- 07-03-2007, 09:01 AM #76
- 07-03-2007, 09:32 AM #77
- 07-03-2007, 10:08 AM #78
Wow...the similarities are striking.
- 07-03-2007, 11:22 AM #79
After reading the Engadget review, it looks like email functions are worse than expected.
The more I learn about this, the more I want to wait until rev 2 (but I still have to admit, it's slick.)
The other thing is I took a "snapshot" of my task in a day that I do on my Treo (no audio or video entertainment, just good old "work" stuff" - email, calendar, todo, messaging, etc..)
When I compared the list to the iPhone, I realized that I take a lot of stuff for granted on the Treo 700wx. It was eye-opening.
- 07-03-2007, 11:30 AM #80
Seems smart to me!
I just spent two hours waiting for someone in a doctor's office. I browsed the web almost continuously (on a full web page, not some stilted mobile version, and using my full set of bookmarks, which the iPhone grabbed from my Macbook Pro the first time I synced it), sent and received emails, made and received calls, made adjustments to my calendar, ordered a bluetooth headset for my iPhone over the web, sent photos of a recent trip to Italy to about thirty people, made some notes about a book project I'm working on, created a Google map and driving instructions for a friend of mine from Chicago who wants nice roads between there and Steamboat Springs, and sent it to him (while saving it on my iPhone just in case he loses it).
Oh yeah, I watched part of a movie on YouTube, too.
Not a hitch in any of it, and the web speed was as fast as my cable modem at home.
And boy did I have fun doing it.
And my battery was at about 85% when I hit the street, after two hours of nonstop use.
Golly but this phone seems smart to me.
- 07-03-2007, 11:34 AM #81
Email matters to me, for business and personal reasons. If it wasn't working perfectly on my iPhone, I'd be saying so on the forums. What's the point of taking second-hand information and touting it as gospel? If someone told you Scarlett Johanson was lousy in bed, would you end the investigation there?
- 07-03-2007, 11:44 AM #82
- 07-03-2007, 11:53 AM #83
I have used one, but only for about 10 min or so, so not enough to configure and do all the email functions I need to do.
Obviously, email use varies - do you have to delete 40 emails at a time? Doing it individually is a pain.
I am sure it delivers email fine...maybe your should read the review before fronting.
- 07-03-2007, 12:18 PM #84
"I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' no emails, Miz Scarlett!"
http://imdb.com/title/tt0031381/). It doesn't jibe with my experience, therefore I'm not reposting it all over the web as if it were the definitive analysis of the iPhone's email performance. I wrote a post about my actual real-world experience with the device, which might actually be of use to someone trying to make an intelligent decision.
There are various ways of managing emails, in blocks and individually, which you would know if you used the device before posting second-hand summary judgments on it.
- 07-03-2007, 12:48 PM #85
Again, email experiences vary. I did not see your in-depth email review, but would be glad to read it.
I have also talked first hand with people who own an iPhone and they confirm the shortcomings. They still like it, but the email app is lacking (for med-to heavy email users).
- 07-03-2007, 12:48 PM #86
Calm down folks I believe all of us want to do the same things, but as is always the case in life, there will always be disagreements, personal preferences and prejudices. We all benefit most if we keep an open mind and be indifferent to others' opinions of our opinions.
I've loved my Treos and I'm loving my iPhone. Everyone knows both have deficiencies. Use what you like and share knowledge.
- 07-03-2007, 12:54 PM #87
I just realized an overlooked issue I would have with the iPhone...
Everything syncs through iTunes...
Hmm...well, my iTunes library is on one computer; I sync my iPods to that.
My main laptop is where my contacts and calendar are...I have iTunes installed (for Quicktime), but it doesn't have my library.
Guess that means I will be entering contacts manually if I got it...and no synching of calendar and contacts, since they reside on two different machines.
Our course, I would put my iTunes library on my laptop..except it's over 2TB!
Nice going, Apple.
- 07-03-2007, 01:06 PM #88
What year was the laptop made, 1996? I have 80G of music on my laptop, and 88G free. But when all 200G are filled up, I won't be blaming Apple for it. It's MY hard drive.
And Mike? It's not a first-hand account if you're saying "so-and-so told me so-and-so". That's a second hand account. In court it's called hearsay, and they don't allow it, because it's meaningless. A first-hand account is, "I used it for email and it did xyz."
If you need me to spell that out with a bigger crayon, I can't help you. You just need to proceed directly to http://elephant.pcinpact.com/images/bd/avatar/66850.jpg
- 07-03-2007, 01:17 PM #89
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- 07-03-2007, 01:38 PM #92
1) on my laptop, I installed itunes and told it NOT to copy files to the disk when adding to the library
2) using explorer, navigated to my desktop's disk where the itunes files are stored (after making it shared)
3) dragged all my files to itunes on the laptop
It added all the music to the library without copying over any files. I am assuming I can then sync that way.
As an alternative path I signed up for plaxo (free) and used it to keep my desktop and laptop contacts/calendar in sync. So now I think I have two choices:
A) use my laptop for the iphone. Problem will be if i add music to my desktop i need to manually add it to my laptop as well (if i want to sync to the iphone). Plus, syncing of music will be slow since it needs to go over the wifi network in my house.
B) use my desktop for iphone. Doesn't seem to be any problem with this solution. Outlook will always be up-to-date due to plaxo. Also keeps my gmail/google calendar in sync. Seems like a win-win solution.
In fact, I have two desktops and set up one for me and one for my wife, since it seems itunes may have difficulty syncing two iphones on one pc/account. I put plaxo on both, and told one to sync my data, and one to sync my wife's. (We never use outlook on the desktops, anyway).
- 07-03-2007, 01:59 PM #93
According to your account, the iPhone's uniqueness seems to be strictly limited to how it looks. And I agree, it looks great!
- 07-03-2007, 02:34 PM #94
- 07-03-2007, 03:03 PM #95
Forget 3rd party apps...
The biggest disappointment for me is a tiny feature: you can't copy and paste!!!
Have an appointment with embedded text that was imported from my calendar. It has lots of info including teleconference dial-in info. The phone didn't recognize it as a phone number to dial. So I go into edit mode to grab the number... but, wait... that's right, there is no way to "grab" a number (or any text for that matter) on the iPhone!
It's quite snazzy though ;-)
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