[censored]. If it says 2 hours it's really only 1. If it says 10 hours, it's probably only 7 to 8. Trust me, I don't care what they do, your battery life is going to top out at about 5 hours on this thing because you're constantly going to be f#cking with it because it's so cool.<br><br>It's going to be the most worthless, overpriced gadget in history that everyone will want because it's so cool... that is until Apple comes out with version 2.Ohmygodapplefixedtheiphoneanddroppedtheprice next year.<br><br>Obviously I have nothing to base these assumptions on, but if you really think about it and get past the fact that we love Apple so much... I'm probably right. But I guess we'll see.<br><br>CreativeGuy for daily tips, tricks and commentary on all things graphic design.
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You know, I'm sure someone, somewhere posted something similar about the first-gen iPod.<br><br>Not saying you're right or wrong, but this all sounds familiar.<br><br>And just as an aside, anyone who denounces it as strongly as you seem to be probably isn't in the target market. <br><br>
Loc: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Regardless of the cons, I'm sure the pros for Mac users will be worth it.. I'm betting that iSync will work properly with iPhone, and for me that means a lot.. Having my Address Book and iCal portable with me, while being able to call, SMS, email, and do appointments on the move is an answer to my prayers.. Include a fax feature with that, and I might buy 2 iPhones..<br><br>...<br>** DigitalEye **
I don't know if you are right or wrong, but I did want to ask about some points you raise:<br><br>Buttons. How many times do you actually not look at the keypad on your cellphone or home phone and dial? Not me...I look EVERY time because I want to make sure I'm dialing the right number. I guess I'm not cool enough to be able to not look at the keypad.<br><br>Now, your arguement is good for blind people who need the touch-sensitive keypad, or if the iPhone wasn't lit up. But, the iPhone does in fact light up (from what I can see online) so you can see what you are dialing.<br><br>One of the really cool features of the touchscreen keypad is that you don't have to hit 5 three times to get the letter L. (I had to look at my phone to see which letter! ) Very handy.<br><br>But are we to convince ourselves that everyone we would ever want to call is already in our address/phone book? Not gonna happen.<br><br>What's your point with this? If they aren't in your phone/address book, then how are you going to call them anyway unless you look online, in an actual phone book, or ask them what their number is? <br><br>Sorry, but your not making much sense if you are trying to tie that in with no buttons or voice dialing on the iPhone. Can you clarify please?<br><br>As for the iPod "geeks", I don't think it's targeted towards them yet. Yet. Eventually it will be. But even so, if they are "iPod geeks", then they probably would fork over the cash for the iPhone or wait for revisions.<br><br>Regarding the battery, I totally agree. Unless they come up with new battery technology, it's going to suck But they put that out there up front...5 hours. At least they tell us.<br><br>I'm not in the market for this 1st revision due to it's high price, but if AT&T (which is what Cingular is now) offers it for a very sweet deal, then I will get one. But I really don't think it's " going to be the most worthless, overpriced gadget in history". We have the Zune for that already. <br><br>
No kidding..I tried to sync my contacts with my Sony/Erricson phone and it sucks! Even though you won't be able to sync via bluetooth, who cares? Bluetooth isn't all that cracked up to be all that it says it is.<br><br>
Loc: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Actually, I consider the ability to iSync via Bluetooth to be very important.. My older phone was a Sony Ericsson P800 and I used iSync with the Address Book and iCal, but not perfectly due to the Sony Ericsson's fixed fields in its address book, not Bluetooth.<br><br>...<br>** DigitalEye **
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
As Andy says:<br>7. The iPhone is still under development and isn't feature-complete. I opened the "Notes" application and found myself tapping impotently at a JPEG of what the app is supposed to look like. And the camera app only had one button.<br><br>Any complaints about what the iPhone can't do are premature. Remember, it won't ship for six months.<br><br>I really, really like what I've seen so far. But true judgment won't come until June.<br><br>oh yeah, that's going in the blog
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