Is the iPhone for you? (part I)

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  • Reply 21 of 27
    slewisslewis Posts: 2,081member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ebaydan777 View Post


    hmm ya no..your going to be waiting for about 2-3 years for that 2gen phone believe me, you actually think apple is going to screw themselves over



    think about it, if they release a new phone before the mass amounts of people that purchased 1st gen iphone's contract is over, they will lose million or billions of dollars, those people are not going to pay the $800-1000 retail price for a new phone after they just spent $600 for the 1gen, i guarantee it will be after the 2 years from the day it is launched....that way EVERYONE can get the new one and make cingular happy with fresh 2 year contracts...lol



    Apple wouldn't be screwing themselves over. They would be doing what any phone manufacturer would be doing and simply updating their phone.



    Sebastian
  • Reply 22 of 27
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    Originally Posted by DeaPeaJay View Post


    People seem to have this conception that they can't switch phones midway through their 2-year contract? Where did that come from?



    It's all marketing imho. If you get a new contract accompanied with a new phone

    people (not too tech savvy people at least) get the impression that this new phone

    is strictly bound to the contract. They don't even think about changing the phone.

    Also buying a phone without contract is a pricey thing, at least in most european

    countries.
  • Reply 23 of 27
    imacfpimacfp Posts: 750member
    I would consider one but only because I can't afford, nor do I need, a laptop right now. I know Apple says it's not a "computer" but it does many computer tasks. The problem is I don't really need the iPod features, since I only use my current iPod in my car, and only when I remember to plug it in. I wouldn't watch movies on it nor use the camera. The only features I'm sure I'd use would be the phone and internet. The visual voice mail is great, but I normally answer my phone if I can and I don't get many calls anyway. Do I lust for it? Yes but I think I'm like many none cell phone powerusers. I can't find a need for it. Plus my wife would kill me if I bought it.
  • Reply 24 of 27
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    Originally Posted by imacFP View Post


    I would consider one but only because I can't afford, nor do I need, a laptop right now. I know Apple says it's not a "computer" but it does many computer tasks. The problem is I don't really need the iPod features, since I only use my current iPod in my car, and only when I remember to plug it in. I wouldn't watch movies on it nor use the camera. The only features I'm sure I'd use would be the phone and internet. The visual voice mail is great, but I normally answer my phone if I can and I don't get many calls anyway. Do I lust for it? Yes but I think I'm like many none cell phone powerusers. I can't find a need for it. Plus my wife would kill me if I bought it.



    As great as the iPhone is, keep in mind that it's still primarily a cell phone. The internet on it is really, really slow... like literally a couple seconds to render a portion of a website. This has nothing to do with connection speed—even when "zooming" in and out, it takes a a long time for it to refresh.



    It's a phenomenal device, but it's not a replacement computer (at least not at this point in time). If you can't afford a laptop, go for a mini, or even (it pains me to say this) a cheapo Dell.
  • Reply 25 of 27
    imacfpimacfp Posts: 750member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gregmightdothat View Post


    As great as the iPhone is, keep in mind that it's still primarily a cell phone. The internet on it is really, really slow... like literally a couple seconds to render a portion of a website. This has nothing to do with connection speed—even when "zooming" in and out, it takes a a long time for it to refresh.



    It's a phenomenal device, but it's not a replacement computer (at least not at this point in time). If you can't afford a laptop, go for a mini, or even (it pains me to say this) a cheapo Dell.



    True. Like you said, it might be a computer replacement at some point. As far as the laptop, your advice is well taken but I just got a new 20" iMac and my wife said I can't get a new computer for at least 10 years. Anyway I don't need one. Still, the thought of getting a iPhone is cool. Such a neat product. Lusful as they say.
  • Reply 26 of 27
    mr. hmr. h Posts: 4,870member
    I have posted part II of the poll. Please vote in it.



    As to the results of part I, I'm surprised that the "yes" votes have gathered almost 60% between them. I was expecting the "No. I want a simple (not smartphone) phone/iPod combo" and "No. I want a widescreen, HDD iPod with no phone features" to be more popular than they are.
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