"I want to get the iPhone."
"No, get the N95, it's better."
"But, I really want the iPhone."
"No, get the N95, it does more."
"But, I like the design and innovation of the iPhone."
"It's just hype, get the N95."
"Really, I've always wanted the iPhone."
"Don't get it, it's stupid."
"But, I think it's cool."
"That's 'cause you're stupid!"
Seriously, if you like the iPhone and it does what you want, don't listen to the ramblings of the naysayers. The iPhone is a nice phone. Yes, it could have done more. But, if it does what you want and you like it...get it.
Lukas wrote (aka Mr. Garison):
"...no it does not hurt to appreciate innovation, but it hurts seeing narrow minded block heads being so happy for a phone which manufacturer cut out developers just to make more money."
Sounds like a comment from a disgruntled worker who is not a stockholder. What you describe happens in businesses of all sizes, whether public or private. Business is about making a profit, not satisfying every whiner on the planet.
The iPhone is cool; for the most part, it's a good pretty good phone.
Also, read iCreate Magazine and see where Apple has licensed certain ventors to program applications. It's a matter of security and trust.
yes osx is far better than symbian.Take your average series 60 symbian,you need to install ill thought out programs just to try and stop your phone from running out of RAM and rebooting.It seems you need to install a 3rd party application to pick your nose with the s60 range!lol
Bart Simpson wrote:
"How much true it is then? 99%? 50%? 10%? That reply implies that the functionality is not easily accessible."
Yes it is easy! You're just over confident and misinformed. But, you didn't read the manual - did you? Or, did you read it 99%? 50% or 10%? I'm guessing 10%.
Oh enlightened one, please educate the rest of us and explain to the class what is a MMS.
This phone is... very interesting.
Nice design, nice display, nice user interface.
But then... It's a bit confusing in parts. The navigation aspect is quite poor, actually.
And come on... I can't send files via bluetooth! That's just dumb.
I'm not getting this phone. It's just a phone with full of hype.
What a collection of anti-Apple luddites at this GSMarena forum! Does it hurt to see innovation and success of others?
wonderfull.first time in my life company create a (apple) iphone.i dont know how much funcations to in side.but i know mobile shape is very beautiful.mobile waite is normal.not for very havey.i dont know how much cast of this mobile.i am request for guyes.plz tell me how much cast of this mobile.for pin pack.take care.every body.bye.
take comparison of this phone with SE w960
By reading this phones specification and manuals, I really thought that it was a second-rate product. I mean for a company like Apple to release a new product would mean it is a top class and suitable! and Yes it is good looking and has 15million colours, but on the contrary it just doesn’t give enough. I would more rather prefer a phone that has the standard functions like 3G, or radios etc, therefore if this phone cant provide that it is just lame! Not only that but it is really disappointing to know that, users will have to rely on slow 2.5G EDGE to download music, videos and movies!
hi this is a gr8 ph. i wnt to buy this asap.
But can any one tell me can we use this one in India as well.
People say it's over priced. No way! I paid 4,500 on eBay and think it's wrorth every penny. ;-)
Serious, don't buy them from the scalpers or sharks on eBay. They are in stock and available at Apple or AT&T!
There is a slot at the top of the phone to remove installed sim (like treo 650) thought it is pointless to change it out because the imei is locked to the sim card. Must have 2yr contract + iphone data plan with att in order to use it. No way around yet.
someone said the ability to zoom in and out and look at real web pages is unprecedented.
i have to say you are not familiar with the real cell phone market.
iphone's interface is amazing: many of my american friends have showed it off to me. 10/10 , A+ for presentation.
feature wise? not worth the price tag.
it's more of a status symbol than functional.
camera, gps, HSDPA, all are lacking.
Defending the indefensible
>> Someone wrote:
>> "This doesn't have MMS capability,"
> That is not 100% true. It can receive an MMS. If
> people understood this feature, they'd know how
> it's possible.
How much true it is then? 99%? 50%? 10%? That reply implies that the functionality is not easily accessible.
>> "NO video capture - ONLY playback,"
> True. But, Apple has approved certain programmers
> to add features. So, it's a matter of time and
> requests for such a feature.
Translation: a feature that you find as default in pretty much any other phone is not available on this phone. Oh yeah, and you will have to pay for it, never mind you get it free in the other phones.
>> "No Keyboard, No spell check,"
> It has both.
Bluetooth does not support an external keyboard, it seems like the phone supports headsets only. If that is the case, well, doh!
>> "No Games,"
> It's a matter of time and requests.
Translation: half assed support for games. All other phones come preloaded with some games and you can download many now, not some indeterminate time in the future.
>> "doesn't support JAVA,"
> That is a security issue. So, get over that.
> Apple fans don't want the woes of Microsoft.
That is the most idiotic thing said on the comment I am replying to. Java has never been a major security issue. Java programs have to run in a thing called a virtual machine, which makes it very difficult to access basic functions in the phone. Java was designed from the ground up with security as one of its main features. Who wrote that comment simply does not know what he is talking about
>> "Can't do Custom ringtones,"
> Those are coming from Apple iin the first update.
Translation: not available. Ringtones. For a phone. No further comment frankly.
------> gotta love the apple iphone...HAHAHA!
I listen to the Tom Lycos radio show. He said that if I got one I'd have more dates. Wow, it's true; my iCalendar is full now. Thanks Tom. ;-)
Seriously, it's a cool phone. Easy to use and it works just the way Apple advertised. Get one, if you don't like it...return it.
Who makes the Apple iPhone?
Does it have a color screen?
How bid is the hard-drive?
Does it have Windows Mobile or Palm OS?
Will it be released in the US?
Do they make a bigger one for girls that need a larger size?
Read the online manual!
Read the "Specifications on GSM Arena!"
It’s also the best phone that anybody has ever made,” says Lev Gossman (Time). “The user interface,” Grossman marvels, “is crammed with smart little touches — every moment of user interaction has been quietly stage-managed and orchestrated, with such overwhelming attention to detail that when the history of digital interface design is written, whoever managed this project at Apple will be hailed as a Michelangelo, and the iPhone his or her Sistine Chapel.”
Someone wrote the Symbian OS is better.
Well, look at the Motorolas and the latest SE P990i that uses it; you cannot give the 990i away.
A phone is more than just the OS. Althought I tend to agree that Windows Mobile is a disaster.
Don't by the phone in eBay at high prices. The guys on eBay are selling phones like a scalper sells tickets. The phones are available at Apple and AT&T:
The SIM Card will come out and can be changed easily.
And, there is insurance for the iPhone through Apple:
It will send and receive MMS. You have to understand what they really are. Contact either T-Mobile or AT&T for GSM instructions on MMS.
Don't listen to the lies about the iPhone. It's a nice phone and will do many things people are saying it won't!
Get one and try it; if you don't like it, take it back.