Life with the iPhone 3G, one week later

Life with the iPhone 3G, one week later
In our initial review we noted several problems we’ve had with the software, but the list just keeps growing and we are growing increasingly less patient. Our latest issue is that the screen has shrunk. The view remains the same, but along the top and left there are five or six rows of unused pixels. On the bottom there are a few rows, and the left side has one or two unused rows as well.

We have encountered several more lockups, restarts and overall unstableness. There have been numerous user reports of data being erased when the phone syncs with iTunes, MobileMe still not working properly and SIM card read errors that require a new phone.

Our issue with the screen shrink may be an isolated problem, but many users reported that they have one or another issue. If Apple doesn’t fix these problems soon, we will have to lower the rating of the iPhone 3G.

Let us know if you have experienced any software/hardware issues with your iPhones at As soon as we get more information or answer from Apple will let you know.



1. unregistered

iphone sucks!!

81. Dexter unregistered

I don't think the iphone sucks, it's just apple fanboys are so easy to hate. They are the equivalent to technology hipsters, so damn smug. The phone is innovative and the UI is great, but there is just alot of phones out there that do the same things and much better. Why can't everybody just tip their hat to the iphone, because it has pushed phones forward and ultimately the consumer across the board will win in the end.

98. unregistered

Yeah iphone sucks... for sure. Glad I didn't get this POS! I am happy with my Dare :-)

122. unregistered

Dude the dare is horrible ever try surfing the web on the iphone? way better than any phone out there right now

132. BOB DOLE unregistered

UI great, so they fixed the way you have to clear to the main screen every time you wish to change over to a different function

140. unregistered

Why is everyone always argueing what phone is better. Im happy with my Instinct and thats all that matters.......IPHONE SUCKS!!!

2. BXBeast unregistered

damn! i thought i they would fix problems like this, wow apple needs to step up there game before people give up on them!

16. kiing unregistered

its to late

62. unregistered

Lower the scales and take the ride down... iphone sucks, (isnt the first version supposed to suck worse) looks like 3g is too much for iphone.

96. unregistered

Too bad Verizon doesn't have anything better. I'll take the iphone issues anyday, that's why I'm switching

109. unregistered

You are so freakin blind! Half of Verizon phones kill iphone. Dare is so much more superior than iphone ever was or will be.

113. unregistered

Haha that was a funny joke 117

116. unregistered

Anyone who thinks the lame DARE is better then the iPhone has never used the iPhone. I've used both and can tell you anyone who used an iPhone would HATE the dare.

117. unregistered

Seriously, I have tired all Verizon phones and in the end, not even on looks they get to be close to the iPhone.. and i'm one that wanted to be with VZW over ATT.. I dont have the iPhone yet, but after messing with it a few times, not is much easier to use and type on it then I expected, but is easier to use then the Dare and Glyde phones.. The only one phone I would concider at this time over the iPhone would be the Samsung Instinct, but at this moment,, I am not a fan of Sprint at all, so getting hte Instinct for me is out of the question..

128. unregistered

ive had the iphone canceled the service not even 30 days later and sold the phone i ebay yes it is a really nice phone great for the person on the go the down side its with at&t. im still with verizon with my envy the dare is a POS its looks cheap and feels cheap the touch screen is cheap atleast with the iphone u can tap the screen the dare u have to pound the screen. the good thing is by the end of 08 when the take over of alltel is complete (VZW is now the US largest cell phone provider) they will unlock there network to phones and apps that met there specs. this means u can get a samsung instinct and have it work on the verizon network. or any cdma phone.

133. unregistered

That's a dumb comment. In addition to the iPhone troubles, at&t has what is consistently rated the worst coverage (or second worse, only beating Sprint) in the country. What Verizon has better is reliable service that is consistently ranked the best in the country. Have fun with your defective toy on a non-working network. Should be a blast! Just don't shoot yourself when you see how your phone will work for the next two years.

