read this if u haven't allready!
over rated, over priced, i dont understand what the big deal is? this phone is not 3g it has no memory card slot it has a two mp camera and uncapable of video calls. You can buy phones with features twice as good for half the price! just because its made by apple doesn't mean its awesome!
gsm review. apple iphone in and out. they have taken good care that the only way to upload or download to and from your i phone is thru i tune's. meanung money!
Free Music for Your iPod
By Jeremy Horwitz
Published: Sunday, December 12, 2004
Last Update: Sunday, December 12, 2004
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Interested in free, legal music for your iPod? Visit the new iLounge Free Music section of our site, featuring daily updated links to great indie and major artist releases available for immediate download!
If you have an iPod and far fewer songs than Gigabytes of storage space, you’ve probably asked one of iLounge’s most popular questions: “how can I load my iPod up with free music?”
There are at least two answers to this question, one generally illegal, and one generally legal. You’ve probably already heard about the illegal free music options, but just in case you haven’t, we’ll run through the reasons you’ll want to skip them and use the legal free music sites instead.
Illegal Free Music: Downloads with Consequences
Six years ago, the sheer quantity of open challenges to American copyright law created a popular perception that music - old and new alike - was supposed to be free, and “shared” between friends and strangers alike. Upon release of just about any new album (and sometimes even before), full MP3-format tracks appeared on music-sharing services such as Napster and Kazaa, spreading around the world without restriction. Many recording artists were angered by what they felt was mass theft of their music, while others either ignored or embraced the file-sharing.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) decided to fight the “music is free” movement, undertaking highly publicized lawsuits on behalf of artists it represented. Services such as Napster were sued for billions of dollars as facilitators of copyright infringement, and either driven out of business or forced into retreat. Subsequently, RIAA lawsuits against individuals shut down large resources of “shared” music, and warned others that swapping smaller quantities of copyrighted content could subject them to similar legal action.
RIAA lawsuits haven’t stopped the trading of copyrighted music online, but they’ve turned file-sharing into a game of Russian Roulette. For obvious reasons, iLounge does not recommend the sharing or downloading of “free” music from file-sharing services unless you know for sure that the artist has specifically given permission for that music to be shared.
Non-U.S. Music Download Sites: A Dangerous Gray Area
The average person should be aware that there’s likely something wrong about getting entire free albums for nothing, but what if they were offered for four cents per song, instead of ten or more dollars per album? If you pay something for your downloads, is that enough to protect yourself from being sued?
That’s the question posed by a few fly-by-night web sites - often operated by individuals outside of the United States - that purport to offer penny-per-megabyte downloads of popular music. One of the more notable, AllofMP3.com, offers a surprisingly robust collection of albums from major recording artists in the compressed audio format of your choice, More amazingly, songs are available for download at rates of under 10 cents per track, and the site has claimed for months - without public legal challenge, at least - that it is operating legally under Russian law. Competing site Weblisten.com offers a similar downloading service from Spain. Other sites offering similarly priced downloads of major recording artists’ products, such as the Spanish site Puretunes.com, have been sued and shut down.
iLounge doesn’t take a position on the legality of any of these specific sites, as they operate under foreign legal systems and may or may not be entitled to offer the pricing and unprotected files they are selling. We urge our readers to exercise caution before assuming that any “purchased” music from these stores is a replacement for store-purchased CDs or licensed tracks from established domestic vendors of digital music.
Downloading Free Music Without Fear
With so many questions regarding the legality of international and domestic music downloads - questions which in accordance with the RIAA’s litigation strategy have created a blanket presumption of downloading fear that may not be entirely justified - there are only a handful of major free music download sites that guarantee that users are not breaking any laws. The best we’ve seen are listed below.
3hive.com: A great blog-style listing of free iPod-compatible MP3 songs offered by record artists and labels in an attempt to entice full-album purchases.
Amazon.com Free Music Downloads: A surprising mix of music from mainstream and independent artists, available for free in iPod-compatible MP3 format. Also offers musicians the ability to upload and share their songs.
eMusic.com: Provides a paid MP3 download service with a free two-week trial period. Focuses primarily on independent artists and offers a selection of 20,000 full albums to choose from.
Epitonic.com: Offers highly professional, artist-focused presentation of free digital music downloads in MP3 format, with biographical details and short previews for songs across a narrow collection of genres.
Freekidsmusic.com: Along with its sister site Freechildrensmusic.com, provides a large variety of free MP3 format songs for young listeners.
Garageband.com: Not to be confused with Apple’s music creation application of the same name, Garageband.com collects and provides popularity charts of independent music, featuring over 125,000 bands.
IUMA.com: The Internet Underground Music Archive provides genre-organized downloads of iPod-compatible MP3-format music.
