- 09-11-2008, 01:13 PM #26
- 09-11-2008, 01:16 PM #27
I see it working for people who are worried about losing their phone with sensitive information.
- 09-11-2008, 01:16 PM #28
It is starting to feel like we were the "test bed" for this phone. Release it and fix the problems on the fly. VERY un-Apple. I have been waiting for this thig to live up to the promise.....a computer in my pocket. And the apps??!!! PLEASE. Lightsaber?? Magic 8 ball?? Once again, Apple abandoned us. Put the phone out, and told the world "YOU go make it great". We'll just collect our cut, and if it sucks, it won't be our fault. I am waiting to see the "improved" battery life. I paid for a 3g phone, and have to run EDGE to have the battery last the day. Fingers are crossed.......
Next about the battery. Welcome to the world of 3g phones my friend... With BB you have not had to deal with it. Well now they have the Bold but that's another story. But I do know Crackberry Kevin keeps his Bold on Edge to save battery life. So honestly the battery is not bad compared to other 3g devices. But it can be better.
Hopefully starting tomorrow.
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- 09-11-2008, 01:20 PM #30
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- 09-11-2008, 01:28 PM #32
I'm not saying anything negative of bug fixes. They are appreciated as i've been in the opposite end with my old palm 700p that went over a year without one.
But i'd be lying if i said i didn't anticipate apple would be forthcoming with features. I may have bought the phone as advertised, but i expected minor features that were missing to be added at some point. Obviously that won't happen with 2.1 and i don't see another major patch til next year.
If they can clear up the bugs as promised, perhaps it will be worthy of a 2.1 name. The last few minor patches promising the same did no such thing though.
Still, i told myself i'd see what 2.1 would bring. It will take it being bug free for me not to switch to the touch pro or diamond. I can easily ebay the iphone 3g and make back everything i've spent on this including the eft fee. Slingbox on the touch would be pretty cool and i know apple isn't going to allow that..or tethering. At this point, i'd miss some of the games offered on the iphone (i love galcon) but i think i could get over it.
- 09-11-2008, 01:29 PM #33
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- 09-11-2008, 01:35 PM #35
I think if I upgraded to exchange 2007 (maybe on 2003?) there is a way to wipe my device remotely so I'll just stick with that just in case I somehow lose it.
And to all the people out there that are saying "the public is the beta testers" when you have devices like computer and the iPhone it is IMPOSSIBLE to catch all the bugs. You just can't simulate everything in the lab or small group of beta testers. If you buy a device in the first month or so that it comes out expect it to not be 100% perfect. What defines a company is how they react to it and how quickly they can get fixes out. With the internet now at least we can get updates quickly and easily.
- 09-11-2008, 01:37 PM #36
I'm wondering if this is a big update (I'm sure I heard something when I watched the keynote or maybe I read it somewhere). Maybe one of the reasons it's free for touch users upgrading from 2.x is some sort of compensation for all the bugs. Then again, maybe it's just a minor fix. Oh well, hopefully we'll know in 24 hours.
- 09-11-2008, 01:39 PM #37
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- 09-11-2008, 03:34 PM #41
I can make it all day on the battery on 3g as long as I dont surf the internet all day. And that is with pushing email every 15 min. As far as the apps go, 3,000 apps in one place is great. When I had my curve, I had to search several sites to find certain apps/themes. The great thing about the iphone is its integration with itunes and the rest of the mac platform. All the Apps in one place is waay better than hopping bb sites and not knowing who to trust for downloads. Here, we at least get the mental reassurance that Apple is at least monitoring these apps for "phoning home" and if by chance we find out differently, we have a place to voice our frustrations and someone (apple) to make sure that there is regulation so others dont get burned.
With the 2.1 fix and Apples responsiveness to problems how can you complain. RIM still doesnt even have html email unless you take the hack version of 4.5... which is going to be release WHEN??
Ultimately, I think that the 300$ I spent to get the iphone 3g and the 20$ I spent unlocking my Curve to give to my sister was well spent. The Iphone kills the BB.
- 09-11-2008, 03:53 PM #42
Apple's responsiveness to problems? I did laugh at that as I put in an email request to support over two weeks ago and still haven't got a response apart from an automated response telling me someone would get back to me "usually within 48 hours"
Still, I suppose 2.1 is a kind of response, just not the one I was expecting to get!
- 09-11-2008, 04:26 PM #43
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- 09-11-2008, 04:38 PM #46
but maybe 2.1 will fix some of those issues too? who knows. 2.1 seems to be the hot thing right now, for all we know it could cure cancer, kill bin laden and cause the fall of microsoft all in a single day!
- 09-11-2008, 04:53 PM #47
The problem's not due to Vista itself but camera/scanner software. The problem I had with my other program was due to Google desktop rather than just vista. Oh the whole, I much prefer vista to xp - it certainly runs better and I've not had the blue screens of death with vista.
- 09-12-2008, 08:54 AM #48
The problem is due to apple. Geez, this isn't rocket science. Itunes 7.7 ran fine or at least fine enough to sync. Itunes 8? BSOD. It's not vista. it's not that scanner or hp printer. It's something called itunes 8 not doing what its supposed to.
Vista is much better than xp, supports much more.
- 09-12-2008, 09:33 AM #49
An inside look at Apple’s sneaky iTunes 8 upgrade | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com
Maybe because this isn’t a simple software update. Once again, Apple is using its automatic update process to deliver massive amounts of new software to users, including a device driver that has a long and checkered history of causing the Blue Screen Of Death to appear. And it’s delivering this massive payload without even a pretense of proper disclosure and without asking consent from its users.
- 09-30-2008, 08:12 PM #50
Apples disclosure is in the fact that all of those drivers, software etc, are PART of Itunes and quicktime. Its the fluidness of all the whole Mac OS platform and the whole idea behind syncing all of your mobile devices, Ipod/Iphone/laptop/desktop. The author of that article tries to make it sound like Apple is being sneaky about something but theres nothing sneaky about Itunes, your iphone, ipods etc being completely integrated. That is public knowledge that you find in every page on apple.com/every mac ad on tv etc.
Its ridiculous that the author puts the onus of this on apple, when even xp users or vista 7.x users didnt have that trouble.
Its simply a PC hugger trying to act like a victim for once. And I have little sympathy for someone who chooses to run an apple product off of a windows machine. Kinda sucks to not be able to have certain programs or software or hardware you want to run huh? However, I knew full well when I switched to Mac, that I would have some troubles with compatibility. Gates has made no pretense about cross-platform non-compatability... So be thankfull you can run your iphone off those PCs to begin with.