Anonymous, 29 Jun 2010what is special about this phone?
For me nothing.
It is just an ordinary phone. You want... moreIt's hip with developers and that's why it has the best and the most Apps.
It does what I want and I'm getting it as soon as it launches in Australia.
Engineer Man, 28 Jun 2010My reason is perfectly valid. Most of the platforms are able to bring seamless connection &... more@Engineer Man
Well noticed. Just like in previous post (2010-06-28 17:37). Unfortunately you miss main reason why somebody like or buy an iPhone.
99% of Apple users is IT illiterate. They really do not need all this stuff. What for? They anyway cannot and do not know how to use it. Thus, every eloquent and reasonable post is redundant, useless, What really matter is fact that Apple marketing gave them good excuse and ticket to 21st century. Well.. more like shortcut.
And of course, reason which is maybe even more important. According to statistic, average user is in lower income group (25k-49k) and pretend to be recognized as top group member. Buying status symbol as such is primary goal.
Don't take their dream away. Its big American dream!
Hi guys., 28 Jun 2010You know what is very weird. This phone is smaller than Nokia N8. But it still weights more. I... moreThis iPhone isn't that much smaller than the N8 and it only weighs 2g, stop trying to make a big deal out of this.
what is special about this phone?
For me nothing.
It is just an ordinary phone. You want it because you actually want something to flaunt. There are many phones out there that is more innovative than this. I may say that I am not a fan of iPhone ever since but I am not also a hater.
If you buy your phone make sure you can maximize the usage of its features. It is not you buy it because it is hip.
Buy the right phone for you not the ideal because when you say it is ideal, it is just form by your idea and nothing else.
Anonymous, 29 Jun 2010Wow see that YouTube clip of the E71 with exactly the same antenna issues, hold it and the bar... moreThat is very true. When other phones share similar issues, no one makes a big deal of it. The media don't bother writing anything about it. But when it's the iphone, if becomes the headline. Here's an article about nokia having reception problems. Also noted is a warning note from nokia on how to hold their phones as well. Yet no one made a big deal of it.
Anonymous, 28 Jun 2010Antenna problem? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amPG52DVQuk Wow that is shocking, they s... moreWow see that YouTube clip of the E71 with exactly the same antenna issues, hold it and the bars drop. It shows how irrelevant Nokia is that no-one even bothered to follow it up because they don't care about junk, it's interesting as soon as Apple does something millions of people pay attention and it becomes big news.
[deleted post]meh, come back when your low res screen has more pixels and you have a gyroscope...
...oh, yeah and when it sells 1.7 MILLION in three days.
awesome this one looks so damn good! How i wish i was rich! Its just a dream phone for me....just a dream... Cant afford too expensive for an ordinary people like me!
another thing what is with its not just a phone, its a way of life???
Seriously get a life of ur own ppl its just a phone!!!!
What is it with ifans and ihaters???
At the end of the day a phone is a phone and if u want 1 u buy 1!!!!
I myself have never had an iphone but due an upgrade and decided i want a touch phone so have decided 2 get the iphone 4 not because i dream about it day and nite and not because i want 2 b the same as every1 else, the simple reason is I fancy a change!!!!
Nothin more and nothin less than that!!!
All you ifans and ihaters really need 2 get a grip and remember its just a phone!!!
Nick, 29 Jun 2010iphone (icon, or also known as irob) is no longer leading the way, new comers such as Wave, HT... moreAnd Nokia uses Texas Instruments processors, your point?
Samsung, LG & others are also electrical parts manufacturers Apple tells them what they want and they work together to make them.
They are manufacturing wholesalers.
Did you hear HTc can't get enough amoled screens off Samsung?
Rick, 29 Jun 2010You are so right Mock. And these are 2009 stats that I Googled.Bottom line: iPhones are really yesterdays news. Not much being said about them now, right? It'll go away like that giant-worthless-ipod touch called an iPad. These buyers are only defending themselves for wasting their hard-earned $$... especially after buying a worthless iPad and now the iPhone. My EVO does a hellava lot more than your toy-dmg-sync-to-itunes-can't-do-anything-looks like 2007s old reject phone that you really do need to hold a certain way or your call will be dropped.... But you can now change your wallpaper. Lol! Android is the new black.
Kinh Julius, 28 Jun 2010people don't hate the iPhone. Hate Stevie Wonderless Yobs. He is the one who comes up with lam... moreSteve Jobs turned Apple from a 70 Billion dollar company to a 250 Billion dollar company in three years.
Only reason the other phone companies can NOT compete with Apple's iPhone is because of the iPhone's OS!
It's relatively SIMPLE to use and the apps included are also SIMPLE to use! PERIOD!
Look at Sony Ericsson and their Walkman phones... good media player but functionality and software SUCKS!
Too bad the iPhone is STILL LOCKED TO ATT in USA! It should be UNLOCKED as it is in most countries OUTSIDE the USA!!
Damn Apple/Att with their "exclusive" contract!
iphone (icon, or also known as irob) is no longer leading the way, new comers such as Wave, HTC desire, sony have catched up. The game is over for the iphone, 60% of components inside are Samsung and LG did anyone know that?.
Get real you people, by the way how is the antena hanging there, can you make a phone call? what a embaresment, its a joke, pay £500 and still have to hold your phone in such a way to have reception? and stupid director Steve think people are brainless and don't know how to hold the icon right!? shame on him. I have a 3Gs and I am selling it and going to Wave. time shows how bad this phone will do.
My reason is perfectly valid. Most of the platforms are able to bring seamless connection & interaction between multi technologies 7 their services they provide between cross compatible platforms. I see reasons for audio video streaming & flash playback. I see reasons for actually playing flash games, apps, java, MIDP 2.0 apps. I see reasons for having cross platform video calling support not just over WIFI but over 3G & with SKYPE & G TALK not manufacturer dependant one to one. Apples equilibrium gets worse limiting what you can do with hte outside software platforms. I see reasons for wanting mp3 ringtones, reasons for wanting Xvid, DivX, FLV native video playback. I see a need for wanting to watch movies in the correct 16:9 aspect ratio, not 3:2 which is pointless. I see a need for wanting bluetooth to work corectly through headsets with remote controls & filsharing to work properly between mobile & other devices with functional services. I see the need for use of this on my mobile. Iphone really is useless for people who expect these features on their mobile since these other extensible formats exist to anyone & everyone but apple.So yes they are of underlying importance.