1. tlds's Avatar
    I do not own an iphone, my brother loves his. I have used them in the att stores. Just a little to much money. I have been reading the round robin to learn more as I'd like to get a iphone for x-mas.
    11-18-2008 02:07 PM
  2. mszatny's Avatar
    1. Favorite thing about the iPhone 3G
    UI, Stability, Web Browsing, Exchange ActiveSync

    2. Least Favorite thing about the iPhone 3G
    Apple preventing innovative and useful apps like Slingbox and TomTom

    3. Most Used 3rd Party App
    eWallet, MochaVNC, BrightKite

    4. Most Played Game
    UNO (New)

    5. Should I Jailbreak? And if so, for what 'killer apps'?
    After some hesitation, I did not Jailbreak. Unless Sling or TomTom are available via Jailbreak, there is no good reason yet. I also do not have the patience to wait for jailbreak before installing OS updates.
    11-18-2008 02:57 PM
  3. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Do we actually have to help out to enter contest?
    11-18-2008 03:16 PM
  4. Geoff's Avatar
    1. Favorite thing about the iPhone 3G
    I agree with MsZatNY here: UI, Stability, Web Browsing, Exchange ActiveSync

    2. Least Favorite thing about the iPhone 3G
    No Adobe Flash Reader

    3. Most Used 3rd Party App
    eWallet, Facebook, Shazam

    4. Most Played Game
    Fuzzle

    5. Should I Jailbreak? And if so, for what 'killer apps'?
    I have decided to hold off for now.
    11-18-2008 03:30 PM
  5. Touch Me's Avatar
    As a long time Mac user and someone who has been wanting an iPhone since they were first announced in Jan. 2007, I can tell you most emphatically that my least favorite thing is the iPhone's lock into AT&T. You see, AT&T does not serve my area and so Apple will not sell me an iPhone. So, I have been waiting patiently for the iPhone to be released to other carriers or for AT&T to move into my area. No luck so far.

    Of course, I could buy an unlocked version at an exorbitant price without warranty and try to get it to work on another network. I have seriously considered this action several times but there are as many horror stories as successes. I'm not eager to take the risk. Sure would be a nice xmas present, though!
    11-18-2008 05:09 PM
  6. Microcosmos's Avatar
    Best
    It replaces my digital music player & my smartphone & adds a beautiful widescreen display

    Worst
    I feel like Veruca Salt complaining about this device, but the one thing that can't be fixed by a free software update: battery life.

    App
    My favorite and most used app by far is the Safari browser. Yeah, it crashes and nope, no Flash but compare it to any other handheld device for looks and ease of use and I think it will blow the other browsers to teeny tiny shreds.
    [edit--you said 3rd party app--whoops--that would have to be eReader!]

    Game
    I like the fact that games are so fun to play on the iPhone. Pick any game, then imagine what it would be like trying to play it on any other phone; very few look as nice, and none (at least not yet) have as much variety.

    Jailbreak
    I think it's great that software developers are showing off their skills and filling niches not yet filled by the App Store, but I'll keep admiring from a distance. I need a phone in my pocket, not a brick.
    Last edited by Microcosmos; 11-19-2008 at 03:44 PM.
    11-19-2008 12:34 AM
  7. Steve1976's Avatar
    I dont own an iphone, although I wish I had another great toy, but...... I've played with many for countless hours. I've possibly played with my brothers Iphone more than he has. Anyways, here's what I think

    1) My favorite thing about the iphone is eye candy/ consumer friendly OS. There is not one phone that comes close to this. I am currently a windows mobile user but I am pretty jealous of how easy things are on the phone. The iphone's eye candy just makes you want to keep playing with it more and more. Even just the little transitions from one interface to another just flips me out.

    2) The least favorite thing about the iphone is the lack of MMS. You can send pictures through your email provider through the iphone but I am so perplexed why they didn't include this feature in such a great phone. Even though most people use MMS messages for silly stuff, it's just nice to have. Alot of my friends constantly send me pictures all the time, or even other type of media messages. Don't get me wrong, the iphone has so many benefits that people I could live without the MMS if I was an everyday user.

