- 07-13-2007, 10:55 AM #752
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- 07-13-2007, 11:05 AM #754
I feel sorry for you and the poll.
I could debate and debate but it would do no good.You seem very smart yet not thinking about what apple has taken away form you.
Your stuck with edge speeds.
A pretty user interface.
nice screen..I will give the iphone that.
No option for 3rd party apps.
No way to take out the darn battery.
Your smart you know the deal man.
- 07-13-2007, 11:16 AM #755
Perhaps it would be more useful to say that, if they had any expectations, they were formed more by what Apple promised than by experience with some other device. For example, one persistent complaint is the absence of visibility into and use of the file system. Apple never led anyone to expect one, though the iPod has one. Few phone users, non-PC users, would expect one or even know what to do with it.
Another one is the absence of third party apps. Apple explicitly disclaimed any such apps. As a committed user of DA, and a beta tester of the newest feature-rich version, I expected to really miss it. However, after a little practice with google/m with its auto link to maps and maps to contacts, I hardly miss it at all.
I have concluded that many of the Treo appps that I have come to rely on compensated for the speed of Blazer and the Treo screen. With Safari, I do not need the BART trip planner, the New York City cross streets, or the NYC subway planner. There are perfectly acceptable web app substitutes. I still miss the ereader but I have even gotten over Splash Shopper.
As a command line user, I had to be dragged screaming and kicking to Windows. On the other hand Windows makes the computer useable and useful for toddlers and the elderly.
The iPhone will introduce many to the smartphone who might not have gotten there by another path.
I am not ready to give up my 650GSM. I still hope for a POS/GSM device. However, it better be at least as powerful the iPhone.
How satisfied one is with the iPhone, or any other gadget, is a function of one's expectations.
- 07-13-2007, 12:03 PM #756
whmurray is mostly right. This is a question of expectations, not promises. Almost all of the smartphone geek complaints have been about what the iPhone doesn't have that our precious WM5/6, Palm, RIMM, or Symbian devices do have. Apple did not promise Exchange push; Flash; file explorer; or any number of these other features. From friends I know, and reports I've read, they did produce a good phone, great iPod, and very good web experience (on WiFi, not EDGE). At the same time, all of us pedestrian EDGE users who are not in 3G markets got a nice kick in the seat to our EDGE experience (mine still average 75-100% better than before the iPhone release on my Blackjack).
In fact, some of you same critics would claim I'm technically challenged for accepting a smartphone device in preference to an 8525 or other "true" power user device. Well, guess what, it does what I need better than the 8525 I had for two weeks; and is still "good enough" to keep me out of the iPhone camp.
Let's just stop putting down the iPhone crowd as technically inferior, because I know a lot of certified techno geeks who have jumped on its bandwagon. :cheers:
- 07-13-2007, 12:52 PM #757
• 51% of buyers were switching to AT&T from another carrier
• New iPhone owners expected to pay about $35 more a month than their previous cellphone.
• 35% of carrier switchers paid an early termination fee (avg $167) to switch
And how many were predicting a non-impact of the iPhone ? Yeah I guess the about to be dumped Motorola CEO Ed Zander was among them. Who gonna win the next market battle Razr2 at $199 or the iPhone2 at $299 ? Call ya broker and place ya bets.
- 07-13-2007, 01:05 PM #758
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Maybe the cool oalvarez can come down to the lower levels of the TC forums-Slingbox = dirt :cry: and take the time to share his expertise in the current smart phone market..after all He is the most brilliant poster at TC
The great TC god already posted above
- 07-13-2007, 02:10 PM #764
- 07-13-2007, 04:11 PM #765
I think there's a thread stating that 2 out of 3 iphone users not being able to get full charge also batt life being around 4 hours.The batt life was supposed to be at 8 hours so the spec sheet reads.There seems to be more marketing then device performance facts.
I will correct my post
the spec sheet calls for 8 hours yet some users are getting 6-7hours due to battery charge issues.This cant be good for the long haul.Im sure apple will make a fix
- 07-13-2007, 05:55 PM #766
- 07-13-2007, 06:01 PM #767
The battery issue is a major issue for Apple. Some forum members said Apple just took their phones and gave them new ones, no questions asked, without much of a conversation to boot! I think 2 out of 3 is an overstatement, but it definitely is an issue.
- 07-13-2007, 06:16 PM #768
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- 07-13-2007, 11:20 PM #775
you can tell the difference, i just want to make sure that some don't get the impression that you can't. there is a list of recent calls and those that are "missed" are marked as such. i would think that seeing which calls were missed are the most important. if a call isn't missed that means you either picked it up (and most likely spoke to that person) or you called them.
but i do agree with you, immediately (not having to tap) being able to see if a call was incoming or not definitely saves time.