- 06-08-2009, 02:28 PM #2
- 06-08-2009, 02:29 PM #3
- Tethering? PDAnet
- MMS? Wait for OS 3.0
- Video? Cycorder
- Bigger HDD? 8 GB is good enough for me. I still have 4GB left.
- Better Camera? I have a 7 megapix slim canon.
- No new Data Plans annouced.
- I'm not even sure if it has more ram.
- No Voice features for 3G owners even though that feature has been in phones since the 1990s? My crappy Razr does it!
- I have to pay for GPS while Pre and other WinMo users get if for free?
- Then on OS 3.0 most of it was really minimal upgrades....no true backgrounding, push notifications seems really obtrusive and lame.
Nothing compelling. So I am dissapointed and I will not be upgrading.
- 06-08-2009, 02:32 PM #4
- 06-08-2009, 02:33 PM #5
- 06-08-2009, 02:34 PM #6
- 06-08-2009, 02:35 PM #7
- 06-08-2009, 02:36 PM #8
- 06-08-2009, 02:37 PM #9
- 06-08-2009, 02:37 PM #10
Software 3.0 is going to be sweet.
Hardware 3.0 seems like a bust to me.
Compass. Ho hum.
Video: (jailbreak has it in the old phone).
Faster - Succeed
Voice - Succeed (but they must have done it in hardware)
Front facing camera - FAIL
New case look - FAIL
- 06-08-2009, 02:37 PM #11iPhone Expert
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3.0 itself for old phones isn't worth the time it takes to update, the hardware improvement to the new (but old looking phone) are marginal at best, pretty much everything they changed is available in 3rd party apps already, I'm shocked they didn't even change the design? This is gonna be tough holding up for another year against the competition. Look at the specs on the Samsung Omnia HD.
- 06-08-2009, 02:38 PM #12iPhone Newbie
No Voice features for 3G owners even though that feature has been in phones since the 1990s? My crappy Razr does it!
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- 06-08-2009, 02:39 PM #13
- 06-08-2009, 02:40 PM #14
That's OK. Reports are showing that AT&T is or has become saturated with iPhone users. They are running out of available customers in the US who don't have or want a new device. The pricing strategy will clearly keep those users still within 6 months of their contract end date on existing devices.
New equipment is all around us. How hard would it take to push you into Sprint for a Palm Pre? Or, give you the strength to wait until the exclusivity date for Sprint is over?
- 06-08-2009, 02:42 PM #15
- 06-08-2009, 02:43 PM #16
I'll be fine w/ 3.0 and my 16GB iPhone 3G.
I am so not spending the money they want for uhh, LAME hardware upgrades.
I told ppl a long time ago they wouldn't let iPhone 3G users upgrade at the same price like last year. What did I say? lol
I would of needed a BIG hardware change to want me to change. It didn't happen.
I'm still excited for 3.0, but AT&T just put a damper on that excitement considering they can't get their CRAP together and allow MMS to work out of the gate.
How long have they known about this update?
Makes me start to wish the iPhone when to a better carrier.
- 06-08-2009, 02:43 PM #17
- 06-08-2009, 02:45 PM #19
Waiting for Hardware 4.0
Not enough here to drop 300 bucks for a new phone PLUS pay the ETF on my existing contract. Even if they waived the ETF, I wouldn't buy this.
The OS sounds very nice.
The hardware seem like a huge disappointment when compared to all that was speculated. But then that is typical when expectations run so far ahead of reality.
- 06-08-2009, 02:46 PM #20
- 06-08-2009, 02:56 PM #21iPhone Intermediate
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And check this out... you can pretty much get the Samsung Omnia for free on Verizon! My buddy paid $50 for it, but still...
Last edited by Watcher; 06-08-2009 at 02:59 PM.Jailbreaking the iPhone is like dipping iOS in Android sauce - DELICIOUS!
- 06-08-2009, 02:58 PM #22
Here is another issue I see with the GPS. Ok great everyone wants an "All-In-One" device. I know already that in my new car I have an AUX plug. Its great so now I can control my music, hardwired (no faulty FM transit), and when someone calls, I won't miss it. I love this. Now I add a turn by turn to this process. Will I be able to play the music and watch turn by turn together? If I need to change the song/receive a phone call/send a text, will the gps continue to run in the background? What happens when I am talking to someone AND driving through a neighborhood with a lot of sudden turns, how will they integrate that together.
There is a lot there, but TomTom needs to find the best way to make this happen. I can see them saying if you want to use the phone while running TomTom, you must use a bluetooth headset. I am excited to see how it works. I have a great GPS system in my new car, so this is not a problem for me, but being an engineer/iphone app developer, I see the issues here.
Last edited by MoneyMFAC; 06-08-2009 at 03:02 PM.
- 06-08-2009, 02:59 PM #24
What really bugs me is that even though I am somewhat excited for 3.0 I still feel like its nothing new. These add on features are old with a new coat of paint. Voice Dial and the sort, Compass (Are they serious), etc and many of the apps are just pointless (6 Line Guitar App???) the (Car opening App for a car none of us have)?
- 06-08-2009, 02:59 PM #25
First, ATT does allow and support MMS for all phones that have the feature. I sent voice, photo, and video MMS with my old Razr on ATT.
If you look at your ATT bill you see an item listed in the "Wireless Data" segment that is called "MMS Opt Out".
This feature it the bit that intercepts inbound MMS and sends you an link to a web page instead.
This is a feature ATT had to implement to cover for the fact that the iPhone was GSM-brain-dead compared to every other GSM phone on the market.
Now ATT has to make a compute run thru their network and remove that "feature", but they can't really do this till OS 3.0 is deployed.
But hold on! Not everyone updates like clock work. So they probably want to tie it in to the actual installation of OS 3.0.
So don't rush to blame ATT for this, when the real problem is that it took Apple two years to climb down off of their Throne and condescend to allow the "little people" to have MMS, of which Mr Jobs disapproves, but in a magnanimous gesture, he now grants, All Praise be to Him!.
(Bitter? Not me!!).