In contrast to Carlo's opinion, yes it does have a sim card slot. its located at the top of the phone itself (sitting right next to the power button). This phone is by far the greatest device I have ever seen and it's so disappointing that it is locked up to AT&T :(.
@ money lova, and yea...you're basically paying for the little apple logo on the back :) haha but you knoe people...they'll fork over alot to get the brand that's "in" and if you've looked at apple's stocks lately you know they are VERY in...
@money lova, it's priced this high because apple has become a status symbol. everyone thinks that if youre "cool" you have an apple. even look at the movies...when they have some hacker guy on the comp 8 out of 10 times its gonna be a mac.
As for the prada or iphone question...it depends on what you want. (the following assumes youre in america) if you want to be a trend follower get the iphone. its not different as many people are buying that thing and you wont be disappointed with the experience(it really is fun to play with).
But if you want to be a trend setter and/or different and be noticed get the prada. it'll save you a few hundred and you can go with any carrier as its not locked. and most people in the us dont know about it because they havnt brought it over to the states (although there are rumors verizon is trying to bring a cdma version over to compete with the iphone, which will suck cause verizon always screws up the OS and cripples the features) but you'll still have one of the few gsm ones if that happens...
Some of the down sides of the prada though is that its screen is .5" smaller and it only supports 262k colors(iphone is 16m). But the damn thing is prada. If youre a girl (not sure how many guys would sport prada) i would think this is a no brainer...haha anyway its always best to play with both and see which you like best.
Nobody said anything why this phone is so expensive? Priced like a communicator with features like a cheap ass 200 euro phone. This is what I call BULLSHOITE ....
Peace out, relax and recycle...even toillet paper. Who says we cant use toillet paper twice?
Before giving your opinion regarding the Iphone, make sure that you have the facts and also the most important thing of them all...that you tested the phone.
n92. the solid phone. i got 1000 song so far in this phone. nice stereo. loud speaker.only 10 sec transfer a song from your pc to your phone. very fast. if u know much about the computer stuff. this phone is fabulous.but this baby is not cheap.it's worth to buy. you won't disappointed.
Don't spend money on this iphone. It lacks many features of a simple regular phone. Ring volume is not loud enough. Its private option is too narrow. It sucks badly!
Btw, I crtiqued the iphone based on it as a multimedia device, if I has done that while considering it as a smartphone, as many have suggested it is, the list would be much longer...
sorry about the typos below, but im sure you can guess what I ment to say...
Guys, this phone was made for a certain demographic. It was made for the fashion consious and those who want to be "in".
That being said, the main focus of this phone has been placed on its GUI and for any of you who've used it know its probably the best in the industry, hands down. its construction is pretty solid as well. It has a gorgeous 3.5" screen that everyone around can envy. Video playback is the clearist i've seen on any phone and better than some dedicated PMPs.
What you guys need to understand is that this phone wasn’t made to be a great technological achievement, only to seem like one. They pitched it as one and if you look at the demographic they've targeted, that group has completely believed it. Those people generally dont keep up with the current tech and therefore do not realize all the standard technologies that the iphone lacks.
The lack of stereo bluetooth on a multimedia device is just shameful...even mid-low range phones that cost $200 USD (w/o contract) have them, how could a premieum music phone north of 500 after 2/yr contract not?
And no video recording? EVERY phone with a camera offers this(albeit the quality is usally horrendious but its still there)
Although not a surprise given the ipod but a user replaceable battery is a very important option that travelers and heavy users NEED. Some people can afford to have a couple hours of down time just to wait for the phone to charge. And $80 plus installation to get it replaced? That must be a joke right? Who honestly would pay that?
They really shouldve offered removable storage as anyone who's used a pmp before that 8GBs fills up very fast when you store video. Oh btw, the iphone's OS takes up 700MB plus the fact that the manufacturing process is never acurrate means youre really only looking at either 3GB or 7GB of usable space depending on the model.
The recessed headphone jack is the dumbest idea in the world. What's the point of using a standaized plug if you apply it in a way that doesnt work with 80% of other headphones???
The camera is 2MP which is pretty decent, but with no autofocus it isnt even close to low end stand alone cameras. Which means you're limited to casual snaps and for precious moments will still need a regular camera or your friends k810i :P And no flash means you'll only be taking those pics outdoors in the sun or in a really well lit room.
For the feature set, WLAN and web browser it's battery is drained within 3hrs using WiFi, and thats with the brightness set to low. Thats not a whole lot of juice and with no replaceable battery you'll need to charge it back up. But if youre near a computer with which to charge it why would you be using the iphone to view websites??? does any of this make sense?
