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Will you be getting the new iPhone when it gets released?

  • Yes, I will order it as soon as I can.

    Votes: 79 67.5%
  • I'll wait to see if the iPhone matches the hype.

    Votes: 28 23.9%
  • Maybe when the price comes down

    Votes: 8 6.8%
  • No thanks, I'll keep my current phone.

    Votes: 2 1.7%

  • Total voters
    117

Kabeyun

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Jan 10, 2007
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#4
if its 600 dollars i don't think i'll be too anxious to get one as soon as it comes out
$600 is a nice chunk of change but:

$250 (iPod Nano)
$200 more or less (cell phone of this form factor & function)
$x (everything else iPhone does)
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$x + $450 = $600
$x = $150

For me, I have little problem paying $150 for the ultimate convergence device that's a Mac in my pocket. And don't forget, the iPhone blows away any extant iPod.

-K
 
Jan 10, 2007
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#5
I don't think its priced too high given the price that ipods have been bringing . . As to when, I made the mistake of saying, I didn't think it was the phone for me . . Thats when I figured it was an ipod that also did phone calls. When I learned it was 8 gigs, a total OS in a device the size of a phone, thats when I started to re-think my statement . . . . I probably won't upgrade in June . . . I just bought a Treo 680 less than a month ago . . But it is probably my next cell phone purchase . .
 

ctrph8

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Jan 10, 2007
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#6
I'm undecided. I LOVE the phone. I've been looking for a user friendly phone/PDA for a while. This seems perfect. The problem is that I don't want to switch carriers. The Cingular plans are not very competative and now with the iPhone coming out, they are probably not going to be changing that. I can hope though. If they come out with some competative plans, I'm there.
 
Jan 10, 2007
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Calif
#7
I may wait a month or two for the bugs to be worked out, my contract with Verizon ends in July and if things are still looking good, I will have to dump my Treo 700p which I just bought in Oct 06. :laugh2:
 

greeniis

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Jan 10, 2007
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#8
I want one! But right now, in my little town, we have no Cingular! :mad: Sprint is the only major carrier available. Here's hoping that changes with the iPhone.....
 

rmort46

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Jan 10, 2007
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#9
Going to be my next phone, too

I don't think its priced too high given the price that ipods have been bringing . . As to when, I made the mistake of saying, I didn't think it was the phone for me . . Thats when I figured it was an ipod that also did phone calls. When I learned it was 8 gigs, a total OS in a device the size of a phone, thats when I started to re-think my statement . . . . I probably won't upgrade in June . . . I just bought a Treo 680 less than a month ago . . But it is probably my next cell phone purchase . .

I agree. I am new to the smartphone world, having only gotten my Treo 650 this past August. I love having it. But I already have seen, from Steve's keynote intro of the iPhone at MacWorld, that this is a phone that I am going to own. Just going to have to wait until maybe later in the summer.
My two big questions about the iPhone, though, are (1) does it have really strong drawing power through its antenna for both the phone signal support and for the internet? (my Treo is good on antenna signal draw) and (2) will it be getting the ability for me to have docs, excel, powerpoint, pdfs, and does it do video clips as well as photos?
Anyway, it will be a hunk of change, but I definitely envision one coming into my life. :)
 

ZodiacfreaK

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Jan 11, 2007
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#10
@rmort46 please don't use that kind of pink font with that size on the forum, I beg you. It makes my eyes want to bleed, anyways I really want one of these iPhones, I have been using a Tapwave Zodiac and Samsung SGH-D807 over the past few years but have been looking for something else to replace them both.
 
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Walk On

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Jan 11, 2007
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#11
I agree. I am new to the smartphone world, having only gotten my Treo 650 this past August. I love having it. But I already have seen, from Steve's keynote intro of the iPhone at MacWorld, that this is a phone that I am going to own. Just going to have to wait until maybe later in the summer.
My two big questions about the iPhone, though, are (1) does it have really strong drawing power through its antenna for both the phone signal support and for the internet? (my Treo is good on antenna signal draw) and (2) will it be getting the ability for me to have docs, excel, powerpoint, pdfs, and does it do video clips as well as photos?
Anyway, it will be a hunk of change, but I definitely envision one coming into my life. :)
It does do video same as the iPod. I think it will have the ability to carry files and also look at them. Jobs said it is running on OS X so to me, that means whatever runs on my Mac runs on the iPhone (Theoretically). I think the possibilities are going to be huge! I have a Treo 650 and had the Treo 600 and I have a Dopod 838 Pro Windows Mobile smartphone on hold. I have to pick it up on MOnday but now, well should I wait? I live in Aus so it will be 2008 before I even see an iPhone.
 
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ZodiacfreaK

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Jan 11, 2007
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#14
Jobs said it is running on OS X so to me, that means whatever runs on my Mac runs on the iPhone (Theoretically).
Well get ready to edit your definition. This in no way means that anything running on Mac OS will run on the iPhone. None of the programs will be able to just copy over and use. It just doesn't work like that. Even though they run the same OS (somewhat, I think what he said was quite a bit of a stretch) this in no way means that everything is backwards and crossover compatible. I wish software was that easy though :-P
 
Jan 11, 2007
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#15
Looks really great but I want to do more research. At this point I would rather have the new iPOd sans the phone features (at a lower price) and use my existing Cingular service.

If you would like to do some research I have put together this resource guide. It's free, no ads and yes it is all about iPhone.


Ken Leonard

Just curious how many people are already planning on getting the new iPhone.
 
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Jan 11, 2007
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#16
In my case, the decision to buy the iPhone will all come down to how much Cingular decides to charge for their data rates. If $20/month unlimited, yes, I'll buy the iPhone. If $40, no I will not.
 

idamo4u

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Jan 12, 2007
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#18
sigh... im so sad that, why have to be wait until June, i really can't wait to get one now ya... everyday just visit the web n look at the pic, how i wish iPhone is on my hand now, somemore 2008 only will have in asia, i for sure will try to get one when start selling in US, im so not happy to use the Pocket pc now ya...:sick: :oops:
 

weevil

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Jan 12, 2007
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#19
Woo Hoo! Gotta have one!

I can't wait! Sounds too good to be true. But will it really be called iPhone? I hear Cisco has laid claim to copyright to the name? Is that confirmed? Will Steve pay to own it? I think the name is very important and needs to have marketing links to the iPod.

I just got a TREO 680 running Palm OS a month ago and I like it except I am having trouble with my bluetooth headset not pairing anymore after weeks of having worked fine. (?)

Since I am a MAC user, I have high expectations for the iPhone to be super easy to use and none of the bugginess I have experienced using Palm TREO devices.

I may wait a few months after release to be sure any kinks are worked out and then I am on it!

Counting the days.......
 

chris

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Jun 10, 2006
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#20
I just got a TREO 680 running Palm OS a month ago and I like it except I am having trouble with my bluetooth headset not pairing anymore after weeks of having worked fine. (?)
I'd suggest removing it from your list of trusted devices, performing a soft reset and then re-initiating the process. If you still have trouble, check out the forums at Everything Treo. Lots of helpful and knowledgeable folks there.