I saw a lot of negative comments here, and I admit my first opinion of this device wasn't enthusiastic either.
There are just too many features it lacks compared to similar phones: GPS, Mp3 ringtones, a better cam and the like.
However, the phone seems to have a really nice concept and handling seems to be really cool - especially if one wants to replace an existing iPod it might be the right choice.
Anyway, this is the first version of iPhone - let's wait for a revision of it. I'm sure Apple is going to enhance the phone a lot. Just give them some time.
pJ0x: yet another narrow minded 60y grandpa. Yes keep talling that to yourself, instead of downloading an application for Symbian for $0, you will have pay money for application that should be free.
iPhone is just another money maker for Apple, they seam to have develop an unique business model - targeting not-so-bright people and luring them into belief that they are getting a better value, that costs a little more.
I havn't seen yet anoyne here admitting that iPhone makes a hole in your pocket, when it clearly does.
The same goes for Apple computers, for example forcing a user to pay for Quicktime in order to play movies in full screen - that is simply and clearly pathetic.
So many negative comments from people that clearly have/will never use an I-phone.How strange!Anyway if the I-phones main qualities are playing music,video playing,web browser,and its unique touchscreen that seems quite good to me.Symbian phones are ok but who seriously needs 30 3rd party applications on a small phone?!!The nokia symbian fraternity have FAR to much spare time on their hands.
Nokia N75 or E65..Because E65 small and has a tooooo many perfect features
iphone is alright... its not as good as the windows pocket pc's.. i tried the iphone for 3 days and i returned it cause its not good for business use. If your thinking about buying this iphone and replacing your existing pocket pc phone and blackberry.. i would say heck NO!! cause this phone stinks! i rather choose to buy the Nokia N75!!
to 2@1x,,,Ditto,,this is what i have been saying for years and have put many times on gsmarena why buy the i phone knowing upfront it does not have 3g or video record,go for a fone that does.People come on sites saying what it has not got therefore go and search for a fone that suits your requirements..I cannot comment on it yet im in uk but if they sort out these features for the european launch then they might have a big hit on their hands..From what ive seen in videos its quite a special device and aims at perhaps music, video playing web, browser,and its unique touchscreen which i see as divine is what its really showing off and it does it well..I look forward to its arrival inuk even if nobody else is ,,im using n95 now but change my phone far to often and this copuld be in the pipeline if the spec goes up
No Regular Blue-tooth, No MMS, Voice mail style will change, You cant change battery by your self, and cost about $80-$100, No Video Recording, and more No no no no's...And pay 599.99?..And if you return this phone, they will charge you Restocking fee 10%..
I can use GPS in this cell phone?
I live in Venezuela, I Can buy for here?
to the guys who are complaining and posting negative comments,
first: its not costly when you factor in the cheaper monthly bill you need to pay for the 2yrs,
second: use it for at least a week or two before commenting about its features or UI,
third: buy a phone that fits your needs, if you need a phone that does GPS,3G,etc etc then buy a phone that does that and is more bulky and smaller screen than the iphone. also if u need a good browser & email solution choose between a blackberry with small keyboard and screens or an iphone.
lastly, most of the problems (3rd party apps, copy/paste,video recording,etc) are issues but they are easily fixable through a software update, so just wait till these are fixed in month or two before making a decision.
iphone has a market for itself, where people see the true cost of the phone+contract and want to get a better user experience from their phones. its not for everybody, but it is already changing what is being offered by the other phone companies, so we are all going to benefit from this. also dont forget, its much much easier to upgrade the software on the iphone, so maybe more people will like the phone when apple updates the OS on the phone.
amazing phone, great software inbuilt. screen is awesome, huge and very good quality. finger smudges cannot be seen at all when screen is on, very scratch resistant. touch sensitivity is also very good, but bare skin contact is not needed unless u r wearing thick gloves. decent camera quality, no video recording options. very good browser and ipod features, few crashes but none serious enough, the phone just drops back to the home screen and when the application is reloaded it just resumes from where we left off, eg the browser remembers all the tabs that were open (yes the browser has tabs!!). the iPhone unlike windows mobile phones does not need to be restarted when applications crash. I love mine, even though it has some very minor issues like no copy/paste or 3rd party apps, but the iphone is built to be upgraded very easily through itunes, which i can never say about the upgrade experience with other commonly used "smart phones".
Again and again..People who still want buy this phone, no problem, get it, but keep the box for Return before 14 days..This is My recommendation..
Save yourselves a favor, and please do not patronize this globalized, commerciliazed, ostracized piece of trash. I have owned numerous mobiles and mp3 players, and by far, this one I purchased a few weeks ago is rubbish to the ass. I have seriously not been as dissapointed my whole life as this. This product claims to be the bastard-son of the heir of the apple iPOD generation...but for God's sakes, what new function does this bring but deterioration. I'm sorry to say, but I would seriously rather get a phone/mp3 player from the following brands: Bird, Qtek, VK Mobile, Pantech, Haier, Genesis, BTX, Systemo, or even the fake yPOD phone made in the Chinese city of Guangzheng...
Can not load navigation software.
Can not connect GPS.
Can not load different ring tones.
Great Size and screen... but not really very usable with any other programs as all written for symbain or windows...
SPEED and unknown or big secrete?
Desent price but really aint getting much compared to dopod or atom o2 life...
Pity did expect more from Apple...
Is there anyone who has issue with the sound or the speakerhone? I already maximize the volume setting to highest level but the sound is still low compare to other phone that I used. Thanks
Iphone is trying so hard to put so much into one handset which is great! user friendly and looks are fair. But the problem is, there are so many common phone features missing. With all the new cool design with that came out; GPS, full browser, nice video player, etc... but without the basics which makes the iphone somewhat like having new hummer truck that on 4 spare tires. Its too big as a ipod, too small to be UMPC and lost of basic features of a cell phone, what is it?
Does anyone knows how to set the incoming text message from displaying on the screen. I don't want the incoming text to display on my screen. Thank you.
Apple iphone has its plusses, but with phones such as SE W960 round da corner, it's another ordinary device. Maybe a bit betr options, such as a 3.2 mp cam with autofocus n manual options, video recording, better support for ringtones wud av given this phone sum respect. Its a bit too basic, bit too late.