Like many people I am disappointed.
Why have 3G device without
1. video calling (fun to checkup on your hubby if he is cheating on you ^^)
2. Video recording (no direct upload to you tube - which so many other devices a capable)
3. i-tune download (what!!!!)
4. Decent camera 5MP and above (to print if you like a pic)
It is too expensive even for an Apple.
no, you still cant send and receive pictures ( mms )..I know this is great nice phone and i like this style, but,,Why they ATT and APPLE start change they privacy and prices ??..they offering cheap price on this phone, but they going high data plan each month..So what is the different ? we pay 199.99 for iphone 3g, and we have ti pay 24 months 30.00, so it will be 540.00 for 2 years data plan..Better i stay with my old iphone and i don't need GPS, OR 3G, because the best GPS i have in my car, and old iphone plan is better then new 3g iphone..ATT will think about peoples income and not only them pocket..Some people maybe can pay that 30.00 and some people maybe cant..So this is really will be bad year for ATT and APPLE, because 50% people will not buy new iphone, because data plan going high and not including TEXT MESSGE..
Apple divides the world again...
I have to ask... who actually uses video calling?
And as for the camera it's good for 2mp, and fine for occasional use, & videos on the best camera phones aren't that good really, the sound's always crap.
I've had an iPhone since they came out & will be upgrading to this one.
Frankly it's such a joy to use that I don't care about the minor shortcomings- who needs a radio when you have 16gb of music & instant access to thousands of news websites?!
iPod Touch does everything iPhone does, except make calls. you might as well get a GOOD phone and get an iPod touch for all the multimedia, videos, internet, music, etc.. and no contracts, no charges!!! be SMART!! people are so easily fooled by flashy new things... think!
you guys are not reading correctly. its only 199 WITH a contract and a DATA plan! not unlocked.
what a HUGE disappointment. its only 199 with a plan plus data plan.
just get a good phone such as n95, n82, and then get an iPod touch and do everything people can do with the iPhone besides make calls and use the really bad camera it has.
The iphone - as all apple things go, it's minimalistic. This time, some think, they've taken it too far by not including things like:
• Front camera for video calling
• A decent camera on the back
• ANY sort of video recording
• Memory card slot (although not really needed with 16GB of space)
• A2DP bluetooth
• Any sort of reasonable pricing
However let's not forget, this is really just a phone/ipod combo. It's a two in one device. The good points include:
• The ipod
• The interface (OS X)
• It's touch screen
• The internet
• The huge screen, fantastic for videos.
• The itunes support (VERY easy to get loads of great songs and albums for the ipod in it.
Other than those, it's just another smartphone, and if you count the good points cancelling the bad ones, it's pretty much level with the rest of the market.
ALL phones have good and bad points, this just has more of each, it's down to personal opinions if you think the iphone's truly worth it.
without mms, fm radio and other common things which have all new phones, this iPhon 3g is just american new stuf
its for whole world or , just for us as i phone . please some one tell me , , its not just great but greatest , please some one inform me ,, if i can use it in china ,, ?>
The first iphone was a fluke and now apple has run out of ideas.iphone 3g does not qualify to be a 3g fone plz no video calling and no video recording then what is the use of a 16 gig memory.Am really disappointed.Will just stick with htc diamond with all the new generation features and a classy style 3Dflow technology.2.8 screen is the problem but i can live with.thanks to the apple os or else the iphone 3g would have been crap.
Please read the definition of 3G below where iphone 2 does not qualify to be defined as true 3G device.
3G is the third generation of mobile phone standards and technology, superseding 2G. It is based on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) family of standards under the International Mobile Telecommunications programme, IMT-2000.
3G technologies enable network operators to offer users a wider range of more advanced services while achieving greater network capacity through improved spectral efficiency. Services include wide-area wireless voice telephony, video calls, and broadband wireless data, all in a mobile environment. Additional features also include HSPA data transmission capabilities able to deliver speeds up to 14.4Mbit/s on the downlink and 5.8Mbit/s on the uplink.
Unlike IEEE 802.11 networks, 3G networks are wide area cellular telephone networks which evolved to incorporate high-speed internet access and video telephony. IEEE 802.11 (common names Wi-Fi or WLAN) networks are short range, high-bandwidth networks primarily developed for data.
Im sure 100000 people will stop buying this new 3g iphne, because Data plan to high and there is couple of bad new Privacy on ATT..Razr, Nokia and more phones from ATT has a same 3G, but Data plan is 14.00 or 19.00 with Unlimited Data and Text..We was waiting new iphone about 6 months, but, now i start hate it and i will go with other regular phones...Thanks any way
Apple please weak up with your ATT..Why we have to pay $30.00 for data plan each month and there is no Text message, and 2 years contract? There is still no VIDEO, no Regular Bluetooth, No MMS, no no no and never will be, so what? IPHONE? little small?..We have to pay little cheap 199.99 in the store, but you adding data plan 10.00 more?? We are smart dear Apple...! You maybe stop making phones, yes..After one year you just add some GPS and 3G? SO?..Nokia N95 has a all all and all feature's even 1 hour Video Recoding..No, i will cancel my plans with ATT today..
Apple dont have new brand to copy,i guess they shuld stop making phones and go and keep making ipods and leave the real phone manufacturers to run the technology race.
htc diamond works with real time,3D and beautiful i mean beautiful phone have got one.shame on apple
No front camera for video calling and no arabic language .
I hate apple .
OMG! no more unlocked iphones... you have to activate the AT&T account in the apple store!
Shame. In a whole year the only improvements are things which the phone should of had in the first place and even still it is missing so many other features. Its a real shame because the hardware is great and the interface is in a league of its own.
How hard could it be for Apple to add video recording, stereo bluetooth, bluetooth data transfer, mms support or FM radio??? All high-end phone have these features.