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iPhone anyone?

from Mac Fix-it} iPhone Atlas debuts

Later this month, Apple will ship the iPhone. According to executives, it's one of the most important product launches in the company's 30-year history -- a claim difficult to dismiss in light of already avid user interest and Apple's astounding success thus far with portable devices.

Here at TechTracker (the parent company of MacFixIt and VersionTracker), we've been giving the iPhone a lot of thought. How will we bring our existing readership coverage of the device? How will that coverage be integrated with our current offerings? Will downtown loitering laws prevent us from camping out in front of the AT&T Cingular store?

The more we thought, the clearer it became that the iPhone -- being a platform rather than a strict accessory -- requires a different approach than the iPod, which fits nicely into the MacFixIt troubleshooting as a spoke of the Mac-centered digital hub. New device platform: new tack.

So today we are launching a new resource for the yet-to-ship iPhone, dubbed iPhone Atlas. We have some ideas for types of content the site will deliver, and some plans for how elements will evolve once the iPhone actually lands in users' hands. However, more important than any speculation we can conjure regarding what prospective iPhone owners will want to read is what our current readers actually say they want. As such, we would love to garner your input on the following:

* Prior to the iPhone's release, what are your biggest concerns about the device? What dirty details you want to know about this stranger before taking it home?
* Which iPhone functions are the most exciting, and what do you want to know about their usage? Are you more interested in optimzing battery life or effectively pinch-zooming?
* In the same vein, which of the three primary functions (the Internet access device, iPod or phone) do you see getting the most use?
* Are you interested in the iPhone more as an entertainment device, a business device, personal communicator, or all three?
* What category of content are you most interested in? (News about the device and its ecosystem, Troubleshooting, Guides/How-Tos, Directories of iPhone-specific and iPhone-formatted sites, Software updates for iPhone, something else we haven't mentioned)?

06-05-2007 02:29 AM
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RE: iPhone anyone?

it look very beautiful dont you think?
if it wasnt expensive i would bought one, but in my situation, maybe in a year?!



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06-06-2007 03:26 AM
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RE: iPhone anyone?

My current provider won't ever make it available. They refuse to alter their network so that it can work. Bad move if you ask me.

However, AT&T is still having problems getting their network to work properly with the iPhone. So who knows. Maybe it will flop as a result.

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RE: iPhone anyone?

maybe in a year it will work?
What kind of dumb shit is this? CrApple makes a phone no one can use?
or are they trying to make people use the service they want them to?

06-19-2007 12:28 AM
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RE: iPhone anyone?

i meant maybe in a year ill be able to afford one. its 500$ !!!!

i should be the easiest and friendliest phone ever.
apple had to make some serious changes to make some things possible.

apple always does things its own way and make others adopt to them not the other way around.

i played a bit with my friend's expensive phones and even that some can do about the same as the iphone, the other phones are not smooth or nice or "done right"

we will read the reviews when it will get out 29th this month and see if its any good/


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RE: iPhone anyone?

http://www.iphoneatlas.com/

I have not read it

.gif File  roadrunner.gif (Size: 2.98 KB / Downloads: 29) I'm in a hurry now :cya:

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iPhone info

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Slew of iPhone info: 750 MB of installed
software, no functions without activation; Core 2 Duo gains 1.33 GH
Date: Tuesday, June 26 2007 @ 09:30 AM PDT

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http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20070626111543214

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RE: iPhone anyone?

the hype is too big!!

http://www.tuaw.com/
http://www.engadget.com/

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northfork Wrote:

the hype is too big!!
http://www.tuaw.com/
http://www.engadget.com/


I have not seen those articles yet but
I heard it only works with A.T.&T and you need to enter into a two year contract!
:razz:

I read most of the articles
that thing is complicated!
Wait for the 2d generation

how about this for a new avatar?

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RE: iPhone anyone?

I heard a rumor that a pay-as-you-go version isn't out of the question. Which will mean that you'll have to pay the full price for the phone (it's cheaper with the contract), but you don't pay a monthly charge, only for an allotted amount of time to use it.

The 2nd Gen version has been in the works well before the first one's release. I think that's the case for most other products, but I find it strange since there hasn't been time enough for reaction to make changes. However, there might have been some features that are taking too long to implement for the June release.

The other thing that I've read is that the amount of iPhones for sale are plentiful, meaning that a sell-out isn't likely, which concludes that the people waiting on line for days, or paying people to wait on line are morons.

My whole synopsis on the product itself is that it's really just a toy. I have a phone, it makes phone calls. That's all I need it to do (I remember writing something along those lines in the old forum). There is no necessity for me to surf the web at any given moment (for a premium no less!) for the sole reason of satiating an empty moment in my life.

I'm sure it can be more useful in someone else's hands, but for most people it's another time-waster, and yet another thing to get mugged for.

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"There is no necessity for me to surf the web at any given moment (for a premium no less!)
for the sole reason of satiating an empty moment in my life."