134. unregistered

So by switching to the iphone you like: - the ability to NOT put insurance on your iphone - the ability to NOT download music OTA (over the air) - the ability to NOT get a new or extended battery in a store - the ability to be on a network with less coverage, more dropped calls, and second class customer service - the ability to NOT have an actual QWERTY keyboard you can slide out or filp open - the ability to be on a 3G network that is only available in large metropolitan areas - the ability to be limited to WIFI areas if you want fast internet speeds - the ability to NOT have removable/expandable memory - the ability to NOT have actual turn-by-turn GPS on the go - the ability to NOT have your defective iPhone worked on/switched out at your local store -the ability to NOT "Hear Me Now?"

135. unregistered

actually bud i've had plenty of customers who actually were currently using the iPhone and switched to the dare because of lockups, reception issues on the handset, and stability. I also used the IPhone myself and i do admit that it is the best touchscreen by far but im not going to sacrifice getting a good touchscreen over all the other services that phone cannot offer and the dare can. Its all about what you need, if all you care about is how accurate and versitile ur touchscreen is get the iphone, if you care about service, speed, and reliability with an okay touchscreen get the Dare, not to mention working bluetooth features.

136. unregistered

Dont get me wrong Apple makes great products, I personally have the MACBOOK AIR and an iPod Touch, i just dont want to be on a second-class network. The iphones internet browser is second-to-none, but the network is second-to-verizon and albeit a very distant second.

3. unregistered

The Apple fanboys will be here soon to defend their beloved overpriced phone with a fruit on it, don't worry.

6. unregistered

" The Apple fanboys will be here soon to defend their beloved overpriced phone with a fruit on it, don't worry " Overpriced? Compared to what phone that flawless sync's data the same way ? And has all the same features and benefits.

17. unregistered

...mmm try any windows mobile device? im sorry that it doesn't have a flashy UI but it gets the job done. And at least you can get a WM Device without being charged for 3g and data requirements :)

30. Web unregistered

Exactally - The ATT Tilt, which is better than the iPhone of course, is only $199 now, same as the iPhone 3G. It's a much better phone technically speaking and with all the add-ons and mods it becomes an even better phone aesthetically. The defense rests.

41. unregistered

Oh my word that comment just goes to show how blinkered the Apple Kool-aid drinkers are!!!!!! Blackberry and Windows Mobile has been providing the features that Apple still haven't got right for more than 7 years! Also due to the large and mature developer community you can add any skin to the device you like, just take a look at the demo here And if you really like the Apple UI I strongly recommend here I think the IPhone UI is great but it ain't worth $1,800 over 2 years with the bugs etc On top of this in terms of features it is still playing catchup It still has a low megapixel camera, there are tons of posts complaining about lockups and synchronisation errors where data is lost !!! It has only just started providing 3G and true GPS, there is no Video conferencing, No memory card slot, can't change the battery, screen rotation works only on a subset of the IPhone programs!! No Bluetooth A2DP Stereo Headset support! I have had HSDPA and GPS for over a year, syncin'g email......pleeeaase...6 years and counting and there are many more but I won't go on. However the screen is amazing and the GUI is great but as I can add any GUI I like and am not locked into ITunes etc I'd stick with something like the Samsung Omnia The Samsung Omnia has so many more features than any other Windows Mobile Phone out there so it kicks the IPhone into the dust on the functionality stakes 16GB internal with upto 16GB memory card support (that's upto 32GB of storage!!!) Worlds first DivX certified phone!!! Xvid/H.263/H.264/WMV/MP4 support 5 megapixel camera CMOS camera with a host of semi professional features!!! TV out GPS HSDPA 7.2Mbps 3.2" screen True screen rotation in all programs Video recording with a host of semi professional editing features!!! FM Radio with RDS Bluetooth with Headset A2DP support Office document support WiFi Decent battery 1400mAh Alec

75. unregistered

OMG, you just wrote "RIP iphone" and that info is so true. Apple fanboyz can't say nothing against this one. Ha!!!

4. phillipxenxciel

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 23, 2008

hahaa~~i love that bsod.

5. nichitapavel unregistered

it's looks that the "precious" iphone so much beloved by all is a becoming a vista competitor,a very very strong competitor. I'M LOVING THIS GAME!!! interesting who will win???

7. unregistered

wow everybody is really hating on apple. lemme ask you ppl a question, what device is comparible seriously or better? i will answer nothing. i need to start singing, HI HATERS!

8. unregistered

Nokia N95.... that's a better phone

10. unregistered

I use a N82. It's better too :)

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