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    Thread: *** Official iPhone thread - PLEASE KEEP GENERAL IPHONE CHIT-CHAT IN THIS THREAD ***

    1. 06-29-2007 04:20 PM #141
      Quote, originally posted by Stock_B5.5 »

      Because Apple/Jobs is so good at marketing and exploiting people's desire for status and needing to "belong", the iPhone will likely be quite successful.

      I love apple, but to this statement


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      06-29-2007 04:27 PM #142
      The first design of something groundbreaking is often lacking. I'm just thankful that Apple has put this together so that Samsung can improve upon it by the time I need a new phone.

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      06-29-2007 04:36 PM #143
      so did anyone get one today?

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      06-29-2007 04:40 PM #144
      Not on sale until 6:00 PM ET
      Gentlemen, you had my curiosity. But now you have my attention.

    5. 06-29-2007 04:51 PM #145
      Most of the good press I read is about the software and its "elegance". Not so much the basics, like navigation, but how the GUI looks and feels.

      I think an iPhone is neat. It's likely a good tie-in to the Apple family of products, specifically iTunes. But this seems to go back to the "shadows under the icons" kind of thing, where a fancy looking OS is just that: fancy looking. Tell me the iPhone does tons of things that other devices don't do, then tell me the $500+ price is accurate for those features. Gets subjective but I still don't need fading in menu's and icons on a little wide-screen LCD to justify such a price tag. I'm always waiting for Apple to show me something more than just aesthetic.


      All of that said Apple is proving itself to be the little engine that could. It's ironic how little of the market they own (music market, not just computers) yet how indestructible that market share is. In our lifetime they may never be as big as Sony/MS/etc. for the various electronics/software fields, but they own the hearts and subsequently wallets of many a geeks worldwide.

      Luckily, I'm heartless so it's not an issue for me.


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      06-29-2007 04:56 PM #146
      It's not the quantity or look of the features, it's the quality. The iPhone is a "smartphone" that's easy to use. It lacks some features found on other phones, but the features it does have are extremely easy to use.

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      06-29-2007 05:23 PM #147
      Quote, originally posted by Karma »
      Not on sale until 6:00 PM ET

      ha i must have completely lost track of what time it is


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      06-29-2007 05:25 PM #148
      I work in the General Motors Building... the tall white building right behind the Apple Store on 5th Avenue (you may have seen it in all the interviews with people on line).

      The first guy on line has been sitting out there since Monday - he's crazy.

      Line was kinda short (only ~10 people) until last night and then things exploded.

      Last I checked (~2:30EST this afternoon), the line was completely around the block with a number of folks who aren't even going to buy an iPhone!! They just want to sell their place in line! One guy had a sign with his "space" for sale for $400!!


      Reporters are everywhere. It's a phone!! Craziness!!!


      - Matty


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      06-29-2007 05:29 PM #149
      Quote, originally posted by MattV-Dub »
      I work in the General Motors Building... the tall white building right behind the Apple Store on 5th Avenue (you may have seen it in all the interviews with people on line).

      The first guy on line has been sitting out there since Monday - he's crazy.

      Line was kinda short (only ~10 people) until last night and then things exploded.

      Last I checked (~2:30EST this afternoon), the line was completely around the block with a number of folks who aren't even going to buy an iPhone!! They just want to sell their place in line! One guy had a sign with his "space" for sale for $400!!


      Reporters are everywhere. It's a phone!! Craziness!!!


      - Matty

      Hah... I just saw that. They interviewed one clown and asked him what he had to say to those who thought it was silly to wait in line for this. His response?

      Go to hell or get in line.

      Yeah, buddy. Joke's on you.

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      06-29-2007 05:30 PM #150
      Quote, originally posted by MattV-Dub »
      Last I checked (~2:30EST this afternoon), the line was completely around the block with a number of folks who aren't even going to buy an iPhone!! They just want to sell their place in line! One guy had a sign with his "space" for sale for $400!!

      I'm sure the people in line behind them are really worried. Chances are they don't even have the money to purchase one if they're pulling this crap.

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      06-29-2007 06:57 PM #151
      my iphone is gettingn activated as i type.

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      06-29-2007 07:21 PM #154
      so 16v, is it all its cracked up to be? (even though you've probably had it for the past year )

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      06-29-2007 07:23 PM #155
      Quote, originally posted by c_rod44305 »
      so 16v, is it all its cracked up to be? (even though you've probably had it for the past year )
      while it isn't activated yet, i can answer this q......

      yes.

      more later.


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      06-29-2007 07:34 PM #156
      I am impressed
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      06-29-2007 07:39 PM #157
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      I am impressed

      I don't think I have ever seen you use the word "impressed" before regarding a phone

      Gentlemen, you had my curiosity. But now you have my attention.

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      06-29-2007 08:28 PM #158
      I have to admit that if I was currently employed at a real job, I might have been tempted to pick one up mainly because you can actually surf the "real" internet. To bad you only get like 2-4 times the speed of 56k modem and it doesn't have flash support.

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      06-29-2007 08:28 PM #159
      Picked up mine 30 mintues ago(8gb). Activating now....

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      06-29-2007 08:42 PM #160
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      . To bad you only get like 2-4 times the speed of 56k modem .

