new Iphone?

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  1. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: iPhone roll call: who's buying one on July 11?

    Same thing with Verizon. I had a bad experience (not listed below) with AT&T, went to Verizon and haven't looked back.

    1) I know a lot of people on Verizon, so with their "in" calling, I don't really use a whole lot of minutes, or texts.

    2) Their "GSM buzz" is something that I haven't missed with Verizon, but I just now found a few solutions which may or may not work.


    iPhone + Red Bull can
    http://www.applegazette.com/on-the-web/want-to-stop-iphone-speaker-buzz-grab-a-red-bull/


    Electrostatic shielding bag:
    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1132063/stop_that_buzzing_from_speakers_because_of_your_cell_phone/
     
  2. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Club:
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: iPhone roll call: who's buying one on July 11?

    yes, which is why did what I said I did. speed up the process on the 11th.
     
  3. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Club:
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: iPhone roll call: who's buying one on July 11?

    i'm the opposite ... if it was on Tmobile, i wouldn't get it. coverage too sparse in my area. yeah, I live in the Bay Area, tech capital ... but there's a lot of dead spots around here. like at my work and my house -- and since its my only phone that's a biggie. ;)

    but i have friends who swear by Tmobile, even though they can't use it in many places that I could use my verizon. which is interesting (well, not really ... but kind of) because around the time of the WWDC where they announced the iphone 3G they released a customer satisfaction survey for cell phone companies and tmobile was third behind At&T and verizon.

    Tmobile customers seem to be pretty loyal. :)
     
  4. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos Red Card

    Sep 2, 2004
    Purged by RvN
    Re: iPhone roll call: who's buying one on July 11?

    No for me but I will be getting a 'proper' smartphone when my current contract expires.
     
  5. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Re: iPhone roll call: who's buying one on July 11?

    What do "proper" smartphones do that iphone doesn't?
     
  6. benito camelpene

    May 31, 2003
    miami
    Re: iPhone roll call: who's buying one on July 11?

    I'll be getting one on the 11th. 16gb black.
     
  7. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
    Club:
    Blackburn Rovers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's already begun: iPhone 3G line starting in New York City
    AppleInsider
    By Aidan Malley
    Published: 04:45 PM EST
    "Although it's not the first release and ample supply is expected, a queue has reportedly begun outside of Apple's Fifth Avenue retail store to buy iPhone 3G a full week before its release. As of mid-afternoon on Friday, a ten-person line has been spotted by Gear Diary along the marble border that surrounds the retail store above ground."
     
  8. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Apparently that line is attempting a record and for some political statement.
     
  9. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From the article:
    The names of those first in line are unknown, though unlike the queue at the same store last year, the front isn't headed up by well-known line waiter Greg Packer, who regularly queues up early to be the first in line for many high-profile events.



    I wonder how much of his vacation time is spent by waiting in lines. The article makes it seem like he does it a lot.
     
  10. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Club:
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think they thought it was the line for the new Star Wars movie.
     
  11. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Re: iPhone roll call: who's buying one on July 11?

    Per the NYTImes review:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/09/technology/personaltech/09pogue.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

    It looks cooler, and is faster, but I'm not sure it warrants my upgrading. I would like the better speaker phone and 3G, but as David Pogue says, the big upgrade is coming from the Iphone store, which I can access with 1.0.
     
  12. billyireland

    billyireland Member+

    May 4, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    Jaysus... talk about a f'king sheep.
     
  13. Dante

    Dante Moderator
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    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anyone else upgrade to the 2.0 software yet? I took the plunge and it wasn't bad. There are a ton of cool apps out there. I've got about 7 I dowloaded already, using Twitterific ana AIM now.... all on the iPhone that is.
     
  14. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    The store launched?
     
  15. Dante

    Dante Moderator
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    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If you know how to find it it did. 2.0 isn't officially out yet either, but it you know where to look it is...

    **cough**cough**

    You'll need iTunes 7.7, which is available in Software Update
     
  16. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
    Club:
    Blackburn Rovers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am awaiting the iPod Touch Version 2.0 software to be posted by Apple for my iPod Touch; this morning a new version of iTunes (7.7) was released. Once that v. 2.0 is posted users with an iPod Touch can download the new apps (500 posted this am) on iTunes.

    I am hearing conflicting reports on new 3G iPhones having issues--several tech blog postings (it may be better to wait a bit so Apple works the kinks out here)... I planned to get one today but will wait 'til next week....
     
  17. Bluto11

    Bluto11 The sky is falling!

    May 16, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    I was all set to get an iPhone but since I'm an existing AT&T customer who is not due an upgrade I have to pay more then $199. Thanks AT&T for showing some loyalty to existing customers who've been with you for like 7+ years
     
  18. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Seems like it's running without downloading this now?
     
  19. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Re: iPhone roll call: who's buying one on July 11?

    Can you link me to the "proper smartphone" app store? I want to compare what's available.
     
  20. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Never mind - I get it now. I'm probably going to wait for the official release just to be chicken about it.
     
  21. benito camelpene

    May 31, 2003
    miami
    Just got my Apple Iphone 3g 16g Black from an AT&T store. It's funny but I passed by an Apple store and the queue was about 500 people. So I left because I wasn't waiting in that line(and to top it off..their computers were down!) Then I drove to the AT&T store across the street and there were only 22 people there. I bought my Iphone in 30 minutes instead of waiting for like 5 hours in line.

    It just sucks that Itunes is down so I can't setup my iphone at this moment.
     
  22. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
    Club:
    Blackburn Rovers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Apple and AT&T Stores Having Difficulty Activating iPhones (UPDATE: It's the iPocalypse)
    http://gizmodo.com/5024187/apple-an...-activating-iphones-update-its-the-ipocalypse
    This does not look good. Apparently people at home can't even upgrade to firmware 2.0 and the problem is afflicting iTunes on an international scale.

    [​IMG]

    I sense that Apple and Microsoft are becoming one company with shared quality and performance benchmarks.... To be perfectly frank, as AppleRumors says..............



    [​IMG]
     
  23. benito camelpene

    May 31, 2003
    miami
    Itunes is working fine for me now. My iphone is up and running and I'm loving this phone!
     
  24. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I figured there would probably be too many people trying to get one today, so I'll wait until Monday. Hopefully they'll still have some.
     
  25. Magpie Maniac

    Magpie Maniac Member

    Dec 28, 2001
    North Carolina, USA
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Via iTunes, I updated the software on my original iPhone to version 2.0. The new features are cool especially when coupled with the MobileMe service. I'll wait on getting the 3G until the buzz (and lines) dies down.

    I've had an iPhone for over a year now and I really couldn't part with it. My entire life is on this phone.
     

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