just a moment while I pull out my credit card.

Totally agreed. Apple didn't snag me as a customer on Friday night, but I had an iPhone of my own on Saturday afternoon. Actually I went back to check it out again with the family in tow.

After I had finished messing around with an iPhone the second time I made to leave the store. Wifey couldn't believe I went to the store a second time just to play with one and told me in no uncertain terms that if I had just dragged her to the mall just to window shop she'd be pretty pissed. As a married man I know the age old adage, "Happy wife, happy life", so I picked up an 8GB iPhone. After all, wouldn't want to tick anyone off, know what I mean?
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"Happy wife, happy life"

You have gained much wisdom, grasshopper.
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I couldn't justify the iPhone..

..until I held it in my hand. Now I'm sold.

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Well, I frankly don't have the cash...but I must say...I think they sold me. I am going to save some cash over the next few months and buy one.

Good lord, they're dropping like flies.

I honestly think there's going to be a huge "second wave" of iPhone sales as the first adopters go forth and show them around. Which will beget a "third wave", etc.

What has Apple done?


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Part of that is the ongoing "SDW lives in suburban happy land" that giant and company have been tossing around. The idea is that I can't appreciate urban perspectives because I live in hicksville, or so they think.

But yes...we should have 3G soon I would think.

You're not fooling anybody, you hillbilly. We all know you sit on your porch with a shotgun yelling at the damn kids.
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What has Apple done?

Apple has infected the early adopters with the iPhone virus that will spread almost exponentially through the USA. Once you see it and use it for a bit, you're hooked.

(Seguing smoothly into another metaphor) A picture may be worth a 1000 words but a device in your hand is worth a 1,000,000 words. I gave it to a Wintel work colleague today for an hour. When he gave it back to me, he sheepishly said that he had placed an online order for the iPhone. He hands were shaking when he let go of the phone. His words--"It's like nothing I've ever seen and I've seen a lot".
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Man, i just used one. It's awesome. I couldn't type on it for the life of me when I started using my thumbs, then I went to hunt & peck for a while. Going back to both thumbs, somehow I was much better at typing. Incredible.

The mail app is great, like the interface in general. I wish I could get one. When the price drops, they'll have a new customer. It blows away any phone or PDA I've seen.
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[QUOTE=addabox;1106406]Good lord, they're dropping like flies.

I honestly think there's going to be a huge "second wave" of iPhone sales as the first adopters go forth and show them around. Which will beget a "third wave", etc.

What has Apple done?
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I think it's going to even bigger than anyone predicted. They have created a monster. I might still wait for version 2.0, but we'll see. What's sold me is not just the experience of playing around with it, but the reviews saying 2.5G is actually pretty good. Since VZW has put the "ixne" on my BT modem deal, I am dying for a mobile solution for travel without lugging my laptop around.


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You're not fooling anybody, you hillbilly. We all know you sit on your porch with a shotgun yelling at the damn kids.

No, that's what I want to do. When my daughter turns 13, I'm buying a gun. And a rocking chair. And some chew.
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Nokia's N-series devices seem to sell very well.

Yeah, but most of those sales are at subsidized carrier prices in European markets, no? Not at the MSRP of the N-series devices, right?

Thanks, Tuan
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I gave it to a Wintel work colleague today for an hour. When he gave it back to me, he sheepishly said that he had placed an online order for the iPhone. He hands were shaking when he let go of the phone. His words--"It's like nothing I've ever seen and I've seen a lot".

I'm really curious to see the responses of Windows users. It seems Mac users are almost universally blown away by the device after they try it out. I wonder if, and how many windows users, react the same way after using the it.
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Man, you guys who couldn't resist don't have the proper shields for this sort of thing. Even the ZDNet blog gadget guys couldn't help themselves. Fortunately, my shields (the wife unit) are strong against the RDF. Unfortunately, too strong...
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