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iPhone:Worth the $600?

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Okay, with all the hype surrounding the new iPhone, there are many lies out there. Is it worth the cash? What's your opinions?

 

 

 

My opinion:Not worth it. :shame: I mean I could understand about $400, but not $600. An iPod at its maximum price would be $250. A top of the line cell phone could be $150. Throw in $50 just for the heck of it and because it's Internet capable. What are your ideas? :shock:

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the price will go down. You've gotta be plain stupid to buy this and actually use it. I'm assuming some people will buy them and try to make a profit selling them to morons who will actually pay that much..


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Going for about a grand on ebay. Fools


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Yeah, and there's bound to be a lot of glitches with the first batch anyway. I wouldn't waste my time with it. I rather play music on my computer while on the Internet and on a cell. It's easier. Sort of. O_O :anxious:

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Yes.


Ghost: I am prejudice towards ignorance, so that would explain why I appear to be so.

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Wow, i just checked eBay, Mercifull is right...

 

 

 

Man, spend $600 extra or waitin' a couple weeks for the next shipment...Yeesh :roll: ....

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Article my brother wrote about it:

 

 

 

Just like the iPod before it,the iPhone will live up to expectations

 

 

 

Tomorrow thousands of people will flock to their nearest AT&T or Apple store, eagerly waiting to get their hands on Apple's newest toy - the iPhone.

 

 

 

Since its announcement by Apple CEO Steve Jobs this past January, the hype has been building around the iPhone like it's the second coming. Electronics critics have been looking for any type of leak, or any type of spin they can put on the device that Apple refuses to let anyone test. Online magazines like Engadget, The Inquirer, and Slashdot have all scrambled to publish the tiniest bit of news every chance they get - hoping to score new readers off of such a popular story.

 

 

 

The iPhone is the most anticipated product of the year - but will it flourish like the Wii, or plummet like the PlayStation 3, both of which had similar hype to them?

 

 

 

Despite all the hype surrounding it, the PlayStation 3 failed miserably after its release, and the iPhone could do the same. There certainly are plenty of Apple fanboys out there, willing to buy anything with a luminous Apple logo on the back of it, but not enough to support a phone that costs a minimum of $500. Apple won't be able to rely on just its consumer base to carry the iPhone.

 

 

 

The question, then, is whether or not the iPhone is as innovative as they want us to believe. When the iPod was announced in 2001, it was ridiculed for being so expensive. Just like critics have said of the iPhone, no one believed the iPod would be worth the money.

 

 

 

So what happened?

 

 

 

The iPod delivered innovation in a market that was scrambling for a winner - and the consumers ate it up.

 

 

 

Just like the MP3 market of 2001, the smartphone industry is scrambling. Sure, the Blackberry appeals to the business type - those suit and ties who are sending hundreds of emails a day - but what about the regular people?

 

 

 

We need a savior in the cell phone industry.

 

 

 

It's easy to understand why the iPod took the MP3 industry by storm. It's simple, it's innovative - and it's sexy. Apple managed to create a product that was easier to use than anything that came before it, and they turned it into a fashion statement. But can they do that same with the iPhone?

 

 

 

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My phone was $10 with a 2-year plan.

 

 

 

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Short answer: no

 

 

 

Long answer: nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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Thats way too much money for a phone. Theres so much technology put into the phone, that they probably forgot to make it capable of making phone calls :?

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My friend waited 2 hours for it and spent $600 for it. It's actually pretty cool and surprisingly thin. However, I still think it's ludicrous for it to be $600 for the 8gb.


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No it's not.

 

 

 

I guess all of those features are flawed in some way on the phone. I guess the internet is very slow, which Apple blamed on AT&T's network and claimed it would be faster using the wifi, and it is, but it's still painfully slow.

 

 

 

The internet is crippled also, no flash, no java, and can not download images from the web.

 

 

 

One thing I have read that was good s that PC Magazine did a stress test on the phone by putting it in a bag with a lot of keys and shook it, many times. They dropped it on concrete, carpet and tile floor and there was not a scratch on the screen and it still worked.

