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IPhone 3G Released!  
User currently offlineOasis From Canada, joined May 2008, 62 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2553 times:

Well awaited iPhone 3G has been released to the world, and finally the iPhone comes to Canada.

Anyone got the iPhone?

The plans here in Canada are VERY expensive, which made me decide not to purchase one.


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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9004 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2554 times:
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And I couldn't care less....  yawn 

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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6484 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2542 times:



Quoting Oasis (Thread starter):
Well awaited iPhone 3G has been released to the world, and finally the iPhone comes to Canada.

Anyone got the iPhone?

I have the 2.5G version. With the new software, if I'm on WiFi, the only thing I'm really missing is GPS. Since the software is the same, let me just say that it's a huge improvement. It has a few things that need adjusting (mostly with the supporting Internet-side and Mac/PC-side software), but is otherwise much better.

I am using the Exchange support and the MobileMe support and it is pretty seamless. The system even keeps the two separate on the same device, which is handy.

There are a ton of apps now available...some are garbage but many are pretty neat. I do wish that the ones that cost money had a trialware version.

Also, if you have an AppleTV or use iTunes piped into a stereo rig at home, the iPhone/iPod Touch facility for doing remote control of the AppleTV/iTunes is excellent. It's certainly far better than using the AppleTV interface.

Quoting Oasis (Thread starter):
The plans here in Canada are VERY expensive, which made me decide not to purchase one.

You do know that Apple made the Canadian carriers bend over and lower their prices yesterday, don't you?

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 1):
And I couldn't care less...

So don't post, and stop whining.



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User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6584 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2536 times:
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I love the GPS idea..

Now,, where do the maps reside?.. i mean if i go to say, Paris... does the GPS point me on a Google map (thus requiring expensive "data roaming") or does the map reside with the Iphone?



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User currently offlineOlegShv From Sweden, joined Mar 2006, 683 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2539 times:

Yawn.

Being a current owner/user of several Apple computers I just don't understand all the hype about a freaking phone.


User currently offlineOasis From Canada, joined May 2008, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2516 times:



Quoting N328KF (Reply 2):
You do know that Apple made the Canadian carriers bend over and lower their prices yesterday, don't you?

Yea but still, its like 30$ for the data, then you have to pay for minutes and stuff, then system activation fee. In the end you end up paying 60-70$ per month, a price I'm not willing to pay for one phone. We pay that same amount for 3 phones on a family plan.



Aeroflot can fly Moscow to LA, I bet your airline can only fly half way
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2485 times:



Quoting OlegShv (Reply 4):
Yawn.

Being a current owner/user of several Apple computers I just don't understand all the hype about a freaking phone.

Have you checked it out it in person?

I still don't own one yet, but it's getting there...!


User currently offlineOasis From Canada, joined May 2008, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2480 times:

Hmm... I heard the stores are having lots of computer problems to activate the iPhone. Sounds like a pretty bad start for the iPhone.


Aeroflot can fly Moscow to LA, I bet your airline can only fly half way
User currently offlineFoppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 815 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2470 times:

I had a hard time getting a hold of the update. For the longest time iTunes kept telling me 1.1.4 is the most recent update. Just a few minutes ago I finally was able to start downloading the program. It's still in the process  tongue  . Hopefully the upgrade will be smooth!  Smile


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User currently offlineBoeing74741R From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2465 times:

I'm just holding out for the price plans to become more reasonable (or opened up to other networks beside o2) before considering buying an iPhone. If you ask me they should have put 3G into the original iPhone.

User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3012 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2464 times:
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Quoting N328KF (Reply 2):

You do know that Apple made the Canadian carriers bend over and lower their prices yesterday, don't you?

Only comment I'm going to make is that is false, cannot say more.



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User currently offlineHAIRyBUS From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2463 times:

Here's an interesting link on disassembling of the new IPhone. They've literally stripped it down to the bone!

http://live.ifixit.com/Guide/First-Look/iPhone3G


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2456 times:

Will be releasing out here too.
I'll decide after checking it out practically.
Curretly I'm happy with my N6110 Navigator.The GPS is excellent,only disapointed with the Night mode camera.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2447 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2460 times:

I got mine this morning.... only spent 45 minutes in line...  Smile

too bad the activation servers are down right now though.......

a surprising repeat of last year's iPhone release....



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User currently offlineOlegShv From Sweden, joined Mar 2006, 683 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2452 times:



Quoting Klaus (Reply 6):
Have you checked it out it in person?

Nope. I might do so this weekend.


