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Author Topic: Anyone planning on buying an iPhone?  (Read 4334 times)

zridling

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Anyone planning on buying an iPhone?
« on: June 29, 2007, 01:16:56 PM »
Even if I had the money, I wouldn't, but you can see the future of the small computer right there. And it's pretty cool that Opera and Zoho have already built apps for it. But man, that is one expensive toy to maintain. And you know Apple's going to have one twice as powerful, fast, and more expensive next summer. But what about the smudge and ear-grease factor. I can see some dude showing off his iphone and his ear hair and wax is dripping off the display. Ewwwwww.

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I hate talking on the phone so much, I only turn mine on if I'm expecting good news (like Hell freezing over).
« Last Edit: June 29, 2007, 01:19:56 PM by zridling »

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Re: Anyone planning on buying an iPhone?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2007, 01:23:43 PM »
i wish we could have something like the pc market for this kind of thing (perhaps we will eventually), i mean, something of the iPhone dimensions but with the ability to cherry pick the internal hardware from different manufacturers.

that way you could upgrade through a few years of use instead of being expected to upgrade every year like the mobile phone market.

umm, i've just realised what i've said. it's never going to happen. the market has already proved that suckers, er sorry, i mean shoppers will upgrade every year without a single quarrel.

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Re: Anyone planning on buying an iPhone?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2007, 06:27:02 PM »
I have no plans on buying anything branded Apple or i* at the moment, and no plans on those plans changing.


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Re: Anyone planning on buying an iPhone?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2007, 08:00:10 PM »
I wasn't aware of Opera and Zoho movements. And definitely, the main problem with Apple products is that they look very good on the package, but once you open... ow, first scratch!

And no, I'm not going to buy it. I need to change my phone (the battery is dying), but spending 600 € on something so mundane... let the executives and rich kids do the purchases. Besides, phones are known for their short life, you'll need an insurance for this one.

I just picked this in another forum :o

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Re: Anyone planning on buying an iPhone?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2007, 12:56:48 AM »
I wouldn't buy one, even if I could afford it.  Now if someone handed me a free one, I wouldn't refuse it cause they do look cool.  I just can't see spending that on a phone.

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Re: Anyone planning on buying an iPhone?
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2007, 01:06:05 AM »
I've oft said Apple products are 55% hype, 45% product -- which isn't to say they're bad products.  They're not.  But they're not great, either.  They just happen to know how to [brilliantly] tap into the core of pop culture.  Personally, I'd prefer nearly any media player over the hypeP... iPod.   I really hate proprietary shit--I refuse to pay for hardware that requires proprietary software in order to utilize it.  Probably stems from my Linux days.

Screen smudgery will definitely be an issue (reminds me of the PSP) --though I don't think earwax will be any more a problem than it is with your average cell phone (or home phone) :P.  I'm with you 100%, though, Z -- I hate the phone--wired or not.  Last thing I'm going to do is spend an excessive amount of money on a technology that is at its core my bane.


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Re: Anyone planning on buying an iPhone?
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2007, 02:06:03 AM »
Actually, i'd rather buy one of those :


An opensource smartphone running under Linux, looks nice. If i had any money...

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Re: Anyone planning on buying an iPhone?
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2007, 10:05:24 PM »
The idea of an iPhone Shuffle is kind of amusing, though. You don't get to pick who you call; it just dials at random from your address book.

"What? It's a feature, not a crippled piece of hardware!"


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Re: Anyone planning on buying an iPhone?
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2007, 04:25:30 AM »
"What? It's a feature, not a crippled piece of hardware!"
;D ;D ;D Brilliant!

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Re: Anyone planning on buying an iPhone?
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2007, 06:18:10 AM »
short answer: no
long answer: no, never ever

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Re: Anyone planning on buying an iPhone?
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2007, 06:27:09 AM »
Can you change the battery?

(And no - I wouldn't have one if you gave it to me)

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Re: Anyone planning on buying an iPhone?
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2007, 06:37:14 AM »
Can you change the battery?
"Why would you need to change the battery? It's beautiful, does anything else matter?"
;)

[edit] No, would never buy it. But if someone offered me one, i wouldn't refuse. I could always sell it to a dumb rich kid ;) [/edit]

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Re: Anyone planning on buying an iPhone?
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2007, 08:43:36 AM »
Can you change the battery?

i stumbled onto a page yesterday (can't seem to find it in my history anymore  with all the iphone noise..) where they took the phone apart..
and no, you can't change the battery, the battery makes up a good 50% of the case interior and to get where it was they had to pry the case open.

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Re: Anyone planning on buying an iPhone?
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2007, 12:05:47 PM »
I'm with ak_, am very interested by these new Linux phones. The TrollTech Greenphone looks like the most viable at the moment

qtopia_greenphone_front_and_back-sm.jpgAnyone planning on buying an iPhone?

The Openmoko project is one to keep an eye on too. But I'll be holding off until the technology matures a bit, my current Nokia should tide me till then.