July 28th, 2007, 05:33 PM #21
It's basically a phone in its own niche. Apple isn't dumb, they're not going to offer all the goodies on the first release. Once the iphone takes off, more developers will want to license their products to use on it.
Basic marketing, you leave the customer wanting more.
Most of the issues with the iphone can be fixed with a firmware/software update so current users won't feel shafted when the next gen comes out in 6-8 months. (random numbers I tossed out to use as an example, just my cynical approach to buying any tech nowadays)
I could use a new phone now and don't own an ipod and am also a mac user but i'm waiting for the next gen and some of the issues to be dealt with before I jump on this bandwagon.
July 29th, 2007, 11:15 AM #22
What is interesting about the iPhone is that it is running a scaled back versions of OS X, and because of that, people have already started developing applications for it, including unlocking the phone to work on other networks. As for it it not having Vista or XP 64 support, I have a friend who writes iPod synching software, and he currently has the iPhone synching on Vista (I don't know if he writes for XP 64), so it is possible, but no one has written a publicly available driver for it.
July 29th, 2007, 11:44 AM #23
Does it matter that it can be unlocked if you have to sign a 2-year contract w/ AT&T to get an iphone?
Originally Posted by ValleyFan
July 29th, 2007, 01:01 PM #24
You don't have to, I know someone who cracked it and uses it now as a ipod and wifi browser, just no phone service. expensive and dumb but whatever.
Originally Posted by borinka99
He bought it from Apple, not through ATT
July 29th, 2007, 01:23 PM #25
Oh ok, I thought I heard on the news that you had to sign up for AT&T service when buying the phone.
July 29th, 2007, 01:28 PM #26
You have to sign up for service to get all the features to work but people have hacked them and got them activated without using AT&T to do it.
Originally Posted by borinka99
July 29th, 2007, 01:32 PM #27
... nad voided the warranty on their 500 phone
Originally Posted by Deuce
July 29th, 2007, 03:02 PM #28
Originally Posted by SuxBeingU
So far it looks like you can simply restore the phone and it goes back to how it was before the hack. Time will tell how Apple handles all the hacks.
July 29th, 2007, 06:37 PM #29
I agree with you. Besides the upcoming inclusion of Flash that has been confirmed by Jobs himself, everything else IS speculation. I think many things will look different when Leopard comes out in October. IMO, they rushed the phone out. They delayed Leopard for it. There is an apparent battery issue. I'm on my fifth iPhone after battery and speaker issues. Thus last time, I had many issues as well as a short battery life. The second he heard me say that, he focused on the issue. I overheard him say to a coworker that this was his sixth phone with battery issues that day.
Originally Posted by DRice
I love the phone, but it's making me miss my Curve by the day.
Last edited by King Taco; July 29th, 2007 at 06:58 PM.
July 30th, 2007, 10:12 AM #30
Please....I'll stick with my 8525 that I purchased for 70 bucks through amazon...