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Justin

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I am always hesitant to buy a brand new electronic device based on the fact I question the reliability of the first wave of release...

in this case do you guys think it'll be worth waiting for a few months or should the first one be bug free?

I'd think they announced it so long ago they've probably already worked all the kinks out?
 

TrippalHealicks

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I am always hesitant to buy a brand new electronic device based on the fact I question the reliability of the first wave of release...

in this case do you guys think it'll be worth waiting for a few months or should the first one be bug free?

I'd think they announced it so long ago they've probably already worked all the kinks out?
With Apple's reputation of high-end usability and well-rounded user-experience, I would say the phone is probably gonna be fairly (if not completely) bug-free.
 

Kabeyun

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I am always hesitant to buy a brand new electronic device based on the fact I question the reliability of the first wave of release...

in this case do you guys think it'll be worth waiting for a few months or should the first one be bug free?

I'd think they announced it so long ago they've probably already worked all the kinks out?
It all depends on how risk-averse you are. Apple's been making laptops since 1989, yet remember the issues with the Rev. A aluminum PowerBook 16 years later? No beta test like a nationwide product release. I'm sure something will come up. Time will tell if it's a major or minor something. Me, I'm jumping in with both feet. Hope I don't drown. :)

-K
 

ebrunn

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Just buy the Apple Care and you don't have to worry. Thats what I am going to do. I think with Apple Care, you have a year to decide if you want it or not as well
 

andre000

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I think it will be solid.

This time-for this product, I think it will be as solid as Apple can make it. Think about it- there is so much riding on this device for Apple, Inc. It will set a precedent/standard/touchstone for all the versions (not "revisions") of the iPhones to follow. Not to mention the different "iDevices"planned based on MultiTouch technology. They will have had six months to essentially test it rigorously for stability.

Remember, this is Steve Jobs little baby. It has to be right out the gate!

Another thing, if tweaking is needed, hopefully it will be of a firmware/software nature- not hardware. Fixing/updating such should be a relatively simple affair. Certainly it will be easier than updating the other smartphones I've owned. (And I've owned quite a few.)

Finally a really "smart"phone.

I SAY-BRING IT ON!
:)
 

Edward

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Mar 17, 2007
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Well, they are always going to be improving upon the iPhone, like with every product they have had. The question is whether you want one now real bad or not. I know I'm going to be one of the first one to be at the Apple store when it is available.
 

andre000

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A decision has to be made...

Well, they are always going to be improving upon the iPhone, like with every product they have had. The question is whether you want one now real bad or not. I know I'm going to be one of the first one to be at the Apple store when it is available.
Of course, everyone has to make that decision, since the iPhone is expensive.

Personally, for my wife and I, we are eager to get a device that is: 1. Mac-friendly 2. Is simple to use. (I currently sport a HTC 6700 Pocket PC. Does it make sense for the "contacts" button to swift location from one screen to another? It's unbelievable how convoluted and complicated manufacturers make these "smart" phones. Of course, this is typical Microsoft UI.) I want the forethought and elegant user experience of Apple. 3. Syncs well with my PIM data, where everytime I sync I don't have to hold my breath that the connection won't fail, or worry that everything synced as it ought to have.

I am sure that the iPhone will improve in hardware specs, but much of the enhancements will come through software updates, like iTunes has evolved and improved over time.

Also, I could be wrong, but I do believe that AT&T will offer some incentives right out the gate to attract an inititial wave of customers/converts.

Hopefully, I'm right.

06.2007!
:cool:
 

Edward

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Of course, everyone has to make that decision, since the iPhone is expensive.

Personally, for my wife and I, we are eager to get a device that is: 1. Mac-friendly 2. Is simple to use. (I currently sport a HTC 6700 Pocket PC. Does it make sense for the "contacts" button to swift location from one screen to another? It's unbelievable how convoluted and complicated manufacturers make these "smart" phones. Of course, this is typical Microsoft UI.) I want the forethought and elegant user experience of Apple. 3. Syncs well with my PIM data, where everytime I sync I don't have to hold my breath that the connection won't fail, or worry that everything synced as it ought to have.

I am sure that the iPhone will improve in hardware specs, but much of the enhancements will come through software updates, like iTunes has evolved and improved over time.

Also, I could be wrong, but I do believe that AT&T will offer some incentives right out the gate to attract an inititial wave of customers/converts.

Hopefully, I'm right.

06.2007!
:cool:
Incentives will be there, that's for sure. We'll just have to wait and see if they roll out their biggest incentives when the product is launched. Who knows? There is already a lot of buzz around this product, I don't think they feel like they should roll out their biggest incentive at launch.

I like that you bring up the "simplicity" problems with current "smart phones" out there. I currently have a blackberry and I don't like it too much. I get a little frustrated with the UI. Apple's UI is one main thing that attracts me to their products.