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iPhone sensational

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by byso, May 20, 2009.

  1. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Just entered the 21st century and got an iPhone on a $49 plan. It's gotta be the best gadget I've ever used. This post is made from it.
     
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  2. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    i assume you were one of the lucky ones who got a 3G iPhone.
     
  3. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Yeah its 3G
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    if you had waited a month the new version comes out haha.

    But yes they are awesome. I love mine, still. Once you start exploring the apps too, it just gets better
     
  5. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    No concern as this phone can upgrade firmware to v3
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    yeah agreed, however this wont be just a Firmware upgrade
     
  7. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Only a couple of these things would interest me.

    Here's a list of what the new iPhone could offer, along with my comments. AppleiPhoneApps is also predicting that the $199 and $299 price tags will remain.


    A 32GB model--We've expected this for some time. What's more, it would be welcome.

    Double the RAM and processing power--Ditto here.

    A 3.2-megapixel camera with video-recording capabilities--We've been hearing about this for a while, as well. But while Apple is at it, we'd also like more camera editing features.

    Ability to send a pictures and video via MMS--The iPhone 3.0 software update will add the ability to send photos with MMS so videos would make sense too.

    Turn-by-turn directions--We'll also get this with the 3.0 update. The feature won't be native, but it will come through apps.

    1.5x the battery life--The short battery life is one of the iPhone 3G's biggest flaws. I'd look forward to this improvement the most.

    Apple logo on the rear side will light up--This one is random, indeed. Outside of the, "Look at me, I have an iPhone!" factor I can't imagine why you'd want this. Plus, I agree that it would be useless and annoying if it negatively affected battery life.

    Built-in compass--This is a bit random, but anything is possible. You can get limited compass functionality through a compass app.

    Built-in FM transmitter--This would be a first for Apple, so I'm suspicious. But I'd like it.

    Other physical changes--AppleiPhoneApps says the metal border might go away and the new model could have a sleeker profile and a rubber tread on its backside. Personally, I think the iPhone is sleek enough already, but some CNET readers have said the opposite. The rubber tread would protect against falls, I suppose. The blog also mentioned an OLED display.
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah, problem with some of those features is that they will drain the battery and counter each other.

    However Turn by Turn is already in Google Maps
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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      A sorry victim of marketing hey?

    Unfortunately mine fell out of my pocket when 3 weeks old.  Cracked the screen at one corner, but worse it is seems to have taken out wi-fi capability.  23 months is a long time to wait for a contract to finish.
     
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    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      A sorry victim of marketing hey?

    Unfortunately mine fell out of my pocket when 3 weeks old.  Cracked the screen at one corner, but worse it is seems to have taken out wi-fi capability.  23 months is a long time to wait for a contract to finish.
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    didn't you insure it?


    Just get a new one under insurance. I am on my second phone and with the current battery life, probably looking for a 3rd one soon. If you are in the Apple store its worth seeing them, they are pretty good about replacing them
     
  11. nita

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    looove the iphone.. i'm holding out for the new version though. i spend upwards of 3 hours per day on public transport to/from work, so i need as much battery life as i can get!

    very excited  ;D
     
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  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    it's a verb I use when I make a call
     
  14. Pearso

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    These things sound like the ducks nuts. But can you make and recieve phone calls on them ;D
     
  15. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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      A sorry victim of marketing hey?

    Unfortunately mine fell out of my pocket when 3 weeks old.  Cracked the screen at one corner, but worse it is seems to have taken out wi-fi capability.  23 months is a long time to wait for a contract to finish.
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    didn't you insure it?


    [/quote]  It's on a corporate plan and the schmucks from Telstra don't offer insurance, unlike Optus.
     
  16. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    that sucks man. I would go ask them to cut a deal with you
     
  17. ManlyBacker

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    Only a complete bastard organisation would make battery replacement so difficult. Why couldn't it be like most small devices where you could just swap out a charged battery on the run? A joke.
     
  18. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Apple are basically the new MS,  they get away with things like this by using "Sleek design" etc as an excuse.

    I am not phased. I expect any phone I have to have a lifespan of about 1.5 years before it truly starts to fade. I then look to replace it at at around 1.8 years under a new contract....such is the life of a consumer
     
  19. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    The new HTC google/android (Vodaphone) may give these a run for there money.
     
  20. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah, my mate in Canada went for the HTC, specifically for Android, he is a Google groupie....right Narc?

    I still think the iPhone has too much brand power though
     

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