1. mobileman's Avatar
    The iPhone will need atleast these features to make me consider buying one

    1. A way to get my corporate email. Right now that either means blackberry or Exchange direct push compatibility.

    2. An IM program. Even if I need to pay extra, I have to have it.


    Anything extra (like 3rd party apps) would be great, but I need my phone to do these two things. If it does, I will definately consider getting one. If not, I wont.
    01-19-2007 12:41 PM
  2. bruckwine's Avatar
    I could not be more impressed at what I have seen of the iPhone so far, BUT, among the FEW things that make me feel uncomfortable is that it will have to do everything through iTunes. iTunes takes quite a long time to load on my 512 meg XP machine and it consumes quite a bit of resources. Having to load it everytime one wants to connect seems like it's going to become tedious after a while, no? I hope someone (Apple or some "approved" third party) comes up with a leaner program for basic jobs.
    iTunes - a true evil...just like windows media player 8-10 actually! I use opensource players and music management software whenever possible!
    01-19-2007 07:36 PM
  3. specimen38's Avatar
    01-19-2007 10:28 PM
  4. oalvarez's Avatar
    the last sentence of that story is kind of funny too...to quote the writer:

    "Tell it like it is, Steve. Or like you think it possibly might be."
    01-19-2007 10:36 PM
  5. MacUser's Avatar
    My new list of dislikes include no Flash support. This is disturbing because a lot of the stuff I do is Flash based, so it hits me particularly hard.

    There will probably be more once the phone is released and I recognize what it is that is missing. I'll think about more in the mean time.
    I've read that Apple will be creating and including their own drivers/plug-ins for Safari. I'm sure they're working on Flash as we speak.

    Also, I read that we will see 3rd party apps that go through Apple review and meet their quality control standards, which isn't a bad idea. I know I'll want stability on my iPhone such a novelty.
    01-20-2007 12:15 AM
  6. copernicus's Avatar
    iTunes - a true evil...just like windows media player 8-10 actually! I use opensource players and music management software whenever possible!
    Like CDEX?
    01-21-2007 12:35 PM
  7. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    I could not be more impressed at what I have seen of the iPhone so far, BUT, among the FEW things that make me feel uncomfortable is that it will have to do everything through iTunes. iTunes takes quite a long time to load on my 512 meg XP machine and it consumes quite a bit of resources. Having to load it everytime one wants to connect seems like it's going to become tedious after a while, no? I hope someone (Apple or some "approved" third party) comes up with a leaner program for basic jobs.
    Honestly, while I agree it consumes too much CPU, 512 is obsolete. I have to update my laptop myself! 512 is almost useless with today's heavy apps!

    Try WinAmp, I think it's lighter. One problem, you may have to correct some of the tags it enters on ripped tracks. Another problem, if you listen to foreign CDs, it doesn't do unicode.
    01-21-2007 12:48 PM
  8. DHart's Avatar
    Here is a business prospects perspective about the iPhone from Bloomberg....

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...Av0&refer=home
    01-21-2007 01:16 PM
  9. copernicus's Avatar
    Honestly, while I agree it consumes too much CPU, 512 is obsolete. I have to update my laptop myself! 512 is almost useless with today's heavy apps!
    Agreed, I definitely have to upgrade to at least 1 Gig but have just been putting it off. Photoshop is also giving me hard time.
    01-21-2007 01:18 PM
  10. KRamsauer's Avatar
    I don't use a whole lot on my PC, but I think it has 512 of RAM, and it runs flawlessly as a dual tuner HTPC in addition to being my main PC (mainly web browsing, music and Microsoft Money).
    01-22-2007 10:15 AM
  11. copernicus's Avatar
    I don't use a whole lot on my PC, but I think it has 512 of RAM, and it runs flawlessly as a dual tuner HTPC in addition to being my main PC (mainly web browsing, music and Microsoft Money).
    When I mentioned that I wanted to upgrade to 1 Gig yesterday to a friend, he laughed and said 1Gig is totally inadequate, I would be wise to get at least 2 Gig.

    Depends on how much memory is going for these days I guess.
    01-22-2007 10:57 AM
  12. surur's Avatar
    Ive got 2.5 GB, with no swap file, and its brilliant for multi-tabbed browsing. No longer will you have any lag when going back to pages not opened recently, due to them being swapped out to HDD. You can also easily resize the whole browser window without it having to load each page back into memory again.

    Memory is relatively cheap (though I had to pay about $300 for 2 GB of it) but its well worth it for the improvement in experience. It will also make your computer quieter by allowing your HDD to spin down.

    Surur
    01-22-2007 11:18 AM
  13. copernicus's Avatar
    Ive got 2.5 GB, with no swap file, and its brilliant for multi-tabbed browsing. No longer will you have any lag when going back to pages not opened recently, due to them being swapped out to HDD. You can also easily resize the whole browser window without it having to load each page back into memory again.

    Memory is relatively cheap (though I had to pay about $300 for 2 GB of it) but its well worth it for the improvement in experience. It will also make your computer quieter by allowing your HDD to spin down.

    Surur
    Appreciate the comments Surer.
    01-22-2007 11:55 AM
  14. KRamsauer's Avatar
    I remember a few years ago I bought $100 of ram for my parent's PC to up it from 128 to 372 or something like that. Instantly made them feel like it was a new PC and I was a hero. Combined with some vigilant spyware monitoring, they're still using it.
    01-22-2007 03:29 PM
  15. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    I don't use a whole lot on my PC, but I think it has 512 of RAM, and it runs flawlessly as a dual tuner HTPC in addition to being my main PC (mainly web browsing, music and Microsoft Money).
    If you don't use a lot, only then is 512 adequate...
    But what if you used Photoshop, an FTP program, Dreamweaver, watched videos and listened to online music? Plus synced your music to your MP3 Player. Burn and ripped CDs. Updated your phone's software. Ran anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall. Went to a lot of websites that seem to have Flash. Etc, etc. etc. Everything is draining resources. That's why all new computers have at least 1GB and now 2 seems it will be the new minimum soon.
    01-22-2007 10:09 PM
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