I work with phones in the uk and got my hands on one of these today. I would prefer the old iPhone, this feels very plastic. everything works pretty much as before apart from the few added bits (gps, etc) It did little for anyone who had a play, the gloss black finish is worse than the screen at picking up fingerprints, the signal strenght is terrible seeing as we have an o2 mast across the street from us and it could barely pick up 2 bars!
Generally not impressed, I'll not be getting rid of my Nokia N82 at any point, well not for one of these at any point, maybe an N96 or a C905 or even one of those swish looking Blackberry 9500's.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Frank, dude, just read/compare specs... you'll get your answer soon enough!! It's a no brainer! Later!
Yes, you can upload games and other apps but you would have to purchase them from Apple. There should be some that are free, too.
Renting a movie to watch on 3G at this time is $10/movie (auch!), also from Apple store.
Currently, the price of a 3G in US is $199 for 8GB and $299 for 16GB w/ 2 year AT&T contract.
There may be loads of people who think the iphone is rubbish, but it is still amazing. The competitors may have a better camera, bluetooth and other things, but this is still better at everything else.
The user interface is the best, the browsing is amazing, it's got a great ipod in it, and it has regular software updates that are improving the device all the time.
It may be controversial, and lots of people may slag it off, but that doesn't stop it from being a great device and the thing to beat.
i will wait for the white edition here in the philippines :) i hope globe can have the phone so that all the subscribers will enjoy the iphone much better :)
L Harrison, 08 Jul 2008"You forgot to mention apple takes an non negotiational THIRTY PERCENT of the developers fee a... moreOh that's mighty good of Apple!!!It's fairly easy to grab programs for other platforms.What's so difficult about pointing your browser at sites like freewareppc.com or pocketgear.com and downloading a cab file?If you want to enhance your iphone your Indirectly forced to Pay apple...screw that
"in Australia they are going to be selling the iphone 3g for $729 on pre-pay where in the US its is US$199 now in Australian dollars that is $229 I think Australians are getting ripped of in a big way."
the iPhone in America is $199 with a 2 year contract tethered to AT&T carrier provider, not prepay. i don't think a prepay option is available at all in the States. however it costs $599-$699 to buy the phone without a contract in America, just like prepay, so no you Australians are not getting ripped off.
in Australia they are going to be selling the iphone 3g for $729 on pre-pay where in the US its is US$199 now in Australian dollars that is $229 I think Australians are getting ripped of in a big way.
Hi all I have had experience on the iPhone and a few negitives from my view point, no MMS, no VIDEO, no FLASH or focus for camera, battery cannot be replaced if faulty must go to Apple service for change over, if you did not get a tool to remove sim card tray at time of purchase then your most valuable tool is a paperclip, "yes I said paperclip", To activate your Apple iPhone you need to log on to a Apple Computer,
You Yanks are easily pleased!I suppose it's hardly suprising considering 3G is something most of you still long for.HSDPA with average speeds of over 1mbit/s are the norm for me as is a device with a proper keypad,5mp cam and 30FPS camcorder etc etc.Touchscreen is all well and good providing you have some sort of hardware input method should you require it.Using that touchscreen for lenghty IM sessions, email or word would drive a saint mad.Apple i-phone might prove a hit with the style fraternity but for people that require features with genuine functionality the list goes Symbian,WinMo(jump through a few hoops and WM is excellent) and Linux.
"You forgot to mention apple takes an non negotiational THIRTY PERCENT of the developers fee and that apple has to aprove every single application."
Apple takes 30% because they HOST the application, provide BANDWITH to download it and maintain the App Store for developers! that obviously costs money. they provide a golden door to every iPhone owner right there on the phone and through iTunes which is installed on hundreds of millions of computers around the world. developers are VERY happy to take 70% of the cut. they couldn't ask for a better deal and that's why they're flocking to build apps for the iPhone.
Apple also hosts free applications with no charge. if a dev wants their app to be free, it will be there at the iPhone App Store at no cost even though Apple must pay to host it.
and let's not forget Apple only charges $99 for the iPhone SDK as opposed to over $4,000 that Sony charges for the PSP SDK even though the iPhone has a newer and more powerful processor capable of delivering a great gaming experience.
Anonymous, 07 Jul 2008piece of sh-t phone. htc touch diamond/pro, samsung omnia, xperia all pwn thisYou obviously work at the Disney Corp., or you have been watching too many fantasy movies. The iPhone is what the others are trying (emphasis on the trying) to copy. Even the review here on GSM Arena touts the iPhone OS as superior. Give the iPhone 3G a chance and Apple time to introduce the missing features. In the end, the Sony, Samsung, and HTC are Windows Mobile; nothing good can come from that. The Windows OS is precisely why Apple is taking a larger and larger market share.
Anonymous, 07 Jul 2008I don't like the anti-competitive conduct of Apple. As long as Apple decides to make exclusivi... moreBecause of Apple's policy, their products are more reliable—albeit a bit more expensive. It is precisely because of the Apple policy that most people are attracted to their concept.
Personally, I own a Mac with the latest OS; my iPhone and computer work without trouble. I have no virus or ad-ware issues. iTunes rips music better than any other program I've used. The music can be copied and shared. I currently have over 1,000 songs—including album covers—in my iPhone.
Windows Mobile is a complete disaster. Just check the posts on this site where people are constantly saying they cannot get something to work and/or their phone is having trouble with their carrier. So although there are more features in some other Windows Mobile phones; what good are they if the phone is constantly causing trouble. There are a few who will say, "Well, I have Windows Mobile, and I don't have trouble." I say, "Good for you!" Now, give it to the average user—or you little old grandmother—and tell them to figure it out. LOL
Anonymous, 08 Jul 2008Dont know what the hype is, i work in the industry and the iphone is a effin big mistake waiti... moreYou work in the industry? if this isn't an obvious use of the "Appeal to Authority" fallacy. Regardless of where you work, the iPhone is already, and will continue to be, a success.
Dont know what the hype is, i work in the industry and the iphone is a effin big mistake waiting to happen. Come on guys i mean an approximate 4 hours of talktime? Thats crap by all standards. The only thing the iphone hasd that unique is its touch navigation. We've already got better cameras, operating systems, designs and tech in the industry. Its a have - another trend and your all going to be terribly disappointed!