- 02-09-2011, 11:16 AM #2
Love the battery life. coming from android the battery would always die and would need to charge it throughout the day where as I am going on a day and a half with my iphone. Love the screen it looks amazing even at 3.5 inches. Was definitely worth the wait.
- 02-09-2011, 11:25 AM #3
I am coming from an ipod touch user (first generation) and a blackberry storm1 and storm2.
I love my new iphone. It much more snappier and intuitive than my bb storms. The iOS is much more polished than the BB OS 5.X. The app selection is definitely much better. However, I knew this coming in from an ipod touch. My calls are also much clearer than my storm. The iphone webkit is definitely much better. Well that is obvious considering the bb platform has one of the slowest and buggy webkits in the mobile market.
cons: My only con is a lack of profiles. I appreciated being able to setup custom ringtone, text messaging, and notification profiles on my storm.
Besides that I love my new iphone.
- 02-09-2011, 11:33 AM #4iPhone Newbie
- 17 Posts
My first smartphone. Wonderful! So many apps, so little time.
I live in an area where Verizon service is not 100%. Always a little difficult using a phone in the house. I was certainly surprised that the iPhone gets a good signal throughout the house. Same was true this morning in another place I've had trouble before. So reception quality definitely exceeds my expectations. Past phones: LG Cosmos and LG VX8350.
- 02-09-2011, 11:51 AM #5
It's everything I expected. The only thing that kept me from getting an iPhone a long time ago was AT&T's network where I live. Only miss one thing about the BB Tour: the Bedside 'manner mode' that when I dropped it into the desktop charging dock, it displayed a clock, and disabled all alerts/tones for everything but calls... Looking for an app for that.Keith - iMore Moderator - The Mobile Nations/iMore Forum Rules
iPhone5 on VZW; iPad(2012) - wifi with BadElf for GPS
- 02-09-2011, 12:02 PM #6
So far I am loving my iPhone. I have a 3rd gen iTouch and was able to transfer all my apps right over into the phone. Also my old phone was the Palm Pre Plus, which I was able to costomize a little more, but the battery life was horrible on that phone and I'm loving how the battery lasts on the iPhone. I highly recommend to everyone picking up the phone to go and get Ghost Armor put on your phone. That is the first thing I did once I received the phone and it is great.
- 02-09-2011, 12:08 PM #7
- 02-09-2011, 12:24 PM #8
This is my first post on here. I came from a Blackberry 8330 that I have had for a couple of years. I loved it put it started to slow down towards the end, I think it knew it was getting replaced. I received mine on Monday the 7h as part of the pre-order and I am not sure what I would do without it now. I love the ease of use and how simple everything is to get to. Also having music, phone, calendar, etc. all in one place is a double bonus. I did have an Ipod touch and know my way around the Iphone but I am still learning and finding new things.
- 02-09-2011, 12:37 PM #9
I have the AT&T iPhone 4 and hubby has the VZW one. So far he is in love with the battery life. He came from a Droid not-so-Incedible. He says that it's EVERYTHING that he expected, based on my love for the iPhone 4 and everything that I raved about... except for the data is slower than my AT&T iPhone 4.
Fortunately that's not such a big deal and now hubby is an iPhone fanboy too!
*sidebar* Oh, I bought a lot of cases off of eBay and they fit both AT&T and VZW iPhones. Just make sure the space on the upper left side buy the volume buttons is open for all three buttons.
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- 02-09-2011, 01:13 PM #10
Love it. Had a first gen iPod touch and a Palm Pre Plus
Things I have notice in these 48 hours with the device that I love:
* GPS is SUPER FAST. Faster than my standalone, and the Google Maps app on the Pre is not even in the same league.
* Temperature: Pre would get SUPER HOT even with very little use. iPhone? Been using it nearly constantly during waking hours and never even close.
