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Old 09-07-2007, 11:18 AM   #57
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The phone doesn't have a hard drive in it and I don't think the new iPods (that look like the iPhone) do either. You really need to wait until they get up to 50gig or so. 8gig is useless.
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:32 AM   #58
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With all due respect....

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The phone doesn't have a hard drive in it and I don't think the new iPods (that look like the iPhone) do either. You really need to wait until they get up to 50gig or so. 8gig is useless.
To say that 8gb is useless is to have demands that are peculiar to you but may be quite adequate for many, many others. I'm quite happy with over 1,000 songs and hundreds of contacts and hundreds of pictures in mine. A friend has loaded nearly 1,000 contacts and 3,000 pictures. He's a happy iPhone user too. So happy that he just bought his wife one also.

Those who insist upon waiting until the perfect device comes along will likely die before realizing their dream.
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You really need to wait until they get up to 50gig or so. 8gig is useless.
I respect your point of view, but.....as a Mac user, the easy sync to my primary laptop makes the IPhone a complimentary communication device that I use in conjunction with my more powerful computing hardware/software.

As a universal device, 8gig is fine for me and many others, and yes, 50gig is better, and it will come, but until then the IPhone's highly intuitive features have really improved my overall communications.

After all, its primary function is a PHONE, and for me, an early adopter of cell phones (I have had at least 15 phones since the mid 80's, have had four different carriers, and used my phones in Asia, Europe, North and South Amercica), it has been the best by leaps and bounds.

Although the 8gig IPhone may be limited for some, it is a far cry from useless for many.

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Old 09-07-2007, 03:30 PM   #60
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I was replying mainly to Stefrobrts who mentioned that she had 15gig left but that her ipod was mostly full (meaning that she must have had a large hard driver version). The iPhone today is too small disk-space-wise for her then. Although Apple has sold a ton of all iPod variants, most of the Nano's and such are finding there way to the bottom of the sock drawer.
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I was replying mainly to Stefrobrts who mentioned that she had 15gig left but that her ipod was mostly full (meaning that she must have had a large hard driver version). The iPhone today is too small disk-space-wise for her then. Although Apple has sold a ton of all iPod variants, most of the Nano's and such are finding there way to the bottom of the sock drawer.
Thanks for the clarification, that makes sense, 8gig is not enough for big music and video users.
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:08 PM   #62
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My iPod is an old 15g 3rd Gen, pre video, and I have it filled up with music and podcasts. I try to delete unnecessary stuff, but a love of old-time radio dramas has hogged quite a bit of space. Come March I will have gotten four years of pretty uneventful service from it, with one battery change.

For everyday use I would be happy with just my favorites folder, which is maybe a couple hundred songs tops. It would be really nice to have all the gadgets I love and need (iPod, phone, internet browser) in one pocket.

How are you folks who have the phone liking the service? I heard complaints about the service contracts when the phones first came out. How well does the wi-fi capabilities work in practice - like at a Starbucks or a pubic hotspot?
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How are you folks who have the phone liking the service? I heard complaints about the service contracts when the phones first came out. How well does the wi-fi capabilities work in practice - like at a Starbucks or a pubic hotspot?
Just one persons opinion.....Both the Wi-Fi and Edge service works great here in So Cal. I am especially surprised on how well the Edge works, much faster than I thought. Everyone who has "played" with mine doesn't want to give it back. The overall reception is better than any of the phones we have used, including Motorola, Sony-Ericsson and Nokia.

It did take about an hour and a half to get the phone up, via both AT&T reps and Apple reps over the phone. We had existing Cingular service which converted to AT&T, making the start-up of the IPhone data plan more difficult. The service reps were considerate and didn't get off the phone until they got us up and running...excellent customer service, at least for us. One call did it all, they handled all of the phone interconnects to keep the process from failing, very impressive, even if it took some time.

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Old 09-07-2007, 07:04 PM   #64
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Works fine coast to coast to almost the coast...

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How are you folks who have the phone liking the service? I heard complaints about the service contracts when the phones first came out. How well does the wi-fi capabilities work in practice - like at a Starbucks or a pubic hotspot?
We bought our iPhone the first week it went on sale and have used it continuously since then traveling from Marin County, CA on the Pacific Ocean to Newburyport, MA on the Atlantic Ocean and back to Arizona, which could be on the Pacific Ocean if CA slides away in a massive earthquake. We have experienced only a couple of locations where service was unavailable while traveling the highways and byways, but always in obvious locations in canyons or steep valleys.

It only took 4 or 5 minutes to set up our ATT account as a new account. Apple has really transformed the activation process and taught ATT a thing or two.

Wi-Fi works acceptably fast when available. As far as I know, Starbuck's only has T-Mobile service available so the iPhone won't be able to use that service, but apparently there will be a music/video-only download capability at 600 Starbuck's soon and eventually at all 5,800 Starbuck's later.

The features of the iPhone are remarkably intuitive. My wife is far from being tech-savvy but she has used almost every feature of the iPhone without help or instruction. I know that we'll have to get her one too as soon as we settle down here in AZ.

I can count about 10 iPhones that have been purchased by friends and acquaintances after they have tried my iPhone. Two days ago a salesperson in the resort community in which we are building/buying saw me with the iPhone, asked for a little tour, and bought one that afternoon. We were at a summer outing at a friend's company back in New Hampshire. While there, all four young salesmen said they would buy one as soon as they got to an Apple store. This gem of technology sells itself. To use one for a couple of minutes creates lust. Amazing.
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Mike - Jan and I were very impressed with your phone. I am trying to talk my boss into getting me one for work.
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Mike - Jan and I were very impressed with your phone. I am trying to talk my boss into getting me one for work.
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Which boss is that??
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Even though I'm a techie, I had written this thing off for a couple of years...until they got the bugs worked out.

But after playing with an iPhone yesterday at the Apple store, I came away impressed. The interface is excellent...very intutive. I watched some YouTube videos and the quality was great (as YouTube goes).

I was also impressed with the built-in mapping function...looks like it could serve as a GPS.

The iPhone really seems like a Swiss Army knife tech gadget. It can perform many substantial, useful functions. And, oh yeah, there's also a phone in there too.

With the recent price cut, I could see getting one of these for sure.
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Whether the cell phone can serve as a GPS depends on the infrastructure it uses. From my understanding of it, all a cell phone GPS chip does is receive and relay raw satellite data to the cell phone infrastructure, where the satellite orbital data and WAAS correction data are received and stored, and the cell phone's position calculated for e911 or possibly to relay back to the cell phone. This is called assisted GPS or aGPS.

It is unlike a handheld GPS unit, which must have a clear view of the satellites long enough to get the orbital data, and for reasonable accuracy, a clear view of one of the two (East/West Coast) WAAS satellites, which are at a low angle and easily obstructed.

That the iPhone does not have location capability with its mapping indicates to me that isn't a capability of the AT&T network. But I could be wrong.
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I recently bought a dedicated GPS (Garmin 660) and have really enjoyed it. So in my cursory look at the iPhone, I was interested in that possible function. The iPhone is about the size of my Garmin.

I'm sure you are right -- it's not there yet. But as iPhone progresses into versions 2.0 and beyond, more and more features will be added. It's already got the processing power and screen.
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If it had GPS capabilities, and the ability to pull up google maps or something equally useful while on the road I would buy it in a flash. Of course, most of the time when we're wandering and wondering where we're at, there's no cell coverage, so it might not help anyway.
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