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thepepes

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I think the iPhone sounds incredibly exciting. I'm still wary, however, of buying it as soon as it comes out. Won't Apple soon come out with newer, improved models that cost less? Granted 499 is a great price, but I know I always seem to upgrade my iPod right before a newer model comes out haha. I didn't want to make the same mistake with the iPhone. What are some of the reasons you are all getting them right away?
 

Bootlessjam

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Well if you get it straight away then you have the longest possible time between when you buy it and when the next one comes out!
 

iphonenut

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dude (or dudette),

three things for you to think about...

1. if you keep waiting for the latest and greatest...you're never going to get anything...at the speed it's moving now technology is going to pass you by. you have to eventually stake your claim somewhere.

2. i too was worried about this until i found out that Apple plans on providing free updates to the phone over the life of the phone to keep it as updated as possible. so it's not like you buy it and once it leaves the store it's completely out dated.

3. and this is depending on your personal taste....i can barely wait a month for this thing to come out...there is NO WAY i will be able to wait an additional 6months to 1year before the next model comes out knowing that the OG iPhone is out there and i'm not enjoying it.
 

david77

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point to think

dude (or dudette),

three things for you to think about...

1. if you keep waiting for the latest and greatest...you're never going to get anything...at the speed it's moving now technology is going to pass you by. you have to eventually stake your claim somewhere.

2. i too was worried about this until i found out that Apple plans on providing free updates to the phone over the life of the phone to keep it as updated as possible. so it's not like you buy it and once it leaves the store it's completely out dated.

3. and this is depending on your personal taste....i can barely wait a month for this thing to come out...there is NO WAY i will be able to wait an additional 6months to 1year before the next model comes out knowing that the OG iPhone is out there and i'm not enjoying it.

You are right, but also you should consider that its multimedia features (camera) , which are built-in on this model is in a very low quality comper to the market.
Nokia, Samsung and Sony ER, for the last year provides devices with 3.X pixels and above camera cell phones . As i read the next iPhone models will be with much more powerful camera which is to date a very important issue on a cell phone.
am i right?
 

wjp09

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The only thing you need to worry about are hardware changes. Size color etc.

Color-anyone can deal with if not get a skin or take it apart and use dye to paint it. (only if your that worried btw)

Size-The iPhone is very small. You don't want it getting too much smaller or else it could easily be damaged and the screen would be too small for videos.

Camera-Most people who have phones on their camera aren't serious photographers. If you are that serious buy a real camera.

Lastly Space- while 4/8gb may not be enough for some people for a mp3 player you do need to remember it is a phone. Think of all the 'music' phones out there now and tell me the ammount of space on there, 4/8 gbs is a huge step up.

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david77

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The only thing you need to worry about are hardware changes. Size color etc.

Color-anyone can deal with if not get a skin or take it apart and use dye to paint it. (only if your that worried btw)

Size-The iPhone is very small. You don't want it getting too much smaller or else it could easily be damaged and the screen would be too small for videos.

Camera-Most people who have phones on their camera aren't serious photographers. If you are that serious buy a real camera.

Lastly Space- while 4/8gb may not be enough for some people for a mp3 player you do need to remember it is a phone. Think of all the 'music' phones out there now and tell me the ammount of space on there, 4/8 gbs is a huge step up.

-300
Yes i think its would be the best musc phone in the market .
nevertheless most of people are using the camera a lot , providers release every year improved camera phones , and in this point Appel go back when releasing a phone with ridiculous camrea abilities. this is not a businesss phone nor full multimedia phone.
 

ColsTiger

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There won't be a newer version out for a year or so at least. When that happens, I'll just upgrade to that version and pass iPhone 1.0 down to my son or daughter. I take very good care of my phones, so it will be just like new to them.
 

wot_fan

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Yes i think its would be the best musc phone in the market .
nevertheless most of people are using the camera a lot , providers release every year improved camera phones , and in this point Appel go back when releasing a phone with ridiculous camrea abilities. this is not a businesss phone nor full multimedia phone.
I cound not disagree more with your statement that the iPhone has "ridiculous camrea abilities". A phone's camera megapixels rating is not an indication of quality. I have seen several phones with 2+MP that don't take pictures as good as some 1MP phone cameras. It is all about the quality of the hardware and software of the camera. Why don't you wait to see some pictures taken by the iPhone before you decide if it is a good camera or not?
 

david77

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I cound not disagree more with your statement that the iPhone has "ridiculous camrea abilities". A phone's camera megapixels rating is not an indication of quality. I have seen several phones with 2+MP that don't take pictures as good as some 1MP phone cameras. It is all about the quality of the hardware and software of the camera. Why don't you wait to see some pictures taken by the iPhone before you decide if it is a good camera or not?
i agree we'll wait and see
 

david77

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I cound not disagree more with your statement that the iPhone has "ridiculous camrea abilities". A phone's camera megapixels rating is not an indication of quality. I have seen several phones with 2+MP that don't take pictures as good as some 1MP phone cameras. It is all about the quality of the hardware and software of the camera. Why don't you wait to see some pictures taken by the iPhone before you decide if it is a good camera or not?

