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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yes it does !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
Thank you for an utterly flawed argument.
So you are basing the outselling of PCs vs Macs on the statistics of Princeton University students!?
Don't make me laugh this hard, I could injure myself. What about worldwide sales? Or are large samples not accurate enough for you?
Also, the other flaw is comparing Mac sales to Dell sales. You are aware that a large sector of consumers do not buy their PCs from Dell? Think of all the tens of millions of users out there who do custom builds of PCs. Or buy from independant PC suppliers. Or buy HP, Compaq or other branded PCs.
Also, I was strictly talking of computers, not operating systems. But since you mentioned it, remember a large proportion of users out there use neither Windows or Mac OS - they use Linux or other OS's. This still means the PC is "more" popular than Macs - they are more dynamic.
And please do not bang on about Apple share price vs Microsoft. Yet another major flaw in your argument - you do know that Microsoft don't sell computers?
So I say to you, check again on the "computer game".
And please use your brain next time. I think you are trying to be a little too clever for your own good, and I suggeest you get back to your college work before your "no doubt" predicted A grade turns into a C.
For your reading pleasure :
On-campus Mac users quadruple
By Doug Eshleman
I never thought I'd switch to a Mac. After all, I have used PCs since I was 5 years old. I carried around my old Dell Inspiron 8000, a bulky nine-pound beast of a laptop, throughout high school, and it never suffered from any hardware problems over its five-year lifespan.
The trouble was Windows — the operating system from hell.
So I decided to take the plunge and get a Mac. I wasn't alone; in fact, 40 percent of Princeton students and faculty use Macs as their personal computers.
In the 2003-04 school year, when the iPod was just becoming popular, a mere 10 percent of Princeton students had Mac computers connected to the network, OIT director Steven Sather said.
Sixteen percent of students chose Macs when the Class of 2005 arrived on campus the subsequent fall. The figure reached 23 percent the following year and then jumped to 31 percent of all personal computers on the network in fall 2006.
This year, the University's Student Computer Initiative has sold more Macs than PCs. Students were offered a selection of Dell, IBM and Apple computers, and 60 percent chose Macs, up from 45 percent last year.
to : mFxp
Check again the computer game: Apple sold more computers than Dell this back to schools season in American Colleges, in the technological game what matters is reality and future NOT the past
PS buy Apple shares they double in value every year NOT Microsoft.
One thing I will look forward to is the iPhone Nano.
You can bet it will be a cut-back iPhone, but I would much prefer small size over big features.
Hopefully it will be released...
there is a process manager on installer at the moment, download it it might be what you want. Hotmail cannot be sync by your pop3 etc because they have terminated the settings, although I hear u can get it if you have paid????? Anybody know of this? thats the good thing about my n95 is you have your hotmail emails direct to your phone. IPHONE STILL ROCKS!!! I LOVE IT
I didnt say n95 was crap! of all electrical devices I have ever brought the n95 was the only complete device. It does everything and mine never restart's etc. If I want to take serious pics I have a panasonic fx100. I only use the camera on iphone to take random shots so any basic cam onn a cell will do. But people I say this. Apple & o2 are rip off's DO NOT SIGN THE CONTRACT. Just buy offline and unlock it. If your scared or worried about update shops in my area are already doing updates for £10 if your not tech minded. Ive still got 1.0.2 and it's working fine so I wont update till I see somthing in new firmware that I need. Also Im on T-mobile uk and using 3g is a joke!!! Calls cant get through, I keep getting call failed and internet keeps disconnect & it eats the battery power, but if I switch to gsm phone works fine, so I have to use gsm or edge when I use iphone so it's stable.