Who is getting an iPhone? Begins shipping on June 29

Ack's Grl

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Anthony is so gonna get one. I just got a new phone so fuck that. I'll stick with it until Anthony gives his opinion on the iPhone, then maybe I'll get one too depending.
 

Garyisajoke

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I'm too poor to get one. Besides, my Motorola Slvr is fine. I don't need a phone that plays movies, mp3s or jacks me off as long as I can make calls.... although now that I think about it...
 

circpro

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My Treo works just fine.

Plus, I don't like that there isn't going to be 3rp party apps for it and it is over fucking priced...

Got my Palm Treo 755p for free and if I really wanted to could have the Iphone launcher...
 

Hudson

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It looks cool, but I don't want to buy a phone if the gadgets are better than the phone option itself...which I have heard is the problem with the iphone.
 

zagman76

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Anthony is so gonna get one. I just got a new phone so fuck that. I'll stick with it until Anthony gives his opinion on the iPhone, then maybe I'll get one too depending.
Ant might want to read this before he purchases it:
http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/23/new-details-about-the-iphone/

Remember the winning Engadget commercial, "The Long Arm of Steve Jobs"? We posted it after the break, but finding someone who's spent some serious time with a pre-launch iPhone and getting them to talk is basically a lot like that. Still, we managed to smuggle out some freshly leaked details from a very trusted inside source who's been fooling around with a unit. Here's what they had to say:

* The keyboard was simply described as "disappointing". Keyboarding with two thumbs often registers multiple key presses (two or three at a time) resulting in a lot of mistakes. The best way to type is with a single finger (as shown in most of Apple's demos), but two thumbs is supposedly very difficult. After trying it for a number of days our source gave up using their thumbs.
* The text auto-correction only works well for simple words, but doesn't work for proper names. We can only assume this bit will get better with time as Apple fills out its predictive text dictionary.
* "It won't replace a BlackBerry. It's not good for text input. It's just not a business product."
* The touchscreen was said to, in general, require somewhat hard presses to register input, and needs some getting used to.
* In addition to its dock, the iPhone comes packaged with a polishing cloth (the thing's supposedly a fingerprint magnet, no surprise) and the usual smallish power adapter.
* The Bluetooth headset will debut in the $120 range, and will come with its own dock for charging both the phone and the headset. The headset will feature a miniature magnetic charging interface á la MagSafe.

Click on for more impressions on the headset, browser, YouTube, and more.

* The Bluetooth headset has a hidden LED and is supposedly a very small and elegant device. Sound quality is said to be "typical". There is no clip; like many headsets you're expected to just let it hang out of your ear, as previously shown.
* The browser "worked well" but page load speeds on EDGE were just as slow as expected. It sounds like 3G users will have a tough run with this.
* Users must scroll through the address book (or use the alphabet-drag on the side) -- one cannot bring up the keyboard and type in a name, as many of us are used to.
* Shocker: YouTube over EDGE didn't work well at all, and will basically necessitate use of WiFi.

Ok, that's all we've got for now. At this point we're just really looking forward to putting the spurs to this thing -- Apple is hyping this product like nothing we've ever seen before, and we're ready to bring every detail to light.
 

zagman76

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Jeeze, the "Clubsoda Kenny" of cell phones.

"I mean, get it if you want, I'm just sayin'!":icon_mrgr
I'm just sayin' that early adopters of new technology often end up wanting to do something silly like... oh, I don't know:

[break]MjE4Mzc1[/break]

:D

Plus - if Ant doesn't have Cingualr/AT&T, he's going to have to switch, since that's the only network that'll carry the phone.
 

martianvirus

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I'm just sayin' that early adopters of new technology often end up wanting to do something silly like... oh, I don't know:

[break]MjE4Mzc1[/break]

:D

Plus - if Ant doesn't have Cingualr/AT&T, he's going to have to switch, since that's the only network that'll carry the phone.
But that's only if early adoptors are using a Dell. My Gateway was not vista ready and it worked perfectly with vista.
 

SKEPTIC

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I won't be getting the iPhone. However, I am considering getting the yet-to-be released sixth generation iPod. Supposedly, it is the iPhone minus the phone, and may include more memory, etc. A few months back, I was close to buying an Inno then XM fucked over O&A. Since now I don't trust XM anymore I won't be buying an Inno, and it is a good time to get an iPod.
 

Hudson

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In the sage wisdom of my father: Never buy anything except vegatables and raw meat if it's fresh.
 

martianvirus

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was it pre-installed or an upgrade version?
I got my pc a few months before the 'vista ready' thing came out. Had xp media center on it. I purchased the vista ultimate on the day it came out.

It's never crashed on me either.
 

Grem

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I would love to get a iphone but i'm 16 years old, and don't have a job (yet), so I don't see myself getting one for a while. Also Apple will no doubt charge twice as much as it costs in the US here in England.
 

zagman76

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I got my pc a few months before the 'vista ready' thing came out. Had xp media center on it. I purchased the vista ultimate on the day it came out.

It's never crashed on me either.
but, did you upgrade, or do a clean-install?
 

MJMANDALAY

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Na just got a new fancy cingular phone, hooks up to the puter an all. Ill wait till the bugs are worked out to get the Iphone. I have my tmobile sidekickII with for internet/emails etc too.
 

stellarcomics

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I have a SLVR and it does most of what the iPhone will do. That said, I'm going to wait until Apple perfects this thing and makes them better/cheaper.
 

MrAbovePar

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Everyone should buy one. Having tens of thousands of dollars of stock in T, I need the surge to keep going. :)
 

Ndugu

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I just can't see carrying something that expensive around in your pocket all the time, one more thing for some shine to mug you for.