My iPhone experience...

Posted by: DLC

My iPhone experience... - 06/30/07 08:17 PM

It's been 24 hours and I find the iPhone nothing less than remarkable. <br>I came home last night and couldn't activate the phone until I updated some software, esp iTunes. Got that done and activated the phone with no hassle. <br>Then I synced my iTunes (2 playlists only to save space {3.3 Gb}), contacts, Safari bookmarks, iCal, and Contacts. Went very smoothly. I skipped photos... <br><br>Then I started playing... everything worked great, Calendar same as on my Mac. Checked my stocks, Google maps, Weather, and put in some Notes. <br><br> Contacts <br>This was very easy to enter data. Multiple places for multiple phone numbers, email addresses, and other data. It imports all contacts from your Mail, but mine didn't have phone numbers associated with them so I had to enter those. I had about ~50 and it took maybe 45 min. Searching them is SOOO easy... gawd, makes my old phone seem like a tin can !! <br> <br>MAPS <br>Google maps is fantastic...course this was via my WiFi (cable-4 mbs), and you can zoom in and out just like on the Net... zoom in touch the screen where you want to zoom... want to back out, touch with 2 fingers and it zooms out. COOL !! NOW, we were out driving this AM and stopped at aCVS and while my wife went in I popped out the phone and went to Maps.. there it had to use EDGE, it was slower, but the maps came up in 4-5 seconds and I could scroll around, zoom, zoom out, etc.. it was ALL very do-able... you just had to wait 2-3 seconds longer. Think HOW handy that might be if you're stuck in traffic (wreck ahead) and you want an alternate route.. no GPS, but I assume people can read street signs to figure where they are. That alone is super-cool !! <br> <br>MAIL <br>Then I went and tried the mail (back at home)... what was amazing is I had send myself a copy of an email with 3 attachments (photo micrographs) and when I opened the mail - there <br>they were !! I could open them, zoom in or out on the photos... just like I could on line. I thought that incredible !! And I can access both my Mac and AOL accounts. On the road, Mail was also accessible but again 2-3 sec slower in response. EDGE is not WiFi, but it's better than dial-up. <br> <br>Internet <br>This is fantastic. Go any page you want. Use 2 of your fingers to zoom in on anything (place on screen and spread them and it zooms). Use 1 finger to move the page around. Log into sites with password. Touch any active place to use it just as you would a mouse click. VERY usable interface. <br>I posted a couple of times with it to try it out. I logged into several other sites... pretty easy for a portable phone. <br><br> Notes <br>I plan to use the Notes function like a PDA. Store passwords, personal data, etc. The phone has a security feature where it goes to sleep after 1 to 5 min or Never, and you have to enter a code to get back in. Though it's not super security, it does prevent the casual person from attaining critical information easily. <br><br>I'll post more later. I'm still learning and experiencing... but this thing is FAN-tastic !! Jobs and Apple scored more than a HR... wait until word gets around more. These thing will be scarcer than hen's teeth unless Apple has a dozen more plants to crank up. Many waited to see if teh hype was worth the $600... well it's not cheap, it it's worth it if you have the $.<br> <br>More on EDGE : <br>I've played with the EDGE some so this isn't final but it appears that the download speed is directly related to your signal (makes sense)... 5 bars seemed to go faster... with 1-2 bars signal it was slow (30 sec to get CNN page, but that is a very "busy" page- clutter)... in higher areas I'd say 10 sec or so. SO it's not lightening fast but if you want to check something, it's do-able. I was walking around and was surrounded by tall woods... so I think that affected the download. Might be lots better around major highways.<br><br>It also tries to find any WiFi available, if you walking around the neighborhood and someone has their wireless up and no password... viola !! (BTW those playboy.com pages load real slow - must be the an - tiss - i - pa -shun !! )<br><br>What I don't get it is the Google maps goes lots faster....scroll around and the blocks fill in in 2-4 sec. <br><br>Once something loads on the screen you can immediately zoom in or out on it... no waiting for the rest to load.<br><br> More stuff <br>The iCal colors don't come over but if you set an event for future dates , say such as payday, just like iCal it goes out in the future forever. Like iCal you can look at months, or days (no weeks)... in the Monthly mode each day with events has a raised dot below the number to signify you have something scheduled. There is also a List mode that puts everything in a list by date so you can scroll through it quickly. <br><br>BTW the color mode for the iCal is a software issue, and I have no doubt they'll improve this. ...afterall they have to reserve a few goodies for iPhone OS 2.0 !! <br><br> I got more details about NOTES. Its a cool Notepad and you can keep as many pages of notes as you like. So you can use it like a PDA to keep personal information like SS numbers, PIN numbers, and passwords, etc. If you lock your phone with a passcode, you can reduce the risk of anyone getting to them. I haven't found if you can export or import them from the Mac. Not sure where they'd be. But I'll look.<br><br>Lastly a tidbit about the KEYBOARD , I sometimes have trouble with my fat fingers, well the keyboard has a function that you put your finger on the text you're typed and a magnifying glass appears and makes the letters large. IN the glass is the cursor so you can go exactly where you want to make a change- delete 1 or more characters and type in the correct info. It's VERY handy and smart.<br><br>More as I play and learn things. So far I'm estatic !!!<br><br>David (OFI)
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: My iPhone experience... - 06/30/07 08:39 PM

