Hi brynn, you can always just turn off the 3G radio on your 3G phone, it will then fall back to 2G and then the battery life will increase.
In fact if what Jobs had said were true, rather than him just trying to get people to buy a phone without decent technology, he would have had the iPhone use 2G for voice and only use 3G for data. No reason to leave it out.
The O2 network is OK for 3G (never had a problem with it) but itís not as fast as the others i.e. no HSDPA as far as I know but their 3G network has much more coverage then their EDGE network will (have they actually enabled it yet? Is anyone getting true EDGE speeds or are they just getting GPRS speeds but with an E on the phone?).
You are certainly right about it being a fashion phone and for those that want it for that purpose it is certainly worth the money. Iím looking at it more from the functionality point of view (with an eye on styling) and Iím thinking that most people would be better off getting an iPod Touch for £199 and getting a decent phone and the contract of their choice.
ive been reading thru comments and altho only had 2 minutes with i-phone i have a point for not against steve jobs,,hes damn right about 3g it does eat battery and is unreliable even if you have full strength signal so why not leave it out,,plus o2 3g is the least covered with 3g,,perhaps why steve choose o2 maybe..There is also the fact thats its a fashion fone and most people may buy it for that reason and they most probably only talk and text which is fine,,and watever fashion fone you do buy its likely to have bad camera i.e. nokia luna,,moto v3/v3i or the serene by samsung/b&o so despite the price this fits the fashion categorys general specification to a tee
hey dudes i dont think that its very expensive!!If you have relatives in the us send the iphone to them and they'll send it to you,after that you just have to unlock it and have fun!!its just 399 dollars.here in cyprus the iphone is 399 pounds.thats like double the price of a iphone in the us
I had my first look at the phone today.
It looks nice but I donít think the functions is that good to compete with any of the top phone companies. I donít think ill be getting one anytime soon.
Plus itís too expensive for what it is will stick to my N95
At the end of your contract your NOT stuck to O2! the phone comes with a sim inside it and you can transfer your number to and from it! The IPHONE has already been breached in America the same will happen here! At the end of the day if you dont have the IPHONE what gives you the right to comment and give it bad publicity?? This phone is aimed at a certain market as is every phone! It will still be a big seller! At the end of your contract you can get your contract cancelled and use the phone as a pay as you go, like all contracts!
That is a very, very interesting point which I don't think anyone has actually raised before or even considered.
Thing is, all iPods only last a maximum of 18 months before breaking anyway. The iPhone uses the same battery and is basically an Ipod.
So I don't think this will actually be an issue. By the time your minimum 18 month contract is over, your iPhone should have broken by that time anyway, so I wouldn't worry about it.
On a more serious note, once your contract does expire, it looks like you will have to stick with O2. Remember you cannot remove the built in sim card, and even if you do, you need to unlock, unjack the phone, etc. So you may as well have just done this 18 months BEFORE your contract expires.
So as we can see, there really is NO point buying an iPhone on O2 - your best bet is to buy one and unlock it and then go with an operator who isn't ripping you off for 18 months.
I think O2 know - but have NOT told anyone - that as soon as their contract expires, IF they do not want to continue it, their iPhone will revert back to just being an iPod. And it's pretty disgusting to have spent near £1000 on an iPod which will be battered after 18 months of use and clearly will be nowhere near that value, especially if you could have just gone out and bought an ipod for £270...
After playing with one in an 02 store my first impression was, wow this looks good (Like all Mac products) but after enquiring about one not only are we paying more than the americans but 02 only give you a handset for the £269 then you have to pay £35 a month for 18 months minimum contract. Makes a total of £899 at least at the end of contract.
Speaking of end of contract what happens if you reach the end of your contract but do not wish to continue, are you left with a phone you cannot use?
Nice phone, big flop on the opening day's sales! Its good the way people on here can comment on a phone they don't have! If you get the IPHONE once you activate it, thats it. Its yours!! If you fail credit you have 7 days to return it! IPOD was and still is the biggest selling technolagy device EVER made, this IPHONE is an IPOD which has a phone on it! NOT THE OTHER WAY ROUND!
for the person who said u can return the phone within 14 days, this is WRONG. It can only be returned under the circumstances where a credit check on o2 has been failed. So think again before you waste peoples time!!!
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jessica you don't know anything about phones the iphone does not rock it's the biggest waste of time since womens rights. If I need an opinion on cooking or cleaning ill ask you.
people please read The Main Disatvantages of this phone on this site and tell me is it really so much better than ordinary phone. it practically doesnt have any function...except the highsky price
BGJ7 Yes behind the glamour and the hype Apple is still the best computer and software manufacturer in my eyes, of course it cannot beat Microsoft in terms of business but I do not need these functions.
Apple is about user experience and it does not let you down. The mac is just so much fun to use. I feel more creative and want to do more when I am using my mac. The same goes for the iphone, it is a dream to use but it just doesn't have the feature list expected on basic phones in the UK.
Apple have released a phone thats 2 years out of date by UK standards. Steve Jobs was grilled by London press at the iphone announcement about missing key features. But he did say 3G will definately feature on the next one. Hopefully this will be announced at Macworld Jan 2008 as rumored, since Steve Jobs will base update periods on American releases not European ones. The iphone is 8 months old in January for the American market which is the usual update period for Apple products. Macs update every 6-8 months. I predict he will make an announcement of the new iphone revision 2 but have a mid year release.
On the Lewis Hamilton comment, he only got as far as he did because of the car (which was basically a Ferrari, since they stole the manuals). Also he would have won the world championship had it not been for errors made by his pit team, who openly accepted the blame. Ferrari won through sheer luck of events.