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Old 05-18-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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How is it? The Mrs and I's cell phone contract runs out in July. With the new iPhone announcement imminent, we are thinking of getting one each.

Anyone have one? Good experiences? Favorite applications?

The new iPhone is rumored to have :

Whats new:
- new 32 gig size
- video camera
- Introduction of subscription based apps
- In App Purchases available for paid ones, not free
- Using Bluetooth technology, you can connect with other iPhones to share data, it automatically identifies running apps and creates an IP connection. (also now includes support for stereo bluetooth inc. headphones)
- FM transmitter - the iPhone running 3.0 can have a custom app that auto-discovers the best frequency and tunes the transmitter
- All new Push, allows new apps like Meebo (IM Service) that works with - MSN, AOL, Facebook etc but does not always need the app running, e.g you can get messaged if someone adds you as a friend or contacts you while leaving your phone in another application.
- Able to Recieve instant updates - e.g News, sports headlines... With Custom Sounds
- New media player will automatically adjust video bitrate depending on how much bandwidth you have (e.g 3G,Edge coverage)
- Cut, Copy and Paste
- MMS
- Stock - Business News Stories and Extra Stock Details
- Mail, Calender, Notes and iPod - Search available
- iPod - Shake to Shuffle
- Notes - All your notes Sync with PC or Mac
- Stereo Bluetooth
- Support for Youtube Accounts and Subscriptions
- Safari Password Login Manager
- App developers can now add turn-by-turn functions to GRS apps
- Landscape view will now also be available for Mail, Text and Notes
- The new Spotlight search feature can be used to quickly find and launch an app, or to search content. Mail includes search features for messages
- Using the built in mic or mic-integrated headphones to record audio clips that can be edited and then sent to other users via MMS
- Connect to nearby iPhone and iPod touch users without the use of wifi to play multiplayer games

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I got mine the first day they came out and can't imagine life without it Never had any real issues with it...well worth it if you ask me
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it's drool ... Dad has it ... I would get but i kill phones so I just have the touch ... I seen on tv last week some college are REQUIRING students either have the iphone or a touch cause it is such a complete useful device...

car insurance companies are even making apps for it now to speed up claim reporting , geo tagging where wreck happened as it takes photos of the wreck to be sent in ...

The thing is just so useful it's sick . and what everything after it will be based on and compared to ... And i'm not even a big apple fan , it's just how it is ...


everyone i know who has it loves it and uses it tons ...
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AT&T sucks in Maine. It will be decent in Denver, I'm assuming.
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I got one for Xmas and I absolutely love it

I use the Facebook, Twitter, CBS Sports, isports, Weather Channel, Pandora, Flixster and the Maps apps the most

it is easily the best tool for the crapper ever invented

oh and youporn has an iphone friendly site, just saying
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How is it? The Mrs and I's cell phone contract runs out in July. With the new iPhone announcement imminent, we are thinking of getting one each.

Anyone have one? Good experiences? Favorite applications?

The new iPhone is rumored to have :

Whats new:
- new 32 gig size
- video camera
- Introduction of subscription based apps
- In App Purchases available for paid ones, not free
- Using Bluetooth technology, you can connect with other iPhones to share data, it automatically identifies running apps and creates an IP connection. (also now includes support for stereo bluetooth inc. headphones)
- FM transmitter - the iPhone running 3.0 can have a custom app that auto-discovers the best frequency and tunes the transmitter
- All new Push, allows new apps like Meebo (IM Service) that works with - MSN, AOL, Facebook etc but does not always need the app running, e.g you can get messaged if someone adds you as a friend or contacts you while leaving your phone in another application.
- Able to Recieve instant updates - e.g News, sports headlines... With Custom Sounds
- New media player will automatically adjust video bitrate depending on how much bandwidth you have (e.g 3G,Edge coverage)
- Cut, Copy and Paste
- MMS
- Stock - Business News Stories and Extra Stock Details
- Mail, Calender, Notes and iPod - Search available
- iPod - Shake to Shuffle
- Notes - All your notes Sync with PC or Mac
- Stereo Bluetooth
- Support for Youtube Accounts and Subscriptions
- Safari Password Login Manager
- App developers can now add turn-by-turn functions to GRS apps
- Landscape view will now also be available for Mail, Text and Notes
- The new Spotlight search feature can be used to quickly find and launch an app, or to search content. Mail includes search features for messages
- Using the built in mic or mic-integrated headphones to record audio clips that can be edited and then sent to other users via MMS
- Connect to nearby iPhone and iPod touch users without the use of wifi to play multiplayer games
I bolded the ones that sound like they are actually part of the new iPhone. Unless I'm mistaken, the rest are part of OS 3.0, which can be run on old iPhones.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:58 AM   #8
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I bolded the ones that sound like they are actually part of the new iPhone. Unless I'm mistaken, the rest are part of OS 3.0, which can be run on old iPhones.

