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!
a revolution known to USA , but it is an archialogical excavation for the rest of the world.
all the features so hyped about like touch-flow can be installed on a K-JAM which is way ahead in expandability,and yet cheaper and UNLOCKED with changable battery.
becareful iphone , another one :
surprise another touchscreen,now from samsung
● does not support MMS and Internet calls kypee.
● camera does not support video recording functions.
● does not support Bluetooth stereo A2DP. ● unable to watch the Flash website.
●only support the battery 300 ~ 400 charge cycles.
Here's something nice for all you iphone fans... wait a year or so and it'll come out and a nice laugh for people like me... (knowing apple the chances of it coming out is VERY HIGH)
Hey guys look the F700 from samsung, in comparison samsung dominates the iPhone's features hands down
Urgent before i buy it!!!!! Can anyone please confirm whether the iphone supports word document and excel spreadsheet viewing AND editing ? Also, does it support powerpoint presentations and PDF files ? (viewing only for these two).
haven't ran into anyone that his this phone that hasn't run into some type of drama........let the hype die out...let them get all the bugs out and get the new 1 in 08!
From what I read about that phone I can tell - this is far from evolutionary amongst phones. It is only an evolution for Apple themselves. There is always a strange concept in their products. Sometimes they are really successful. Let's take that they are trying to do something different, but they are missing the traditions the other companies have.
Steven Jobs net worth 3.3 billion US and counting. YOU? - under $70,000 and lower?
Go ahead purchase the iPhone.
iphone $499US - cha-ching STEVEN JOBS. You $499 poorer
Battery change $79US - cha-ching STEVEN JOBS. You $79.99 poorer
Shipping to APPLE to change battery $6.95. - cha-ching STEVEN JOBS. You $6.95 poorer
The problem with this phone is that it does not have easy access to the SIM card. For an average american who doesn't travel abroad, it's like "who cares", right? Well if you go abroad it's best to have the sim card accessible to swipe with the sim card you buy at that country you are visiting, saving lots of money. Also like I said before it does not have easy access to the battery. You have to let Apple change it for you and you have to wait for about 3 days. On top of that you have to pay at least $499US in addition to the AT&T service!!