MFiles.co.uk: A simple site from an aesthetic standpoint, provides free downloads of well-known classical music in MP3 format.
MP34U.com: A clean, professionally designed interface to individual free songs sorted by genre, selected by site “sources” who pick and post only music they like.
MP3blogs.org: A single site that provides an hourly aggregation of the free and legal MP3 downloading blogs of over 100 different bloggers, impressively spanning genres and tastes from the obscure to the mainstream.
Music.download.com: The music-dedicated expansion of popular software download site Download.com offers free full-length MP3 songs across all major genres, even including Children’s, Spoken Word, Comedy, Folk and Religious tracks. Most tracks are indie.
PureVolume offers over 100,000 free songs for download, and captured many of the best users of what used to be MP3.com (before it was scrapped, sold, and completely changed).
Vitaminic: Mixing downloads in iPod-compatible MP3 format with those in iPod-incompatible Realmedia format, Vitaminic spans a wide range of genres - even including ones such as classical, jazz, and world music.
Of course, if you can’t find the song you’re looking for on one of these free sites, you can always visit Apple’s iTunes Music Store and make a purchase there. Though iTunes isn’t as cheap as some of the questionable international sites listed in the prior section, and it both limits bitrate quality and places heavier restrictions on use of its downloaded music, it is an entirely safe and legal way to get access to over one million songs.
And the next is going to be that Apple will turn you in as a terrorist
and the CIA will hold you in Guantanamo for five years without trial....
Here is some press info about Iphone Ipod " illegal " music downloading :
One of the most attractive things about the iPod is its capacity to hold thousands of songs. That in itself isn't a bad thing. But what the media and Apple won't publicly acknowledge is that with this remarkable song capacity and the accompanying ease of transfer from all sorts of sources, iPod owners aren't just filling their iPods with songs from the online iTunes service or from their own CD collection. Truth is, many of the songs acquired for iPods – in fact, the majority of those songs in many cases – are done so without permission. Yep, the iPod is the illegal downloaders' new best friend, and Apple knows it.
So stop complaining, Apple does not force you to buy only songs from Itunes, you CAN do all of the ILLEGAL downloading you want !
according to gsm arena apple is probably taking personal information from any i phone. To people that have bought the i phone it serve's you right!
nj3. idon't believe that for a minute. if apple make's you pay for your music thru i tune's i'am sure it's not that easy to get it free thru a simple web site or download!!
Come ON! pliz somebody say something about the speaker quality? is mine broken or it sounds a little distorted?
There is a nice free software for internet radio on the Iphone with Installer....
Navigate to http://jailbreakme.com using Safari on your iPhone or iPod touch and read the instructions there.
No need to pay to get it unlocked, you can upload all the music you want WITHOUT paying Apple a cent, there is a free software called installer that enables your Iphone to add all sorts of features right from the Iphone, no need for a computer because the Iphone IS A COMPUTER with OSX inside and not a crappy PC , when the N95 will have OSX inside could become an interesting phone, but with poor design.
Watch for soon to be released software to shoot videos and upload them to Youtube, why do you think they have an agreement with Youtube ?
One step at the time, Apple knows how to do proper marketing ad positioning to make customers happy and stay in business as a strong company with money to do R&D for new leading edge products.
if i can afford the n95 then i can afford the iphone, but i'am not going to be apple's prisoner and pay for my music and pay to get iphone unlocked. No bluetooth transfer, no video record, no gps, no flash, no fm radio, no voice dialing, no 3g.
LOL @ jerry
jerry says buy the lg viewty!!!! are you crazy. last lg I brought was the shine and it fell apart after 2 weeks. your surname wouldent happen to be Springer, would it?
bloo wolf has a point.. itouch is the same as the iphone without the phone features.. besides if you dont pass the credit check you have to return it anyway..
Coud anyone tell me how is the built in speaker quality?? cuz mine sounds distorted with bass
look friend this phone does not have video option & bluetooth is only for headset support !!! u cannt send or receive files via bluetooth in this fone...is there any fool how would buy a 8gb phone that cannt do video & bluetooth that cannt send or receive files which r very common function even at the cheper price fones.
The iphone is the best h/set i've ever had and yes I do own a n95, i can watch my youtube and have a laugh, the content on the phone is rich and the sound quality is the best around.
Lots of jealous people on here who try to put the h/set down but guess what, they dont have the iphone because it's too expensive for them and you can generally guess what sort of person people are by the way they talk about the iphone in a negative way for example someone saying the phone is crap!!! something a chav would say and I don't have time for people like that.
Iphone is for those who can afford it and want to experience something totally new and amazing.
Go into a o2 store or a apple atore and find out for yourself guys and you will see how amazing the iphone is.
Email client has to be the best i've seen on any mobile too