- 06-23-2007, 10:10 PM #126
- 06-23-2007, 10:15 PM #127
My mother (rest her soul) didn't need to know how to assign an IP address to a corporate user - but she could, as a 75-year-old, surf the web, search (quite proficiently) her interest areas, manage email mailing lists, shop like a demon , etc - you know, the same kinds of things incompetent (your word, I believe) iPhone users will do with their (abysmal) EDGE-limited devices - only mom was able to do it faster 7 years ago than iPhone users will be able to this year!
- 06-23-2007, 10:28 PM #128
We're all incompetent in some areas. I have never changed the oil in my car. Just like I'm mechanically incompetent (even though I spend more time than on the road than the average person) there are plenty of people (including my mother) who are equally incompetent when it comes to the Internet, yet they are able to do day to day stuff ok. Nothing to be ashamed about.
The irony of forums like this is that most of us ARE in the expert category and therefore are often NOT the target market for the devices that we love. By definition we're not the "mass" part of our market.
- 06-23-2007, 10:46 PM #129
- 06-24-2007, 04:46 AM #130
Functionally, pTunes on my 680 does all that the iPhone does and more (eg., plays .OGG files, of which I have several GB). I have no idea if that's a "comparable music experience", I just know it's better, end of.
- 06-24-2007, 05:15 AM #131
- 06-24-2007, 05:35 AM #132
- 06-24-2007, 06:34 AM #133
Anyway, if a 680 sounds no better than a 600 it's not for me, but if an iPhone sounds as good as any of the current iPods, that would be fine.
- 06-24-2007, 07:06 AM #134
Anyway, I used to be a true audiophile; spent loads on equipment. Then one day I learnt to ignore the sound and enjoy the music, like I used to when I listened to John Peel, or Radio 3 on a crappy old valve radio in the 70s. I've not looked back since, and get far more fun from music (talking of which, Iron Maiden in Brixton tonight!)
Anyway, if a 680 sounds no better than a 600 it's not for me....
- 06-24-2007, 07:44 AM #135
- 06-24-2007, 09:24 AM #136
- 06-24-2007, 10:11 AM #137
- 06-24-2007, 11:07 AM #138
- 06-24-2007, 01:04 PM #140
Btw does the iPhone have speakers separate from the earpiece? No one has mentioned that yet....
- 06-24-2007, 01:48 PM #142