- 06-07-2011, 11:46 AM #26
- 06-07-2011, 11:54 AM #27
I would use airplay. Frequently. I would love a faster Safari - I use the mobile browser for probably half of my Internet browsing overall. I would LOVE to be able to use the music cloud feature. Sounds to me like it's plenty to "get my panties in a bunch over.". Also, this is the Verizon iPhone forum, is it not, so if you don't want to read about people talking about their Verizon iPhones, good or bad, then don't come into this forum... and please don't assume that just because you don't use something it means that no one would use it, especially those who don't even get the chance. I really don't think it's too much to ask that ALL iPhone 4s have the same features. It's looking like we will have to wait for the rest of June, July, August, and most of September (at the earliest) before we see these features that everyone else has. This stinks.
- 06-07-2011, 12:12 PM #28
Yes, I was really hoping to start checking out the few iCloud features that were going in to effect, with the thought that by saying 4.3 they really meant 4.3 and 4.2.8, but no, we are left out of the fun along with the several other features touched on above. I can see (maybe) that the CDMA vs GSM need different iOS versions for some strange reason, but both have had updates after the CDMA version came out, I see no reason why the features are not universal across the board.
- 06-07-2011, 12:20 PM #29
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- 06-07-2011, 04:44 PM #35
Regardless of whether it's true and even if we do go that route, the fact that Verizon isn't pushing the iPhone like AT&T did when they had it is enough. As soon as the Thunderbolt was mentioned, Verizon iPhone commercials seemed non-existent. To me, that's a snub.
With Xbox vs. PS3, the video games are exactly the same and play the same on both, but one gets certain 'downloadable content' first (xbox) before the other (ps3). If you want to look at it that way, CDMA and GSM are polar opposites and that's enough to be two different devices. Simultaneous voice + data on UMTS/GSM, whereas I have to end the call on Verizon to get Google maps to work. One can hold more users on one signle tower (cdma) than the other (gsm). Browsing speeds are different as well. You go to the best CDMA coverage with the ViPhone and than the best UMTS coverage with the iPhone (AT&T) and they are not even close in numbers. Verizon isn't stupid, this is the reason they're pushing 4G LTE out so aggressively. Where both services have equal coverage, you'd be better off with the UMTS version. Heck, is the ViPhone a world phone? There's another difference.
- 06-07-2011, 05:14 PM #36
The Xbox and the PS3 go by different names, though. Obviously they considered them to have enough differences that they're not called the same thing. The iPhone 4 is an iPhone 4, and saying GSM or CDMA is not required for the label. If it can be called an iPhone 4, than I, and I'm sure many others, feel they all should be treated the same.
- 06-07-2011, 05:31 PM #37
- 06-07-2011, 05:54 PM #38
With my example, the GAMES (keyword) are just like the ViPhone and the iPhone for AT&T. They have the same name, but work on two different systems.
- 06-07-2011, 06:10 PM #39
I think you both are missing my point... It's obvious they have a lot of differences. My issue is that Apple chose to label them as the same. Despite their differences, I think that choosing to put them under the same name means Apple has an obligation, in good will towards its customers, to treat them as the same.
You might feel differently, but you're also not sitting here, as one of Verizon's millions of iPhone owners, still with 4.2.x. What burns me even more is that the 3GS has a better OS than us. That's just messed up.
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- 06-07-2011, 06:50 PM #42
There is not fact to this but just my opinion.
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- 06-08-2011, 08:41 AM #46iMore Intermediate
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These are phones and personal information devices. Right? Ask our AT&T iPhone users who frequently have to step out of buldings, can't use data well, have low band width mess up Exchange sync, sometimes have to find a land line to do a conf call who feels they're screwed.
In all fairness divide things between tool and toy. Most I work and associate with value tool over toy and our Verizon iPhone users are more satisfied with phone calls and having data work at decent speeds.
I was called to a board meeting at a hotel Monday and turning on my Verizon hotspot was the solution for AT&T users who needed good access to their calendars while somebody was getting the authentication for the hotel's wifi in that room.
I am sure I will appreciate new features when they're live but not as much as a more reliable network and a company that does a better job of supporting our hundreds of phone users.
- 06-08-2011, 09:26 AM #47
- 06-08-2011, 09:53 AM #48
It could be worse.
I'd rather make phone calls and actually see some value in my $30/month data plan (AT&T, I'm looking at you) than have a iPod touch made of glass with the latest OS update. Sure we are missing some features, but the phone works. If you had the fantastically horrible AT&T service on my 3GS, you'd be happy with your iPhone on Verizon now.
You could go over to Android where you just don't even know if you will be getting the next big OS upgrade. Gingerbread? Some users are still waiting for Froyo! Imagine if WWDC concluded with Jobs saying, "iOS 5 will be available in the fall for certain handsets." And in the fall, it is announced that it will be only on the upcoming iPhone 5. A few months after the iP5 release, it only goes out to AT&T iPhone 4 users, but they only release 5,000 updates on day one, 10,000 updates on day 2 and so on. Then 1/2yr later, 3GS users go through the same thing. And a year later, people are talking about iOS 6 and you're still running iOS 4 on your ViP. Then as iOS 6 is about to be released, you get iOS 5 and it bogs your phone down. How'd you feel then?
- 06-08-2011, 10:41 AM #49
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