- 06-09-2009, 05:26 PM #101
- 06-10-2009, 06:58 AM #102
WEBos is killer, but my Pre reset itself many times daily. The screen is substantially smaller than the iPhone's, and the jelly keys on the slide out keyboard are awful.
The Pre's build quality does not even come close to Apple's build quality. Battery life was, in my experience, about half of the 3g iPhone's.
I really wanted to love the Pre, but IMHO, it is not ready for prime time.
As much as I hate AT&T's crappy coverage and dropped calls, using the Pre for a few days really gave me a new appreciation for my iPhone.
- 06-10-2009, 07:21 AM #103
- 06-10-2009, 04:30 PM #104
This is only good because now other phones cant copy the iphone and we will all be surprised when the next iphone comes around (and steve jobs shows it off haha) Now the features people want are all in the iphone (for the most part) as soon as att gets mms whenever that will be. This is what i think of the iphone 3gs:
not only am i waiting another year to see what iphone brings us then, my gf was waiting to see what 3gs would bring before getting on the iphone bus…after seeing the 3gs and the 3g price drop, we went out and got a 3g 16gb for $149. 3gs doesnt seem worth it at all. video is really neat, but no ichat? camera is pretty nice, but what about next year? there will probably be a 5mp camera and better video features. compass…yeah i dont see anyone REALLY excited about this (except the one dude that yelled during the conference lol). And voice over. Are we really that lazy to open up the phone or ipod app and press a button? and how many songs do you REALLY not know on your iphone that you need it to tell you when, in less time, you can hit the home button twice and see the name of it right there.
I think 3gs is just to hold us off until they release a more legit iphone, with its own name(not 3gs 2 or something), next year. even the commercial says it “it looks the same”. i can picture an oled screen and a slimmer body next year when zune hd comes out and apple sees how many people want hd.
3.0 is gonna feel like all us 3g owners got a brand new phone. I see no reason to go out of my way to upgrade to the 3gs this year.
- 06-10-2009, 05:25 PM #105
- 06-10-2009, 06:15 PM #106
- 06-10-2009, 06:28 PM #107
I for one am not disappointed. I have been doing a lot of reading and am hearing a lot of complaints. Sure a great many thing were left out of the original IPhone.
No Background Apps
but if you look at the competition. Sure, they have these things, but are they a joy to use? not really. but with the new 3Gs, these things are beautiful, easy to use, and...dare I say it?...JUST WORK. (except background apps)
Your precious Pre has all these yet, from what I hear, the pre is NOT a joy to use.
Apple is a company that is not just about spec's. it is all about the user. which is the other way around from other co's.
other co's say "we got these great parts and they must be configured this way to work best. which is sometimes uncomfortable to the end user.
Apple says "this is how the end user will be using it, now figure out how to put these parts in". this is a harder thing to do which takes longer but the result is a better end user experience.
so yes we are behind, spec's wise, but if I do not enjoy using these things I wont.
I for one want Apple to KEEP taking their time to GET IT RIGHT. I am willing to wait for a product that is a JOY to use.
If you can't wait then JUMP SHIP, Already!
I have already purchased the 32gb IPhone 3Gs Black and cannot wait for it's arrival.
- 06-10-2009, 11:50 PM #108
- 06-10-2009, 11:57 PM #109
110% agreement. How many phones come out that are crap (cough Storm cough) and are now working to make it work. Apple is about the user experience. They want everyone to have an equal experience, whether it be a newbie or techie. This is one of the reasons 3g wasn't in the first iPhone as AT&T wasn't as deployed with 3G as they are now.
- 06-11-2009, 12:43 AM #110
- 06-11-2009, 05:24 PM #111
- 06-11-2009, 06:44 PM #112
No... it's called technology, and you have to pay to keep up. It's always been that way. So why should other people have to suffer if they prefer a new device each year? You have the option not to buy it if you don't want to.
- 06-11-2009, 07:30 PM #113
- 06-13-2009, 06:26 PM #114
yes. it would be cool if they had changed the look. yet at the same time im glad they didnt. i bought my iphone in november, and i dont want to look outdated already i have to pay full price for it as well since i wasnt eligible for an upgrade. the 3gs seems like a great phone, im just happy with the 3g as well
- 06-13-2009, 06:53 PM #115
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- 07-11-2009, 12:25 PM #119iPhone Beginner
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i show a lot of people who have the 3G the difference, some lie and say they're not that impressed, but for the most part a lot of people i show my phone to make the upgrade even if they weren't upgrade ready. I particularly love the voice control and the faster web browsing. it's just a better phone in my opinion.
- 07-11-2009, 02:32 PM #120
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