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post #81 of 106
Bloomberg News TV network is now showing 700,000 units sold. UFB.
post #82 of 106
# 2 and 4 are appearing to be true. The EDGE network is down nation-wide.
post #83 of 106
I'd say that 10 million units in the first year looks pretty doable at this point.
post #84 of 106
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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.

BTM,

Here's a review by Wintel nutcase Guru Barry Gerber, a self-proclaimed Mac & Ipod basher. Even he got infected.

http://www.geardigest.com/2007/07/02/the_iphone/

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post #85 of 106
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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

Some European markets are subsidized (the UK, for instance), and some are not.
post #86 of 106
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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.

Yeah you live near the most populous metro region in PA.

Why it's just outside the coverage map I have no clue.
post #87 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!).

ok! get a treo then...
1. It wasn't in you summer budget, but you bought it anyways.
2. Really fast EDGE
3. Plenty of storage to view your movies
4. No rush.
5. Since it's like the 5th version and runs Windows it will never give you problems
6. Plenty of Flash
7.Wireless "n"

And the most important thing is that you look like my father when you're talking on the phone.

Conclusion:

Why is anybody reading this???
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post #88 of 106
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Originally Posted by Zenga View Post

ok! get a treo then...
1. It wasn't in you summer budget, but you bought it anyways.
2. Really fast EDGE
3. Plenty of storage to view your movies
4. No rush.
5. Since it's like the 5th version and runs Windows it will never give you problems
6. Plenty of Flash
7.Wireless "n"

And the most important thing is that you look like my father when you're talking on the phone.

Conclusion:

Why is anybody reading this???
jajajajajajajajajajajaja!

You're on crack. I didn't buy one...just to be clear.
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post #89 of 106
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There's a number of things about it that I want to see improved before I buy. A lot of them can likely be resolved with a software update, but until I know that update takes place I'm gunshy to jump in.

But storage is a big sticking point for me. I need for the thing to have at least 32GB before I'm willing to buy.

For that kind of money I really also want the thing to have built-in GPS if at all possible.

Or at least unlock the possibility of using an external gps antenna via bluetooth, and have google maps working with it (or with some other software)
post #90 of 106
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Or at least unlock the possibility of using an external gps antenna via bluetooth, and have google maps working with it (or with some other software)

It's pretty but pretty dull the iphone. The Helio Ocean is also sexy and dull. So what? the iPhone has the best browser but suffers from the old habit, using our fingers to control a device mainly devised for the voice.

Someone will make a phone, that is truly smart, taking commands on a whisper, maps, gps, text, browsing all of this should be controlled by the primary organ for the phone, a human voice.

The iPhone is remarkable for being behind the curve.
The interface for my must have phone is partly here already, with voice activation, all it needs is a little more work. I don't see Apple doing this. Sony could but will not. The voice is the key to an elegant uncluttered smart phone.

The Macbook Pro is sexy, a must have. IPods the same. I just don't get the same urge to buy with the iPhone regardless of features coming or here. Just my opinion.
post #91 of 106
I love how people with a single post and no iPhone come in to give an opinion on a product that they themselves don't even have. Is it possible to have less weight and credibility behind your statement?
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post #92 of 106
Could be Dvorak trolling the forums.
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I love how people with a single post and no iPhone come in to give an opinion on a product that they themselves don't even have. Is it possible to have less weight and credibility behind your statement?

Well how stupid can you be... the thread is about "not buying an iPhone", didn't post anywhere else.

I'm not buying one. That's why I posted here and not in another thread. Get it? Understand? A little fanciful writing about a voice based interface, hardly deserves the club boy insults.
post #94 of 106
you above talk about edge and att upgrading their network, what's the practical "limit" for edge

also can you stream talk radio on the iphone now (edge not wifi)
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post #95 of 106
The practical limit (as opposed to the theoretical numbers) for EDGE is roughly what it is now on AT&T, or perhaps a few percent faster.

That said there is such a thing as EDGE evolution, but it's kinda pointless once 3G networks are up and running at least somewhat. Economically not worth it.

There's also Class A EDGE devices which allow voice and data at the same time. The iPhone will send calls straight to voicemail if you're actively browsing (a loaded webpage on the other hand will let you take the call since no data is being sent) and Class A EDGE would fix that.