Not all, i dont think. For example, i dont think the first gens will run MMS (easily the most annoying thing about the iphone).
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Not all, i dont think. For example, i dont think the first gens will run MMS (easily the most annoying thing about the iphone).
I am pretty sure 3.0 fixes it for all, no?
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I do! I do! and I absolutely love it.

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Old 05-18-2009, 12:04 PM   #11
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Had mine for over a year. Ended up losing it a week or so back and replacing it with the 3G. Really had no need for 3G, but it's nice.

I'm just hoping I don't get screwed if the new one comes out soon. They usually give a 90 day grace period (or so) if you've bought one recently.
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I am pretty sure 3.0 fixes it for all, no?
I think so:

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Search your iPhone
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http://www.apple.com/iphone/preview-iphone-os/
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:15 PM   #13
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It is the best phone interface there is. A few quirts aside, many of which will be addressed the 3.0 release, it's pretty damn good.
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This is the sheet Mac should focus on. They are great at engineering things down to a 2nd grade level for the masses.

The only way tech will continue to progress is if everyone can use it.

Mac at least drives the cell market toward innovation.

This is what is good about capitalism.
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I can't wait for 3.0. Supposedly going to allow background apps to run, as well.
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Not all, i dont think. For example, i dont think the first gens will run MMS (easily the most annoying thing about the iphone).
Oh, first gen, that I'm not sure about. But I'm pretty sure that the 3G will have all the features not bolded once it's upgraded to OS 3.0.
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This is the sheet Mac should focus on. They are great at engineering things down to a 2nd grade level for the masses.
It's not about 2nd grade level, it's about functionality and usability. The reason no one buys Windows based smart phones is because they're not smart. They're clunky and maddening to use.

Complications aren't a product of superior technology, they're a product of INferior technology.

Windows OS is an outdated OS. That's why no matter what changes they make to it, it's still wrought with flaws.

You're correct about them driving the consumer technology sector, though. Making products that function properly and work FOR you instead of products that require you to work for them is what drives their market.

At the end of the day, all people want is something that works... quickly, easily and if possible, in a way that's compelling to use. Clearly, the iPhone is all of those and the rest of the handset makers are playing catch-up, from a design perspective.
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It's not about 2nd grade level, it's about functionality and usability. The reason no one buys Windows based smart phones is because they're not smart. They're clunky and maddening to use.

Complications aren't a product of superior technology, they're a product of INferior technology.

Windows OS is an outdated OS. That's why no matter what changes they make to it, it's still wrought with flaws.

You're correct about them driving the consumer technology sector, though. Making products that function properly and work FOR you instead of products that require you to work for them is what drives their market.

At the end of the day, all people want is something that works... quickly, easily and if possible, in a way that's compelling to use. Clearly, the iPhone is all of those and the rest of the handset makers are playing catch-up, from a design perspective.
Touchy much?

Newspapers are written at a 6th grade (or Lower if you read the Chicago Sun times) level. I didn't mean this at a knock. I though my post was pro Apple.

Everything should be designed as to not exclude use. If you have a fancy hammer but can't figure out how to use it, it is worthless.
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Well, since we have an Iphone thread going, I'd like to see what apps people have that I may be missing out on. I can't really find a reliable internet source with a good list.

I'm not really interested in games (unless they are really, REALLY good).

Here's my list (excluding stock apps):

Google Mobile - Best search engine I can find
Sportacular - Great to get scores on the run
I.TV -Amazing channel listing especially since I travel quite a bit. Also has movie theaters and showtimes
Yelp - Great reviews when you're hungry
Google Earth - fun to play with, but what is it practical for?
NY Times - When I wanna get depressed
Big Oven - A freaking ton of recipes for the Fiance to make me
Classics (books) - Makes me feel smart
Dictionary.com - cuz I spell bad.
Pandora - Pretty cool for random music
Sticher - haven't really found anything earth shattering on here
Shazam - good when I'm at a bar and hear a good song.
9-Toolbox - lots of useful tools in here
Zillow - I'm currently shopping for a house
Flashlight - when it's dark and I have to find my keys
iChess Pro - Again, makes me feel smart
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FreeMemory - Great app that speeds things up when I'm low on memory
iFitness - An app for my abs.

