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iCheez

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Hey guys, first post here! I've been looking at the iPhone since it's arrival and haven't made the jump . . . yet! Being a mac guy for 14 yrs and a graphic designer, I fell in love right off from the start.

My biggest problem (and my wife's) with it is the name iPhone. In reality, it's a handheld computing device with a phone app. and I can't get my wife to overlook this fact. She's going bonkers that I want to spend that kind of cash for a phone. She also heard that it's super expensive in service fees when in reality, it will add a whopping $20 a month to our family plan.

Thanks to all for the interesting conversations. I've learned a ton!
 

Alexander

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#2
Hey guys, first post here! I've been looking at the iPhone since it's arrival and haven't made the jump . . . yet! Being a mac guy for 14 yrs and a graphic designer, I fell in love right off from the start.

My biggest problem (and my wife's) with it is the name iPhone. In reality, it's a handheld computing device with a phone app. and I can't get my wife to overlook this fact. She's going bonkers that I want to spend that kind of cash for a phone. She also heard that it's super expensive in service fees when in reality, it will add a whopping $20 a month to our family plan.
Thanks to all for the interesting conversations. I've learned a ton!
Think about how many people in America carry around a cell phone. Then think how many people would be interested in buying a "hand held computing device". Labeling it as a cellphone sure does expand its appeal to a larger (non-geek) audience.

But I do see your point.
 

boby17

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Sep 1, 2007
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Tell her that if u have iPhone
the only other thing you need is......................nothing
I don't see anything that iPhone does not have.
 

Macster

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Feb 21, 2007
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Hey guys, first post here! I've been looking at the iPhone since it's arrival and haven't made the jump . . . yet! Being a mac guy for 14 yrs and a graphic designer, I fell in love right off from the start.

My biggest problem (and my wife's) with it is the name iPhone. In reality, it's a handheld computing device with a phone app. and I can't get my wife to overlook this fact. She's going bonkers that I want to spend that kind of cash for a phone. She also heard that it's super expensive in service fees when in reality, it will add a whopping $20 a month to our family plan.

Thanks to all for the interesting conversations. I've learned a ton!
My wife and I bought the iPhone first... because it is a phone. And in the two months we have been very pleased with them as phones. Whe we made the purchase, I honestly didn't think we would use the other "computer" stuff as much as we have. It has seemed every day we come up with more uses for the iPhones. You also nailed it right on the head concerning the service. Only $20 more a month per phone on the bill, which is not bad in my opinion.

If you are planning on buying the iPhone, do yourself a favor. Buy your wife one. My wife is not much in to gadgets, but she really is enjoying this phone. Neither of us have had buyer's remorse for pulling the trigger on the iPhone.

Good luck, and just buy 'em!
 

Conan

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Jul 19, 2007
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Tell her that if u have iPhone
the only other thing you need is......................nothing
I don't see anything that iPhone does not have.
I don't know how that helps his situation.. his wife will then think he is a freak or something lol
 

jeepshots

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Jul 10, 2007
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Just give it up...

You won't be able to convince her. Sorry, but that's the short and sweet of it. You're trying to use logic in an emotional-based argument. You will not win. Logically, it's a great deal. You get 1) a phone with a fantastic GUI interface which includes a 2 mega pixel camera good for 4x6 pictures, 2) a PDA like capabilities with contacts, email, calendar, stock/map apps, 3) a widescreen video iPod, and 4) a full internet browser. All in wrapped in one supersleek package dripping with Apple's famous interface capabilities. Phone is easily worth $300, post 2-year contract. Video iPod would be around $300. Browser device would be around $250. You're saving money by getting it all in one piece. Easy as pie. It just won't sell to her....
 

Indy

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Jul 29, 2007
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You won't be able to convince her. Sorry, but that's the short and sweet of it. You're trying to use logic in an emotional-based argument. You will not win. Logically, it's a great deal. You get 1) a phone with a fantastic GUI interface which includes a 2 mega pixel camera good for 4x6 pictures, 2) a PDA like capabilities with contacts, email, calendar, stock/map apps, 3) a widescreen video iPod, and 4) a full internet browser. All in wrapped in one supersleek package dripping with Apple's famous interface capabilities. Phone is easily worth $300, post 2-year contract. Video iPod would be around $300. Browser device would be around $250. You're saving money by getting it all in one piece. Easy as pie. It just won't sell to her....
Just show her the website and post like this^, she needs more of an understanding of what this thing is.

Make an agreement with her somehow: I will do 'insert task here' for 6 months or any amount of time, if I may get an iPhone. Just make sure she signs your contract! (Still have mine laminated in the safe =P)

Usually taking her to the store and letting her put her hands on it earns you some points too. (Be sure and bring up her favorite video, song, website whatever, before you hand it to her)