View Poll Results: Pleased with your iPhone 3G S?

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  • Yes

    159 90.86%
  • No

    16 9.14%
  1. Dyvim's Avatar
    I would be happier if AT&T could activate my phone. iTunes reports that it could take up to 48 hours do to server load. In the mean time I have a $500 very fast iPod Touch. At least my 3G still functions as a phone until the activation goes through.
    06-19-2009 01:31 PM
  2. baneonrt's Avatar
    I'm pretty happy with my new 32GB 3Gs. Aside from a key lock bug. Not sure if a factory restore would fix it or not but I don't want to lose my settings so I'll just not use key lock for now.

    Anyway, the biggest bonus for me so far is I get full 3G signal at my desk at work now. My first gen iPhone got 2 bars and 3 if I held it just right standing on one foot with my tongue sticking out.

    Steve
    06-19-2009 01:37 PM
  3. tkd27's Avatar
    Anyway, the biggest bonus for me so far is I get full 3G signal at my desk at work now. My first gen iPhone got 2 bars and 3 if I held it just right standing on one foot with my tongue sticking out.

    Steve
    That's funny, actually. I also notice I'm getting better service at my house now that I upgraded. I was on a first gen, too. I don't know if it's an issue with the radio from the first gen or a difference with 3G (I don't think 3G affects my call signal, though), but it's nice
    06-19-2009 02:19 PM
  4. DoubleM's Avatar
    I'm upgrading from an original iPhone, kinda disappointed. I liked the metal back/glass front of the old one, my fingers don't slide as easily on the new phone since its plastic. It's also bigger, and the screen doesn't seem as nice, the white are more yellowish than before. I really don't need the GPS or 3G, only upgraded because I needed more memory space. Can't really tell a significant difference in speed, but I don't use mine for gaming.
    06-19-2009 02:22 PM
  5. mfiera's Avatar
    Maybe somebody can help me out with the first problem I've encountered. I switched from a 1st gen to the new phone. When at home I always pull from my home WiFi...now this new phone seems to constantly switch back and forth between the 3G and my home WiFi...I am trying to download a video podcast and I'm having trouble because the WiFi keeps being pushed out by the 3G...any ideas??
    06-19-2009 02:48 PM
  6. tkd27's Avatar
    @mfiera, If you're getting a stronger 3G signal than WiFi your phone will switch you to the 3G. If it's really bothersome you can disable the 3G while you're at home by going to SETTINGS > GENERAL > NETWORK > ENABLE 3G
    06-19-2009 02:59 PM
  7. chobbs1's Avatar
    I don't think the screen is plastic. I think it is still glass (thank God). It has a new coating on it to help with the smudging.

    At first it seemed the phone would not activate nor would it stay connected to wifi. But I simply turned the phone off and back on and it found AT&T and the wifi prob has gone away.

    Everthing I do on this phone seems much much faster. Loading games and loading webpages even typing is snappier!!!

    The video and still camera is great!

    O thought that google maps was supposed to reorient itself based on the way you were facing???

    All in all I am very happy I upgraded!!!
    06-19-2009 03:01 PM
  8. mfiera's Avatar
    @mfiera, If you're getting a stronger 3G signal than WiFi your phone will switch you to the 3G. If it's really bothersome you can disable the 3G while you're at home by going to SETTINGS > GENERAL > NETWORK > ENABLE 3G
    Thanks...BUT that didn't work either..now it's showing Edge and doing the same thing...I've never had a problem holding on to my Wifi at home before..very weird the WiFi shows for a bit then switches to 3G or now Edge.
    06-19-2009 03:03 PM
  9. OmariJames's Avatar
    i think I'm gonna pick one up today .. just for the heck of it.

    Getting jealous.
    06-19-2009 03:06 PM
  10. chobbs1's Avatar
    Lol Omari! Good for you! Tell us if your glad you got it!
    06-19-2009 03:08 PM
  11. Dyvim's Avatar
    O thought that google maps was supposed to reorient itself based on the way you were facing???!
    You have to tap that location button in the lower left corner twice to get it to orient to heading. It doesn't seem very accurate while I'm standing in my home office, but I hope it will be better when I'm driving around in my car (the GPS can provide heading info as well then while I'm in motion).

    Apps don't seem that much faster to me. I think it's because they mostly run now at the speed I always wanted them to run at (rather than having an annoying lag), but it's not like I think they're loading fast ... just faster. But I am really happy with the speed of web page loading and rendering in Safari. That alone makes the upgrade worth it.

    Actually the 32 GB of space alone would have made the upgrade worth it. (I'm one of those suckers who would have bought a 32 GB iPhone 3G back in say Feb 2009 just like I bought a 16 GB EDGE iPhone in Feb 2008 even though my 8 GB iPhone was only 3 months old at that point).

    Pretty excited to test out the still and video cameras taking pics and vids of my son and family this weekend, esp. for Father's Day. Guess I got my present early this year!
    06-19-2009 03:16 PM
  12. audit's Avatar
    I was lucky that I got in touch with a store manager at 11am this morning and asked if she had any 3GS's left. She had 1 black one left and was kind enough to hold it for me since I work 5 minutes away. I was going to wait and activate it after I got off work because I wasn't sure how to get all my folders syncing with it like I do my Bold. But I decided to make the full jump and activated it on my Exchange server while walking out to my car and figured out how to sync the folders before I left my car.