* Data is much more reliable than it was on the Pre. There is a 2-3 mile stretch on my way to work that is the busiest, where you sit and roll about 10 MPG. Well, I live in SC, and the radio is terrible. So I use an app (TuneIn Radio - Used it on the pre, got it on the iPhone now) to listen to WAAF in Boston. Well, this stretch would come and go with data. So far with the iPhone? No issues.
That is just the not so obvious things I love.
The more obvious: Battery, one device instead of 2, speed, etc. Verizon iPhone 5 Black (32GB) iPad (32GB Black WiFi 3rd gen) 20" iMac Core2Duo 2nd gen TV
Everyone in the house has an iPhone or iPod touch, all our computers are Mac
Proud to be an 'iSheep' Was a PowerSheep G4 before that, a PowerSheep G3 before that. Heck, was even a Sheep ][e and a Sheep IIc when I was young!
- 02-09-2011, 01:31 PM #11
Coming from Blackberry Storm and Storm2 . . I couldn't be happier!! In a nutshell, the iPhone4 makes the Storms seem like "dumb phones". I won't post everything that I love about the iPhone (I don't have that much time !!) - it's that good !!
What I would like to see get better:
The way the iPhone alerts with message notifications (sms, mms, email etc . . ) is a bit quirky. Maybe I'm just not used to it, but the way the Blackberry handles alerts is much better - in my opinion.
- 02-09-2011, 01:36 PM #12
As far as the notifications, I think now that is the #1 gripe. Coming from the pre, I will say, that is the one area that the pre has over the iPhone. But, good news. Apple hired the developer who came up with the pre notification system, so hopefully that is part of iOS 5 Verizon iPhone 5 Black (32GB) iPad (32GB Black WiFi 3rd gen) 20" iMac Core2Duo 2nd gen TV
Everyone in the house has an iPhone or iPod touch, all our computers are Mac
Proud to be an 'iSheep' Was a PowerSheep G4 before that, a PowerSheep G3 before that. Heck, was even a Sheep ][e and a Sheep IIc when I was young!
- 02-09-2011, 01:46 PM #13
- 02-09-2011, 01:57 PM #14
I am in heaven! over 3 years ago when Steve Jobs announced the iPhone, I was SO jealous of AT&T users. I work for a company that only uses Verizon, so I would hear those hopeful rumors of iPhone going to Verizon and just believed that it would never come to be after awhile.
So I picked up the iPod Touch to have an iPhone experience without the phone, and have upgraded as the Touch Generations improved. It had me wanting the idea of having just one device on one platform, rather than a Smartphone AND my Touch which was capable of the same PDA functions. It has felt redundant for the longest time, and a bit annoying to check for 2 devices before I left for the day.
Then the rumors picked up BIGTIME a couple months ago, CES came and went, followed by Verizon's event for an announcement......and then it came to be
So I found myself less on Android Central, and more on TiPb looking for more news, seeking answers to unanswered questions in regards to the pre-order, and used these forums as a support group as we all waited for 3AM Feb 3rd. I had my gameplan all set up that night I was going to come home, eat dinner, spend time with the family, and when everyone went to sleep, watch some TV, and wait......
So 2:55AM arrived, I went into my office to go to Verizon to anxiously await the countdown clock they had to wind down, and it wasn't there I could order immediately. I clicked on the link to take me to the order screen, and it consistently took me to a server error screen. In panic, I went to Apple's site to preorder there instead. It let me get all the way to the payment, and it crashed as well. Now getting impatient, I went back to Verizon's site and tried to get to an order screen, and over and over it gave me the server crashed screen. Thinking I stayed up THAT long for nothing, I went back to Apple's site, put all the information in there again, and hit the pay now button....it went through and I printed my confirmation as I gasped a HUGE sigh of relief, but I was still not completely comfortable until I received that reassuring confirmation email telling me my 32GB Black Verizon iPhone is purchased .
