On the first look, this thing rocks. But after reviewing the specifications and all, it is quite a disappointment. I guess this would appeal more to light pda users and people who desire form over substance. Prefer something like HTC's devices. HTC is not as cool but functionality wise, HTC kills Apple. Still, a good effort from Apple.
Go to www.Apple.com and click Macworld Keynote to see the Iphone being demostrated
Mult-touch screen - GREAT!
4/8GB offer - SWEET!
Wide-Screen Video - *drools*
An ACTUAL internet browser- FINALLY!
I am definitely going to buy this as soon as it comes out. I have been using the Sony Ericsson W900i for almost a year now, and I'm looking for something different as a cell phone. Apple gave me the answer.
Sure the Iphone only has a 2MP camera but honestly, that is enough to print out a decent quality of a regular size size photo. Anything over that is overkill and you might as well get an actual digital camera.
Radio - For me, I don't listen to the radio that often. If I do, I have the car or my audio system inside the house.
Everything else (GPS, voice recog, size-matter) I can live without it. Apple will definitely upgrade/improve the Iphone as time goes by.
This one very good. Touch screen only. 500 usd or 600 usd. Never mind I will buy it after it go to market. But my phone must have 3G. Cos here I can watch TV in the phone by 3G.
Well to be polite
This thing isn't that bad but apple is definetly a 3 years behind current cell phones, the N95,N80,N93 and Sony Ericsson P990 have far better features than the Iphone including a auto focus cam present on the n95 and n93 and also they are all smart phones which are able to install and run programs increasing their features.
Apple doesn't seem to have really thought it out very well when they were designing this phone, sad it looks great though.
so, why doesnt it work for tmobile? dont they use the same network? I mean, just use the same SIM card that Tmobile provide, and put it in the Iphone, i wont work that way?
i'm a mac user and this is definately going to be my next cell phone the moment it goes on sale!
There are a few certain drawbacks, however:
1. No 3G. - I'm European but I live in the USA, and I can tell you that the mobile phone technology here is at least 3 years behind europe, and at least 5 behind Japan and Korea. The phones are ridiculously simple with no design, no functionality and the cell operators control the software. The 3G network here is only in a few cities, so I'm not surprised the iphone does not have this feature. Once it comes to Europe in the fall of 2007, I'm sure that it will support 3G.
2. Here in the USA, the ONLY carrier for the iPhone is Cingular. Apple has chosen them to be the exclusive operator. So, if I want to get it, I'll have to: A) Cancel my T-Mobile service agreement and pay them $200 dollars in early cancellation fees. B) Sign a 2-year agreement with Cingular, an operator which does not offer anything more than T-Mobile for me (except the iphone) but yet will most likely charge at least a good $80/month (compared to 50 now).
3. If the iPhone is made of the same high-quality plastic like the iPod it WILL get scratched in just less than a day. Apple say it's more durable, but I have to see it to believe it.
Still, even having said all that, it is still a revolutionary product (at least for the USA), and the fact that it will INTEGRATE perfectly with my mac is the main reason why i'm getting it once it comes out. :-)
yes the iphone has a video recorder, yes it has a camera, and yes you will be able to download your own music onto the phone/ipod
1) no 3G
2) no Radio tuner
3) Camera only 2M
4) no xenon flash
5) no UPNP
6) No GPS
7) No TV Out
8) No Infrared
9) no voice recognition
10) Video capture is 15 FPS (not good)
11) no push to talk
12)Heavy compared to other phones
13) Very Big phone
14) No A2DP support
same ipod mistake again-- no fm tuner ,no user replaceable battery ,batter will cost u about 1/4 price of phone to replace ,same shiny glossy plastic gets scratch easily,and where the hell is 3g and they are not shipping stylus with this we have to use our finger all the times and gets fingerprints everywhere on screen.
i guess iTunes would be the best option instead of an mp3 player as such and I guess Apple wouldnt mind that too.. wud b gr8 if they include FM radio with RDS
Really it is good looking, surely it will create more expectation on apple i phone & the screen is attracting. i think but sending message will take more time to type & send -- but it is a product of emerging technolgy, youth surely like these like mobile. really nice to look & create more customer to apple, surely customer will expect many more models & nice rate will be expected from Apple--- my conlusion is good not very nice
Good looking phone. Is this phone have FM Radio also?
I think Mp3 player of this phone will be of very good quality. Any Idea?
All I can say is this is their first release and their still testing. Just look at DSLR Cameras, sony's first DSLR has just been released and has gone head to head with canon and nikon straight off the bat and it's evety bit as good, if not better. I'll put my trust in apple that they'll do exactly the same. Everything else they produce... Just makes sense, unlike most products on the market. Good work Apple