iPhone -- really?

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  1. dpuck1998

    dpuck1998 <font color=blue>I'm innocent I tell you...innocen

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    Interesting read....I'm not saying I agree with it, but I do find it over-hyped. But I also can't stand the Apple commercials with PC vs. Mac. They blatantly lie and give out false information. That said, I do like my Mac Book Pro, but I also love my PCs just as much. (Job security)

    http://finance.yahoo.com/family-hom...Phone-worlds-worst.html?mod=family-love_money

    Who needs it for a phone anyway, they should change it to iMobileMac
     
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  3. DaParkers

    DaParkers The original DISard of Oz!

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    Interesting. My Blackberry is an excellent phone and a pretty good mobile computer. With that said, I may get an Iphone as a second line just because it seems like a fun device to have.
     
  4. dpuck1998

    dpuck1998 <font color=blue>I'm innocent I tell you...innocen

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    I'm in a similar boat, I love my blackberry but would access to more apps. Blackberry apps are getting better however.
     
  5. kaligal

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    The thing I love best about the iPhone is the thing that first attracted me to it. I can take my phone and ipod places and only have to carry one thing. :)

    I also love the apps, which I didn't even know about when I got the thing.

    Checking email and having portable internet access is just icing on the cake.
     
  6. DisneyKevin

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    Too funny....

    "I think I'm going to hate the iPhone......but I want one."

    "It's horrible at handling calls....but I want one."

    "The battery life is terrible.....but I want one."

    "it's an Apple product and Steve Jobs is evil incarnate....but I want one."

    "If you drop it, it breaks and it's expensive to replace....but I want one."

    "My XXXXX phone can do nuclear particle physics and create world peace.....but I want one.

    "It doesnt fold my laundry or take the lint out of the dryer filter.....but I want one."

    The Collective even accepts the dissenters.

    Welcome to the world of iPhone.
     
  7. trekkie2

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    "My XXXXX phone can do nuclear particle physics and create world peace.....but I want one.

    "It doesnt fold my laundry or take the lint out of the dryer filter.....but I want one."

    This is totally the phone I want, nuclear particle physics, world peace, housework... throw in a cuddle or two and I'm sold :thumbsup2
     
  8. DisneyKevin

    DisneyKevin Kelvis Moderator

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    Jimmy Buffet has a song..."If the Phone Doesnt Ring, It's Me".

    Maybe he means the iPhone.....but he wants one.

    :lmao:
     
  9. dpuck1998

    dpuck1998 <font color=blue>I'm innocent I tell you...innocen

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    That sums it up for me. Although I'm still riding the fence. Do I really want one or just think I want one, is there a difference?
     
  10. DisneyKevin

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    That fence thing is bad for you.:thumbsup2
     
  11. Matt@WDWR

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    I'm getting the Droid tomorrow. Not as great as the iPhone but Verizon's network is so much better than AT&Ts.
     
  12. DaParkers

    DaParkers The original DISard of Oz!

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    Not from my experience. I hated Verizon's "Network".
     
  13. cyberbox2

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    Beware the iHandcuffs

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    Yes it's a "wall'd garden" but my iPhone has enabled me to consolidate several different devices. Its my:

    1: music player
    2: video player
    3: alarm clock
    4: Auto Navigation (GPS)
    5: E-mail client
    6: internet browser
    7: Pedometer
    8: digital camera
    9: video camera
    10: PHONE

    and the list could go on. Its not for everyone but I couldn't imagine having anything else.
     
  14. Matt@WDWR

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    Nationally, Verizon's network is better in most places. Near Atlanta, it is definitely far superior to AT&T.
     
  15. HeatherH

    HeatherH Earning My Ears<br><font color="darkorchid">Okay,

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    I agree with Matt. Verizon is VASTLY superior where I live, and I will be upgrading to a Droid later this month when my contract is up. I especially love the QWERTY keyboard, have never been a big fan of touch-screen phones for texting or email. Love the keyboard.

    But I am a TOTAL convert on Macs...don't even own one yet but can't wait to get one when my next desktop inevitably fails. HATE Windows with a passion. Apple has converted me, sight unseen, to a Mac.

    If Verizon offered an iPhone I might consider it, but I think the Droid is a very good alternative, and even superior in some ways.
     
  16. dpuck1998

    dpuck1998 <font color=blue>I'm innocent I tell you...innocen

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    I will not give up my TomTom for any device!!
     
  17. dpuck1998

    dpuck1998 <font color=blue>I'm innocent I tell you...innocen

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    Wow...really? You might want actually try one first.
     
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    I have tried it, and I am loving it!
    In Canada I am getting the better phone company with the iPhone.
    I have to say, I have not been this impressed since the last time I fell in love.
    That was 15 years ago. :thumbsup2
     
  19. safetymom

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    Don, cross over to the dark side. Get an iPhone. I thought my Blackberry was great but love love love my iPhone. :) :)
     
  20. sarahsar

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    What app are you using for it to be a pedometer?
     
  21. sarahsar

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    While in general I would agree that is very good advice, that's basically what I did. I liked my iPhone so much (after using many other handheld devices in the past, from the old-school Palm Pilot, Handspring Visor, Sony Clie, Pocket PC, all the way up through a Windows Mobile phone) that when my laptop had reached the end of its useful life I got a MacBook Pro. The last time I had used a Mac was for a class at school about 13 years ago (and I hated it then, by the way). I realize it was a little crazy to take such a leap of faith, but that's what happened.

    I will say that Apple was smart to emphasize how you can run Windows natively on a Mac these days, and to provide a relatively straightforward way of doing it with BootCamp. That gave me some psychological reassurance that if I needed it I could still use Windows. I had a Windows XP partition initially and now have a Windows 7 partition, but to be honest, about the only thing I do with it is check in to update the antivirus definitions from time to time. I have completely switched over and I have not regretted it for a minute. I know I'm a bit of an obnoxious convert (I used to consider them mac-asses), but so it goes. I am perfectly capable of dealing with all of the Windows annoyances, the registry, all of the maintenance, etc., etc., but honestly, it's a pretty nice life not having to do that stuff. Being a bit of a nerd about this kind of stuff, I have kept up with Windows 7 and I will stay up to date with things that come out, but it's been a great experience actually just _using_ a computer and not spending all of my time tinkering with it.

    To bring it back on topic, the iPhone was what did it for me. You can compare the iPhone spec-wise to a lot of other devices out there, and on paper it's not the most impressive. But where it excels is the user interface and how it does what it does. Take multi-tasking, for example. In theory it would be nice to be able to run multiple apps at once (the iPhone will do a few, like the phone obviously, and the iPod). But you can switch between them so quickly it's rarely an issue. In contrast, with my Windows Mobile phone I could run a bunch of things at once, but all that did really was slow everything down. It was just a big mess. There are a few apps that I wish they would make exempt from this (apps like Pandora, for example), but overall I think it's not a big issue.

    The other things that is hands-down better on the iPhone than on any other device I've used is the multi-touch screen. It's just terrific. The trackpads on the MacBook Pro are like that also, and at this point I would be very upset to have to give that up.
     

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