Hmm, isn't that what computers and the internet are best at?

as for me, iphone = :yawn:
let me know when I can watch tv on it.

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RE: iPhone anyone?

you can see youtube on it, and if you bye tv shows/movies from itunes you can see them on the iphone.
but the iphone is selling out!! more than million sold already!!

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Verizon phones have the ability to watch tv from without having to pay for individual shows, however, the service probably costs the same as cable :P

I saw a hack for the iPhone a couple days ago that activates the phone without a phone carrier. Basically, this renders the phone feature useless, but activates everything else, so you can browse the web and all that other fun stuff. But for $600, it's still crazy expensive.

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RE: iPhone anyone?

how does it get on line? could you come in here with it?

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It's got wifi in it. So yes, you could post here with it. I hear that the typing takes some getting used to.

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you mean If you can find a stray signal?
doesn't a person have to pay for their minutes on line too?

I bitch about my slow-assed dial up but look at what I pay for it}



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from mac fix-it:

Friday, July 06 2007 @ 01:15 PM PDT
iPhone: Users report uncomfortable heat, cooling it down

Our sister site iPhone Atlas reports that a number of users reporting uncomfortable heat generated by the iPhone under some circumstances. More disconcerting, however, are reports that if the unit gets too hot, erratic behavior can ensue and the potential for component damage surfaces. The article has some tips for keeping it cool.

Read more at iPhone Atlas...

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look what I found at slashdot.com}

epidemic99 writes "Apple has released what it will cost to replace the
battery in the iPhone, and consumers might be a bit put off. Replacement
is a tricky ordeal, as the battery is apparently soldered into the
device. The service will cost $79, plus $6.95 for shipping, plus an
optional $29 'loaner iPhone' rental. A consumer advocacy group sent a
letter to Apple complaining that this information was not made public
before iPhone's release since the cost of the battery replacement is so
high. Even reviewer Harvey Rosenfield, who is usually very kind to Apple,
was quoted as saying 'some of them might be waking up now, wondering who
they got in bed with.'" Update: 07/06 21:06 GMT by [1]Z : Fixed incorrect
attribution of quote to Mossberg.

Discuss this story at:
http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=07/07/06/1446245

Links:
0. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070705/ap_on_hi_te/apple_iphone
1. http://slashdot.org/~Zonk/

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RE: iPhone anyone?

I had read about both issue (the heat, and the battery replacement cost), but forgot about them. I was reading an Arstechnica review, and they said it got uncomfortably hot while using it as a phone.

Most cell phones get hot while being used, but I think since the iPhone has so much more going on that it becomes a hot-plate. Probably good to keep your coffee warm!

The battery replacement program is a rip off. I read that taking the phone apart is more difficult than taking apart an iPod. Not being able to have a spare battery will be a huge complaint with a lot of consumers. Most phone owners tend to buy extra batteries since they don't last too long. Apple's reason for building their products in such is was is based on greed.

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RE: iPhone anyone?

that makes me angry enough at crAppple not to ever touch one!
in fact, I am looking for a way "not to feed the foot that stands on my throat"
I saw this today} LInux anyone?

if I'm wireless on a PC I can do audio chats, can't I?
why pay for a phone!
for that matter, if I had a PC instead of a mac
I could use audio chat with my dial up connection right now.
screw apple for their greed


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Apple is earning the name CrApple

from Mac Fix-it Daily {which sounds like the truth!

Many iPhone batteries not fully charging

Date: Wednesday, July 11 2007 @ 01:10 PM PDT
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tell me why CrApple couldn't see this problem coming?

Title: The iPhone's biggest security pitfall: All applications run as root
Date: Monday, July 23 2007 @ 11:50 AM PDT

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from Mac Fix-it }
what did CrApple do? all the hype and they've put out a beta phone?

iPhones, in some situations, can’t take incoming calls while on
EDGE
Date: Friday, July 27 2007 @ 11:00 AM PDT

Read the full article at
http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=2007072711082764

Title: iPhone AC Adapter failure: possible fixes
Date: Friday, July 27 2007 @ 01:25 PM PDT

Read the full article at
http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20070727132548952

Title: The iPhone echoing issue continues continues...
Date: Thursday, July 26 2007 @ 08:50 AM PDT

Read the full article at
http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20070726085043305

------------------------------

Title: The iPhone Battery survey
Date: Thursday, July 26 2007 @ 10:00 AM PDT

Read the full article at
http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20070726101127667

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RE: iPhone anyone?

That first one: "iPhones, in some situations, canít take incoming calls while on
EDGE" sounds more like a feature than a problem. In other words, I think Apple meant for that to work that way. Translation: They couldn't figure out how to get the phone end, and the computer end to work as one thing. So it was a corner cutting deal.

You're right though, it doesn't sounds like it was ready for release, and it sounds more like a beta.

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what "feature" is EDGE?
beta, yeah, like those "updates"?
the shit I read in Mac Fix-it Daily makes me wanna slap the crap off apple!

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