View Poll Results: Happy? Not so happy?
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- 09-11-2008, 12:17 PM #51
- 09-11-2008, 02:07 PM #52
- 09-24-2008, 01:04 AM #54
things i didnt know day i bought it but figured out quickly;
no easy way back to phone funtion
no first name look up
no nudges mail
no nudges voicemail
no descent memo
no gmail idle imap
itunes sound quality worse than many phones
no cut and paste
found out later:
problems with 3g network
cant recieved mms
cant send mail thru sms
iphone has a beautiful interface apps are fun
people say it is not for business but really it may be for those creative types (which i have always been considered) but it isnt for those who like innovation.
yes it takes pictures...but you can do little with them
tell me a creative type that cldnt take killer movies
and tell me anyone with friends who doesnt hate being able to hav a coversation with pictures and sound and video...
i mean i make movies on a mac, i am a photographer, i like innovations... this is not the ticket. while i love macs i refuse to love this crippled tool just cuz it has a picture of an apple on it.
- 09-24-2008, 05:17 AM #55
I'm still loving it, yes I've had a few apps crash or freeze but it doesn't lead to several hours of trying to sort it out anymore. This is the first phone I've had that I can get so many extras for, for example, I've got a lot of photography apps that enable me to edit photos and then post them to various sites.
Okay, the iphone doesn't do MMS or video calls at the moment, but I've got no real use for them. I did have a Nokia that did video calls but as I didn't know anyone else that could send/receive video calls, it was a bit pointless.
The fact that my iphone can be improved by a software update rather than buying a new handset makes this a killer phone for me. Maybe the 4G iphone will have something special but, at the moment, I'm not even remotely interested in another model.
How often does a firmware update come out to improve those devices? Not often. Apple is making an effort to keep improving the iPhone. And yes I've owned them all and still do.
- 09-25-2008, 10:25 AM #57
That's why I'm so happy with my iphone. Okay, it's my first proper smartphone but I've had WinCE PDAs before and they really sucked. I just love being able to do so many things with one device. I didn't bother to take my ipod out with me today as all my music was on my phone and, at the moment, I'm listening to radio via the BBC iplayer which now allows radio on the iphone (sorry non-UK users, it's just for use in the UK).
- 09-25-2008, 10:34 AM #58
I just want to see a totally revamped mail app... Blackberry and other companies have gotten so much further by adding various functionality to their mail managers. An example is sending email from a different email adress then the inbox. Although there are ways around this, such simple functionality should not have been left out.
- 09-25-2008, 11:56 AM #60
I really like mine. I hesitated a long time before buying one and shouldn't have. It's an awesome phone. One of the things that I've read so much is how much people dislike the keyboard. I love it. I'm a little slower on it than on my BlackBerry, but I like it much more over all.
- 09-25-2008, 12:34 PM #61
Apple does things the way that you are led to expect when you see the elegant design, elegant stores, and elegant packaging.
Remember all the whining about the rumored activation process the week before the release of the 3G. I bought my 3G from an AT&T store on Saturday, day 2. I admit, I had to stand in line for about 15 minutes just to get in the store However, from the time stamp on instant messages to my sister, I was in the store exactly 5 minutes. During the time that I stood in line, managers came out of the store, counted the number of buyers in the line, and assured us that there was adequate inventory to meet our requirements.
One of the applications that I held on to my Treo for was the e-reader. However, the implementation on the iPhone just blows the Treo implementation away. I was in a book store in Austin, TX with my nephew, saw a book that I liked on the shelf. It took me about the same amount of time to purchase it and download it from ereader.com as it would have taken me to check out of the store. (I admit that I miss the little green beacon on my Treo that helped me find it amidst the covers in the dark.)
Palm sells the product; Apple sells the experience. Some people say that Apple hovers over its customers like a helicopter mom but Palm abandons theirs. Better spoiled than orphaned.
- 09-26-2008, 09:16 AM #63
- 09-26-2008, 05:13 PM #64
You have 30 days. You don't like it, take your phone and your whining back to apple or at&t.( this is in no way aimed towards anyone, just a statement) One less user on the 3g network. I am totally for apples strict policies. It makes sense if you look at it from more than a 13 year olds perspective. Think of the virus's and malware that could potentially be available for download on android market. Sooner or later googles gonna have to put its foot down and see that maybe open wasnt such a good idea.
- 09-26-2008, 06:21 PM #65
For a couple of years I had nextel when it was at its peak with direct connect. This was before the sprint merger. The service wasn't great but it did well. Right after that I went to verizon for about a year. I admit, very excellent service. Since getting AT&T a year and a half ago I've felt that I've had virtually the same coverage as verizon. Probably a few more dropped calls here and there. I don't see what's so bad about AT&T to tell u the truth.
- 09-26-2008, 09:01 PM #66
- 09-27-2008, 05:45 AM #67
Last edited by marcol; 09-27-2008 at 05:47 AM.
- 09-27-2008, 07:20 AM #68
One of the few things that annoys me is, funnily enough, the updates - but for apps. I was told that the update for Twinkle was being submitted to Apple several weeks ago, yet that update is still not out even though there is at least one app that says it's designed to work with the updated version of Twinkle.
I've no idea what processes Apple goes through when an update is submitted but I wish it was much faster.
- 09-27-2008, 10:58 AM #69
Good news, you won't have to hear me "whine" anymore
Picked up iPhone number 3 this week. Same thing.
I had well over 100 dropped calls last month.
Well its official now. ATT has released me from contract, (and the iphone doesn't even have to go back) so its hitting ebay. ATT is offering iPhone people $200 that stay with them to switch to another phone. I love the idea, was with them 8 years, but have the option to buy anything new.
While I admire what the iPhone is, I can't make phone calls. I appreciate those who like it and can understand. The interface is unbeatable hands down.
If I could make and receive calls I would put up with all the short comings of this phone, it is beautiful.
Anyone who says they don't need mms I respect but don't understand, a got a ton of friends and that is how you keep up on each other lives. I mms all the time. I get mms from people all the time and have to deal with memorizing a 7 digit user name and a password (I just can't believe that a phone to this audience would deal with this). I text all the time. I thought that was the audience of this phone.
As far as WHMURRAY is concerned, I respect his/her comments. He has been on Treocentral for a very long time. I guess each persons experience is different but I never had an issue with calling at all with Any treo. There were never issues (with the Treos that I owned, that prevented you from doing anything normal) and since the treo 600, what 6 years ago, many more features than the iphone, not as pretty, but not nearly as limited.
I am not going back to a treo, their time has come and gone.
Four years ago I trekked through europe for 8 weeks, phone worked, had usable GPS on it, and blogged the entire thing. My friends loved it. That was different.
Time to look for a phone that is really "different". Apple is giving me $100 voucher for their phone problems, I will probably get a new touch. Again, I love the interface and design. I will just have to carry a phone and a multimedia device like I did 6 years ago.
It's all about communication
Last edited by cglaguna; 09-27-2008 at 11:09 AM.
- 09-27-2008, 03:49 PM #70iPhone Beginner
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At first I was not happy. Applications crashed, calls dropped, 3G went in and out for no apparent reason. I seriously considered going back to my trusty Treo 650.
I'm glad I didn't. Since 2.1, my iPhone is great. Everything works better. In fact, I think AT&T has been working on their network lately, at least in the San Jose area. I've noticed continued improvement in 3G coverage and stability that started a week after I upgraded.
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