dont touch screen phones get broken easily..and it's so hard and expensive to replace....
cant wait for this to come out, i get 50% off, God do i love my job
despite the lack of 3G, GPS etc, this phone will be a hit because its an Apple and a ton of other cool features! People have a lot of trust in Apple, don't forget that, but at the same time it has to be reliable and Apple has to deliver their promise to the world, i think Apple knows this and that's why its being delayed. And ones Apple makes some dough from this experiment you'll see the real iPhone II in year that will knock everyone's socks off! Apple is a very serious and innovative company, they don't make junk, or at least that's their reputation, and in my view reputation carries a lot of weight on consumers mind when making a decision to purchase something like this. I would even go as far as claim that there will be a substaintial amount of people out there who will buy this phone just because its Apple who normally would have never bought a smartphone.
This will be interesting to see how consumers will react at launch date.
I admit that many websites might not be easy to use on the iphone, but the option to look at the websites as you look at them on your computer is way better then current mobile phone website dumbed down formats, at least as i have used. Dont underestimate the ease to zoom on websites using multitouch on this phone. You ever used a Wii on an internet browser, to zoom in on websites? Once you get used to it its not so hard, and this is easier. Remember this is not a laptop replacement. Touching with your fingers under multitouch seems on paper a better option then any stylus system i have used on any device. We shall see.
Im sorry, i do not have much experience with smartphones, but i am not sure that this should be lumped as smartphone as i understand it. Ultimately, this phone can go on the internet with email, is an easy to use phone and also is an ipod nano with video capabilities? Cant smartphones do a lot more? Office and pdf opening seems to be high on that list, and im not sure this can do these things. Maybe such functionality will come in the future, or be announced later.
I can see that you are from the US, but in the UK if you were dropping the equivelant of 250 pound on a phone WITH contract, with no discount, that is crazyness. It will need die hard support for people to pay that. Hoping this will at least fall below the 200 pound mark but im not hopeful. Suppose you have to think you are getting a fully functional and argueably the best ipod on the market along with the phone.
I hope when it comes to europe it wont be vodaphone. Not encouraged by many peoples experience with them or indeed the signal reception. Anyone got any opinions on vodaphone in the UK to support them?
Vodafone is likely to be the carrier in the UK and Europe. The phone is more than likely to develop 3G either in the 1st or 2nd generation iPhones. Who gives a crap about the quality of the camera. I own a Nokia N93 the main reason I got it was for the camera... do I use it? No! Because the novelty factor wore off! No phone is comparable to a Digi Camera or Digi SLR. The only thing mobile phone camera are actually useful for are for taking pics down the water hole or on a night out. Even then people are constantly moving around, the lightings bad even with u're flash and you get a load of drunk blury photos that you'll delete!
A phone is a phone, a computer is a computer if u mix em up and u want a pocket computer phone which looks pretty damn good, with features that you'd love then go for it. If you're a mac basher then you know what to do with your self, being so closed minded and locked in is very sad and I feel for ya.
There are plenty of FREE apps for OSX that look pretty damn professional compared to similar Windows apps and there are plenty of paid for Windows apps that are better than their OSX counterparts!
Chances are Apple would have developed some kind of intuitive finger clicking thing that will work out what you actually meant to click on... either that or you could just zoom in on the link and click on it! They're not that stupid.
Remember that's $500 plus a 2 year contract in the US!
Response to you as well. Can you seriously imagine browsing this exact page with the iphone? Imagine it is on the iphone screen and you want to click on "philips" on the left. Are you sure that the internet will really win everything? I don't know about you but clicking on it with a stylus is far easier than a finger.
And you say $500 is expensive? No it is not for this type of phone with all the capabilities. This phone's function is meant to be compared to windows mobile and symbian phones. Are you sure you know what you mean when you talk about expensive phones? I have used both symbian and windows mobile, how about you? If you say $500 is expensive, you obviously have not used a real smartphone before because they can double the price of this phone.
