Of course it's simple and easy to use because there isn't much to use it for. Just handfull of icons at the mainscreen. Old switchboard phones were easy to use also. Just pick up the phone and tell the switchboard lady who you want to call.
But how easy it's for the more advanced user. Most of the SMS generation can type SMSs with numpad & just one hand without looking at the phone. Try this with your iPhone.
Or can you unlock the phone and call to one of the quickdial numbers when you are using handsfree and the phone is in your pocket?
How about managing the music playback while the iPhone is in your pocket or backpack? Can you use stereo bluetooth headset and issue smart voice commands like "play Elvis"? And it there even EQ in the music player?
Then there is the missing e-mail attachement issue, missing copy paste, etc. And how easy the file managing on the iPhone. There isn't any, so it's very easy! Get my point?
iNerds are already crying at Apple's forums that Appls should add feature X to the iPhone v2.0 (btw. all those features exist in latest PPCs). If you want all the features, then get pocket PC or real smartphone. If not, then get dumb iPhone.
I hate Windows (who doesn't) but I have to admit that with little effort, PPC can be made very easy to use. I would show my Trinity, but I don't want to make all the iNerds cry. OK, I'll just describe it:
-I unlock it just like the iPhone
-contacts browsing is just like in iPhone (flick with finger to scroll)
-plus I can call to quickdial numbers with 5-way D-pad without looking at the phone
-I have lots of different typing methods to choose from, but I prefer tenGO Thumb. The iPhone should have this option too. I bet tenGO would work better than the current keyboard in iPhone
-standard MP3 player with ogg support and EQ (can be controlled with D-pad)
-very inteligent voice commander (no need to prerecord anything)
-handwritten notes and voice notes
-messenger with file transfer support
-file explorer pretty much like in XP
-internet radio for listening shoutcasts
-phone profiles, like home, work, loud, etc. Silent meeting profile is switched on/off automatically according my meetings in calendar
-voip & skype
-internal GPS & best available car navigation software
-google maps just like in iPhone + GPS support
-java & flash
-huge dictionary that can talk
-Painting app with lots of same features as in Photoshop. So I can paint with stylus and delight my wife with MMS messages.
-Office tools that can actually do something.
-guitar (or any instrument) tuner. Not just any sample player, but real tuner that tells me if some note is flat or sharp.
-universal IrDA remote controller
-picture viewer that allows me to smooth zoom with one hand instead of some silly pinching move with two hands (ever heard of a scroll wheel Steve!)
-telnet & SSH
-bit torrent client
-secured wallet for storing passwords and such.
-USB hard disk functionality
-3G, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, etc...
-can be used as modem for laptop (with bluetooth of USB)
-sh!tload of classic games like Tomb Raider, UFO enemy Unknown, Age of Empires, Heroes of Might & Magic, Worms, Virtual Pool 3D, etc...
-and lots more...
So, did I manage to convert anyone to the dark side? Just get a freakin' pocket PC and pimp it!
it does seem a shame that you tube has its own dedicated touchscreen button but the device cannot record video ??This would have been good as you could send your mini video direct to the site.
Not impressive! only has 2mp cam, no video, no 3G, no infrared...boring! google maps? c'mon, we dont need that. guys wait for Nokia N95! iphone will surely cringe!
sorry i didnt notice, now i see that i can read pdf files and see excel sheets but cant edit them
the simcard is placed on the top right and it is built in, the back cover doesnt open u are right
this is why when u buy it u have to register it on itunes and u actually lose ur old simcard with all contacts etc.
as i said before
no video recording
no "select all" function on emails so u have to delete one by one
u cant select ur own ringtones, its only what comes with the phone
speaker is very bad, and it doesnt see java, only video-stream which is only youtube,
and the internet is not even fast.
battery life is good
It has office applications, u can easily read .pdf and word documents. I just liked it. I really think that it is much more better that N95. And easy to use at the same time.
it costs $600 for the 8GB iPhone on a 2 year plan. And it can't even send an MMS or record video...
I love this phone although it doesnt have Office Apps. This is just a multimedia device.
No, there is no 3G on the iphone,
and it is only $542 after tax, it is not that expensive :)
the i600 is a horrible phone with a small screen :D
and no touch screen, so its not even comparable to the iphone,
try to compare HTC Touch and LG Prada to iphone, but not ur stupid i600 or e65
Hmmm...iphone...Not impressed.Doesn't worth for the money.But however,its apple's first phone.Hope that,they will come out with something pretty extra ordinary.
never saw the machine, just the specs. no 3G means no iphone for me. let us say, this is a expensive marketing object.Wondering how we should quote SE or Nokia bringing that kind of phone, sure we all give it "0". I stay with my samsung i600 and my Nokia e65.but respects all other opinions as well
sure we laid our hand on it, we all own one, u just dont understand in phones enough to understand the basic issues of it :)
i agree with daniel i faced the same problems with the email and the ringtone problem is pissing me off!!!
For those of you with bad things to say, I'm willing to bet none of you have laid a finger on it.
This phone is incredible. None of you get it. It's not about what features it has or doesn't have. It's the seamless, simple, EASY way it works.
Anyone talking trash should really test it out for themselves before doing so.
Posted from my iPhone.
still a little dissapointed from the iphone, i must say the interface is very nice and the software is beautiful,
but now u see again,
No IM ability, no iChat / msn / aim / icq etc.
No video recording (ONLY PICTURES)
There is NO ringtones, u cannot choose ur own song as a ringtone
the speaker on the iphone is HORRIBLE,
it does not read excel sheets or PDF files,
battery life is good so far.
pictures are very low quality and i heard someone on the forum compares to a N95 picture quality, you are out of ur mind,
it is such low resolution, this is a link to show u the resolution of it
as u can see the colors are not so set,
And i must say, that the worse part of the iphone was when i imported my mails and it imported 1139 mails and i had to delete one by one because there is no " select all " function in the iphone,
believe it or not.
why is everybody talking about its and out-dateted sucky phone?
it is a 100% apple style creation! or 99% actualy because its black :P
but apple dont make multifunctional items, they are creating stuff that looks good, is easy to use, and in this case they have made an ipod video mixed with a phone.. simple, easy, nice.
therefore it would have been a very very lousy apple product af it had a 100 different options and functions.
what they have made is a 3 in 1 product that contains:
an ipod video
and nothing more.. simple.