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emmab2006

The iPhone Commath !

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Well ! , it be the 9th of November ? i'd be interested to see how many people will be standing outside an apple store , or o2 .. or even carephone wearhouse , anyone going to ? i intend to wait a few weeks for the wonderfull device ...

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I am also going to wait a while, it gives a chance for the price to drop a bit and for o2 to sort out any network teething problems that may develop
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Post by empireum »

Personally, no. I've got an (jailbroken) iPod Touch to play around with the Multi-Touch interface plus a touchscreen phone that has none of iPhone's limitations (bound to certain providers, no MMS, etc.). That's enough for me. It'll be nice to see the iPhone yes, but I'm not going to go crazy about it.

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i plan to get one to ,, for xmas of coarse ,,,

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lol, iphone, what a crock of [censored]. Half the stuff it does, my phone can already do, and half the stuff you'd expect a phone to do, it doesn't do.

I suppose I could drive round and take the [censored] out of some of the people who are queuing.
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lol, double post..

From our good buddies at Gizmodo, Here is a list of things the iPhone does not have:

• No Songs as Ringtones
• No Games
• No flash support
• No Instant Messaging
• No Picture messages (MMS)
• No Video recording
• No Voice recognition or voice dialing
• No Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Streaming (A2DP)
• No One-size-fits-all headset jack (May have to buy an adapter for certain headphones)

Stuff we already knew it didn’t have
• No 3G (EV-DO/HSDPA)
• No GPS
• No real keyboard
• No Removable battery
• No Expandable Storage
• No Direct iTunes Music Store Access (Over Wi-Fi or EDGE)
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I walked up to the Regent Street Apple Store this evening on the way home from work to see what was happening - got there just after 6 and the first people were just going in and were running up the stairs shouting, they all seemed extremely excited about it! The queue was very long though so I went home and had a play with the iPhone in our local Apple Store instead - I think the main thing about it is the interface, it is an amazing device to actually use and it works really well. That is what's revolutionary about it - in terms of actual functionality it's nothing special at all in my opinion, it's missing a lot of the features that you'd expect at that price. For instance, my Sony Ericsson also has a 2 MP camera, and that has video recording, flash, lens cover, night/macro settings etc which the iPhone doesn't, and that only cost £100 1.5 years ago, on pay-as-you-go rather than an 18-month contract! At that price nowadays you'd expect something absolutely top of the line. Same for the lack of 3G, PDA functions (Word, PDF compatibility etc).
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Vista Ultimate R2 wrote:I walked up to the Regent Street Apple Store this evening on the way home from work to see what was happening - got there just after 6 and the first people were just going in and were running up the stairs shouting, they all seemed extremely excited about it! The queue was very long though so I went home and had a play with the iPhone in our local Apple Store instead - I think the main thing about it is the interface, it is an amazing device to actually use and it works really well. That is what's revolutionary about it - in terms of actual functionality it's nothing special at all in my opinion, it's missing a lot of the features that you'd expect at that price. For instance, my Sony Ericsson also has a 2 MP camera, and that has video recording, flash, lens cover, night/macro settings etc which the iPhone doesn't, and that only cost £100 1.5 years ago, on pay-as-you-go rather than an 18-month contract! At that price nowadays you'd expect something absolutely top of the line. Same for the lack of 3G, PDA functions (Word, PDF compatibility etc).
That's exactly why the iPod is so popular. It, too, has less features and is more expensive. It's the interface that counts. Regular people don't care about PDA functions in a phone, don't play with advanced camera functionality, and as long as it plays videos and music, don't care whether or not it's 3G. They care about it being easy to use. That's it.

When I tell people that the iPhone is not 3G, they react with "but it plays videos". Most people (i.e. regular people) don't know the meaning of half the things you mentioned, nor do they care about them.

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Post by Bender »

My dad got an iPhone a few months ago, and being an Apple fanboy, he loves it. I hate the d*** thing. The keyboard is too small, as I'm not used to typing with my fingernails. The first and only time I ever used an iphpne is at the Apple NYC store. I waited 4 hours for that thing.
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