I'm surprised by your EDGE experience, but also glad you're happy with it. Like I said over at the other place, congrats!<br><br>
Posted by: DLC

Re: My iPhone experience... - 06/30/07 08:44 PM

Thanks YOYO. <br><br>I think lots of the sluggishness was due to the trees and landscape (hills) ... my signal varied a lot. <br><br> funny I was walking along and is was moderately slow and all of a sudden it picked up considerably ... I looked up and I was about 50' from home... the WiFi kicked in !! Like I said if it senses a WiFi signal It'll alert you, unless you've logged in before, then it automatically does it for you.<br><br>VERY SMART Phone !! ... the Einstein of Smart Phones !! <br><br>David (OFI)
Posted by: G4Dualie

Re: My iPhone experience... - 06/30/07 09:14 PM

Excellent write-up DLC. Now that's what I call a "hands-on" review. You hit all the critical points and it's obvious you love the phone.<br><br>Have fun.<br><br><br>M i c h a e l (OFI)
Posted by: Trog

Re: My iPhone experience... - 06/30/07 10:02 PM

Thanks for the update Dave. I want one, but its not the same feeling as wanting a Mac Pro. That was irresistible for me. I'll stay on the fence for a while.<br><br>
Posted by: iPirate

Re: My iPhone experience... - 06/30/07 10:21 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p><br>Internet<br>This is fantastic. Go any page you want. Use 2 of your fingers to zoom in on anything (place on screen and spread them and it zooms). Use 1 finger to move the page around. Log into sites with password. Touch any active place to use it just as you would a mouse click. VERY usable interface.<br>I posted a couple of times with it to try it out. I logged into several other sites... pretty easy for a portable phone.<br><p><hr></blockquote><p>I am wondering? Is this great internet experience using your iphn as a part of your home network? Or is it just browsing whilst you sit at a bus stop kind of experience?<br>Also how much does it cost, when you are down at the bus stop to browse the internet or look at google maps? i bet it aint free.<br><br>
Posted by: Trog

Re: My iPhone experience... - 06/30/07 10:24 PM

The EDGE network, which is what you would most likely be using at a remote location like a bus stop, has had mixed reviews. It is obviously not going to be as fast as Wifi, but it doesn't cost any more. You pay a flat fee for unlimited data (email, web-browsing) and it doesn't matter which network you use or how frequently.<br><br>
Posted by: bookrat

Re: My iPhone experience... - 07/01/07 05:38 AM

Thanks for a review of the iPhone. I would absolutely love to get one but will have to wait till it comes down under.<br><br>Hopefully it will support HSDPA by the time it gets here.<br><br><br>
Posted by: walzuhair

Re: My iPhone experience... - 07/01/07 09:28 AM

Thanks David, enjoy your new Apple product :)<br><br>...<br>** DigitalEye **
Posted by: walzuhair

