!!! BEWARE OF BUYING iPhone 3G!!!
Friends.....those of you in India planning for iPhone... THINK TWICE BEFORE MAKING A DECISION... The short comings of iPhone are endless...
No video calling,
no AD2P on the Bluetooth,
CAN'T share ANY (mp3, images,videos....) files via bluetooth,
can't use as a wireless modem, (you pay ridiculous data charges to activate internet on your phone, but cannot connect it to your PC and browse when you are at home)
no copy and paste,(cannot copy a part of a.... say.... email & send it....have to type it out yourself)
no 3.2 or 5 megapixel camera,(the 2MP camera it carries is worst camera i've ever seen..... photos look like they have come out of a VGA camera)
no video recording with camera,
no front camera,
no JAVA support
No physical keyboard (BELIEVE me! this alone is a dealbreaker...touch keyboard as good as it looks...once you use it then only you come to know about the importance of having a hard keypad)
No 3G network yet in India..so why pay for expensive 3G phone if you cant use its 3G services ... so, for India, iPhone 2.0 is no better than its first version
No removable battery. (You cannot change battery. Have to send it to apple outlet.. Come on now!!!!...This is not an iPod. Its a bloody phone. You cannot live without phone for 2-3 days)
No haptic feedback and
cannot send MMS,
can't use as external storage device (16 GB of utter waste..next time you go to your friend's house & find some interesting songs, movies, etc...sorry you cannot connect your '16 GB' phone and share it!!!! Apple apparently has a solution.. " BUY MUSIC & MOVIES FROM iTUNES STORE "..... Give me a break will you APPLE!!!)
no FM radio,
can't use your mp3 files as ringtones,(This is heights man!!!)
cannot insert any other SIM card….
completely tied to iTunes... Connect to your friend's iTunes & you risk erasing everything on your phone.
list goes on & on & on….
We Indians are used to these features. Most of our phones already have these features. & we cannot do with out them.... i mean can you imagine paying so much for a phone with which you cannot transfer files via bluetooth. what age is this ...STONE AGE???
Some features may be activated by jailbreak.. But why the hell should you risk losing your warranty after paying so much.
And want to add third party softwares??.. YOU HAVE TO BUY THEM FROM iTUNES STORE ONLY!!! . (Shell out more money). Apple is a bloody control freak. Dont surrender your freedom to it.
Its good for american market (who have no idea what mobile freedom/choice is) which is in stone age compared to asian/european markets. When they want to buy a phone, they have to go to network operators and buy only those phones that are available on that network. & stick to that company till their contract expires. You want to change carriers? Not before paying damages, & buying another phone on the other network again.
On the contrary, we in India have so much freedom. We go to handset shops & buy which ever phone we like. Then go to carriers.. checkout the plans & buy SIM. Dont like the plan or rival carrier came up with a better plan???? EASY . just remove & replace the SIM.
Apple are trying to IMPOSE THEIR MODEL ON US riding on the hype iPhone has created in the US (yes it was a flop in Europe .thats why Apple never talks about its sales in Europe).
Dont fall for the subsidized price of iPhone... CHECKOUT THE DATA PLAN ATTACHED TO ITS SIM ..they will recover the cost through ridiculous data plans. Bill might come to around Rs 2500/month.(ATLEAST AMERICANS PAY THAT MUCH)
Let me clear one thing though.. iphone is the best looking phone (its touch interface is nothing like you have ever seen ), & best browsing experience out there no doubt .... (& others are fast catching up..check out the android demo at Google IO 2008).... BUT AFTER A FEW DAYS IT ALL COMES DOWN TO FUNCTIONALITY...
Those of who buy it... You will be most happy for atmost a week... & then, MARK MY WORDS...YOU WILL START REGRETTING IT!!!
My advice...WAIT FOR HTC DREAM!! (powered by android). Still not convinced by then...by all means go for iPhone...
So friends lets spread this info to all our friends and help them in making a wise decision.... & those of you who have bought unlocked versions already please share your experiences with others
THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.... GOODLUCK!!!
- 2 MP camera without flash, Autofocus, No video recording.
- Higher End Phone without java
- No FM radio (one of the main features now a days)with recording
- Can't change battery, can't remove SIM
- Need to keep on paying for every thing - - iTumes.
-FM Radio with recording & 2 Mega Pixel camera not enough must & should for iphone
Basic needs which has to be added.without this iphone is not worth
Hey guys, just updated the iPhone to the 2.0 firmware... The iPhone just got way better... Now apps are free over Apple app store... Many new and improved features... The iPhone has just got a new life... One of the best phone... it rocks...
the apple iphone has taken an inordinately long time to come to india the fastest growing mobile telephone market . about 6 million mobile handsets are sold in a month in india.apple has tied up with vodafone and bharti service providers but still they have not launched the i phone.
a suggestion apple can introduce the first generation i phone as 3g is not in india as yet.as and when 3g is introduced an upgrade to the iphone can be done by the service providers. also meanwhile apple store can be set up.this is in view of the fact that it may happen nokia launches n96 and google launches the g phone before apple iphone in india . all the hype and waiting shall become stale .
my iphons in refresh mode or something how to\get out please answer????