This phone is so rediculously similar to the LG Prada phone minus the storage space. FYI: is $500 USD w/o contract. And for all you Apple fanboys, the prada was winning awards for being the most innovative phone BEFORE apple even made an offical announcement of the iphone.
All in all, this is a good, if not great, phone, but it is well beyond over priced. And while it is a very capable device it is not very practical...the camera is far from impressive(no flash or AF), the battery is a let down(3hrs wifi and not replacable), 7GB(max) of space when your avg movie at optimal res for the iphone will be about 700-900MB(thats 7 movies about maybe 10 music albums), lack of usful headphone jack for your nice headphones(planned adapters from shure are $40 USD) and no stereo bluetooth make this a not so advanced device. But at least if your friends dont read up on forums like these they wont know the difference :)
Sorry so long, was trying to be thorough please feel free to respond(intellegently)
Widgets support makes phone slow !
phone is heavy it can never be compared wid Ipod---my 60gb ipod will beat this iphone
I made a great mistake by choosing this phone instead of N95
another one with touchscreen:
to be fair this phone has a few good or excellent feature but there are also many disappointing aspects of this phone. for example it has no card slots so that eliminates any way of exchanging data without using email or having to plug it into the computer, it also have no 3G which is extremely disappointing for a phone in this price range. the 2MP camera is acceptable. but the thing that annoys me the most is it can only be used for at&t and cingular. that prevents almost all the asian countries from using it to its full potential. But it us still the first phone apple have produced. hopefully their next one will be better
Well, I just couldn't help myself as I have tried so many other phones so I went out and bought and iPhone. I was in the US for a week so I said 'what the hxll'. I signed up and tried everything. I agree with most people that criticize this phone, it isn't everything to everyone. But once you try it, you'll be in awe. I haven't seen a better screen in my life and I have tried every phone out there. (BTW, I brought with me a HTC Touch, N95, and the i600 just to compare - I'm a telco guy) The iPhone does some things amazingly well. The 'gyro' function is amazing - turn the phone sideways and it follows with Safari, iTunes, or when viewing photos. Stunning. Also, the interface is really fast. Even the Nokia people I spoke to said the same. I can't praise the features that it does have enough. Yeah, it would fail as a smartphone though the "intelligent" predictive texting is quite smart.
One major downside I have found so far is that the phone itself didn't perform very well. We had a really hard time hearing others (and vice versa) for a majority of our calls.
More importantly though, I believe the one major issue with the iPhone that I worry about is that the world may never get to see this phone. Apple is adopting a different model than anyone else and is selling the phone directly through 1 operator in each market. So unless your local telecom company decides to pay Apple a big fee, then we may never get to see an iPhone in everyones hands. The phone's been out a month and no one has cracked it yet (to unlock it). AT&T would not have paid millions (hundreds of millions to be exact) had it not been able to guarantee exclusive use for years (and its a 3-4 year contract?). I mean, what's the point of AT&T paying them a big hefty fee if they are going to release an "unlocked" version anytime in the next 4 years? O2 in the UK just did the same as well. I'm sure one of the Japanese and the Chinese telcos will do the same once those versions are available.
So UK users will get it through O2 and no one else! How sad. Because its easy to fall in love with this. So go buy one as an expensive iPod/Internet device. That's about as good as it. That would be same as buying an iPod + the Nokia N800 tablet I guess. It is really nice. I've had mine for a month now and I enjoy it.
this phone will rock if it had more features in the camera but it doesn't and its probably going to have a bad battery life just like the lg prada and the nokia n95.Their all nice to look at but all suk when it comes to battery life. My opinion on the best phone ever is the w960 which is going to come out.Come on which phone has touch screen,8GB internal, 3.2 megapixel camera.what more does a phone need. Like for sure this phone would have a good battery life. That was never a problem with sony ericsson phones. All in all half the price of the iphone,w960 is going to kill the iphone.
Apple just has 1 phone and it has it's own section ? COmmon, this phone is BS.
Skypee? video ? Gimmicks?
contract terms to spend total about $2,000 u.s dollars to buy too expensive.
realy crap and over priced phone? they shifed hundreds of thousands of them the day of release... still i agree with the majority... its the most expesive phone ever! total wase of money... you can get the SE 960i for less than half the price maybe? or another decent phone, stick with nokia, SE! apple don't know what there doing!