    3) Favorite third party app is Palringo. Palringo takes advantage with the 3G easily. Through this you can keep in touch with other users, have a group chat, send pictures to other users. You can use your Palringo account, along with AIM, Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, ICQ, and even Goggle Talk! How awesome is that. You can take picture with your phone and send it to whoever in real time. Several of my friends and co-workers all talk on there. Some of them do not have unlimited text messages, so they just meet on there. What would have been my favorite app was the tethering program that was released just for a week or so and was pulled off of Itunes. Too bad it's not on Itunes now since ATT is going to come out with a $30 a month tethering application on top of your $30 internet access. Just another way to make more $$$$. You might want to look into how to copy applications from other peoples iphones, especially if they have that program.

    4) Tap Tap. Oh my GOD!! This game is awesome if you are into the genre of music beat games. It's in the same realm of Guitar Hero, Rockband, Frequency, Amplitude, and Dance Dance Revolution. Best of all, it's free! You can even download more songs for free! Also it displays how great the graphics and horse power the processor has on the iphone! I've spent more than 6 hours in one day playing that addicting game! Dang it!

    5) I feel ya on the jailbreak! It would be so tempting if I had an iphone. Here's my opinion on it. First I would not jail break the phone, just because of the warranty but if it was covered by a 3rd party insurance company I would. Your phone is a huge investment, and it would be a shame if something went wrong with your iphone. On the other hand, if a 3rd party insurance company covered your iphone completely, I'd jailbreak it, and if it gets broken, oh well, get another one!

    This is just my opinion on the iphone 3G!
    11-19-2008 12:32 PM
  8. Steve1976's Avatar
    I dont own an iphone, although I wish I had another great toy, but...... I've played with many for countless hours. I've possibly played with my brothers Iphone more than he has. Anyways, here's what I think

    1) My favorite thing about the iphone is eye candy/ consumer friendly OS. There is not one phone that comes close to this. I am currently a windows mobile user but I am pretty jealous of how easy things are on the phone. The iphone's eye candy just makes you want to keep playing with it more and more. Even just the little transitions from one interface to another just flips me out.

    2) The least favorite thing about the iphone is the lack of MMS. You can send pictures through your email provider through the iphone but I am so perplexed why they didn't include this feature in such a great phone. Even though most people use MMS messages for silly stuff, it's just nice to have. Alot of my friends constantly send me pictures all the time, or even other type of media messages. Don't get me wrong, the iphone has so many benefits that people I could live without the MMS if I was an everyday user.

    3) Favorite third party app is Palringo. Palringo takes advantage with the 3G easily. Through this you can keep in touch with other users, have a group chat, send pictures to other users. You can use your Palringo account, along with AIM, Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, ICQ, and even Goggle Talk! How awesome is that. You can take picture with your phone and send it to whoever in real time. Several of my friends and co-workers all talk on there. Some of them do not have unlimited text messages, so they just meet on there. What would have been my favorite app was the tethering program that was released just for a week or so and was pulled off of Itunes. Too bad it's not on Itunes now since ATT is going to come out with a $30 a month tethering application on top of your $30 internet access. Just another way to make more $$$$. You might want to look into how to copy applications from other peoples iphones, especially if they have that program.

    4) Tap Tap. Oh my GOD!! This game is awesome if you are into the genre of music beat games. It's in the same realm of Guitar Hero, Rockband, Frequency, Amplitude, and Dance Dance Revolution. Best of all, it's free! You can even download more songs for free! Also it displays how great the graphics and horse power the processor has on the iphone! I've spent more than 6 hours in one day playing that addicting game! Dang it!

    5) I feel ya on the jailbreak! It would be so tempting if I had an iphone. Here's my opinion on it. First I would not jail break the phone, just because of the warranty but if it was covered by a 3rd party insurance company I would. Your phone is a huge investment, and it would be a shame if something went wrong with your iphone. On the other hand, if a 3rd party insurance company covered your iphone completely, I'd jailbreak it, and if it gets broken, oh well, get another one!