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2449 times:
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Quoting OlegShv (Reply 4):
I just don't understand all the hype about a freaking phone.

I suspect you've only played around with one for a short period of time. If you haven't owned one, you most likely don't have a good understanding of its capabilities. In the case of the iPhone, the "hype" is quite justified by its usability and combination of functions.

Quoting Oasis (Reply 7):
I heard the stores are having lots of computer problems to activate the iPhone. Sounds like a pretty bad start for the iPhone.



Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 13):
too bad the activation servers are down right now though.......

The activation problems are so widespread and severe, Gizmodo is describing it all as the "iPocalypse".  Big grin

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User currently offlineWardialer From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2447 times:

BIG DEAL!!!!!!!!

There are way more better phones out there than this iPhone like the Motorola i580....from NEXTEL...Its ruggedized and can handle every weather conditions known...
http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phones/...4505-6454_7-31980311.html?hhTest=1

The iPhone is nothing compare to it...

Ok, you can browse the net...big deal...But a mobile phone should be used to make phone calls...

Theres one specific proble with the iphone...Its not at all ruggedized like the i580...

No matter what....If someone offers me this new iPhone for free...I will NOT give up the i580..
No iphone will beat that design...


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2441 times:
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Quoting Wardialer (Reply 16):
But a mobile phone should be used to make phone calls...

And a mobile phone should have no other functions? Why not?

2H4



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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6484 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2421 times:



Quoting Mt99 (Reply 3):
Now,, where do the maps reside?.. i mean if i go to say, Paris... does the GPS point me on a Google map (thus requiring expensive "data roaming") or does the map reside with the Iphone?

They're Internet-based, but TomTom has written (but not released) an application that would store the data on the iPhone 3G itself.

Quoting Wardialer (Reply 16):
here are way more better phones out there than this iPhone like the Motorola i580....from NEXTEL...Its ruggedized and can handle every weather conditions known...

Not everyone needs this functionality, just like not everyone needs data or GPS or web browsing...

Quoting Oasis (Reply 5):
Yea but still, its like 30$ for the data, then you have to pay for minutes and stuff, then system activation fee. In the end you end up paying 60-70$ per month, a price I'm not willing to pay for one phone. We pay that same amount for 3 phones on a family plan.

Like I said, not everyone needs all features...some people want web browsing but not ruggedization...



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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

I went to ATT first and they were sold out, so I called the Apple store but they said I should hurry because the line was long and they were getting low on stock, so I went to the Apple store and the line was MILES long, so I went to another ATT store and they said that all the ATT stores were sold out and it would be 7-10 days if I wanted to "secure" a phone. So I guess I will just wait...

UAL


User currently offlineHAIRyBUS From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2409 times:



Quoting Wardialer (Reply 16):
.But a mobile phone should be used to make phone calls...

Mobile phones have literally become handheld computers these days and for a good reason. Rather than having 3-4 devices for accomplishing different needs, you have one device that caters to all your needs.

I can't live without one because of the nature of my work, you probably don't need one because your job doesn't require one. I really don't see the need to trash smartphones/smarter phones(iphone) just because you don't have a use for them.


User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1844 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2390 times:




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User currently offlineEatmybologna From France, joined Apr 2005, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2366 times:

The iphone looks fantastic! I think I'll visit the Apple store in a few eeks to see what all the hype is about.

I have two questions, if you don't mind me asking?

1) Any news on Apple bringing out an application that would allow video streaming from a SlingBox?

2) Is the 3G internet service dependent on the iPhones wireless connectivity? If I brought an iPhone to my cottage that was out of reach from ATT's wireless network, could I then connect it to the 802.11G WiFi network for internet browsing?

Thank you in advance,

Mark  Smile



Isn't knowledge more than just the acquisition of information? Shouldn't the acquired information be correct?
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2349 times:



Quoting Eatmybologna (Reply 22):
1) Any news on Apple bringing out an application that would allow video streaming from a SlingBox?

They won't do that themselves, but I would not be suprised to see such an application from a third-party developer eventually.

Quoting Eatmybologna (Reply 22):
2) Is the 3G internet service dependent on the iPhones wireless connectivity? If I brought an iPhone to my cottage that was out of reach from ATT's wireless network, could I then connect it to the 802.11G WiFi network for internet browsing?

Yes.


User currently offlineUAXDXer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

I just upgraded the software on the first gen phone. The upgrade had bugs and took a very long time to download and install. I was in hurry and probably should of waited to do the upgrade. I had to cancel in the middle of it so I could catch my flight. Once I made it to MSY I finished it. Still trying to figure out what all the new upgrades are going to do for me but I hope it was worth the hassle!


