Apple iPhone Review
0. phoneArena 29 Jun 2007, 21:08 posted on
Launched in Friday, June 29th, the iPhone has been sold in more than 500 000 units, although its price-tag considered by many as Huge. The first phone of Apple is the best iPod and packs very innovative interface in slim design, but lacks some features ...
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1. Gautam (unregistered)
13. apb1994 (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 May 2008)
LG made the first real touch screen phone, PRADA RULZ
2. Surinder Beri (unregistered)
Apple iPhone YOU ROCK AND I EXPECT THE PHONE ARENA TO REVIEW THIS PHONE VERY VERY VERY SHORTLY SO THAT I CAN BUY IT LOVE THIS PHONE'S TECHNOLOGICAL IMPROVEMENTS. THANK YOU!!!
3. pqaf (unregistered)
This phone brings nothing to the table. All eye candy GUI.
4. jeff (unregistered)
This phone is what I expected all hype. Its not anyway near as fast as it shows on tv. Not 3g, dial up, how prehistoric. No interchageable batteries, and short battery life. The woast thing of all is the carrier. At&t = Cingular. The plans are very expensive The only difference between the real difference between the iphone and my current phone is the touch screen and a few buttons.
5. Ignorance Is Bliss (unregistered)
It isn't amazing how people have never used a product can post such strong opinions. Yeah its just all hype, you folks will be the first one down there buying one.
6. JD (unregistered)
Based on what I have seen of this particular product, I would agree with the PhoneArena review in that the iPhone while having certain features that are not available on common phones is severly lacking in regards to the basics of what a phone should be, i.e. using it to make phone calls and to transmit the call clearly to both parties, so I would say that anyone looking to use this as a phone should look else where, anyone looking to surf the net with a fast connection should also probably consider something else too, but if what you want is an iPod that can make a somewhat decent phone call, then this is probably the phone for you
7. iFowned (unregistered)
If only there's a physical keyboard, 3G, and Zoom feature, I would totally jump for it. - How could I SMS or write email with that mini virtual keyboard? It's gonna take forever. - Girl: "Hey, cool phone! Gimme your number, I'm gonna video-call you tonight! *naughty winks*" You: "Um, sorry, no 3G" Girl: "Whaa...??!!" - Camera with no Zoom..... what's this, 1985? Otherwise, it's not a bad device to show off or to attract attention ;) Here's an unbiased review of iPhone...http://www.engadget.com/2007/0
8. BRANDI YOUR AT&T REP (unregistered)
PERSONALLY I DON'T CARE FOR THE I PHONE FOR THE SAME REASONS AS YOU. BUT DON'T YOU REALIZE THAT AT&T IS THE ONLY NETWORK THAT CAN SUPPORT THIS PHONE. EVEN THOUGH IT ISN'T 3G (WHICH I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY DID THIS) DOESN'T MEAN THAT AT&T IS THE WORST CARRIER. MIND YOU THAT T-MOBILE ONLY WORKS IN MAJOR HOTSPOT LOCATIONS OR ON I - 10, 75 OR 95. SPRINT IS JUST CRAP AND VERIZON CAN'T EVEN LEGALLY SAY THAT THEY HAVE TO FEWEST DROPPED CALLS.....SO YES THE PRICE IS PRETTY HIGH BUT LOOK AT THE COVERAGE THAT YOU GETTING WITH THE ONLY NETWORK WITH ROLLOVER.
9. osxing (unregistered)
Colleague at work got one. He let me play with it and it was very fast and responsive. The interface is better than any phone or palm or blackberry I know of. The "network" everyone is so weirded out over might be an issue BUT it also picks up wifi like a laptop. So in some situations it is much faster than a regular cell phone. I don't know about SMS exactly but if it just involves short messaging directly from the device I find it hard to believe a workaround isn't on the horizon (web 2.0 app maybe). I'm sure this thing will look like a clunker in a year or so as it is replaced by a 2nd or 3rd gen model but for now it really is awesome.
10. soulhacker (unregistered)
what a fantastic phone it is, relay superb to see and play with it, my frined bought it, what a interface, looks and everything is realy superb.. 9.5/10 Good work Apple! Nokia, Sony E. and Samsung should think over it!
11. yehudah (unregistered)
I love everything about this phone. Would be the GREATEST invention of all time if the added: 1. Zoom Camera 2. Video Camera 3. MMS - Easy Upgrade 4. iChat (for AIM) 5. 3G 6. and if possible a camera on the front for video calling. 7. Multiple recipients for SMS (or MMS when and if you add the feature)... i would like to send the same message to multiple people on my contacts list. SUPER IMPORTANT and Easy Upgrade. 8. They can also make some upgrades with there software/firmware to be able to Delete one call from your History... just add their "edit" button like on the SMS section. MOST IMPORTANT (for me) and Easiest Upgrade. *** 1, 3 4, 7 and 8 are ALL available on my current PalmOne Treo 680... of course the don't have iChat, but third-party AIM, ICQ, etc. software. But I LOVE IT. yehudah firstname.lastname@example.org
12. iPhone=blah (unregistered)
Ok, the iPhone is way freakin overrated!! It's "nice" but it's not everything you guys are saying it is. There are way cooler phones out there!! Like for example... the Motorola W315!!! that's a freakin sick phone!! Don't be jealous cause you don't have one!! There at a wal*mart near you!!! No, but really,,, the iphone is just barely in the "ok" section when it comes to phones. Sorry to hurt all the nerd's feelings :(
14. mercy (unregistered)
How did u find the GPS? The killer feature that can enables a whole eco-system of Location aware apps!!
In India, GPRS is the biggest bottle neck. Even the Airtel Mobile Office plan sucks!! Lets hope the 3G launches soon.
BTW, The beautiful thing about Apple in general and iphone in particular:
Its a TopDown approach: user experience comes first, software is designed to support it and hardware built to support software. Apple tries to control the entire stack and hence delight users. Everything works(out of the box)
The competition doesn’t have this luxury(or take this path) They design software for a given hardware and design user exp. over a given software.(BottomUp approach)
PS: Is there some way through which i can make the iphone beep when there is a unattended call or its on low battery?
15. App Developer (unregistered)
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