Okay, wow.. when i was reading all the comments on this trail, i got confused :) hehe
Just my two cents worth:
Okay, so yes,the iPhone is way behind and seems to be way overpriced for the little features it offers compared to other mobile phones. But do take note that the iPhone is, in essence, the first of its kind -- it's not really a smart phone but it's also not really just a gsm mobile phone. I guess it's the industries first attempt in incorporating a whole new experience with some mobile essentials with an exclusion of a few features, that may or may not be pleasing to some.
We all have our own opinions. Some will find the iPhone stupid and its makers manipulative because they offer something people call "cutting edge" but really lacks the features to support this claim (no file transfer via bluetooth, low MP camera with no flash & autofocus, no message forwarding, no copy & paste of text allowed, no mms, no video capture, no removal multi-media card since it's built-in, etc.) but what it offers is a totally different experience with it's amazing touch user interface that mimics the nice lay-out we get from our mac computers. Yes, they're setting a new standard in terms of overall mobile telephony experience (operative word here is "experience").
But some of the lacking features (such as mms & video recording) has already been addressed by readily available third party applications (got this from my friend who actually owns the 2G iPhone). I guess more applications will be available soon enough - which i is definitely a good thing.
As for the camera -- well, i guess we can't have everything.. maybe later on they'll increase the mega pixel, then add an autofocus, then a flash component. But for now we'll have to make do with the 2mp cam. If you're a camera person, then the iPhone may not be for you.
No transfer of media/ files through bluetooth -- actually this i don't understand. For me bluetoot file transfer is a necessity. but then that's just me. If you don't need this feature, then good for you.
No message forwarding/resending and no copy& paste of text -- well it's designed like a chat window where you can see the trail of conversation per person. so if you like forwarding messages, the iPhone may not be for you.
Oh, and as for the price -- they said the 3g version is coming in cheaper.
No removal mmc -- well i guess this isn't really important since you can just hook up your iPhone to the pc.
It depends.. If you can't live without all the newer multi-media features (camera related and file transfer related, etc.) I guess you'll have to wait for the next generation of touch screen phones whether made by apple or not. However, if you're willing to give up everything else in the name of mobile aesthetics, wifi connectivity, big screen for video viewing and web browsing, stability of software (I guess compared to windows os where they have this tendency to lag or slow down or even hang up), and a whole new touch experience, then yes, you should get the iPhone.
I hope this helps :) Altough I myself have not yet decided on what to do. I wrote this to help out others trying to figure out whether to get one or not.. those like me i guess :)
softbank boy, 04 Jul 2008there's no video capture.if you want video capture, get a DV...this phone is already very powerful...we cannot expect everything in a phone/pocket PC...
well not bad, but some still missing on the web-browsing cannot visit wap-pages or wml-pages. For the sound midi file not supported, no ClipBoard to copy long messages to paste on it at the other note editor. Need to add support can install micro java app.
camera pixels can be increased to 4MP or more.
Just 2MP is not very attractive.
Presently am using 3.2MP mobile.
So i cant shift to 2MP now
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970But nobody gets in line just to get any nokia phone. It only happened with iphone.
Anonymous, 03 Jul 2008bluetooth BAD, camera BAD, no xenon flash =/No xenon flash? Tell us, please, how many mobile phones have a xenon flash? Did you just want a reason to complain?
Witterman, 04 Jul 2008Unfortunately hasn't a front camera for video calls!Fortunately, most people don't use this feature.
if you need a 5 mega pixel camera, just buy a cannon camera, probably thats even better. and for the bluetooth stuff, i would have to say, one reason for it is so that you would down load files from the net, and by doing so you are paying to use the net. thats money to them.. if you have bluetooth, thats going to be sharing instead not downloading, Less money.. you have to understand these guys needs to earn some money.. ^_^
In all honesty does every phone need a 5MP Camera? It is rediculous that every phone that comes out that has to have a camera with 5MP or higher. What kind of pictures are you really trying to take with your pitiful cellphone camera?
That being said I owned an iphone and the lack of serious bluetooth and a camera with autofocus+flash did not make up for its wonderful interface.
i been swicht cell phone to cellphone for about 3 years until i got the iphone, i love it and i cant wait for the 3g version i already sold my iphone, and ready for the new one
I dont know why they wont add video recording or 5 mp camera or Regular bluetooth and more, on this phone, and if we have to be happy for only 3G and GPS ? then apple is wrong, because 3G and GPS i had before with my N95, and 3G i had with my Razr v3xx..So apple should do couple of great and important applications, because peoples today, using 10000000 kind of phones, and they knows about bad and good phones..I know, iphone is great phone, but apple made this phone 70% for game stuffs and some other unwanted applications..89% people around the world, they using MMS today, they using great 3 to 5 mp camera, they using bluetooth, and allot of things..But iphone still dose not have that power, and i was hoping will be this time, but they made same iphone and only they add 3G and GPS and some low class applications..My friend he live in Europe, and he told me, Here in Europe 80% people hate that phone because to big, no mms, no bluetooth, no COPY/PAST, camera still 2mp..He says, 3G and GPS we have long time ago with N95 and apple made on 2008?...
Any ways, nice phone, but when you go inside the phone, you cant see any thing special, and that's why most people going with Euro style phones..Also we confused when we heard AT&T DATA plan will be $30.00 and no SMS..We have to pay additional fee for FREE SMS...This is Saks, and this is very bad, and i think, this year 60% people will go with PALM or BLACKBERY phones..Today people cant pay the high GAS bill, so, they will pay some DATA PLAN to ATT?....smart company's...lol