I was a bit bothered by the fact that while ordering I could edit my billing information, but not my shipping information, which showed my Boss's name, and the building address, but I could not add the company name, suite number, nor change the ATTN to name I called Apple, they said I couldn't make any changes until it arrived at the delivery facility, they would have to make an attempt and then they could correct the address and deliver it the next day. I was a bit disappointed about this, but for my "inconvenience" the guy on the line said they would be happy to send me a free case. That definitely made the wait a bit more forgiving as they saved me some money, I chose the Black Bumper case. So the week went by as many guessed at when we would receive our prized treasures. Will it come on the 10th? Before the 10th? Would they hold it or send it?
Then the email arrived allowing me to track it from China, to Alaska, to Kentucky, to NJ, to yesterday morning seeing my coworker signed for it and it would be sitting on my desk awaiting me to free it from that box
The funny thing about all this is, all the excitement, anxiety, impatience, the spectrum of desire for this product was all kept inside as people would think I was NUTS being THIS excited for a phone
So I arrived at my job yesterday at around 11AM, opened up the UPS box, you would think there would had been a glow coming out of that box like the diner scene in Pulp Fiction I removed the shrinkwrap, opened the box and just held it and admired it. Just nothing but incredible quality and so well worth the money spent. Those 2 pieces of dark glass with the steel center just ooze elegance. I pressed the power button as the Apple logo booted, and the plug in screen appreared. I plugged it into my laptop and activated everything through iTunes. The screen appeared and I was so impressed with that screen. This device is one of a kind. I chose to start as a new device rather than recover from the Touch as I enjoy the setting up process on a new device with a new platform. So I loaded the apps into it, and held off synching the music as I knew that would be an all night process.
Like I said earlier, I was very familar with IOS from using the Touch, but there was something nice about being able to rely completely on it as opposed to carrying the second device. I messaged a couple people to see how it worked, I made a couple of phonecalls and truly enjoyed the crystal clear clarity of the voice. I didn't expect it to be that great. I customized the screens with my wallpapers, and icons. Moving from screen to screen appeared so smooth, and a little bit snappier than the Touch for some reason....I am guessing the increased RAM.
The camera is almost good enough to replace my point and shoot, it's that good, and extremely functional. I took some regular test photos around my office as well as some stellar Macro shots. I shot some simple HD movies just to see how they turned out, if you haven't updated your camera recently, no need to at this point.
The setup process to get the iPhone to be "Yours" is so simple. Apple really knows how to create. IOS is gorgeous, the interface removes so many steps to set it up that you tend to have to deal with when setting up a smartphone. All the menu options are laid out in one area. If you are looking for something, it isn't hard to find it.
The full music collection syncing was a bit long. I have well over 5,000 songs in my collection. I used the iTunes option to down convert the music to 128kbps to fit as much as I could. I had 4,172 songs to synch along with 4 videos. I plugged it in at around 11 last night, it didn't complete until around 9:30 this morning as it individually converts each song before moving them to the iPhone.
Part of the love of having the iPhone and being able to count on it is Calendar notifications. I probably could had gone with a dumb phone for years and used the Touch for my PDA if it had a vibrate feature. (And data for email of course) The only negative I have found on it though is the vibrate is a tad weak, and that and lack of notification light would be the only complaints.
Coming from an Android, it is nice to see that just about all the apps I downloaded on the Droid are also available on the iPhone. Even better is a lot of those apps look better on the iPhone.
One other thing about what I like about moving to one device is, in my car, I have a cable that comes out of the console with the iPod connector. So I had the mini USB charger coming out of the console that would go to the cradle for the Droid X, and then I had the other wire often crossing and that would go for the iPod. I also dont have any way to connect the Droid to my car, so great services like Pandora could not be enjoyed.....until now
So to me, this is much more than the iPod Touch, it is SO much better having data along with Verizons reliable network. I guess it is a plus that I haven't had AT&T on the iPhone, because the complaints I have heard about in regards to it being a slower data network aren't slow at all to me, they are just as fast, or slightly faster than the Droid. So far this has exceeded my expectations. What could they possibly do to top this? Oh yes, add a 64GB to the lineup64GB Black iPhone 4S on Verizon
32GB Black iPad 2 on ATT
16GB Silver Nano
Apple TV 2nd Gen
13" MacBook Pro
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- 02-09-2011, 02:48 PM #15
Coming from the VZW BB Bold 9650. I've had the iPhone since Monday and I'm very happy that I made the switch. The OS is much smoother on the iPhone vs the BB, at least IMO.
