Who do Apple think they are? Not allowing carriers to subsidize the iphone so we, the paying customer are forced to pay top dollar for a sub-standard handset that is not as good as the latest high-end offerings from it's rivals. Pricing the less affluent user out of the market is not only snobbery but foolish PR suicide.
Message to Steve Jobs, I can easily afford your phone, but you can stick your overpriced, over-hyped piece of junk where the sun doesn't shine. And I'll be selling my Ipod too. For snobbery like this you don't deserve another penny of my hard earned money. I only hope that others do the same becasue what you are doing is nothing short of discrimination.
Iphone is cheap! meaning... it has cheap materials, components are cheap from china, and cheap cuz its cheap! Iphone immitation even has better specs than this. 2mp? come on! My 6630 takes better pictures with its 1.3 mp and my 3.2 mp N73 is far superior than a lame 2mp iphone. N series rules! wake up tech-savvy wanna be! Webrowsing? it doesn't even have wifi in it. Screen? every dam gadget on this planet has the same screen resolution. Compare p990i with Iphone? i would rather grab p990i. For tech-dumies? Iphone suits you right and keep MAC dumb innovators laughing with their big bonuses.
Iphone has the best web browsing capabilities. Same thing as if your using a desktop or a laptop. Internet connection is pretty fast using the wifi and the edge connection is acceptable compare to other wireless provider. $600 is not really expensive compare to other smartphones. You have a phone, an ipod, a safari and a camera and not but the list an 8GB hard drive. So, do you think that the price of the Iphone is expensive?
I've got a Nokia 6110 for 6 weeks now!
it's a really good phone!
wish the cam could be 3.2mp but too bad!
planning to buy a Iphone soon
coz it's gonna come to Aus next year
can not wait for one more year!!!
apple u have done a big mistake by not putting all those needed functions to the i phone ...
i brought an i phone it sucks on its battery life and i have a apple video i pod its the same with its battery life its just a waste of money my transcend mp3 player does it better than the i pod ... and same with the i phone just like the pathetic i pod its a waste of money my nokia phones are far more better than that piece of (* beep *) even with the functions nokia phones can take out the i phone ... i recommend u to buy this phone if u wanna live another year or two swearing at the apple co. because of the less functions it have ... anyway i hope apple will release a better i phone soon ... at least i still love its design :-) and thats all i like about it ... so thank you apple for the nice design and i know u can do better than this im waiting to hear the functions of the next i phone i hope it will be good enough for the cell phone world :-)
I've had my iPhone for over a month now and I must say that it has certainly lived up to my expectations.
I've had other phones and none of them made use this easy. I don't know how anyone could NOT like the iPhone unless they either hadn't used it, weren't smart enough to figure it out (which is pretty bad) or just enjoy hating great products.
Sure it has it's shortcomings. I wish it had 3G, but then again, I wish I had 3G in my area. So it doesn't really matter! The biggest missing feature is A2DP Bluetooth. I can't believe they wouldn't have made that standard on a MUSIC phone. If the iPhone is missing any feature that is worth mentioning, it's stereo bluetooth!
Typing takes some getting used to but I still like it better than the old style. Most of the time it figures out what I want within 2 or 3 letters so I don't type as much.
Sync is perfect! The screen is unbelievable! Speaker and speakerphone are...meh, It works in a pinch. I use my Jawbone headset 90% of the time. Storage is pretty good (I have the 8gig). I don't care if it has expandable storage or not, 8 gig is really the max anyone has available anyway, and if you need to carry more than that, you should have a laptop! If it had 100gig I'd fill that up too so it doesn't really matter. Grow up and finally learn how to clean your room like mommy said.
I did actually use MMS more than SMS so I was disappointed in that but I used it for Mo-blogging. Now, I just email the images to the blog instead and it actually saves my messaging limit (200 per month).
Camera...it's good in good light. I've seen better, but I've seen much worse. I think my previous phone had a little better camera.
Is it nice? Absolutely! Is it expensive? Not really! If you compare it to other nice phones. My last phone was a SonyEricsson w810i and it cost me over $400 and It's not even a third of what this phone is. Yes, I think it's a good value. EVERY PHONE has the same cost in terms of contractual or service rates so quite trying to complain about that one.
If you don't own an iPhone then you have NO right to complain about anything. Your opinion doesn't even matter. Until you have a chance to really spend some time using this phone under practical conditions, you can't comprehend it's real value. And no, I don't mean spending 30 minutes playing with it at the Apple Store while your mom is next door buying you underwear, I mean really using it, day in and day out for real life situations.
Interesting comments. But how many of you really use MMS, pay for that fun? I feel many folks are lost in details here.
it is a very good fone. i think that this fone is the best fone in the world.well done apple!
i like this phone nearly as much as i like myself... so that means not that much at all
interface? multimedia? sd card slot? ringtones? .. im a dweeb i love technology.. i speak english good
all i have to say is iphone is a piece of CR@p! all you "I-phoney" lovers...go see what a real smart phone can do(HTC/O2/ASUS/I-MATE/NOKIA N-SERIES AND E-SERIES).i live in USA and I do have the cingular service, but never ever going to buy the IPHON-EY, cuz its a wast of money. Currently i owen (NOK N75/ HTC P3300/ HP6915) , hehe..what can i say i'm a phone freak!!
To be honest I work for a mobile company & the amout of complaints about this phone would turn you away from getting it.
The only good thing this phone has to offer is an ipod but paying over the odds,
the other features arnt worth considering is was a tried & tested handset that will never do well,
you will eith love it or hate it as it isnt the best handset around there is alot better handsets out there with alot better value for your money!
600$ + 2 year contract = something like
2000$... okay.. even if ur using the service.. ur still stuck to a single phone for 2 yrs and whta the hell.. its like ur payin to become at&t and apple's Slave for 2 years.. ridiculous.. 2 years time.. nokia, SE and htc will be rolling out atleats 50 handsets which are 10 times better than this piece of crap.. its agreat i pod.. buy the phone for the ipod features and use a nokia for everything else.. worlds most useless expensive phone
i think that this is the best fone in the world and everyone should buy it. i have got it and the camera is excellent. the touchscreen is great and the colours are gr8. i realy think that u should buy this fone. APPLE ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!
WHAT!!! bluetooth for the headset only?! No video camera WHY!
Hopefully the delay in releasing this phone in the EU will mean a vast improvment on many of the features on this phone.
It seems that some of the really old handsets have better features than this.
I almost bought an Iphone last week. it was a sweet deal to sweet that made my throat ache. hehehehe... an sales agent was trying to sell it for me around $ 1000 and the sweet part of the deal was he only needs $110 for downpayment and the rest payable for 6 months. all he needs is ID and proof of my existence. I already knew what the phone was capable of after trying one unit from a friend of mine, and to tell you honestly the phone SUCKS big time! another profiteering sh@t by apple. It should be stripped off by its smartphone category and be brought down to as ordinary "Fashionista" phone. a phone for a tech-dumb... as for me Im sticking with my N-series the undisputed giant in the smartphone category.