Nobody knows how good the os will be but surely it will be better than symbian.Symbian os is just about acceptable on little nokia smartphones but C'mon the platform is a developers nightmare,Have you used symbian series 60 applications?Most are small inadequate creations.The most important quality in the iphone is the os and here's hoping it's good.
Does anyone know whether the iPhone will be locked ? like locked onto one telecom carrier ?
Agree with Macavelli, nothing experience like Iphone and as predicted Iphone will be trendsetter for next generation smartphone/PDA already true. Take a look at new HTC TOuch with all similarity with Iphone (WM6 standby UI and touch screen-only not multi touch as Apple had patented it.
Only problem with HTC is processors speed only 200MHz (what the...) and WM famous for lag time, slow respond, crash all time, complex navigation, cheap build materials, trial/error products, and looks like unfinished products. Really no compare with Iphone.
I agree with the person who said "Comparing iphone with N91 is not really a fair game - N91 is like 2 years old! Of course iphone is superior in almost every way."
But still, my arguement is that, all people see in iphone is that it's a big iPod with some cool looking features. For Macavelli information if all apple can do is to be better than 2 years old cell phone, then I guess they need to change their strategy alot. My comparison was just to show whatever they put into their cell phone otherthan multy touch input system is atleast 2 years old, and you are arguing the screen?! everybody who follows the cell phone market, knows that there is no better screen out there than current Nokia.
If you want to compare top of the line I have no problem, lets put a test between N95 and iphoone and see who comes out first.
Your arguement about OS is completely irrelevent too, Symbian might not be the ideal one but before getting throught the tests you can not make any point with MAC OS either. Lots of Motorola's used to run un Linuz and that Linux was nothing like the Linux on PC.
I guess there is only one way to see how good this iphone is, and that's too wait till it comes out and get reviewed here on gsm.
Comparing iphone with N91 is not really a fair game - N91 is like 2 years old! Of course iphone is superior in almost every way.
As comparing to the rest of competition:
It's very likely that iphone will have superior software. While Symbian is pretty good, it does have its problems, and since apple started from scratch, their software is expected to be better than the existing competition. Windows Mobile is not even worth mentioning...
As for hardware though... Everyone should agree that there are much more capable and better devices. Just look at the latest models from Nokia, i-mate, HTC... Every single one of them is better (hardware-wise) than iphone: with 4GB cards available, iphone's internal memory is not that superior anymore, iphone lacks 3G, screen is fairly low resolution, camera is inferior, no GPS, radio, keyboard, and possibly irreplaceable battery. That being said, it's up to every individual to decide whether they need those extra features or not.
But most people couldn't care less what the phone has anyway, so they'll just buy it because it looks cool... :)
The Nokia N91 is TWICE AS THICK as the iPhone.
The Nokia N91 weighs 30 GRAMS HEAVIER than the iPhone. And all of these people complain of iPhone weight?
The Nokia N91's screen is HALF THE SIZE of the iPhone and HALF THE RESOLUTION of the iPhone with not even 1/4 THE COLOR SATURATION. That's why Apple chose touchscreen, it allows for larger surface that can turn into a full QWERTY keyboard one minute and next it can disappear so you can watch widescreen movies. Do you know what it must be like to watch movies on the tiny, pitiful screen of the N91? NOTHING offers the multimedia experience of the iPhone.
Just look at these wonderful commercials. Look at how "Pirates of the Caribbean" plays on iPhone screen, how quickly it pops up and how smoothly you exit. You can tell it's real time because if it was a simulated image, they would be required by American FCC to put a disclaimer in the commercial saying so. FCC controls American TV airwaves.
No, what you see is real. If it wasn't, Apple would be required by law to tell us. It is this livid and smooth even though it runs the wonderfully superior Mac OS X interface, not truncated kiddie software like on Windows phones.
There is no experience like iPhone.
the battery will be like the current apple ipod once it goes out you have to take it to an apple store and get it replaced for a crazy price.
What's with iPhone?!
Overall there is nothing supper special about it, just the matter of fact that it is the first one with "multiple touch" system, every other feature is currently available in much more respectable cell phone manufacturer. 4/8 GB memory, go for Nokia N91 where you get 3G and A2DP too. Don'tlike Nokia go with SE W950, where again you get 3G and A2DP nad better battery life!
What is exactly super about iphone I don't understand!!!
yes it does work everywhere,that's why it's quadband, if it's openline or unlocked, if ur phone is unlocked, it would allow u to use any sim cards..
I don't see any reason why USA version wouldn't work in Europe (or the rest of the world for that matter) - it's a quad-band GSM phone. However, since they won't be selling it unlocked, you'll still have to pay your contract fees (or cancel contract and pay penalty, if possible). Other than that, I'm pretty sure the way to unlock it will be found in no time... :)
American iPhone most likely does not work for Europe. You'll have to wait for European iPhone later this year.
We don't know if battery's removable. Have to wait and see.
my big big major concern is the battery life, with built-in battery, and so many functions, how long will it last. wht happens if the battery dies completely, needa buy a new iphone????!!!
HTC released the "Touch" model today and it`s considerably LIGHTER than iPhone.
Eat your heart out, Apple!
This PDA seems to be a great gadget, but because it's a new concept, i doubt that this one will be so great. Only after a lot o "guinee pigs" have bought it and their complaints about it will be noted, Apple will make a really great PDA. That's my opinion, and it would really help me if you'll buy this device, because you will be the reason they will make a better one, that i will buy :P
This phone is overrated. I Cant wait til this phones hard drive crashes like their computers hahahahaha..my advice, wait for the 2nd generation iphone. I beg u people to wait dont waste your $ £ ¥
The screen is very big I wonder if it's safe to have this mobile in pocket.
If you operate it by touching the screen I wonder how does it look like after one day of using. Any cleaning accessories included? :)
I also wonder how does it work in temperatures below zero - is the screen "fast" too? How to operate it with the glove on the hand? :)
No questions about it. This is THE phone to have. I can't wait until it's 2008 Australian debut.
Iphone touchscreen will be different from any other PDA Window Mobile, touchscreen more like iPod screen only much better (unlikely leaves a fingerprint), navigate and operate the phone is much faster than any other smartphone (SE, Window OS, and Nokia)with real solid Mac OS X v.10.4.8.
Text input is fast, easy and convenient as it use multitouch technology means better than any PDA with stylus (allow u to text notes or sms simultaneously).
I dont suggest u guys to sms while driving a car (PDA user surely hv problem with this), but im pretty sure we can still use Iphone with one thumb.
Ok for people who doesnt like Iphone good luck with ur old fashioned phone, smartphone, and junky PDA, for i still hv to wait 2008 for Asia Iphone to be release ( u Americans dude is so luckyyyy.....)