Anything glaring that I might be missing?
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Well, since we have an Iphone thread going, I'd like to see what apps people have that I may be missing out on. I can't really find a reliable internet source with a good list.

I'm not really interested in games (unless they are really, REALLY good).

Here's my list (excluding stock apps):

Google Mobile - Best search engine I can find
Sportacular - Great to get scores on the run
I.TV -Amazing channel listing especially since I travel quite a bit. Also has movie theaters and showtimes
Yelp - Great reviews when you're hungry
Google Earth - fun to play with, but what is it practical for?
NY Times - When I wanna get depressed
Big Oven - A freaking ton of recipes for the Fiance to make me
Classics (books) - Makes me feel smart
Dictionary.com - cuz I spell bad.
Pandora - Pretty cool for random music
Sticher - haven't really found anything earth shattering on here
Shazam - good when I'm at a bar and hear a good song.
9-Toolbox - lots of useful tools in here
Zillow - I'm currently shopping for a house
Flashlight - when it's dark and I have to find my keys
iChess Pro - Again, makes me feel smart
300 Bowl - bowled a 267 once
FreeMemory - Great app that speeds things up when I'm low on memory
iFitness - An app for my abs.

Anything glaring that I might be missing?
Good list.

I'd add Poker Deluxe (which uses the server used on facebook), Wikipanion (self explanatory) and, of course, ifart (always good for a chuckle).
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Well, since we have an Iphone thread going, I'd like to see what apps people have that I may be missing out on. I can't really find a reliable internet source with a good list.

I'm not really interested in games (unless they are really, REALLY good).

Here's my list (excluding stock apps):

Google Mobile - Best search engine I can find
Sportacular - Great to get scores on the run
I.TV -Amazing channel listing especially since I travel quite a bit. Also has movie theaters and showtimes
Yelp - Great reviews when you're hungry
Google Earth - fun to play with, but what is it practical for?
NY Times - When I wanna get depressed
Big Oven - A freaking ton of recipes for the Fiance to make me
Classics (books) - Makes me feel smart
Dictionary.com - cuz I spell bad.
Pandora - Pretty cool for random music
Sticher - haven't really found anything earth shattering on here
Shazam - good when I'm at a bar and hear a good song.
9-Toolbox - lots of useful tools in here
Zillow - I'm currently shopping for a house
Flashlight - when it's dark and I have to find my keys
iChess Pro - Again, makes me feel smart
300 Bowl - bowled a 267 once
FreeMemory - Great app that speeds things up when I'm low on memory
iFitness - An app for my abs.

Anything glaring that I might be missing?
What do you use to make a phone call?
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It's not about 2nd grade level, it's about functionality and usability. The reason no one buys Windows based smart phones is because they're not smart. They're clunky and maddening to use.

Complications aren't a product of superior technology, they're a product of INferior technology.

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At the end of the day, all people want is something that works... quickly, easily and if possible, in a way that's compelling to use. Clearly, the iPhone is all of those and the rest of the handset makers are playing catch-up, from a design perspective.


I got a WinMO phone and do lots of my magazine on it. Stop showing your ****ty bias.
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I got a WinMO phone and do lots of my magazine on it. Stop showing your ****ty bias.
I have a 2 year old ATT Windows based phone. I use it for making cell calls and texting.

If I want to play a game I have a PS3.

I don't understand why people need to rush out and buy the newest thing available.

My last phone lasted about 5 years with HEAVY use. Only a dunk in the toilet killed it.
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I have a 2 year old ATT Windows based phone. I use it for making cell calls and texting.

If I want to play a game I have a PS3.
I cover lots of events for my magazine, being able to take pics, put them in word docs, email, powerpoint, etc - it's good for me when im on the go.

I'd like to upgrade to the HTC Fuze - due to more RAM and a better proc.

The WinMo 6.1 update was real nice, i'm interested to see winMo7...

I don't play games, i do lots of productivity **** on my phone, so it suits me well.
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