As for talk radio? It depends on how it's encoded but since it can stream low quality youtube videos on EDGE I imagine talk radio should be ok.
post #96 of 106
if you or a friend have the iphone maybe try a talk radio broadcast and let me know.
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post #97 of 106
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2) chatt app???? sms
6) MMS - email

Sorry but thats too funny what you just said. Chat apps are not the same as SMS. Instant messaging is no where near the same as SMS.

And as for MMS, just what percentage of the mobile industry all have email clients through their phones comapared to MMS?
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The practical limit (as opposed to the theoretical numbers) for EDGE is roughly what it is now on AT&T, or perhaps a few percent faster.

That said there is such a thing as EDGE evolution, but it's kinda pointless once 3G networks are up and running at least somewhat. Economically not worth it.

There's also Class A EDGE devices which allow voice and data at the same time. The iPhone will send calls straight to voicemail if you're actively browsing (a loaded webpage on the other hand will let you take the call since no data is being sent) and Class A EDGE would fix that.

As for talk radio? It depends on how it's encoded but since it can stream low quality youtube videos on EDGE I imagine talk radio should be ok.

Cannot imagine the reasons why Apple would NOT have delivered Class A EDGE. Accepting Apple's reasons for going with EEdge vs. 3G (the lack of widespread 3G here in the US) why the hell would they not have gone with Class A Edge? Is it battery consumption?
post #99 of 106
Bottom line is that this is an excellent device, and all the good features outweigh the minor flaws. If it is in your budget, don't hesitate to get an iPhone. By the way, the Edge Network is slow, but not unbearable- and it will be getting better as they sink more money into it.
post #100 of 106
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Bottom line is that this is an excellent device, and all the good features outweigh the minor flaws. If it is in your budget, don't hesitate to get an iPhone. By the way, the Edge Network is slow, but not unbearable- and it will be getting better as they sink more money into it.

The Edge network is experiencing an opposite phenomenon from the iPhone itself. Expectations are so high for the iPhone, that every trivial little flaw gets blown out of proportion. On the other hand, expectations for Edge are so low, that it's always better in actual use than you think it will be.

Overall, I like my iPhone.
post #101 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!).

1) It is not in mine either BUT it would be really nice to have it in
2) Totally agree BUT who's moving to Europe? Any idea how expensive is the rent over there? Check euros vs dollars etc
3) Agree again - but it will be there soon enough
4) nah
5) It is scarry how good it looks for v0
6) ?
7) ?
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post #102 of 106
Its a great phone and I will still get one but im not happy with some of its shortcomings.

The lack of delivery reports on sms messages, the inability to cut and paste text, no video recording. If Apple are planning to make all these happen in time I think thats a silly strategy as the phone is out now so you want those things now. Bug fixes is one thing but i have to be cynical when people say all these things willl be solved inh future updates.
post #103 of 106
I just wanted to let everyone know that I will not be getting a bottle of hand lotion made out of hydrogenated lemur fat.

I also won't be getting one of those planes that can land in water.

This is the thread were we tell each other what we're not going to get, right?
post #104 of 106
I'm not getting another damn rhesus monkey.

Goddamn rhesus monkeys.
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post #105 of 106
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I'm not getting another damn rhesus monkey.

Goddamn rhesus monkeys.

That is a wise move as preexisting monkey ownership is often allowed under grandfathering laws whereas monkeys aquired after an anti-private ownership of monkey law may have gone into effect in your state are subject to removal. If you have two monkeys, one grandfathered in and one not, the sibling rivalry could be off the charts.
post #106 of 106
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Cannot imagine the reasons why Apple would NOT have delivered Class A EDGE. Accepting Apple's reasons for going with EEdge vs. 3G (the lack of widespread 3G here in the US) why the hell would they not have gone with Class A Edge? Is it battery consumption?

I honestly don't know. As far as I remember Class A EDGE is the same as regular EDGE, or perhaps a very marginal hit because it's working a little harder.

I'm pretty sure Class A EDGE is purely on the handset side so my best guess would be that Class A EDGE chipsets are either notably more expensive, notably bigger, or simply harder to produce in the quantities Apple wants.
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