Truly amazing piece of hardware! and the OS is a brilliant combination of eye-candy & ease of use(see the demo on apple.com). But no 3G, thats disheartening!
I think that the idea of this phone is more for storing music and DVD's rather than taking pictures and besides a 2 mp camera will still take a good quality picture.
As for how to drive and text I think you need to concider if you should be using your phone while your diriving as its not the best idea!
i dont like it...
i expected that iphone would look more cooler and more features...
this fone ,i must say is one of the most wonderful gadget today !! but they forgot to put 3G functionality on it !! and it only has 2 megapix which is not enough to take superclear pics N95 has 5 megapix !!!!
I suggest you see the presentation of this phone on apple.com to see what it is capable of doing, and you will see that this is the greatest mobile phone yet! NO applications for this ?? it has MAC OSX with COCOA support, that means that nothing is impossible to develop for this phone. it will be just like developing for mac....
Brilliant piece of art, but im curious how will this phone be operated using one hand, and the "smart" qwerty keyboard.
how much did most of you guys pay for the phone? 4gb and/or 8b? around $400-600?
looks like a good handset that will no doubt shift quite a lot of units, im personally not a fan of the ipod so thankfully the design is nothing like it but fresh, and apple are known to have excellent software on the pcs not so on the ipod. The main fault i see is the battery with such a function heavy phone the battery should at least be removable so you can have two batteries, and as many people have said 3g isnt an important thing on launch as the US market doesnt support it by and large
all i want to say that apple give us alot of good things like ipoda n cool computers and very advanced OS just wait and they will do their best and its not the last phone aple will indroduce to us remember the first ipod it want very cool but now who didnt have an ipod just wait and see
the features are midrange still the phone its one of the expensive phone ever. and it will be worldwide by 2008 it will be outdate before the real release, come on apple this will not save you to nokia soon to be announced mp3 market dominance.
I think it is a great phone and will have a great impact on the market. I would definitely buy one if it had a better camera (2MP is somewhat... bad, 3.2 would have been much better).
Anyway...way is everyone complaining about the space? I think I have less the 3 GB of music that I regularly listen to (although on my PC I have much more). Even 4 GB is enough, unless you intend to store DVDs on your Iphone.
Remember that this phone is not a smartphone:
"how can you operate it by only using one hand (e.g. writing SMS while driving car)" nice arguement guy after all what kinda person does something so stupid hmmmmmmmmmmmm
Ok, design-wise this iPhone is very cool - that touch screen is way cool. However, I don't like being limited to a set amount of storage and having to play the file shuffle game - even if it is a very generous 8GB - so I would have preferred it have a card slot. The battery life is not bad, but nothing to write home about. A 2MP camera is fine on a phone, but a flash and auto-focus are must-haves these days.
In terms of the iTunes music player, there's some nice eye candy there - I dig that scrolling CD art thing. But, really, at the end of the day I want to play my music not spend time gazing at CD art. And, SE Walkman 2.0 player is just as functional really - even Walkman 1.0 is fine for me. Also, I saw no mention of an FM radio, voice memo, games, pdf readers, etc. - I guess they'll handle some of that stuff through Widgets though.
In terms of it running OSX - which is a Unix variant - that's not as big of a deal is it sounds. There are already Linux based - another Unix variant - smart phones on the market, and I don't really give a sh*t about the phone OS as long as it works and well. (Former computer programmer here, and a very jaded one at that.)
In terms of Apple going on about their marvelous new sync capabilities - uhuh, yeah, that's nice. Again, I'm sure it's not as revolutionary is it sounds - we'll see.
Apple's marketing department is very good at hyperbole and just loves to whip people into a frenzy over their new products. Hell, it even made the nightly news here in New Zealand - I was like "WTF!?!?".
ugly design....features..medium...apple are god at making i-pod's but..cell phone...let that on nokia and SE....those who are amaized by this PDA cuz a cell phone it isnt..dont know nothing about optical zoom,auto-focus..vga resolution on the video..so it is a medium phone..with a very high price...
my first impression was awesome! but... here are some show stopper info :( not confirmed:
1. can't install apps, worse than S40? don't know whether support java?
2. no 3G
3. integrated battery?
can somebody verify this?
It seems that Apple was not able to be innovative this time. It is obvious that Apple sees that mp3 player mobile phones are going to kill iPod. Therefore they needed to go into the mobile phone business to stay in the music player business.
I would compare this phone to N91, because it has similar 4/8 GB internal memory.
Screen: N91 smaller
3G: Apple no, N91 yes
Touchsreen: Apple yes, N91 no
Buttons: Apple no, N91 yes
So where is the innovation? Ok, the touchscreen functions might be innovative, if they work well. However, I am sceptical about the screen and how can you operate it by only using one hand (e.g. writing SMS while driving car).
My point is, N91 is 2 years old!!! Apple's flagship mobile is compare able to 2 years old technology. And 2 years is a lifetime in mobile phones.
I just hope that the touchscreen innovations work. I would be nice to have a phone with bigger screens. Other makers could copy it and make a phone with more up to date features (better camera, GPS, 3G, mobile TV etc.).
Jeepers!!! Thanks Apple for the advance preview of what we at Microsoft will release in 2009!