- 07-16-2007, 08:37 AM #826
I haven't laughed so much in a long time!
hey llarson, where r u?
I can't blame him though, I guess I would hide to if I just found out that apple has been a** raping me for years and the soarness just started kicking in...
hey where's the great surur??
please don't stop still sir! i'm really enjoying the onslaught of facts about apples $PHONE, I think the appologist are starting to see they really got suckered into bending over and taking one for the team!
- 07-16-2007, 08:59 AM #827
Many say that WM devices have alot of catching up to do hmmm
They couldn't be farther from the truth so it seems.The cracker jack iphone has a great screen with pretty user interface and no guts.This is not a put down of owners but hey..you got taken.To convince your self otherwise...your taken your self for a ride going no were.
- 07-16-2007, 09:16 AM #828
- 07-16-2007, 09:23 AM #829
- 07-16-2007, 09:37 AM #830
-restricted sales to US only as eurasian carriers can't release until after specific sales quotas have been reached in US.
-it must be suitable for discussion in this section of the forum being a smart phone / multimedia device
-it must be a single model / year, not combining sales over the entire model's years or combining sales different models with same / similar names.
- 07-16-2007, 10:16 AM #831
The Iphone sold more in a weekend than any other single smartphone or multimedia device has sold in one year in the US?
The original x-box sold 3.5 million in its first year, the Wii sold 3 million in only 6 months, as did the PS2 and the XBox 360. The Sikekick sold 1.1 million in 2006. You know even the Zune also sold a million in one year. Its not an impressive number.
Maybe you want to reserve the grandiose claims for when the full year results come in?
- 07-16-2007, 10:22 AM #833
Yes, it's a bit hard compares, as rarely has there been a hyped sales event/weekend such as the iPhone. It was almost like opening weekend for a movie.
I bet it did sell more than any other phone in it's first weekend release (has any other phone be released in this way? I don't think so.)
The majority was online, and not in stores. I think the onlin orders have been arriving last week.
I have never seen someone show off thier phone - although I get questions about my Treo and people call is a Blackberry.
As for showing off iPhones, I am in Apple-ville central and have seen a whooping two in the wild. I assume this number will rise, but I find it odd there are so few seen (in comparison to the posts on other forums.)
At MacRomors they had to open up a whole new forum, the iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting forum, as the regular iPhone forum was getting overrun with complaints, problems and "negativity".
Interestingly none of the other Apple devices (MacBook, AppleTV, Ipod, Mac Pro etc) has the honour of this privilege.
Even funnier is that it hardly seems to make a difference to the number of complaints cluttering both forums, no matter how fast the mods move them "out of sight".
- 07-16-2007, 11:07 AM #835
Wow Mikec I couldn't have made you look worse
If I had tried.
I really hope some of the more mature people here can get Mikec to stay on topic and stop these personal attacks.
I guess Mikec has nothing to add to the conversation. Mikec maybe you can learn a little something form the words of Mark Twain- "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."
- 07-16-2007, 11:28 AM #836
Here is a comparision CountChocula
All I can say is see:
The machines aren’t identical each has a few advantages but I think they’re fairly comparable in terms of the needs of a power user.
Come on guys this is the oldest Mac vs. Windows argument ever. How it ties into the iPHONE I am not sure except a lot of the people here hate anything Apple.
- 07-16-2007, 11:37 AM #837
SoufSidah09 adds his name to the list of I have nothing to add but...
With people like this as friends Bruckwine , Diva and Surur I am sure your points will be taken seriously.
But back to the iPHONE.
New web based app - A web application called SeeqPod lets you listen to music files publicly available on the internet. Point your iPhone to SeeqPod.com/iPhone and start clickin'.
Only heard from on other on the issue of timely releases fro updates tot he iPHONE. When is it to late to release fixes and or an update.
- 07-16-2007, 11:41 AM #838
And there are no Palm OS Troubleshhoting or WM Troubleshooting forums/
- 07-16-2007, 12:14 PM #840
Funny a Limey quoting Ben Franklin and on the iPHONE even
“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
- 07-16-2007, 12:27 PM #841
Cell phones are now consumables; we use them up. I have at least a dozen old ones; I can touch four from where I sit. I hope to be able to replace both my Treo 650 and my iPhone in less than a year. We do not insure consumables. Hell, I do not buy optional warranties, much less insurance. [I admit that I sometimes use my American Express card because it covers loss or damage for 90 days.]
- 07-16-2007, 12:33 PM #842
- 07-16-2007, 12:36 PM #843
- 07-16-2007, 12:49 PM #844
The original x-box sold 3.5 million in its first year, the Wii sold 3 million in only 6 months, as did the PS2 and the XBox 360. The Sikekick sold 1.1 million in 2006. You know even the Zune also sold a million in one year.
I found this saying T-Mobile sold 172k in 3rd quarter
But for the sake of argument, lets say 1) you can produce a source. and 2) over a million iPhones doesn't exceed the 1.1 million figure...
The statement gets revised to:
"The IPhone has sold as many units over a weekend than the biggest selling device* ever did in 10.9 months" .... yeah like that puts the two in the same category.
* concentrate now, we are in "other handhelds" section remember... discussion of gaming consoles, timex watches, blenders, Tamagotchi and toys ya get with McDonalds Happy Meals not relevant.
Its not an impressive number.
And tell that to AT&T stockholder drooling over a new 570 million dollar revenue stream. Tell that to the competing carriers whose customers paid the $167 average price to get out of existing contracts.
- 07-16-2007, 12:56 PM #845
whmurray see other posts
Many here have equated the purchase of the iPHONE to the purchase of a "Tickel Me Elmo" and those who bought the iPHONE as children who took it in the A** and are simple morons for making such an absurd purchase.
From your post you seem to have the means to buy several rather expensive smartphones as well as the iPHONE.
By many on this forum your purchase of the iPHONE marks you as a less then intelligent consumer and person.
The opinions of those who say this doesn't really offend me but to see it time after time and gets in the way of the reason for this thread and is tiresome.
- 07-16-2007, 01:18 PM #847
Show me a Mac that I can buy for less $$$ than an honest-to-goodness exact duplicate in components on the PC side, then you'll have a convincing argument.
- 07-16-2007, 01:31 PM #848
- 07-16-2007, 01:32 PM #849
looking at Yahoo now, this is the 1st hit I got
"This news comes from a full-time staffer in ATT Mobilty’s Commerce Group who chose to remain anonymous.
It's tough to get any "solid documented" info like from peeps willing to go on record since publishing such might not be in company's best interests....like WM versus palm OS Treo shipments....Palm refuses to answer. For example it's indicated on the same site that Apple's agreement with Euro carriers requires them to ship in Europe once they reach 1 million sales here. That may be a bit more than apple can handle and may wish to dance a few days before initiating that step.
However, one can usually judge the validity of "unnamed sources" by the outcry of counter claims. To me the lack of anyone jumping up to say "No, it's not true leads me to believe that most believe it is. I wouldn't bet the ranch on it, especially with the anti apple fervor, but the lack of pundits willing to go on record as saying it's not true apparently has them convinced also.
I note that Apple store still says 2-4 weeks and the 4 stores here all have no stock and huge waiting lists that are not really waitings list as "no reserving".
- 07-16-2007, 01:46 PM #850
This news comes from a full-time staffer in ATT Mobilty’s Commerce Group who chose to remain anonymous:
Apple will stop selling the iPhone and start selling the iShoe after Steve Jobs saw a rerun of Get Smart. "You really can't go wrong with a shoe phone, and it will be an industry first. But you have to take your socks off to get Multitouch to function."