      Wifi should be fast. It's just the "sky" whajahoozis that is slow, IIRC


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      06-29-2007 09:03 PM #161
      Quote, originally posted by RonN »
      Picked up mine 30 mintues ago(8gb). Activating now....

      Somehow I'm not surprised, Ron.

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      06-29-2007 09:38 PM #162
      Quote, originally posted by 16v »

      Now come clean Doug... how long have you REALLY had it?? I'm guessing you didn't get it at 6pm like the rest of the world...

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      06-29-2007 09:39 PM #163
      Quote, originally posted by vdubjb »
      ... Apple's new handheld would allow him to work some of the day outside the office, he said.

      "We don't have to be sitting in City Hall to be conducting city business," he said.

      Depending on alleged incompatibilities with some of the current business/office systems in use, he might not be able to.

      Has anybody seen a more complete list of what systems are compatible and which are not?

      It seems the government is currently saying, "While we're conducting this unspecified, unwarranted surveillance, we're totally thinking about how to not violate the 4th Amendment that we're currently violating. Because terrorism."

    24. 06-29-2007 10:12 PM #164
      Quote, originally posted by robbyb413 »

      Now come clean Doug... how long have you REALLY had it?? I'm guessing you didn't get it at 6pm like the rest of the world...

      judging by the time on the iphone, I don't think it is store bought


    25. 06-29-2007 11:30 PM #165
      These FAQ's are fascinating:

      Q. Is iPhone eligible for Wireless Phone Insurance?

      A. No. iPhone is ineligible for the Wireless Phone Insurance program offered to AT&T customers. iPhone is covered by the Apple Warranty. If you have Wireless Phone Insurance from AT&T, it will be removed from your line of service.

      and

      Q. Do I need to switch to a different rate plan if I upgrade to iPhone?

      A. If you’re an existing AT&T (formerly Cingular) wireless customer, you just need to add an iPhone Data Plan. (This may replace your current data plan. Your voice plan will stay the same) The iPhone Data Plan gives you Visual Voicemail, as well as Unlimited Data—includes both email and web—and texting, all for as little as $20. You'll add an iPhone Data Plan and sign a new 2-year service contract during the activation process. Discount eligibility for other devices will continue from the time of your most recent contract.

      Wonder why all the "special" treatment? Special data plan is required?


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      06-29-2007 11:39 PM #166
      Quote, originally posted by Karma »

      I don't think I have ever seen you use the word "impressed" before regarding a phone

      I don't think I have.

      I know it's taken a beating in the media about the data speed, but to be honest, besides streaming youtube the speeds are acceptable for browsing etc. People are going to be blown away


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      06-29-2007 11:41 PM #167
      Quote, originally posted by Stock_B5.5 »
      Wonder why all the "special" treatment?

      For someone who says they have zero interest in this thing and thinks it's overhyped and nothing special, you sure are spending a lot of time here and on the web researching and discussing it (along with many others - to be fair).


      Modified by Karma at 11:42 PM 6-29-2007

      Gentlemen, you had my curiosity. But now you have my attention.

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      06-29-2007 11:44 PM #168
      Quote, originally posted by Karma »

      For someone who says they have zero interest in this thing and thinks it's overhyped and nothing special, you sure are spending a lot of time here and on the web researching and discussing it.

      There's a name for that, I think...yes, it's called trolling.



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      06-29-2007 11:57 PM #169
      I've been telling myself it's too expensive, not fast enough, not the right features, too fragile, I don't need a new cellphone yet, etc...

      But I stopped by my local store after work around 8pm and checked it out.

      The phone is BEAUTIFUL and it's worth every penny. If they weren't sold out I have one here with me at home right now.

      It's a beautiful design and the engineering is very forward thinking.

      I can only imagine all the tweaking and applications that will be coming for it very soon....

      Only thing I wish it came with is a universal dock insert so I could use the existing dock I have (I know it comes with it's own special dock)...




      Modified by Shawn O at 11:21 PM 6-29-2007


    30. 06-30-2007 12:11 AM #170
      I literally got the LAST ONE from my local Cingular store. Only had to wait in line a few minutes. Maybe I'll regret getting the 4GB one but I told myself several months ago $500 was my absolute limit on this product. The Burlington, MA Apple store seemed to have no shortage of them as of 730PM with absolutely no line.

      Just tried activating but apparently Apple is "processing" my activation and I will be emailed when its activated. Guess they are somewhat overloaded with activations??? Guess I'm waiting a bit longer.


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      06-30-2007 12:31 AM #171
      Quote, originally posted by JoeArlo »
      I literally got the LAST ONE from my local Cingular store. Only had to wait in line a few minutes. Maybe I'll regret getting the 4GB one but I told myself several months ago $500 was my absolute limit on this product. The Burlington, MA Apple store seemed to have no shortage of them as of 730PM with absolutely no line.

      Just tried activating but apparently Apple is "processing" my activation and I will be emailed when its activated. Guess they are somewhat overloaded with activations??? Guess I'm waiting a bit longer.

      i have been waiting since ~ 6:10 pm.....


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      06-30-2007 12:48 AM #172
      I'm hearing that the delays are on ATT's side, not Apple's.

    33. 06-30-2007 10:45 AM #173
      now i want an iphone

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      06-30-2007 12:20 PM #174
      Apparently ATT caught up some on activations and a lot of iPhones were activated overnight.

    35. 06-30-2007 12:23 PM #175
      Still waiting for mine to be activated.

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