Re: My iPhone experience... - 07/01/07 09:29 AM

Hope so too bookrat..<br><br>...<br>** DigitalEye **
Posted by: DLC

Re: My iPhone experience... - 07/01/07 09:32 AM

Trog nailed the answers to your question.... the better the AT&T signal the faster EDGE seems to go... and it's a flat fee ... for me +$20 /month on top of my voice plan. Upload and download ALL you want !! SA-WEET !! <br><br>Google maps appears to go faster than the Internet. So does the weather and stock checks.<br><br>David (OFI)
Posted by: DLC

Re: My iPhone experience... - 07/01/07 09:35 AM

I hope all you guys can get one soon... it's great.<br><br>and the price drops $300 for ya !! <br><br><br><br><br>David (OFI)
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: My iPhone experience... - 07/01/07 01:50 PM

Sure it's great. But is it a sextoy?? <br><br>
Posted by: Trog

Re: My iPhone experience... - 07/01/07 02:00 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>But is it a sextoy??<p><hr></blockquote><p>Ahhhh, where is Murdoch when you need him?<br><br>Oh yeah, its Sunday, he must be at church.<br><br><br>------<br>"Take that some place else."
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: My iPhone experience... - 07/01/07 06:54 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>he must be at church<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>The Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Pleasure?* Nah!<br><br><br>*Not my invention . . . a very crazy Mexican friend of mine prays there daily <br><br>
Posted by: DLC

Re: My iPhone experience... - 07/01/07 06:55 PM

Well those aren't covered in AT&T's data uploading plan !! <br><br><br>that's extra !!<br><br>all costs rated on how many "sex messages" you send each month !! <br><br>and they charge BOTH ways !! <br><br>innie and outie !!!<br><br> <br><br>David (OFI)<br><br>"The Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Pleasure?* "<br><br>Now I could go for that organized religion.
Posted by: Trog

Re: My iPhone experience... - 07/01/07 09:46 PM

Hey Dave, does the traffic feature show up on the Google maps? That would be a fantastic tool to have on the iPhone while you are actually out and about.<br><br><br>------<br>"Take that some place else."
Posted by: six_of_one

Re: My iPhone experience... - 07/02/07 02:24 AM

That "Vibrate only" button ain't there just for looks ;-)<br><br>("Honey, would you be a dear and call my iPhone repeatedly for, like, the next half hour or so?")<br><br>=D<br><br>Turn up the signal, wipe out the noise ...
Posted by: DLC

Re: My iPhone experience... - 07/02/07 03:23 PM

YES !! <br><br> WOW... that's what that little car icon is for... shows yellow , green, and red spots on all major highways. .... man that's cool !!<br><br>I had to check... I didn't know.<br><br>Regards,<br><br>David (OFI)
Posted by: Celandine

Re: My iPhone experience... - 07/03/07 09:57 AM

Damn straight it's a sextoy!<br>do you know how many luscious (and not so luscious)<br>broads are gonna be rubbin' all over him ...trying to<br>get a good look at the screen?!?!? WOW LapDance City!<br><br>[color:white].</font color=white><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: My iPhone experience... - 07/03/07 10:05 AM

I was thinking of the thread, now deleted, from one of the scammers that comes here from time to time, offering links to sites that provided sextoys for every taste. I'm glad six-of-one clarified the vibratory pleasures of the iPhone. I went out and bought one right away. <br><br>
Posted by: Trog

Re: My iPhone experience... - 07/03/07 12:46 PM

Thanks for checking. Yeah, if its updated frequently that is great tool.<br><br><br>------<br>"Take that some place else."
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: My iPhone experience... - 07/03/07 12:59 PM

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Posted by: Celandine

Re: My iPhone experience... - 07/03/07 05:34 PM

<br>LOL Thanx for the clarification,<br>but R U sure you bought one due<br>to 6of1's comment, and not mine? y <br><br>[color:white].</font color=white><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: My iPhone experience... - 07/03/07 08:05 PM

Hey, who's counting? <br><br>