Two things that I'm missing: (1) LED notification light (especially since I was using BerryBuzz, which was so customizable for notifications) and (2) ability to customize ringtone levels (eg, Low, Loud).Go home; have a few drinks; go to sleep; get up tomorrow; do it all again, only better. House, MD
- 02-09-2011, 03:07 PM #16
[QUOTE=starbird;1672642]Funny. I don't know if this was the iPhone itself, or the Good app I use for work email, but I tapped the number in a meeting that was starting, and before it dialed, it asked if I wanted to add a conference number to it. I was amazed! And I said to myself, this is what a SMART phone should be.
As far as the notifications, I think now that is the #1 gripe. Coming from the pre, I will say, that is the one area that the pre has over the iPhone. But, good news. Apple hired the developer who came up with the pre notification system, so hopefully that is part of iOS 5[/QUOTE
If you use gmail there is a great app named push for gmail. A friend of mine who uses an Iphone showed me the app. My biggest gripe with the iphone was the email notification. If an sms can pop on the screen why not an email. Well Push for gmail does that and even better you have the option to use mobile gmail which allows you to do everything you do on the desk version . Star a message go directly into Google Docs or tie it with the iphone built in mail app. I purchased the app the 1st day receiveing the phone. Now whenever I receive an email my notification from who and the email topic pop up.
Try it . If you are a person who relies on email you wont be dissapointed
- 02-09-2011, 03:12 PM #17
- 02-09-2011, 04:25 PM #18
I love this thing. I have been an iPhone fanboy from day one but unfortunately, like most people in this thread, AT&T was most definitely not an option for where I live. I was very happy to hear that the network that I have been with for years has finally opened the door for the rest of us to enjoy the iPhone. You know that commercial that says, "To all of our loyal customers that always thought this day would come, thank you."? Well, I was one of those. Also, a huge shout out to TiPB for bringing us the latest and greatest on the iWorld. You guys are great and I am glad to "officially" be apart of the community.
100th POST!!! I should win something...fitting that as soon as I get my iPhone, I become an iPhone Intermediate...lol
- 02-09-2011, 05:59 PM #19iPhone Newbie
- 22 Posts
Well have had the phone since Monday and I love it. I came from an old Motorola v325 so this is my first smart phone. Dont know how I went this long without one. The screen is very responsive to the touch. Have had no issues getting my e mails. Love the voice command controls. The apps are just awesome. From the flashlight to netflix cant get enough of them. Especially like the Dragon dictation one. Very accurate and I dont need to even use the virtual keypad to e mail or send text. Battery is OK as long as I dont surf a lot. Do need to charge it everyday. The only thing I have not tried yet is using a bluetooth headset. If anyone has any recommendations on one would be great. I ear glasses at times so dont know if this would interfere with the fitting on the ear. Would also like one that goes over ear vs in ear.
- 02-09-2011, 06:18 PM #20 VZW iP5 | VZW iP4 (jailbroken) | iPod Nano (2nd & 4th-Gen.) | AppleTV (2nd-Gen.) | MacBook Pro 17" Intel Core2Duo | MacBook Pro 13" PowerPC | iPad Mini
- 02-09-2011, 06:19 PM #21
Coming from a 3rd and now 4th gen iPod touch. While it should be somewhat the same, and in many ways it is, it still seems like a huge upgrade over the 4th gen touch. The iPhone is a lot easier to hold and type on than the thin 4th gen, my fingers have been flying. I do wish there was one single place to see all my new notifications, but I've at least put them all on the first screen so I can sort of see them at first glance.
Yesterday morning I went for my first run with Nike +GPS actually getting to use the GPS part (was still amazingly accurate on the iPod, though), and I just think actually seeing your route is pretty cool.
