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!
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