Anonymous, 17 Mar 2009Wow, this news just got posted and haters are already flooding in, lol. Haters seem to be more... moreare you saying that multi-touch, 3.5" displays, sunlight legibility, proximity sensor, accelerometer, etc. are exclusive to iphone??? Man, you sure have been living under a rock... or inside your iphone! Lol... Look up Touch HD, Omnia HD, Idou, Arena, etc... duh!!!
OMG!!! Wow!!! OS 3.0!! Finally iphone will be able to do some of the little things most mid and high-end devices have always done!! Great work apple!! A few more updates and maybe someday iphone will be right there!
Uhh.. is that all??!! Even a low end chinese rip off phone has them stuff already.. For god sake Apple!! And this is what i waited for!! I'll send you my Iphone 3G by mail and u can shove it up your a**!!
samster, 17 Mar 2009I have always wanted the iphone but I held back because of the lack of features. I guess there... moreThe update won't be launched for a little while yet, in the American summer.
The new SDK has been released so developers can make the most of the new API's when making applications.
Some people here is defending iPhone like it is their religion or something...
Grow up, people!! It's just a fr3aking phone...!
(And you've got to be honest and fair... Other than its web browser, iPhone features are NOT that great...)
Chona, 17 Mar 2009You are wrong. You are the one who's going crazy over the iphone 3.0 OS, lol. We're just happy... morei can see now you are a crash dummy. first of all nokia has a different ui then apple in why would they copy apple for seening they own 40% of the market. been successful for quite some time and you trying to compare iphone with the intro nokia 5800 is quite silly, seening nokia clearly stated it's a intro phone. compare it to the n97 and see where it stacks up. for as copying, was'nt apple the one who copy from the prada when it release it's first iphone? i have the 16g white version which i'm trying to sell as soon as the n97 is release in the states which has better specs(a real all in one phone might i add)upgrade is free but some of the new features you do have to pay for as usual. therefor i'm not wrong
roosevelt, 17 Mar 2009you need to stop lieing about the scratch proof glass, cause if it was then why do the sell pr... moreThe glass display on the iphone is indeed scratch proof under normal usage. Screen protector is available for ADDED protection, but you don't really need one. HTC display would scratch by merely using it's stylus, lol.
I have always wanted the iphone but I held back because of the lack of features. I guess there is no holding back now. Im gonna buy one right away.
roosevelt, 17 Mar 2009wow!!!! it amazes me how the iphone owners are going crazy over this 3.0 software update, like... moreYou are wrong. You are the one who's going crazy over the iphone 3.0 OS, lol. We're just happy and excited that we're finally getting more features ON TOP of the already great features that the iphone has. And again you are wrong, you do not have to pay for these features. You can update for free. Those missing features are also known here in the US for years, so don't say that we are over reacting over this like it's our first to learn about these features. Are you nuts? And oh please, Nokia is totally copying the iphone and Apple's ideas. They even came up with their own OVI store which would be the App Store counterpart, so please. But you know what? I say good for Nokia that they going that direction. I support them for that.
Trying to be objecti, 17 Mar 2009That's all nice, but those 'new' features are so basic that introducing them in such a way is ... moreWhat part of "FREE update" don't you understand?
You see "FREE" means you don't pay for it.
Unless you own an iPod Touch which isn't a phone.
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2009What's absurd is your boxed thinking. Did it ever occur to you that a lot of features on phone... moreGo calculate what your paying a month from your iphone bill and make a new plan
and then multiply both by 24 and you'll see if the iphone is cheap XD plus all the apps other garbage for your iphone
roosevelt, 17 Mar 2009you need to stop lieing about the scratch proof glass, cause if it was then why do the sell pr... moreWhy do they sell paint protection for cars?
Obviously to make money selling something that's pretty pointless to people who think they need it.
I had one that came with a silicone case I dumped it ages ago it was annoying and just collected dirt, like the silicon case which I also dumped, it made it too fat almost as thick as a 5800.
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2009LMAO damn u have to pay for every little crap on this piece of shyt ,,,uh FAIL..Actually no you don't, judging by your ignorance your head must be full of shyte.
Trying to be objecti, 17 Mar 2009That's all nice, but those 'new' features are so basic that introducing them in such a way is ... moreWhat's absurd is your boxed thinking. Did it ever occur to you that a lot of features on phones are not really being used regularly? I've had phones that had front cameras for video calling and I don't recall ever using it once. I seldom to none used MMS because it can be costly. Most iphone owners were aware of what's missing with the iphone but bought it anyway because we knew that we can avail of firmware updates that might include some of those missing features for free, and again, because those missing features are not that important to us, and that what the iphone offers outweighs its missing features. With other phones, you have to buy a new unit to get most of its improvements. Not with the iphone. So yes, we do not mind its price because for us it's worth it.
The problem is that most of power users (that we are into gadgets, read these posts, etc) love the iphone, its interface, smoothness, quickness, hardware, looks, etc. But the iphone is, for price-specs point of view, a smartphone that competes with the big babies of HTC, Nokia, Samsung, etc, and WE WOULD LOVE switching to the iphone, but we wait, and wait for the funtions that true high-end smartphones from those brands offer. But the iphone remains a fancy feature-phone (but it is not, it's a smartphone). And we know that all those limitations are based on whims and/or marketing of Apple. And while we wait that this precious beauty becomes of age (and a really capable machine) without any luck, we see so much hype and fuzz, that it's the best, and so on, but we know it's not (but it could be, if it weren't so closed). That's the origin of so much love/hate. In other words, we all dream for the perfect machine (at least of a certain period of time). And while the iphone has its big pros, the lack of some basic and important funtions in a high-end smartphone are deal breakers. For those not requiring them, then iphone is a great deal.
zaheed, 17 Mar 2009"Too little, too late!"
Well they are putting 1990's features in 2009 and calling it an updat... moreWhich of those things are 1990's?
The first bluetooth phone I can remember was the Ericsson T39 in 2001, it was also the first tri-band phone, there was no 3G, first camera phone from Sharp was in 2000.
By making your smart*ss comments you are making yourself look pretty stupid.