Maps are WAY faster to find me than on my 9650.
Call quality is much better.
There are fewer clicks/scrolls to do things. Texting used to be a 4 or 5 click process on the BB, plus all the scrolling, now I'm in with a couple of quick taps.
I don't think we even need to discuss web browsing and non-truncated, HTML emails.
I do miss bedside mode, but I'll get over it.
All in all, it was the phone I've been waiting for. It is so nice to not have to carry 2 devices anymore!
ETA - How could I leave out the camera?!?! It is light years away from the hugely lagging/poor quality of the BB!
- 02-09-2011, 06:22 PM #22iPhone Nanite
- 1 Posts
I absolutely adore it! I was working Monday when mine came in. my husband called to tell me it had been delivered and it was all I could do to finish my work day! I came from the blackberry storm 2 but my daughters have iPod touch and iPhone from AT&T so I already knew it would be nice however in our area AT&T is terrible, no service at all at home and dropped calls all the time! None of this with Verizon, I couldn't be happier. This phone is so much smoother than the blackberry, sounds better and I was able to get everything transferred to my new iPhone with ease. My husband has a droid x and i really can't bash it, i'm a fan of it too. I guess we have the best of both worlds now. I
am a smartphone junkie and have got my fix!
- 02-09-2011, 10:16 PM #23iPhone Newbie
- 47 Posts
I wasn't sure I'd be able to give my Blackberry Curve 8330. It was the first smartphone I'd ever had and I really like it, but the software was so outdated and slow. I'd tried upgrading to a newer Curve 8530 and I didn't like how cheaply made it was and the keyboard wasn't as solid as the 8330. After a few days, I have to say I like the iPhone and to have a good web browser wherever I'm at. The call quality has been pretty good. I like being able to stream music and check facebook easily. I can't imagine not having unlimited data on these phones. I can see why AT&T wouldn't be a drawback because they don't offer this anymore.
The onscreen keyboard is taking some getting used to as well as how the text messages come on the screen in the middle and interrupt you. Sometimes I like this feature and other times I don't depending on what I'm doing. I wish there was an indicator across the top to alert you to a new text or instant message on AIM or Yahoo.
- 02-10-2011, 06:06 AM #24iPhone Beginner
- 92 Posts
- iOS Version
- iOS 5
Coming from a Motorola Droid2, I like the iPhone4 better. The screen resolution is amazing compared to the Droid. I don't miss having a keyboard....never used it anyway.
The iPhone is faster, imo, and it just works. I like having my menu in one place. When it comes to sound profiles, I keep my volume on the same level or put it on vibrate for work/church.
I don't care much for notifications. The popups work fine for me. I do wish there was a way to mark all emails as read in the email app, though.
The camera is amazing. I rarely use it without using instagram or picplz though. The quality is way better than my droid's which is also 5mp.
I'm in love. I'm not switching devices any time soon. This does everything and then some.
Forgot to add that the gps is amazingly accurate. Sometimes my droid would be miles off. The iPhone's gps has been consistently correct.
- 02-10-2011, 07:36 AM #25iPhone Newbie
- 48 Posts
Im Loving my iPhone. I switched from the BlackBerry Tour 9630. I love the fact that everything seems to run sooooo much smoother and faster. Was slightly worried about not having a keyboard and using the touch screen to text but by half the day of using it my wife looks at me and said "I guess the touch screen doesnt hinder you so much." as I was texting away like I have had the phone for years.. haha I too am missing the Bedside mode. I know I can turn things off and make it similar, it was just nice to either use quick launch to turn beside mode on, or just drop it in the dock and it went to it itself. If anyone comes up with an app like that let me know please! I dont plan on switching anytime soon.... well that is unless I fall deeply in love with the iPhone 5, then I will use the wifes upgrade for me and she can have my 4VZW iPhone 4 32GB (x2), 8GB 2nd gen iPod Touch, 15" Mac Book Pro, 21" iMac, iPad 32 gig (cell + wifi), iPad 16 gig (wifi Only)