- 08-07-2007, 09:07 AM #2601
- 08-07-2007, 09:11 AM #2602
C'mon, it's not like Apple said it was going to be true push, like a Blackberry......oh wait, they did.
But they didn't really mean it, just sorta. That was just part of the hype. We didn't think you'd actually test it....
C'mon, it's only 5 years ahead of eveything else and cost $600. What do you expect - us to deliver a premium device AND be honest?
- 08-07-2007, 09:16 AM #2603
- 08-07-2007, 09:23 AM #2604
- 08-07-2007, 10:05 AM #2606
- 08-07-2007, 10:20 AM #2607
This seems relevant here.
iPhone Owners: "We Like It, But..."
Our survey of 500 iPhone owners reveals that, though most are happy overall, they have lots of suggestions.
The honeymoon isn't over. A little more than a month after the Apple iPhone went on sale, nearly 90 percent of iPhone owners who answered a PC World survey said that they love their almost-new toy. But they also had a few complaints--most notably regarding the iPhone's voice and data networks--and lots of suggestions.
About 13 percent of our respondents said that they'd run into at least one significant problem with their device in the past month. The most common culprit: the battery.
"It is a fantastic device," raves one iPhone owner. "Way beyond my old Treo 700W, which almost seems like an antique rotary phone by comparison. The iPhone is the first and only truly integrated communicator." An overwhelming majority (88 percent) of the survey's nearly 500 respondents rated themselves as very or extremely satisfied with their new phone.
What the iPhone Does Right
The iPhone received its highest marks for music and video playback: About 90 percent of respondents were very or extremely satisfied with the iPhone's ability to entertain. "As an iPod, it's really good. The simplified navigation is awesome," one reader said.
Survey participants were slightly less pleased with the iPhone's performance as a phone, but even so 84 percent of respondents gave the device high marks on that aspect of its duties. The iPhone also earned widespread praise for its Web browsing abilities, which 83 percent of respondents found very or extremely satisfying.
In connection with its hardware and native software, the iPhone's lowest marks for satisfaction involved the camera (46 percent were highly satisfied) and the built-in widgets (62 percent were happy as clams).
What's Not to Like
The iPhone suffered its biggest negatives for the voice and data network it's married to--the AT&T system. A whopping 40 percent of our survey respondents expressed some level of dissatisfaction with the speed of AT&T's EDGE data network, which tops out at 200 kilobits per second and often performs at half that speed, according to Broadband Reports.
The voice quality of the iPhone on AT&T's network seems to be cutting into satisfaction with the iPhone experience, too: Among our poll respondents, only 61 percent rated themselves as very satisfied or extremely satisfied with the voice quality of the AT&T network, and even fewer characterized themselves as satisfied with the voice network coverage.
In our pool of respondents, 59 people (13 percent) said that they had experienced a "significant problem" with their iPhone--not an inconsiderable number, but not surprising for a first-generation device. One-third of those who had encountered problems complained about the battery, a quarter griped about the touch screen, 24 percent reported issues involving the Safari browser, and 24 percent had difficulties with other device software. (The total exceeds 100 percent because respondents were free to report more than one problem.)
"The browser crashes from time to time," one respondent said. "And less frequently, video playback crashes, too."
- 08-07-2007, 10:24 AM #2608
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- 08-07-2007, 10:31 AM #2610
- 08-07-2007, 10:58 AM #2613
Usable compared the tiny default virtual keyboard.
FYI...if you install on Treo, you only get two rows of keys (just in case you want to test it.
But on a larger screen (ex. Mogul) is seems to be okay (my buddy installed it on his and thought it was decent.)
- 08-07-2007, 11:00 AM #2614
- 08-07-2007, 11:07 AM #2615
- 08-07-2007, 11:08 AM #2616
- 08-07-2007, 11:20 AM #2617
I dont think a virtual keyboard can ever substitute for a good hard keyboard if you enter significant volumes of text (maybe 200-400 words per day). In the western WM world you have a choice - either you enter a lot of text, and a keyboarded device is necessary, or you use your device more for output, and a tablet-type device is more suitable.
- 08-07-2007, 12:19 PM #2619
All bs aside, I really love using this thing. It's been very intuitive to learn. Don't misunderstand, it's far from perfect - but closer than any of the devices I've used to date. Actually, in my opinion, one of the most hyped features of the iPhone - Google Maps - is the worst implemented and least intuitive apps. Maybe it's just too oversimplified for my brain, but I have a hard time really getting into it. I found GMM easier to use on the 8125/8525 because my interface options weren't as limited. With Apple's implementation, I can't, for example, pinpoint a location then access a menu to use it as a starting point to create directions from (well, not in the same way I could with the WM implementation of the application). I used GMM A LOT on the HTC/WM platform. Now, not so much. That's about the only complaint I have worth voicing - and the app DOES work, just not the way I'd like for it to.
It'll take something tremendously revolutionary and unimaginably well implemented to pull me back into WM or Palm OSs after using this product. Keep in mind, too, that in all likelihood, there are some disabled features that will be enabled in the not too distant future. Even if not, I don't regret my purchase in the least. I finally have a converged device that I'm not constantly cursing and threatening to heave off the next bridge I cross...
- 08-07-2007, 01:51 PM #2620
It needs some postings :cry:
- 08-07-2007, 02:05 PM #2621
- 08-07-2007, 02:34 PM #2622
And, of course, several of the announced mac software upgrades now have support for iphone.
- 08-07-2007, 08:16 PM #2623
- 08-07-2007, 08:41 PM #2624
Mr Crane The iPhone cant put any current ppc to shame .I really do wish Apple could have stepped up with a device that could of changed the hand held market to the positive but they failed....Copy & Past really does work for us left behind in WX land lol lol.
When or If you choose to respond to my very simple post I will be alerted by real Push mail to my WX.....WOW huh ..not bad for are outdated devices lol lol.
Let me know if you need any cab files built.I will be more then happy to help
- 08-07-2007, 08:45 PM #2625