The 3G version will be available to Europe and Asia Market next year ..
It's not because of Apple not up - to - date .. for the 1st version of iphone , there's no 3G because of the service provider in US dont have this kind of facility.
Any smart device at present is not only about features - it is very much about the User Interface. A case in point is the Nintendo WII - it is outclassed by both the XBox 360 and the Sony Playstation 3 by a wide margin, but the better game play and the innovative control features have made it a hit while the powerhouse PS3 is struggling.
Even with phones - the UI does make a major difference and that is where Apple beats the competition hands down. AND I am not an iPhone user - I use a Nokia E90 Communicator. Every little detail is looked into and things are so much easier to operate and run when its an Apple.
You just get used to User Interface that you take it for granted. Its is only when you use something else then you realise how difficult it is and how intuitive and easy it is with the Apple. So, be it computers, music players or phones - there are behemoths when it comes to specs and features, but Apple rules when it comes to the UI.
On a parting note - the specs in an Apple may not be the top of the line, but they are no pushovers either.
The killer app for me in getting the iPhone back in June was internet & touchscreen. The new iPhone Touch seems to cancel that out at a lower cost with no mandatory contracts. Now it seems pointless to get an iPhone (8GB) unless you want to pay extra for it being a phone (which it lacks basic features anyway), has only average reception, and having a lame 2MP camera where Nokia, Samsung, LG, & SE have completely outclass it. Yes, even with the $200 price cut, it no longer seems worth it.
Taking the price down does increase the affordability to many people (like me). But somehow that decreases the cool "exclusive" appeal of the iPhone...What does others think? U gonna get one now?
Its not 3G tho, all those added benifts yet no G? WTF, noit geting it anymore based on that!
Move witht the times Apple!
check this phone out brevisys deeda pi. it looks like the iphone but has no buttons in the front. it is thinner than the iphone with a slightly bigger screen and with the same features of the iphone + more
Even though the iphone needs some improvements, i think it the best phone i had so far. Upgraded from a Motorola E6
-Screen and Video quality
-Stocks & Weather one click away
-No Ringtones, need to be hack to add
-No video recording or zooming
-Cannot be used as external HD
-Restoring is a pain (erase everything)
-Cannot use regular headphones, need adaptor
Apple iPhone 8GB Phone cost $400
Apple iPhone (4GB) iPhone $250
iphone is revolution ...
do you know about cpu detail ?
* ARM1176JZF chip with TrustZone (enables trusted computing environment for media, apps, network, OS, etc. -- very bad for hackers)
* Can vary in clock speed up to 700MHz or more, depending on implementation (thanks, Nigma)
* ARM Intelligent Energy Manager (claimed to reduce power consumption 25-50% in portables)
* 16K / 16K cache
* Features vector floating point coprocessor ("for embedded 3D-graphics")
* ARM Jazelle enabled for embedded Java execution (hmm...)
* SIMD, high perf integer CPU (8-stage pipeline, 675 Dhrystone, 2.1 MIPS)
* 0.45 mW/MHz power draw (with cache)
what is it for ?
thats for applications isn't it ?
this is apple product ...
wait for updates ...
I believe that the Iphone's web browsing capabilities is very good and fast compare to other pda/smartphones when you are using the Wifi connection, but when you are using the edge connection I think it's an average speed.
Its way over-rated and over-price piece of mobile hardware with total lacking of applications reqiured in a modern smartphone.
A must have those wannabes and showies for sure.
iphone or htc 3.5G touch is better?
If you are planning to use the phone mainly for email, web browsing and basic communication Also, google map is very helpfull finding places. I will higly recommend to buy the Iphone. Some other people normally use the phone to play games, video, taking picture and listen to music, you mght as well by other brands. Base on my opinion I think Iphone is designed for businesman or people that conduct business on the road most of the time. I hope this will help you decide f choosing the right phone for you.