I was gonna buy an iPhone until I read your guys comments. NOW I'M GONNA BUY 4.
i use the Apple Iphone but my only problem with the phone is, it hooks attimes and i have to wait for the battery to run down. and the conectivity is not other phones friendly.
c'mon! MMS, 3G.Crap camera?
MMS problem, use the browser and send tons of Pictures and videos via e-mail.
3G connection still very expensive.
why you want this feature if you never use?
why? just to show other people you have 3G? don't bother.
crap 2MP camera? buy 10MP to 12MP camera instead, Nokia, SE, Samsung camera isn't enough if you really wish to have nice resolution.
you are paying for the OS X and muli-touch screen. if you don't like the iPhone then stick to your stone age Windows mobile or mobile crap. buy this first before give negative feedback. Jeezz!
The short comming of the iphone I belive are things that should not be overed looked especially when you pay so much for a phone and my nices $20.00 go-phone can do more....its really insulting. For example you can not send nor recive picture messages, or MSM texting you recive a cod
Thabith, 14 Jul 2008People planning to buy a iPhone ... Please go through this first !!! BEWARE OF BUYING iP... morethe thing is revolutionary.. maybe thats what u cant handle? shortcomings this shortcomings that.. maybe its only in india that u have to be so scared bout jailbreakin n stuff.. it's easy enough.. i've done it on many iphones.. not one with a problem yet.. jailbreak it.. add the awesome 3rd party apps available now.. and u wont have any of the problems u complain bout.. from zooming the camera to bluetooth file transfer to using ur iphone as a mass storage device.. and come on.. the pics are as bad as a VGA cam? have u even touched an iphone?!?!?!
Anonymous, 18 Jul 2008ur comment was really worth the time it took reading it , i was about to buy this phone , i wi... moreI'm not trying to sell this phone, this phone does have many downsides, but what w4dy said, isn't all true at all. Don't be fooled by people who don't go deep enough into the picture.
Make your own decision based on ALL the facts. I've had it all, N958GB, N95, N73, N80, LG Prada, W880i, RAZR 2 Luxury, 8800 Sirocco etc etc, this is the ONLY phone I don't regret buying.
People who advises others not to buy this phone, because of, let's say, AD2P bluetooth or MMS, Camera functionality, there are features that outweighs these, such as revolutionary touchscreen, music player etc. You can't have everything in a phone, like in all things, you have to choose & priorities what you need and want, and go from there.
Plus, iPhone CAN BE used as storage & it can record video, 2MP camera is bad true, compared to the BEST camera phones out there, but it's actually not that bad, they produce OK quality pictures in light conditions. Most of the problems mentioned by w4andy can be fixed anyway. So do not utter rubbish. If you do, then make sure you've actually researched on it.
Those finding faults with the iphone don't get the point. I have always thought that Apple makes unnecessarily expensive and hyped products when there are other products with more value. But the moment I saw an iphone in operation, what struck me was the iphone UI. It's revolutionary, and this actually is a fitting description, not just a marketing tag. The iphone UI is as revolutionary, not just for cellphones but for all kinds of computers, as antenna less cellphones were revolutionary. And the iphone's UI is the most fluid and smoothest unlike the UI of its quick to market copycats HTC and Samsung.
Spartas, 18 Jul 2008I need urgent help. I cannot restore my i-phone an error occurd called 1601 or something. Whil... morehave you tried switching the phone off,taking out the battery an putting it back on,if this fails you need to do a software upgrade.
Thabith, 14 Jul 2008People planning to buy a iPhone ... Please go through this first !!! BEWARE OF BUYING iP... moreur comment was really worth the time it took reading it , i was about to buy this phone , i will certainly not . actually the specifications can be very misleading , imean whats the point of having a useless 16 gb , anyways , thanks for the information.
I need urgent help. I cannot restore my i-phone an error occurd called 1601 or something. While doing upgrade it happend. Now the iphone is stuck in the middle. A cable picture is shown on the screen. What can I do to fix my i-phone. PLease help me..
Thanks & Regards
I have a client iphone and cannot open the keylock. On the screen its says slide to open but nothing happening.
sara, 15 Jul 2008I want to buy an iphone could some some one tell me is this phone is good? what about the blut... moreGet a Centro, old OS and nothing fancy but it does a lot of jobs done (functional) with thousands of available applications. A lot faster and stable compared to others. You may wish that it should have this and that but definitely it's worth it. Just try to enumerate the possibilities. You'll notice that they outnumber the shortcomings.
The samsung i900 0mnia is much better than the iphone. The iphone promisses you everything, but he doesnt make your expertaitions come through. The samsung is more expensive, but you get more stuff and he has a camera with 5mp. Wow.
Thabith, 14 Jul 2008People planning to buy a iPhone ... Please go through this first
!!! BEWARE OF BUYING iP... moreHi Thabith,
I wanted to buy an iPhone. But after reading your opinion i made up my mind not to buy.
- A phone without Bluetooth(for File Transfer),
- 2 MP camera without flash, Autofocus, No video recording
- Higher End Phone without java
- No FM radio (one of the main features now a days)
- Can't change battery, can't remove SIM
- Need to keep on paying for every thing - - iTumes
Absolutely unfit for Indians