You stand to be corrected sir... even among "toys" it isn't the coolest. The coolest looking device? Arguably yes. The coolest smartphone? It isn't a true smartphone. As you said: "..the coolest toy.."? No. Among other relevant features missing from this device the absence of 3G is the most glaring. Other high-end "toys" have that. In all honesty this unit is the bimbo of the communications devices: real pretty to look at but no substance whatsoever. Plus, it doesn't even come close to offering smartphone capability so why put it in the same price range? Why charge the same for a push-cart as you'd charge for a twin-engine v8 (especially when I read somewhere that it costs less than $200 to manufacture)? This is a phone, not a smartphone: pretty, but still simply a high end phone.
What you are saying is completely true, but even the iPhone being a toy, it is THE coolest
when is it coming out on the market??
they said it was gonna be around 500 USD ryt?
tahts a pretty decent price, cuz look at the nokia 8801/8800 which was total crap from experience...it only had the look which i loved =P but that phone was around 1000 hwen it came out and this phone has soooooo many more functions in it and its touch screen...wat more can u ask for
There is theory and there is reality. Unfortunately we live in a REAL world and today (23th of Feb, 2007) iPhone is theory.
In 2-4 months when this mobile will be introduced, a 2MPixel non-3G mobile may be it will be obsolete. And the BIG boys (Nokia, Samsung, SE, Motorola and even HTC/Gigabyte/O2)will make sure to make this model obsolete. They will direct the market fairly quickly to other toys and with ZERO expertise MAC in mobiles, will be a dead meat!!
You will see, by the time they will formally introduce it, most mobiles will be 3G and 5 MPixel Camera. The 2MPixel will be ancient Greek history....and we will be wondering may be Hercules and Agamemnon when invaded Troy had iPhone!!!
NEVER MESS UP WITH THE BIG BOYS!! UNLESS there is strategic decision from MAC that will enter TELECOM market and they are willing to loose initially a lot of dollars. And, may be if they will make the correct strategic moves with other products to follow, they may have a chance but only in the future they will make money.
Please read all I'm saying before accusing me of flaming. This phone is garbage...it could have been the "one" but some technical choices seriously marr it. From a design stand point nobody can touch Apple's designers- the unit is beautiful. But that's it.
The phone is NOT revolutionary. I don't get this sudden uproar over "touch-screens", "feature length movies" et al...have you guys never used a Pocket PC before? It also IS NOT a true smartphone... it runs on a closed proprietary system- Apple is not enabling third-party software OR modifications, ie: you're limited to what they authorize/give you. You cannot make the phone do exactly what you want it to do orbe what you want it to be. That's not a true smartphone, it's a good phone and nothing more. My PPC is my tax-auditor, my banker, my accountant, my navigator, my researcher, my remote control, my browser, my encyclopedia, my dictionary, my movie/mp3/wma/ogg/ac3 player, my playstation/megadrive/super-nintendo/gameboy advance, my word-processor, my spreadsheet- heck it even tracks my girl's monthly cycles. That's a smartphone...not this overpriced toy from Apple. If Apple opened the system up then we'd be talking. But honestly this unit does nothing new and doesn't do enough to be called a smartphone.
WOW Finally !!!!!! APPLE had introduced this new REVOLUTIONARY MOBILE !!! It´s brilliant! think i could´t wait till the sale starts in Summer07
3 Devices in one an perfect slim one.
A perfect Smartphone / iPod / and the best Apple Software combined in this smart Phone !!!
Bye Bye !!Windows Mobug!!
If anyone has questions, PLEASE go to apple.com before you post a question, like how you do sms text messaging on the iPhone.
On Apple.com, you should click until you get to the Keynote link. Watch the keynote, and all of your questions will be answered!
i can no longer wait...
how to text (sms sending)? i know time will come apple make something useful like makin a keyboards or etc. for that right? like speakers for ipod, right?
i think after releasing this fone itz already 3G ready, i dunno we will know after they lauch it..
ciao!! cant wait to grab this fone, i hate p990i it suckz!!
You shouldnt be using your mobile when your driving. It's idoits like you that end up killing people. Wise uP!!!!!
I would like for all of you who would like an iPhone to just take a look at the Nokia N800, which I think is the biggest competitor. Touch-screen, same scrolling-function, SD card slot, and 3G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
First, about the size... I drew the iPhone with its correct measurements, and it fits my palm perfectly. About the performance, how can anyone vote about it, no one knows it's performance since the iPhone is'nt out yet.
And about the iPhone not having 3g, not a big problem for me, but I understand all of you who would like to see a lense on the front enabling
3g. I think Apple already has made an iPhone
with more capacity than 8 Gb, but they are just waiting to realease it to amke money...
this goes for the 3g-function and SD slot as well.
I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT...i am on the waiting list at phonelounge co uk, can't wait
does it come with like one of those pointer stick things like what palmpilots have, cuz i can imagine the screen will have a lot of smudges.
well i'd love to have one but i actualy wont buy it cause sms is one of the important thing for me in the mobile and am use to use it in the car but tuch screen :( i cant send while am driving
I have just read though some of the most stupid comments ever! No itunes! who put that? it an iphone offcorse it's gona have itunes!!!
Any way this is the most awaited phone in the history of mobiles no other phone has a two year hype of 'will they wont they' and will be aimed at a consumer market that is very broad. Not just tecno freeks and geeks.
This alone will make that iphone one of the top electrical consumer products of 2008, along with the widescreen ipod which will be realeased realitvly soon.