    This is just my opinion on the iphone 3G!
    11-19-2008 12:34 PM
  9. cjvitek's Avatar
    Some things are so good you have to say them twice!

    Chris
    11-19-2008 12:37 PM
  10. gludington's Avatar
    1. Favorite thing about the iPhone 3G
    Safari. Android also has a WebKit-based browser, of course, but I do not know if it by default (or by spoofing) hits the iPhone formatted versions of some popular sites.
    2. Least Favorite thing about the iPhone 3G
    Again, Safari. The stability is awful. It crashes, or slows down to unusuable levels, and *then* crashes, far too often. I do not keep track, but I would estimate Safari has crashed 10-20 times more than all my other applications put together. (Granted, I use Safari more than most applications, see #1).
    3. Most Used 3rd Party App
    Bylines/NetNewsWire. Following news or blog updates via RSS is much more efficient for a mobile device. If only there was an officially sanctioned way to download feeds in the background...
    4. Most Played Game
    None -- I like games, but have not found any of the iPhone games all that compelling.
    5. Should I Jailbreak? And if so, for what 'killer apps'?
    Yes, BossPrefs, if only for the numeric battery indicator, something else Apple should have in there by default, or at least available. I also like MxTube as a simple way to keep local versions of YouTube clips for "offline" viewing, e.g. on the Subway.
    11-19-2008 01:12 PM
  11. Touch Me's Avatar
    Many users cite eye candy, music, chatting and games as what they like about the iPhone. Entertainment is fine but smartphones are so much more. My favorite thing about the iPhone is that it leads in new directions and helps support Apple, one of our leading technology innovators. The entire field of personal electronic devices is a lot more interesting now.
    11-19-2008 01:19 PM
  12. thelarster's Avatar
    1. Favorite thing about the iPhone 3G
    App store, app store, app store
    2. Least Favorite thing about the iPhone 3G
    MMS! I don't mind sending pics via email, it's the receiving and having to go to ATT's viewmymessage that is NOT fun.
    3. Most Used 3rd Party App
    I've used quite a few, but it's probably a tie between Omnifocus (for GTD, Facebook (I'm addicted) and Google Maps/GPS.
    4. Most Played Game
    MotoChaser or Spore
    5. Should I Jailbreak? And if so, for what 'killer apps'?
    I haven't had the guts to do it yet so I must not be missing much yet.
    11-19-2008 02:08 PM
  13. Dimietriev's Avatar
    Many users cite eye candy, music, chatting and games as what they like about the iPhone. Entertainment is fine but smartphones are so much more. My favorite thing about the iPhone is that it leads in new directions and helps support Apple, one of our leading technology innovators. The entire field of personal electronic devices is a lot more interesting now.
    I have to agree. Sure there have been touchscreens before, but think off all the phones that were changed and pushed out trying to compete with the iphone. It makes other companies to try harder, and the consumer wins.
    11-19-2008 02:09 PM
  14. reyza's Avatar
    1. Favourite thing: the large display. It's perfect for everything from videos to browsing. I look at other phones with keyboards and the screens are so much smaller. Size matters! Lol

    2. Least favourite: no cut/paste.

    3. Most used 3rd party: I use and really like Evernote a lot. I can pass notes from desktop to computer, and can access them anywhere.

    4. Game: Texas HoldEm for the graphics or FieldRunners for fun.

    5. Jailbreak: Hell yes! It fills in a lot of voids that people complain about: SwirlyMMS for MMS, Cycorder for video capture, Categories to sort apps onto one or two homescreen pages, Backgrounder to run multiple apps simultaneously, Snapture for a better camera, iRealSMS 2.0 for landscape texting/forwarding/contact forwarding. I would also mention Winterboard for full customization, but I believe it slows down the phone. Customization vs. Speed, you decide.