In response to previous comment-
Driving - you shouldnt be looking at the phone regardless. Writing off a phone for its ability to use in a car is madness and makes me a little angry. Anthing distracts you from driving, even bluetooth headsets. If you want it this this phone will get you to your caller in no less then 3 button presses anyway. If your thinking about ringing someone, your already distracted. May as well go whole way and look at the screen for a split second. Hope you dont kill anyone.
Internet- plenty want internet on phone. catch up on news, sports etc. This screen is huge and with fully functioning browser will be better then anything currently on market.
Music browsing - dont get what your on about. Its same in content as ipod with slightly changed functionality (ie no clickwheel). Whatever your point is... ipod sell well enough, im sure this will be fine on music front!
Application freedom - "like real macs no desirable applications". Well that made me laugh. Macs have an amazing community, with applications for everything a pc would have. There are less choices but they are easily better in quality more often then not. Never once found me wanting an aplication for a pc that my mac could not do anyway. Have you even tried a Mac? If you have you gave up on it to quickly if you have that opinion. As for iphone, apple will control everything and it will all be excellent as a result, few bugs, crashes etc. If its demanded enough and within reason, i have confidence apple will get it.
Camera- i would like an increase to 3mg but really guys, if you want flash photography by a digi cam! i have a k800 and i still use a digi cam over it. Fine for the odd shot, not a lot more. Even 5 meg on a phone is poor compared to actual cameras nowdays.
Photos - so your critiscising the iphone for having the OPTION to view your most cherished pictures and family pictures???? Right, ok.... cant please everyone....
Video content - If you buy from itunes, its seemless. If you dont (and i dont) then do a bit of research, you will have mastered video conversion very quickly. there are a zillion programs out there that do it for you, especially for a mac.
Comparing this to a PSP is daft. PSP is a handheld games console, this is a phone/music player.
Not having a go at ya, but give stuff a little thought. And btw the last thing thats good about it is the price, this is one expensive phone.
Things look flashy and great but seriously think about it. All the flashy features won't be worthwhile. The only good thing about this phone is it's price. It's 500 US and that is cheap for this type of phone.
Dialing: You can NOT one hand dial with this phone when you are driving because there are no buttons.
Internet: You really want to browse the internet with small text and a huge finger? How can you pinpoint anything?
Keyboard: Sure there is a virtual one, but your finger is huge and you have no stylus to pinpoint what you want.
Music browsing: It doesn't make sense??? Who would have MP3's that are official with all the tags and information to place in the phone?? If you have the official thing it would be in CD format. Not to mention this will obviously not support foreign language songs.
Application freedom: There are about 25000 apps for windows mobile right now. That is a huge market. Sure you can develop apps for this phone as well but you don't know if it will have a license lock like symbian OR if it will be like a real Mac, no desirable applications.
Camera: You get it on every phone anyways.
Picture view and zoom: Like you will really look at pictures all the time.
Videos: You don't need me to tell you by now. Converting or sending it to your phone will turn you off for this feature.
There are a lot more flashy things for this phone but it will end up being a PSP. A phone with many features but none of them worthwhile.
i think presentation for this phone is very exciting but i think the missing things such as 3g ,flash, fm radio ,or if resolution is good then camera should be of more megapixels . such things can effect iphones market , but if u still love apple iphine then dont wait buy it
The Apple iPhone is the best phone in the world and i am sure! when come the iphone sure i was get it!
i LOVE THE IPHONE IT'S THE BEST PHONE IN ALL WORLD
this is almost the perfect phone. if only it had video call / conferencing (3G. but hey, it's still great
To be perefctly honest, I don't see anything especial about this phone. I expect from Apple to emerge something exordinary, but seems like we shall wait for the future.
So is this phone out anywhere in the world? Can someone that has it post its problems. I am really intersted in this phone but want to be as sure as I can that its problems would be minimal.
Apple iphone a good mobile set. but there is no 3G funtion in this mobile. It has 3 weak points:(1)no FM radio funtion 2)there is no infra port option & (3)there is no flash for camera & no shutter for protect the zoom. We can say, it is good but not excellent.
new release huh ??!?!!
too bad.. its not 3G yet
thinks first b4 make one..!!! please..