View Poll Results: What do you no longer need now that you have an iPhone? (Pick all that apply!)
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A landline telephone
A camera (video or still)
An mp3 player or portable radio
A memo pad, checkbook or diary
A book or magazine
Any number of board games and/or video games
A GPS unit and/or a paper map
A voice recorder
A laptop (at least most of the time)
What has the iPhone replaced?
What did you used to use all the time, that you just don't feel the need to dust off any more (or have already gotten rid of) now that you have an iPhone? Pick as many categories as you want, I ran out due to the limit of ten but could think of others (compass, for example). What else did I miss?
- 06-22-2009, 01:05 PM #2
- 06-22-2009, 01:06 PM #3
ipod is the biggest, as well as land line that i only use for my dsl now. i'm surprised though at the amount of time i spend surfing the web while on the couch or something as well. when i work the weekends, i ususally just left my laptop at work, and used a netbook for surfing and such. now it seems the iphone will be replacing that!
- 06-22-2009, 04:45 PM #4iPhone Beginner
- 65 Posts
It has replaced a phone, memo taker, and voice recorder.
What it needs to be able to replace for the next gen or I'm jumping ships to elsewhere is, Camera (I want stills and videos) bigger storage for mp3 (at least 64 gigs). If that is not met, I will gladly take my business elsewhere.
- 06-22-2009, 08:14 PM #5
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- 06-23-2009, 12:19 AM #8
For sure it's replaced all my WinMo devices! And also mp3 player- I don't think I need to buy any more iPods any more- between a Mac mini acting as an iTunes server at home and my iPhones, I don't need any other mp3 player. Plus books, note taker, and GPS/maps.
Many of those things on the list it hasn't yet completely replaced for me, but yet it has gone farther towards replacing them than any other handheld device I've had (and I've been trying to replace these things with a handheld since at least 2003).
- 06-23-2009, 08:44 AM #9
- 06-23-2009, 08:47 AM #10
1. Blackberry Storm
2. Amazon kindle 2
3. iPod nano
4. Carrying Around my camera for the just for fun shots
5. Hopefully soon my TomTom that was stolen from my car a few months ago
6. My laptop for quick lookups, casual browsing, and some composition (I am in bed writing this post on my 3G S right now)
- 06-23-2009, 09:06 AM #11
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- 07-06-2009, 02:57 PM #14iPhone Beginner
- 78 Posts
For me everything on that list. Wont say a laptop even though i take my iphone with me quite often whereas i would previously take a laptop. But still need my laptop often...
Biggest thing for me is that it functions as my phone, my mp3player and my psp, now i only need to take a single device with me !
- 07-06-2009, 04:50 PM #15iPhone Nanite
- 9 Posts
My iPod touch was my browsing device, when not on a PC or Laptop but after only a couple of days the iPhone has taken that mantle and as it has a bigger memory (16GB rather than 8GB) I can carry more music and browse in more places thanks to 3G.
I'm not a teenager or geek but have loved smart phones and the information they bring to your palm and I look forward to hopefully a long relationship with my 3Gs. I just hope my girlfriend accepts the Touch she bought me is now in semi retirement.
- 07-24-2009, 05:16 PM #16
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- 07-24-2009, 05:52 PM #18
News papers and magazines. In fact I get almost all my news on the iPhone now. In the morning while having coffee it's not the paper or laptop with me.
Still have my 80GB iPod in the car for tunes and it's not even close to replacing my digi-cam.
- 07-24-2009, 06:26 PM #19
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- 07-25-2009, 04:11 PM #22
My iPhone 3G replaced my Treo 755P, iPod Nano, kept me from buying a GPS unit, and has all but replace my Macbook.
Well, not exactly replaced my Macbook. Truthfully it has kept me from buying a Netbook (i.e. Asus eeePC) for short trips. I use to take my laptop for vacations and short business trips, but not any more. Unless I am doing a presentation, need to do some "heavy lifting", or am gone for a week or more, my Macbook stays at home. Usally in my daughters room.
In fact for most browsing at night on the couch or back deck, my iPhone is my Netbook.
- 07-25-2009, 05:35 PM #23
Replaces everything on the list for me.
I'd never get rid of my desktop computer, I LOVE the desktop experience.
But the iPhone most certainly replaced my netbook, except for recordning YouTube videos because I still think a front-facing camera is needed for video blogging. They missed a whole market this year in my opinion, all the big YouTubers have iPhones... Think about how incredibly happy they'd be if this year the iPhone could record videos from a front-facing camera? Maybe in the proper 16:9 aspect ratio? Please Apple???.. Please?
But anyway yeah it replaced everything for me on a basic level.