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25 N328KF : There have been persistent rumors that the SlingBox people themselves are planning precisely this. It's not really Apple's job to do this if the API
26 Bill142 : Think I'll wait for the next version. It's good, but not great.
27 PanAm330 : I'm not going to buy the new one, because I'm almost always in a WiFi hotspot (unless I'm driving, where I won't be using anything but the iPod functi
28 ScrubbsYWG : i absolutely can not believe there were people waiting in line for upwards of 6 hours to get an iphone.
29 Cactus739 : Took a couple hours but I was able to get mine activated after about 3 hours. Of course, it would have been helpful if the AT&T store had told me exac
30 Freckles : ThePRGuy's new 3G iPhone arrived yesterday, and I must admit it is absolutely lovely.
31 Swiftski : Well, you chose the website, so what do they think: iPhone 3G 8.3 Excellent Motorola i580 7.3 Very Good
32 Sketty222 : Yes, Me.......moohahahaha This was the same in the UK This is my first iPhone because I wanted to wait until the second version came out. Im still ge
33 ThePRGuy : Having a slight issue with mine - very slight. Its the Mail browser hiding emails - well - telling me there are some there, so you click the item and
34 Klaus : Are you using an IMAP mail server? There might be some misconfiguration which lets the server believe that you might not have the credentials to acce
35 OA260 : Does the 3G/UMTS version support video calling ?? Is there a camera on the front of the phone aswell as the back??
36 Klaus : No to both. The backside camera also doesn't record video with the standard software.
37 OA260 : Thanks . Without those abilities the phones out for me .
38 ManuCH : I have reserved my iPhone 3G a while ago, and picked it up on launch day, on July 11th. What I like most is the new software, with push email/calendar
39 777ER : New Zealand saw the first iPhone 3G sold, which was sold at Vodafones Queen Street shop in Auckland at 12.01am. Vodafones plans here are bloody expens
40 Vaporlock : Nope...and I have no interest in getting one. I have a cell phone that I only use when necessary. Society is sure changing, lots of people and not ju
41 Post contains images Klaus : For many people that's the outcome of most phones just being so unpleasant to use that people are glad when they don't have to. For many (but of cour
42 Mt99 : So if i use my 3G iphone as a GPS device to get directions. How long will the battery last?
43 Klaus : My guess is that the screen illumination staying on and the radio pulling the maps from Google will substantially outweigh the power draw of the GPS
44 ManuCH : That would be interesting to find out. On my Nokia N95, the GPS is able to drain the battery in 45 minutes, which doesn't happen when watching videoc
45 Klaus : Wow! Probably due to the "A" in A-GPS ("Assisted GPS"): The raw fix comes from the cellular (and potentially WLAN) location, then GPS is only needed
46 Mt99 : Wow. Thats kinda useless i guess. But any any regard, i think the iphone is really cool but i just cant justify to get it thru ATT. Sure 2 years cont
47 2H4 : That's a good point, and I agree that it's one of the downsides of the device. I also wish it would allow you to freely use it as a hard drive, trans
48 ThePRGuy : No, I was using POP - I have now changed to IMAP and it is working fine. A lot of people are having the same problems (and for me it was a problem ne
49 Swiftski : C'mon guys, there are SO many phones with arrangements like this, only the iPhone get's all the hype because people want it. no-one complains about a
50 Hywel : If I didn't already have an iPod Touch with free access to 40,000 wi-fi hot-spots, I would most certainly get the iPhone. Can't quite justify the cost
51 Post contains links Swiftski : http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/mobil...s/pay-monthly/nokia/6650/overview/
52 Eatmybologna : I'm thinking this as well. Does anyone know if the iTouch will work with Truphone? Thanks in advance Mark
53 Post contains links Phoenix9 : Well it happened faster than I thought....the 3G iphone has been unlocked using the same method as for the last one...damn! those guys work fast! And
54 Mt99 : Hmm.. so .. if you get it for $199, then pay the $175 early termination fee, then you unluck it - .. Interesting..
55 Qantasistheway : Yes and that 'rugedized' (is that even a word) phone would make you the laughing stock of the office. Hold on guys let me just get my waterproof phon
56 Flynavy : I just got home from Lenox Mall in Buckhead. They were out of 3Gs. I'll try again tomorrow! Can't wait to get my hands on one!
57 Sketty222 : Just a quick question about my iPhone 3G Im on O2 in the UK and when Im connected to the internet a blue square with a white circle inside it shows in
58 Flynavy : Edge.
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