    So far I like it but time will tell because I sync 3 Imap accounts along with my Exchange server and I don't know how the battery is going to take to that much. I know my Bold wasn't happy with it and sucked the battery down nice and quick. I haven't sync'd with iTunes yet because that's on my home computer and since my wife's iPhone 3G sync's with the same computer, I need to make sure I'm going to get her songs mixed up with mine.

    I do REALLY like the screen though, one swipe across my pant leg and it was clean as new again, my wife hates cleaning her's because of her makeup. (hahaha)
    06-19-2009 03:23 PM
  13. chobbs1's Avatar
    @dyvim. Thanks! That is a very very cool function. It seemed to be pretty acurate for me at my home. Thanks again!
    06-19-2009 03:23 PM
  14. Dyvim's Avatar
    That is a very very cool function. It seemed to be pretty acurate for me at my home. Thanks again!
    It is a very cool function. It's the one thing Maps was missing to make it a poor man's GPS solution (if you don't want to pay big bucks for a real GPS navigation app or have to pay a monthly fee for shovel ware). If I can mount my iPhone in a car holder and disable Auto-Lock, set screen brightness at full, and have it charging via a car charger (and playing tunes via aux-in cable), I can use Maps to help me navigate in my car (it was a bit confusing in the past without the orient to heading feature).
    06-19-2009 03:31 PM
  15. iamtone's Avatar
    got mine 7:15am

    I am super happy

    it's crazy fast
    06-19-2009 03:41 PM
  16. gladesmellzgood's Avatar
    Got mine in the mail this morning at 1030. It cancelled my mms so I was pissed for a while but the speed is amazing. Plus I also reactivated my mms and its working wonderfully about to mms a video to test but pictures work great.
    06-19-2009 03:45 PM
  17. gladesmellzgood's Avatar
    You have to tap that location button in the lower left corner twice to get it to orient to heading. It doesn't seem very accurate while I'm standing in my home office, but I hope it will be better when I'm driving around in my car (the GPS can provide heading info as well then while I'm in motion).

    Apps don't seem that much faster to me. I think it's because they mostly run now at the speed I always wanted them to run at (rather than having an annoying lag), but it's not like I think they're loading fast ... just faster. But I am really happy with the speed of web page loading and rendering in Safari. That alone makes the upgrade worth it.

    Actually the 32 GB of space alone would have made the upgrade worth it. (I'm one of those suckers who would have bought a 32 GB iPhone 3G back in say Feb 2009 just like I bought a 16 GB EDGE iPhone in Feb 2008 even though my 8 GB iPhone was only 3 months old at that point).

    Pretty excited to test out the still and video cameras taking pics and vids of my son and family this weekend, esp. for Father's Day. Guess I got my present early this year!
    Glad to see I'm not the only person like that lol.
    06-19-2009 03:56 PM
  18. chadizze's Avatar
    This is my first iPhone (can't BELIEVE I FINALLY got one!!) and I LOVE IT!!! Can't wait to show it off!!! lol
    06-19-2009 03:59 PM
  19. JimmyLin's Avatar
    I'm a first time iPhone owner and it's great! I'm typing this on my iPhone and it's so easy! My previous phone was a razr so this is a welcome upgrade. I can't share my experiences with the difference in speed but things are definitely very quick loading. Didn't think I'd appreciate having mobile web access so much
    06-19-2009 04:05 PM
  20. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    I love Love LOVE my iPhone 3GS! =D It's soooo freaking fast. The camera is very impressive, including video. Voice control works great for calls... but not so much for iPod (for me anyway).

    I'm extremely happy with my purchase.. but now I need nap!
    06-19-2009 04:27 PM
  21. chadizze's Avatar
    SO I just was on my iPhone, using speaker, and saw a few cracks by the volume control already! I read it was an issue on 3G. Is it anything to worry about? Should I contact Apple?
    06-19-2009 04:46 PM
  22. chobbs1's Avatar
    oh man that sucks! just checked mine still good.
    06-19-2009 05:01 PM
  23. thatsthekey's Avatar
    First time iphone user here and I am very impressed! We got to at&t at 7am (we preordered) and we had a 3 phone family plan set up in about 20 minutes, which included porting our numbers from verizon. Since I've never had an iphone, I can't compare it, but it's definitely fast! I absolutely love the copy and paste feature and I'm sure I'll be using it a lot. While searching around safari, I found a link to an article I thought my boyfriend would like so I just copied it and sent it to him in a text! I couldn't believe how easy it was.
    06-19-2009 05:10 PM
  24. thinkTwice's Avatar
    This is my first iPhone (can't BELIEVE I FINALLY got one!!) and I LOVE IT!!! Can't wait to show it off!!! lol
    I'm with you. Wanted one ever since it first came out. It was a perfect day. Didn't wait long, things went smoothly and reception is great in my apt.

    Battery life isn't the best... But that's ok- I've been pretty much surfing the web and trying everything out

    The compass is accurate- I had the same issue indoors. The iPhone was showing west as north. But outside it worked perfectly.

    It's so cool that it's syncs up to google calendar!
    06-19-2009 05:10 PM
  25. Joemhz's Avatar
    I Love it. It is soooooo fast.
    06-19-2009 06:08 PM
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