anyway the question is if Apple release the iPhone 1.0 with 2 megapixel camera when rumers indicate they gonna release version 2 with 5 megapixel isn't it worth to wait a little bit for perfect multimedia phone? be sure that you take a rise when buying the first version of new tech ,it allways comes with lots of bugs and strange behaviours
 

thepepes

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I cound not disagree more with your statement that the iPhone has "ridiculous camrea abilities". A phone's camera megapixels rating is not an indication of quality. I have seen several phones with 2+MP that don't take pictures as good as some 1MP phone cameras. It is all about the quality of the hardware and software of the camera. Why don't you wait to see some pictures taken by the iPhone before you decide if it is a good camera or not?
Yeah that would be my main thing. My sister has a Blackberry Pearl - and it's not good for much haha EXCEPT that it takes amazing pictures. Will the iPhone's pictures be of the same quality? I mean the screen is so big and great it would be a shame if the pictures you see in the demos were not as good as the pics you take with the phone itself. Yeah?
 

david77

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Yeah that would be my main thing. My sister has a Blackberry Pearl - and it's not good for much haha EXCEPT that it takes amazing pictures. Will the iPhone's pictures be of the same quality? I mean the screen is so big and great it would be a shame if the pictures you see in the demos were not as good as the pics you take with the phone itself. Yeah?
exactly! i hope version 2 will include much more powerful camera
 

wot_fan

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anyway the question is if Apple release the iPhone 1.0 with 2 megapixel camera when rumers indicate they gonna release version 2 with 5 megapixel isn't it worth to wait a little bit for perfect multimedia phone? be sure that you take a rise when buying the first version of new tech ,it allways comes with lots of bugs and strange behaviours
I guess that depends on how important the camera is to you, how long you are willing to wait and how much faith you put in rumors. I am not willing to wait at least 6 months to see what rumored features are added to the next iPhone. If version 2 ends up being significantly better than the first version, I will sell mine and buy the new one. In the mean time I will enjoy the goodness that version 1 has to offer :).

For me, the camera is a nice addition, but not a deal breaker. I will use it for a candid photo here and there. I don't expect a phone camera to replace my stand alone camera. When I need high quality pictures, I will bring my stand alone camera.

I really don't think you are right about new tech "allways" having a lot of bugs. That really depends on who is making it and how thoroughly they test it. If this were a Microsoft product, then I think you would have a much better chance of being right ;). I think Apple has put too much on the line with this product not to do the best they can. With Steve Jobs being one of the beta testers, I have confidence that it won't ship until he is satisfied.
 

david77

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I guess that depends on how important the camera is to you, how long you are willing to wait and how much faith you put in rumors. I am not willing to wait at least 6 months to see what rumored features are added to the next iPhone. If version 2 ends up being significantly better than the first version, I will sell mine and buy the new one. In the mean time I will enjoy the goodness that version 1 has to offer :).

For me, the camera is a nice addition, but not a deal breaker. I will use it for a candid photo here and there. I don't expect a phone camera to replace my stand alone camera. When I need high quality pictures, I will bring my stand alone camera.

I really don't think you are right about new tech "allways" having a lot of bugs. That really depends on who is making it and how thoroughly they test it. If this were a Microsoft product, then I think you would have a much better chance of being right ;). I think Apple has put too much on the line with this product not to do the best they can. With Steve Jobs being one of the beta testers, I have confidence that it won't ship until he is satisfied.
I hope you right ;) till now Apple definitely released only winner products to the market (Ipod) , but cell phones it a differnt, much more complex device. so lets give good hope on Steve Jobes QA team. :)
 

ColsTiger

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I hope you right ;) till now Apple definitely released only winner products to the market (Ipod) , but cell phones it a differnt, much more complex device. so lets give good hope on Steve Jobes QA team. :)
Apple has had a few stinkers along the way. I don't think AppleTV has guite caught on yet either.

Hopefully, this won't be the case with the iPhone.
 
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Apple has had a few stinkers along the way. I don't think AppleTV has guite caught on yet either.

Hopefully, this won't be the case with the iPhone.
I agree. Apple TV is not the best product Apple has made, nor the worst. However, it did not have nearly as much hype as the iPhone did. Plus, correct me if I am incorrect, it seems as if Steve Jobs himself is working much more closely with the iPhone. It seems that the iPhone is also going through much more rigorous testing. There will likely be one or two small bugs, but I wouldn't think anything major will pop up.
 

joe

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Problem with AppleTV is that it only plays the Mp4 or whatever format for video. If they were to open that up it would be a lot cooler.
I love our Apple TV. And I'm looking forward to the updates Apple will be sending, like purchasing stuff from the store from the TV. If you want other video on your Apple TV there are a lot of things you can do to get it on there.

As for the camera, it sounds like for some it is a real deal breaker. My primary uses for the iPhone are phone, iPod, and mobile internet convergence. Camera is a nice extra. :)
 

ColsTiger

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I love our Apple TV. And I'm looking forward to the updates Apple will be sending, like purchasing stuff from the store from the TV. If you want other video on your Apple TV there are a lot of things you can do to get it on there.

As for the camera, it sounds like for some it is a real deal breaker. My primary uses for the iPhone are phone, iPod, and mobile internet convergence. Camera is a nice extra. :)
I agree. Camera will be the least used device on my iPhone.
 

iphonenut

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i guess it comes down to personal preference...

the camera is not a deal breaker for me. i would like to take decent pictures...and if that rumored "toast" picture is actually from an iPhone that's all the quality i need in a phone. when i go on a trip i'll take my camera.

it's that damn amazing touchscreen and ipod/phone/internet that's the clincher for me.