new Iphone?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Ringo, May 8, 2008.

  1. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
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    Yeovil Town FC
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    United States
    I've been waiting to get an iPhone until a larger capacity comes out AND they get the 3G.
    I've heard June and I've heard november? anybody heard anything?
     
  2. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Chicago
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  3. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos Red Card

    Sep 2, 2004
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    Which is about when my contract ends... It will be between this and any rivals for my next phone.
     
  4. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
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    New York City FC
    macdailynews also talks about June as the rumored time. I would definitely wait a month - but after that it's a tough call. I wouldn't want to wait 6 months personally.

    But 3G and space aren't all that big of a deal for me. A GPS might be cool which is also rumored.
     
  5. yimmy

    yimmy Moderator

    Aug 23, 2004
    California
    A little bird told me to wait until December. I couldn't glean any more information than that unfortunately :(
     
  6. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    It'd be nice if Apple came out with a phone that didn't have the iPod capability included. I already have one iPod, no need to pay extra for another one.
     
  7. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
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    apparently AT&T has asked employees to not take vacation during a stretch in June.

    Um - do you realize your comment sounds a little ridiculous? The point is to carry one device.
     
  8. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
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    Blackburn Rovers FC
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    United States
    Apple is probably going to release the new 3G iPhones overseas slightly before their US launch; iPodLounge claims: 3G iPhone coming to Italy ‘next month’ and predictably Apple is trotting out the shortage claim on units in-house; i.e., iPhone ‘Currently Unavailable’ at Apple Online Stores in US, UK.

    As dark knight mentions, I doubt you would want an iPhone without the iPod utility; the whole point of the device is to incorporate multi-media functionality. If just a phone is what you want, buy a cheap Trackphone for $19.99 at Value Village...
     
  9. Daniel from Montréal

    Aug 4, 2000
    Montréal
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  10. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
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    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, but I use my iPod probably 2-3 days every week, so I'm not carrying it everywhere as it is. If I constantly had it with me, then sure, I'd see the need to combine, but it's not always at my side.

    But I could real used to that touch screen and "tilt mode" or whatever it's called real fast. :)

    Oh well.
     
  11. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
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    New York City FC
    You are strange. Let me ask you a question - do you keep your phone with you at all times?
     
  12. Own Goal Hat-Trick

    Jul 28, 1999
    ColoRADo
    I'm excited for the 3G iphone to come out so the price will drop on the current ones and I'll snag one (again, had one stolen :() then.
     
  13. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
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    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    Are you seriously questioning this? :)
     
  14. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
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    New York City FC
    That sucks. I'll probably be ebaying mine for a bargain...
     
  15. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
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    Yeovil Town FC
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    United States
    anybody seen anything on increased capacity? they're 8gb (mb? whatever) and 16 right now. I'm hoping these will be 32 or (god willing) 64.
     
  16. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
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    I doubt it will be 64 - it's run with flash drives.
     
  17. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
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    Blackburn Rovers FC
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    United States
  18. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah. They already have the iPod Touch, so there's obviously a market for the new iPod without phone capabilties.

    I already have a 30 gig iPod with about 19.8 gig available. That's about 10.2 gig used. I suppose I could buy the 16GB model and essentially have two iPods, but with a portable satellite radio that I use as my primary souce of entertainment (walking around, car, at home) why have three portable music devices? (iPhone + satellite radio + 30gig iPod laying around at home) IMO, that's a bit too much overkill.

    There is also the GSM buzz, but that's AT&T's issue.
     
  19. Own Goal Hat-Trick

    Jul 28, 1999
    ColoRADo
    Speaking from my experience, the iPhone is far more valueable as a phone than an iPod.

    That said, I also think American consumers who buy a "music phone" from a store just because it plays music are retarded, as I have been doing that for years and years now with phones that take flash cards. My old phone wasn't a music phone, but with 2gb of storage space I could hold more mp3s than most "music phones" could (********** 6233).
     
  20. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
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    New York City FC
    If you'd like, I can send you an mp3 file of me banging my head against the wall.

    One last time - the iphone enables you to eliminate one of the music devices you carry. Removing music capability from your iphone just so you can justify carry around another device is probably not a big motivation for Apple. If it makes you feel better, I have 3 ipods + an iphone, and none of them hold the 45 gig of music I have.

    I am psyched that Itunes added HBO, because I want to watch the Wire, and I'm thinking of putting it on iPhone instead of buying DVDs and never watching them.
     
  21. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
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    New York City FC
    It's true - I don't do much ipodding with my phone - although occasionally at work when I need to drown out the sounds around me. But if I were commuting by train I would use it a lot more - and I definitely wouldn't carry a separate ipod.
     
  22. Going Mobile

    Going Mobile Moderator
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    Apr 15, 2004
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    I would wait if ou're looking for a touch screen music phone. HTX has a couple coming out Se has the X 1 coming before the years over. really depneds on nwhy you're buying an iPhone. If you just want an iPhone by all means buy one. If you're looking for you phone to do more wait for the Blackberry 9000, Sony Xperia X1 HTC Diamond, ********** N96 or a few other high end phones on the horizon.

    If you're looking for a kickass camera wait until Q1 2009 You will be seeing a
    8MP camera phone out then

    Edit- why is N O K I A * out ?
     
  23. Own Goal Hat-Trick

    Jul 28, 1999
    ColoRADo
    Spammers, I think...

    I like the iPhone just because of ease of use, fluidity, etc. Visual voicemail is awesome, love how it handles texting, the mapping feature, etc.
     
  24. benito camelpene

    May 31, 2003
    miami
    I was thinking about buying an Iphone in the next week but now I have doubts after reading through this thread. Should I wait for the new Iphone or is the difference between the new and the old one minimal?
     
  25. Daniel from Montréal

    Aug 4, 2000
    Montréal
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Wait an extra 2 weeks - it just might be worth it.

    Even if the change is minimal (which it shouldn't be), there'll probably also be price reductions.
     

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