No 3G? only Edge?
very strange to design such new device with such older GSM network.....
Well, the first reviews are in. But you may have missed some of the more interesting factoids unearthed by the trio of gadget reporters deigned worthy by El Jobso to get a pre-launch iPhone. Here's a few fresh n' interesting iPhone facts right off the presses:
The mobile version of OS X or whatever it is the iPhone runs takes up 700MB of the device's capacity. Damn son!
There's no way to cut, copy, or paste text! WHOA! Big, big mistake.
No A2DP support. That, friends, is such a huge bummer right there.
Sorry, music can't be used as a ringtone -- even if it's just a raw MP3. No additional ringtones will be sold at launch.
On a PC the iPhone syncs with Outlook for calendars AND addresses! Noice.
It supports Exchange in some capacity, according to Walt, but he doesn't exactly say how.
Pogue again confirms document file reading -- but not editing -- for PDF, Word, and Excel (only).
Adobe Flash support is officially out. It's just not in the browser. Neither is there any other kind of embedded video support. Sorry everybody, that's that.
It will take snaps, but won't record video. How can Apple love YouTube as much as it does and not realize cellphone-shot movies make up a sizeable chunk of the crazy crap you find on there?
More after the break!
Oh, and no MMS. And sorry, no voice dialing, either.
Contact groups can't be emailed as contact lists.
Apple sez between 300-400 charges the iPhone will lose battery capacity -- you'll send it in and get the cell replaced for a fee. Meh. We knew this would be the case, but still, meh.
Apple can (and supposedly will) be rolling out periodic updates -- no surprise there.
Battery life is, somehow, almost as mind-blowingly good as Apple claims for calls, music, and movies.
As we suspected, users are prompted with lists of WiFi networks if you're not nearby a trusted hotspot. We've seen this on other phones, and we're afraid this would get friggin annoying.
It's said to be very scratch resistant. The facade both front and rear apparently just doesn't pick up marring like regular iPods do.
Voice quality is said to be good -- not great.
Anything else we missed from in there?
Official launch date for the iPhone is June 29th 2007 6:00pm at all AT&T retail store. Apple's official iPhone and training manual can be found at www.Thegadgetlink.com/blog courtesy from Boy Genius. The FULL 65 pager list out all the functions and details of this phone as well as the plan of action from AT&T themselves.
Official launch date is June 29th 2007 for the iPhone. Apple's official iPhone and training manual can be found at Thegadgetlink.com/blog courtesy from Boy Genius
11 functions missing in the iPhone:
* Cut/Copy/Paste option
* Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP)
* MP3 ringtones
* Adobe Flash not supported in Safari browser
* Video capture
* No removable battery
* No edit of Word and Excel files – you can only view them
* Direct iTunes access
* Instant messaging
That is correct the I phone will only be available to AT&T and no other service, because the simcard is built into the phone.
finally the wait is almost over and everyone who has talked crap about this phone is going to shut up when everyone is going to be buying this phone tomorrow and the reviews are going to go through the roof!!!!!!!!!!!
Go read the first REVIEW before buying the iPhone, there's so many problems...!
and i would never think twice about getting an iphone, im satisfied with my n95, and im only 14!
again, really sorry. do accept.
yeah, i agree with you about the razr thing.
and i said sorry about what i said.
Nokia N95 is way way better than this phone.. iphone is gonna end up like the Razr..mass produced and common!
that's not true, tell me, how many hackers are there attacking windows/dos-based systems compared to open systems like Mac OS X? How many viruses are a threat to Windows as compared to Mac OS X? which has higher security, unix based on dos based?
Bad Bob.. who cares about edge?? I live in mountain view CA... we have FREE Wi-Fi anywhere in my city!!! Google provides free wifi for everybody in my city.. So my data load times will be BLAAAAAZZZZZZZINNNNGGG fast!! hahahhahahaha iphone RULES!!!!! Bad Boy is a HATER!!
The iphone is not overpriced. $499 is a good deal with ALLLLL the features in this phone. Unlimited data plan is only an extra $20 a month on top of the voice plan I currently have! Good deal!!!!
Go to Apple website and read the release time for EU and Asia...AT&T website never mention about block the contract with iphone.
More CONS (Why would any1 wna buy this fone?)
The iPhone's virtual keyboard has been considered its chief weakness and a risk for Apple. The New York Times' David Pogue and Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg, who both tested the iPhone for two weeks, found learning to use it initially difficult, although eventually usable, with Pogue stating use was "frustrating" and "text entry is not the iPhone’s strong suit" and Mossberg considering the keyboard a "nonissue". Both found the typo-correcting feature of the iPhone was critical in using the virtual keyboard successfully.
When the user is not in a Wi-Fi hot spot, the iPhone's network connection will use AT&T's older EDGE network. The data rate for this network is 40kbps, similar to a landline dial-up connection. David Pogue of the New York Times found that the EDGE network was "excruciatingly slow," with the iPhone taking as long as 100 seconds to download the Yahoo! home page for the first time. The EDGE network is being boosted from 40kbps to 80kbps to coincide with project launch.
The rechargeable battery is non-removable, and once depleted, will need to be replaced by the manufacturer for a fee.
iPhone lacks any type of firewall, which some experts claim is posing a data security risk. However without unsafe applications to firewall this might be a moot point, if the built in applications do not open unsafe communication ports.
iPhone is only available for those who subscribe to a two-year AT&T service plan.
iPhone offers no capacity to sync with corporate internal email systems.
iPhone cannot install full programs from anyone but Apple.
The Safari browser in iPhone supports neither Adobe Flash nor Java.
iPhone lacks a number of common handheld features below:
memory card slot
A2DP (stereo bluetooth)
text copy and paste
video recording with the built-in camera
support for MP3 files as ringtones
The iPhone’s virtual keypad won’t work when wearing gloves, which is a concern for wintertime phone calls in cold areas.
This is a 2G phone people! What is the point in making something new based on old technology? I'll just wait until they upgrade it...
yeah, the contract doesnt last forever, but its a "multi-year contract", and thats straight from at&t's webpage, so europe and asia WONT get the iphone years...