new Iphone?

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

  1. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I's gots mine. :D


    Occasionally hangs when replying to bigsoccer. :(

    No flash support?!? Can't even follow matchtracker without that. :(


    I was reluctant to get an iPhone since I'd really like a "real" keyboard, but I like the service here at my house which is a dead zone for other carriers.
     
  2. AmoebaCulture

    AmoebaCulture Member+

    Nov 25, 2001
    Andromeda
    Is the 3G S worth the extra 100 bucks?
     
  3. yimmy

    yimmy Moderator

    Aug 23, 2004
    California
    There's also supposed to be a built in compass. Does anyone find that useful?
     
  4. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Twice the speed. Speed is good. Better camera with HD movie (old 3G didn't do movies and had fixed focus).

    I'm a registered Apple-Hater so this is a big leap for me. My wife's iTouch kinda sold me on this phone.

    "Check out that chick at NNW!" ;)
     
  5. AmoebaCulture

    AmoebaCulture Member+

    Nov 25, 2001
    Andromeda
    Damn...I need a smartphone for work and I'm leaning towards the 3G S. But cancelling that Verizon contract will be a pain in the ass.
     
  6. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If you can wait a year, the newer phones out then will be using dual-processors. D
     
  7. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    I'm a fanboy - and I paid to get out of my Sprint contract (what an idiotic business practice that is - I am pretty much guaranteed of never entering into a Sprint contract again, regardless of whether everyone does this) but AT&T really has sucked as more and more people are using their iPhones. I don't think they anticipated how much people would be using data, etc. and they are scrambling to catch up to demand. I don't use 3G so no idea how reliable it is - but there are a decent number of dropped calls and dead zones for me.

    So be warned - it might be a headache if it's for your business. I use my phone strictly for pleasure so I don't really mind.
     
  8. otterulz

    otterulz Member

    Arsenal, Atleti
    South Korea
    Jun 20, 2002
    LIC, NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm in Queens and Nassau for work. AT&T has been pretty good for me so far in terms of phone service. MUCH better than Sprint.

    I use 3G all the time since the Wi-Fi for me is pretty useless. Still, the speed isn't what it used to be. My co-worker just got his 3G S and I played with it yesterday. Opening a page on the 3G S didn't seem any faster than my regular 3G iPhone.

    Still, the new features alone seem to make it worth it. You can now get GPS using 3G S and also shows you which direction you're facing. I literally sat in the cafeteria with the phone and just turned it 90 degrees. The "compass" went with me. Very cool.

    Also, the camera now lets you choose focus on subjects by just "clicking" it. Very cool.

    I don't know all the other features but apparently they've fixed a lot of the little flaws people complained about. I'd get it if I qualified for the discounted price. I don't. Assholes.
     
  9. That Phat Hat

    That Phat Hat Member+

    Nov 14, 2002
    Just Barely Outside the Beltway
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Remember when the 3G network in Austin went down during SXSW, when a bunch of 20-something New Yorkers and Los Angelinos descended with their iPhones? I'm imagining that's happening on a small scale everywhere.

    I'm cautiously optimistic that Verizon will handle its iPhone-like device from Apple better, since their network has a better reputation, but that could just be because they don't have iPhone users on their networks.

    Also, the Find My iPhone app helps dude find his iPhone 3G S:
    http://happywaffle.livejournal.com/5890.html
     
  10. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    That iphone story is really funny - and kind of stupid of those guys...
     
  11. Dr. Know

    Dr. Know Member+

    Dec 5, 2005
    Macondo
    The only stupid person was the guy who took it who actually kept it on despite the owner repeatedly texting the phone.
     
  12. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But, in that timespan, there'll be three new generations of iPhones out!

    It is good marketing on Apple's behalf. They'll release the updated whatever just a few months after the old one's hype cools off.
     

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