View Full Version : New IPhone questions.
Jul 2nd, 2007, 3:00 AM
Anyone got it? What do you think? I haven't bought into the hype. I really wany if I had to get one simply for the web, pictures, music....etc. I don't care about the phone end of it.
Which leads me to my questions.
Besides its intial price is there any fees? Like monthly? Lets say I just wanted to use it for music and pics (which would be silly), do I have to pay anything montly?
And what about surfing the web? Do I pay Apple??? Or how does that work. They mention something about WiFi which I don't know how that works exactly since I don't have WiFi in my house.
Jul 2nd, 2007, 11:23 AM
the hype bothers me and I am a Mac Snob. but remember that the equally hyped iPod (it was going to Change The Face Of The World) wasn't hyped at all in retrospect -- they were just telling us what ended up happening so what was considered Hype could be seen as Prophecy - in hindsight.
is iPhone going to change everything? why not, Apple keeps pulling hats out of rabbits despite the 20 year "Apple Will Fail" proclamations from my PC (personal computer) buddies.
then again this might be the White Elephant that wrecks Apple's upward climb of the world electronics market.
but if they get cheap enough, then iPhone will become the Very First CelPhone I will own and use (I am still a Land Line Luddite).
Jul 2nd, 2007, 5:11 PM
I've seen the commercials and they do look pretty awesome, but I'm definitely not going to spend the money they are asking. I have a nice mp3 player that was cheaper than an I-pod and has more features. My cell phone isn't the newest, but it's not obsolete. While it would be cool to have the two in one, it's not practical for me for the amount of money they are asking.
Jul 2nd, 2007, 9:20 PM
Its not revolutionary.... There have been pda/phones on the market for YEARS now and with wifi access or subscription you could watch utube on them... exactly like the Iphone only for less initial money. The Iphone also wont appeal to the business crowd any more than the current tried and true solutions as it has no keyboard...... It kind of amazes me that people are so impressed with this "new" thing that can finally do what pda's have been doing for years. I mean hell, with skype on my pda I can make and calls anywhere there is open wifi with only my pda and no subscription service and If I wanted I could get a service to allow me to access the net via its cell phone capabilities.... but I dont, I hate being easy to get in touch with.
The only way the Iphone will impress me is if its service plans make it affordable to have raoming internet access for the masses..... given its hardware cost though and the fact that that is entirely up to the service providers I dont see it happening.
Jul 3rd, 2007, 3:46 PM
Heres the low down from someone who works customer care for a cell phone company.
1. You cant change the battery in the phone, you have to send it in to be replaced.
2. The battery only lasts for about 300 charges
3. It's 6 steps to just make a call
4. The internet browsing is at the 56k speeds
5. They have a poorly done network, so if y'all don't like dropped calls...don't go iPhone
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