Anonymous, 10 Sep 2010Someone did post on here a while back stating apple was the first to bring in video calling an... moreIn a way Apple did bring video calling to the world. They didn't invent it, but they're bringing it to the world. Video calling internationally before the iphone's facetime is so frustrating that no one really uses it. And can you imagine how much international video calls would cost you over 3g? It's free on the iphone4 because it's via wifi. Have you seen demos on youtube on international video calls using facetime? It actually works, and it does it way smoother than the rest, and it makes you WANT to use it.
cruise, 10 Sep 2010Yes thats true but like all companies when an idea gets out like video calling for the first t... moreFacetime is a new video calling implementation where you woildn't need fring or skype or a video call app for it to work. Android devices are in the works to license facetime. Once that happens, facetime would no longer be limited to iphone to iphone users, but all across other platforms as well. Give it some time.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2010I can't wait to get the iphone4, then i can drive an expensive car and eat at fancy restaurant... moreMaybe you should find out what triggered me to post that reply in the first place :) But of course you won't. You feel that iphone users are not entitled to react on all the hating towards us. If you read the first 3 pages of comments in here, you will read a lot of below the belt, foul language used by non iphone users against Apple and iphone users. I bet your eyes couldn't see those comments, because you only see our defense.
I can get the iphone4 for 50 bucks from fido and my plan is going down in price.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2010I agree with you. Iphone is the only phone to come with video calling out of the box that doe... moreYes thats true but like all companies when an idea gets out like video calling for the first time some person will try to copy it and add a small extra thing and change the name. Apple has done it and changed it to facetime. Its a good idea but the only problem is the other person needs an Iphone 4 too with wifi.
When i get the iphone 4, i'm selling it, getting a sim tray adapter, buying the wave 8500 and pocketing maybe 300 or 400.00.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2010Why are you upset with our choice for the iphone? You accuse Steve of being a dictator, yet y... moreI can't wait to get the iphone4, then i can drive an expensive car and eat at fancy restaurants and have people jealous of me.
What a joke when you posted that.How extremely immature.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2010iPhone started what exactly?????????????You asked what did Apple start?
Apple started to integrate features into a touchscreen phone that would provide excellent user experience. They started to take implementation of features seriously. Making features actually usable, and not just something to show on paper but ends up unusable due to poor implementation. Apple started the trend of touchscreen phones.
To start something does not always mean inventing a feature or being the first to come up with a feature. Sometimes it's about how features are implementated and integrated into a device.
apple didnt invent videocall, they reinvent it, and to be serious they done a great job reinventing it.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2010Why are you upset with our choice for the iphone? You accuse Steve of being a dictator, yet y... moreI agree with that other guy.Nothing wrong with loving the iphone and enjoying it but you guys act like steve jobs invented the wheel.
Someone did post on here a while back stating apple was the first to bring in video calling and when you watch the video from apple about it, from what i remember they said we are bringing video calling to the world.The way they said it was like its never been here before.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2010I know this because I am a sound engineer and have been to 3 of Apples press conferences over ... moreWhy are you upset with our choice for the iphone? You accuse Steve of being a dictator, yet you seem to be the one who's dictating other people and disrespecting other people's choices that shouldn't in any way affect you. What's wrong with you?
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2010You are such a tool! you will defend Apple because it doesnt have DIVX with a statement like'w... moreIt's not about us following what Apple wants. It's about the iphone being the best device for us. It is true that I do not care for divx on a phone. Even if Apple decides to incorporate that to the iphone, I still wouldn't care for it. I think it's a waste of hardware space. I'd rather have Apple use that hardware space for something else more practical for a phone. Watching movies on my phone is the least of my intentions when buying a phone. So yes, I am fine without divx support on my phone.
Jay, 10 Sep 2010iphone started nothing, you know that is true. Dont defend your wanabe smartphone. You are t... moreApple started a lot of things in the mobile phone market, but it's not even about that. Users don't care who started what first. That is not what lookers look for when they evaluate a device. It's whether the device works best for them or not. How are the features implemented? How friendly is the UI? How fast, smooth, Nd stable is the device? How's the build quality? How's the service? Etc. Those are the things that people look into when they check out the device. No one cares which year video calling came out, or who came up with the first colored display, or which device was first to browse the web.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2010I agree with you. Iphone is the only phone to come with video calling out of the box that doe... moreYou can even switch from a paid 3G call to a free facetime call, without hanging up.
No wonder phone companies pay people to post here complaining about 3G videocalls.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2010iOS is on more than just smartphones, something that report overlooked. Free Facetime calls... moreI agree with you. Iphone is the only phone to come with video calling out of the box that doesn't need an app, and totally free because it's via wifi. Once facetime gets out there, it will be the most used video calling media. Video calling is best at the comfort of your home anyway. And it's free, like you said.
Jay, 10 Sep 2010If u read my post then u will understand, i only said Crapple fanboys says that the iCripple i... moreWell there's a better way of correcting people without being offensive. And to be honest with you, I haven't read any comment from iphone users claiming that the iphone is the first one to have video calling features. That's a ridiculous thing to say, that anyone could just laugh at. The MAJORITY knows that video call feature have been around for quite a while now. Although I have to say, that facetime's implementation is the smoothest one by far.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2010kinda disagree bro, btw i own a htc...as far as smartphones goes symbian was relatively unknow... moreiOS is on more than just smartphones, something that report overlooked.
Free Facetime calls to iPod touch's, no wonder all these phone company people keep whining about losing money because people won't have to pay for 3G calls.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2010kinda disagree bro, btw i own a htc...as far as smartphones goes symbian was relatively unknow... moreThere's no doubt that android will continue to grow, but I am doubtful about the ios decline. The iphone is getting better and better every year, and is gaining more and more users. All Apple needs to do is lose its exclusivity with at&t. I they expand to all carriers, the iphone will continue to be a top player in the high end segment.