 

 

 

I guess there's going to be a second gen by Christmas which hopefully will come with a price drop and fix some of the flaws, if that does happen I might get one.


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Time will show. The Nokia N95 is ridiculously expensive imo, but it has sold quite well.

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Not worth it at all.

 

 

 

Here's the short list:

 

 

 

1. Bluetooth is ONLY good for connecting a headset. That's it.

 

2. There is no file browser on the device at all. Data must be organized (if at all) in the appropriate application.

 

3. The camera is a simple application that has ONE button: the shutter. Pictures come out okay on the device, but nothing too fancy on a monitor, especially if it was an attempt at a macro shot.

 

4. SIM card is damn near impossible to open, if at all. I didn't look into it extensively.

 

5. Web browser is slow, even over WLAN. Even the simple OneList web app that was created takes around 20 seconds to load over WLAN. You can not highlight, cut, copy, or paste and text from a website, and you can not save any images you find from a website either. The only nice thing about it is the tabbed browsing, which crashed on me when I went to Engadget and YouTube on two tabs. This is the only application that allows you to use the keyboard in landscape mode.

 

6. The keyboard sucks. It gets slightly better after the iPhone "learns" you, as the employees said, but even then, it's not a device you can use with one hand comfortably, much less without looking.

 

7. You can only send one picture at a time in an email.

 

8. No custom ringtones (yet, as we were being told) and the alert tones can not be changed whatsoever.

 

9. The default ringtones are incredibly lame.

 

10. The only form of customization outside of a lame default ringtone is the wallpaper, which you'll only see when you need to unlock the device or when you get a phone call.

 

11. "Picture pinching" or using two fingers to zoom on any content is certainly fun to play with, but not practical whatsoever. This operation depends solely on using the device with two hands.

 

12. No document editor or native viewer. You can not store documents on the device to be viewed, they can only be viewed as attachments when they're sent to your in an email.

 

13. Visual voicemail is laggy and reacts about the same way as pushing the fast forward and rewind buttons on traditional voicemail systems. The only advantage is for those that get that many voicemail messages a day that they need to sort them according to priority.

 

14. NO games. None.

 

15. No voice dialing.

 

16. No speed dialing (which can be made up by the "quick list", but getting to that quick list isn't as fast as holding a single key on a real keypad).

 

17. No video.

 

18. No MMS.

 

19. It's still <4GB for $500 and <8GB for $600

 

20. It only takes around 2 hours to explore every menu without any options for expandability except to scrounge around for new web apps that will load slowly and nowhere near as smoothly as the native apps.

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What's the point in spending ÃÆââ¬Å¡Ãâã300 on this thing? It does only what an iPod does, with the exception on making phone calls. Well... my Nokia 3220 cost ÃÆââ¬Å¡Ãâã50 on Virgin Mobile, and an iPod can go for about ÃÆââ¬Å¡Ãâã150... so I can have all this technology for ÃÆââ¬Å¡Ãâã100 less. This poll confirms what I have to say:

 

 

 

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I like my phone to be a phone, sure I can text message aswell but I don't want anything else for it to do. So no I would not buy it! Only two years ago everybody had a phone like mine -.-

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I thought you could use an iPhone as a treadmill

 

 

 

 

 

I saw that on youtube

 

 

 

Also as a phone and a music player....pretty gd you can use it for running and getting fit

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It looks pretty cool but I don't think I'd even use half the features. I can't see myself ever spending over $150 for a phone.


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the iPhone is just a status-symbol

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the iPhone is just a status-symbol

 

And really awesome.


Ghost: I am prejudice towards ignorance, so that would explain why I appear to be so.

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i'd rather spend $600 at a casino in las Vegas, or some hookers, or narcotics, than buy an ipone.

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i'd rather spend $600 at a casino in las Vegas, or some hookers, or narcotics, than buy an ipone.

 

 

 

Can you justify your feelings toward the iphone?

 

 

 

Personally, its not worth the money right now to me. I have no use for a cellphone, let a lone this beast of a phone. I do imagine that it is pretty awesome, but the thing is its just like the ps3. All these functions, but it costs so much.


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