Brilliant piece of art, but im curious how will this phone be operated using one hand, and the "smart" qwerty keyboard.
how much did most of you guys pay for the phone? 4gb and/or 8b? around $400-600?
looks like a good handset that will no doubt shift quite a lot of units, im personally not a fan of the ipod so thankfully the design is nothing like it but fresh, and apple are known to have excellent software on the pcs not so on the ipod. The main fault i see is the battery with such a function heavy phone the battery should at least be removable so you can have two batteries, and as many people have said 3g isnt an important thing on launch as the US market doesnt support it by and large
all i want to say that apple give us alot of good things like ipoda n cool computers and very advanced OS just wait and they will do their best and its not the last phone aple will indroduce to us remember the first ipod it want very cool but now who didnt have an ipod just wait and see
the features are midrange still the phone its one of the expensive phone ever. and it will be worldwide by 2008 it will be outdate before the real release, come on apple this will not save you to nokia soon to be announced mp3 market dominance.
I think it is a great phone and will have a great impact on the market. I would definitely buy one if it had a better camera (2MP is somewhat... bad, 3.2 would have been much better).
Anyway...way is everyone complaining about the space? I think I have less the 3 GB of music that I regularly listen to (although on my PC I have much more). Even 4 GB is enough, unless you intend to store DVDs on your Iphone.
Remember that this phone is not a smartphone:
"how can you operate it by only using one hand (e.g. writing SMS while driving car)" nice arguement guy after all what kinda person does something so stupid hmmmmmmmmmmmm
Ok, design-wise this iPhone is very cool - that touch screen is way cool. However, I don't like being limited to a set amount of storage and having to play the file shuffle game - even if it is a very generous 8GB - so I would have preferred it have a card slot. The battery life is not bad, but nothing to write home about. A 2MP camera is fine on a phone, but a flash and auto-focus are must-haves these days.
In terms of the iTunes music player, there's some nice eye candy there - I dig that scrolling CD art thing. But, really, at the end of the day I want to play my music not spend time gazing at CD art. And, SE Walkman 2.0 player is just as functional really - even Walkman 1.0 is fine for me. Also, I saw no mention of an FM radio, voice memo, games, pdf readers, etc. - I guess they'll handle some of that stuff through Widgets though.
In terms of it running OSX - which is a Unix variant - that's not as big of a deal is it sounds. There are already Linux based - another Unix variant - smart phones on the market, and I don't really give a sh*t about the phone OS as long as it works and well. (Former computer programmer here, and a very jaded one at that.)
In terms of Apple going on about their marvelous new sync capabilities - uhuh, yeah, that's nice. Again, I'm sure it's not as revolutionary is it sounds - we'll see.
Apple's marketing department is very good at hyperbole and just loves to whip people into a frenzy over their new products. Hell, it even made the nightly news here in New Zealand - I was like "WTF!?!?".
ugly design....features..medium...apple are god at making i-pod's but..cell phone...let that on nokia and SE....those who are amaized by this PDA cuz a cell phone it isnt..dont know nothing about optical zoom,auto-focus..vga resolution on the video..so it is a medium phone..with a very high price...
my first impression was awesome! but... here are some show stopper info :( not confirmed:
1. can't install apps, worse than S40? don't know whether support java?
2. no 3G
3. integrated battery?
can somebody verify this?
It seems that Apple was not able to be innovative this time. It is obvious that Apple sees that mp3 player mobile phones are going to kill iPod. Therefore they needed to go into the mobile phone business to stay in the music player business.
I would compare this phone to N91, because it has similar 4/8 GB internal memory.
Screen: N91 smaller
3G: Apple no, N91 yes
Touchsreen: Apple yes, N91 no
Buttons: Apple no, N91 yes
So where is the innovation? Ok, the touchscreen functions might be innovative, if they work well. However, I am sceptical about the screen and how can you operate it by only using one hand (e.g. writing SMS while driving car).
My point is, N91 is 2 years old!!! Apple's flagship mobile is compare able to 2 years old technology. And 2 years is a lifetime in mobile phones.
I just hope that the touchscreen innovations work. I would be nice to have a phone with bigger screens. Other makers could copy it and make a phone with more up to date features (better camera, GPS, 3G, mobile TV etc.).
Jeepers!!! Thanks Apple for the advance preview of what we at Microsoft will release in 2009!
wow! it amazing having 16m colours and varieties of features, when is it coming out.
this is apple, not microsoft. there will be no software problems to work out. they have spent over 2 years working on this so that it doesn't have major problems.
the biggest selling point, contrary to everybody who speaks of screen and WiFi, will not be a single feature. it will not even be that it's an iPod. apple wants this to be the easiest phone you have ever used. that is the revolution, the sheer brilliance and ease that you can use the device. better than a nokia, better than an SE. that is apple's entry into phone business.
without that, if it sucks, if there are complaints of crashes and overall suckiness when using the touchscreen then apple has failed.
you may be able to crticize lack of features like UMTS but you will not have anything negative to say of the software and interface, i guarantee you this.
oh man my dreams have been answered!!! AWESOME PHONE!!! i wudnt get it straight away tho let them sort out the almost inevitable software problems its gonna have
the model you're looking at is basically for the americas, a carrier named Cingular will offer it exclusively when it ships by june of this year.
it will see changes and upgrades before apple introduces it to europe this christmas and asia in spring 2008. apple will also likely have a separate widescreen video iPod without phone functions for the christmas season.
in the americas 3G is not very prevalent. of the two gsm carriers only one has it and they've just started building it out so it's no real loss for them. T-Mobile in america has no 3G what so ever.
now the cdma american carriers have lots of 3G coverage but alas, this is not cdma.
"Is there a model coming out soon with 3G?"
by the time it hits europe later this year, it will likely have 3G. you must remember that apple upgrades very rapidly and iPhone will be no exception.
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