- 09-28-2009, 05:01 PM #26
The iPhone is a nice device. It's great for entertainment. It doesn't do everything, though. It only does what Apple and AT&T want you to be able to do. I can tether just about any other phone without AT&T (or Apple's) consent, send multi-part MMS messages, and access any file on the phone or even add files to the phone. I'm currently using an android phone and it is much closer to being perfect than the iPhone is.
But you go ahead and enjoy being tethered to iTunes and having limited access to simple functions on your phone. The iPhone is a perfect device for people who don't really know what a smartphone is.
I'm pretty sure your phone can't do half the things an iPhone can. I'm sure you can't record and edit the video right after then upload straight to YouTube. I'm pretty sure your phone doesn't have even half of the apps iPhone has. You know there are ways around apple and AT&T's limits. Little thing called jailbreak
Last edited by DBlanco; 09-28-2009 at 05:23 PM.
- 09-28-2009, 05:27 PM #28
- 09-28-2009, 05:29 PM #29
The G1 is a nice device but before you come to an iPhone forum and start stating what it can and can not do, you need to get you facts straight.
- 09-28-2009, 05:42 PM #30
And no, my phone doesn't have nearly as many iFart apps as the iPhone does, but it has the apps I want, so I guess I'll have to settle for not downloading junk.
Side note on Jailbreak: I don't have to "jailbreak" my phone to get these features. And if I did, an update to the OS a few weeks from now wouldn't undo (or brick ) it.
Here's a nice little test for you: Try to copy a sound clip to your iPhone and then send it to someone as an MMS (or even an e-mail). Let me know when you manage to accomplish that.
Last edited by greyhulk; 09-28-2009 at 05:56 PM.
- 09-28-2009, 05:49 PM #32
I never stated I had a G1. I used to. I currently have a Magic.My point was that no phone is perfect, but I have had just about every phone you can name and I can name plenty of them with better features than the iPhone. I have also owned the original iPhone, the 3G and the 3Gs, so I can assure you that I know what I'm talking about.
- 09-28-2009, 05:59 PM #34
You're going to have to direct me to the app that lets you tether. I haven't been able to find that one on the app store. I wonder if it's because AT&T won't allow it?
I still challenge you to copy an MP3 to your iPhone and then send it to someone. Let me know how that works for you.
- 09-28-2009, 06:02 PM #35
- 09-28-2009, 06:09 PM #36
A couple more challenges for your "perfect" phone:
1) Open up Pandora to listen to music. Now check the text message you just received and reply to it. What? You say Pandora quit streaming as soon as you opened messaging? Well that sucks.
2) Surf the web until you find a sound clip you'd like to download. Now download it to your iPhone.
3) Fire up iChat mobile
4) Listen to music through your bluetooth headset. Now skip to the next track using the controls on your headset.
There's more, of course. But I'm pretty sure that any one of these is enough to dispute your claim that the iPhone is "perfect".
- 09-28-2009, 06:19 PM #37
- 09-28-2009, 07:02 PM #38
Even if you want more from the iPhone, respect this... The iPhone raised the bar on all other cellphones on the market... Without the iPhone many people would still think the razr is a awesome phone. And yes like it or not, the iPhone made every company up their standards and innovation...
- 09-28-2009, 08:04 PM #39
While I will agree with you that no phone is perfect for everyone. (ie. The Magic for me would be ABSOLUTELY unusable because T-Mobile's service is my area is almost non-existent.) I will agree with the OP that the iPhone is the perfect phone...for me. I also have tried or look at them all.
You are obviously knowledgeable in the "smartphone" arena. I would suggest to you that you walk a bit more careful, especially with only a very few posts under your belt. Your knowledge and observation will be readily excepted if you do not come across..... frankly as a Troll. Just a suggestion.
- 09-28-2009, 09:29 PM #40
- 09-28-2009, 09:30 PM #41iPhone Nanite
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i bought the iphone as it is ... i have done some fair amount of reading, and more reading and i know what am i expecting before i bought it - so i its something that i like(as for now)
i am not complaining that its got not enough buttons ...
and btw i was on mostly wm phones for as long as i can rememeber - the last was a tp2 ...
- 09-28-2009, 09:37 PM #42
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- 09-29-2009, 12:53 AM #45
Uh, there is a large difference. Third part apps in the appstore are easy to install and are in fact encouraged. Jailbroke apps are quite the opposite, you have to HACK the phone in order to get it to kind of work, until the next update is released. Then its broken again.
The iphone has the CAPABILITY of being near perfect, but no phone that needs to be HACKED INTO in order to provide basic functionality can be called perfect.
- 09-29-2009, 01:18 AM #46
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