    And that's it. Thanks for paricipating in the Round Robin. It is such a great idea; I'll be following it every week!
    11-19-2008 02:11 PM
  15. reyza's Avatar
    In my above post for Evernote I meant I can pass notes from desktop to iPhone :P.
    Also for jailbreaking, SBSettings (upgraded version of Bossprefs) allows for quick access to toggles like Bluetooth, wifi, 3g, and airplane mode just by swiping the top bar anytime.

    Also, Quickgold is a must have as well. Can't live without it. It allows you to quickly launch apps and contacts by searching. Just press home button, start typing, and it will show contacts and apps that correspond to what you type where you can just tap to launch or call.
    11-19-2008 02:17 PM
  16. BBR#CB's Avatar
    I don't own a iPhone, but I have to say the phone is the sexiest phone out there and I find it amazing how many apps out there for the phone also.
    11-19-2008 02:21 PM
  17. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Can you customize the Home screen so that you can show more upcoming appointments?
    11-19-2008 03:18 PM
  18. 3gmacattack's Avatar
    whatsup Casey, your intial reaction is spot on. Ok so my favorite thing about the iPhone is the iphone! Well I know thats specific but it's true I love everything about the iPhone=) The one thing I don't like I guess is the week camera but even that doesn't bother me cause I have a 10 megapixel camera with me at all times in my backpack. I would like the ability to have your wallpaper in the background maybe even the ability to have a different wallpaper for every page of icons, the ability to do all of this without jailbreaking would be awesome. Most used app is deff twinkle a twitter alternative that links all iPhone users and twitter users. The game I play the most is live poker and fieldrunners. My advice on jailbreaking is don't do it lol it's cool what you can do but breaking the warrenty contract idk it just doesn't seem worth I also have a fear that it somehow hurts your phone I'm probably wrong but it just doesn't feel right too me. Well that's about it, it's the best phone out there and I hope you stick with it and stay here with the iPhone family=)
    11-19-2008 05:25 PM
  19. royk's Avatar
    4. Scramboni. 'Nuff Said.
    11-19-2008 06:10 PM
  20. Dimietriev's Avatar
    I am curious about the percentage of paid apps to free apps people download.
    I was somewhat amazed at how many apps he showed he had downloaded on the video for testing purposes. All I ever hear on the podcast is that there is big money being made, are people just more willing to fork over 1-9 dollars?
    11-19-2008 06:35 PM
  21. gjlowe's Avatar
    Definitely jailbreak! Some of my killer apps:

    NemusSync - full on sync client for Google Calendar, and it lets you do multiple calendars with ease!!!! Defines the term "killer app"

    Qik/Flixwagon - stream video from your iPhone to the web!

    Winterboard - customize look of the iPhone

    Backgrounder - allows you to send apps to the background
    11-19-2008 11:48 PM
  22. Chris Parsons's Avatar
    I am curious about the percentage of paid apps to free apps people download.
    I was somewhat amazed at how many apps he showed he had downloaded on the video for testing purposes. All I ever hear on the podcast is that there is big money being made, are people just more willing to fork over 1-9 dollars?
    Always wondered that too...and of course how many users just download the apps from Umm...not so open places lol.
    11-20-2008 03:38 AM
  23. Dimietriev's Avatar
    That is true..(assuming you are implying jailbreak).
    11-20-2008 10:45 AM
  24. Touch Me's Avatar
    A Gizmodo article, Why We Still Need the iPhone App Black Market, was mentioned here a few months ago in this thread but it is worth mentioning again. The original Gizmodo article is here.

    The article concludes: ...the vast universe of applications were missing out onnot just pirated goodies, but honest-to-God mission-critical waresshows the SDK clearly doesn't provide everything we need it to. And it might never. But the black market app economy can and does fill the void. Apple might seek to shut it down, but the iPhone's two-class app economy may prove to be its greatest strength.

    One of the comments I like: I'm hoping Android becomes a success just so it makes Apple become "hungry" enough to loosen the reigns and let the iPhone live up to its full potential.
    11-20-2008 03:55 PM
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    11-20-2008 08:12 PM
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