N328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6618 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3180 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?
Oasis From Canada, joined May 2008, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3154 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.
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Foppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 897 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3108 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 . Hopefully the upgrade will be smooth!
Boeing74741R From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 1222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3103 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.
2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8957 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3087 times:
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".
N328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6618 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3059 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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UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3054 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...
HAIRyBUS From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3047 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.
Eatmybologna From France, joined Apr 2005, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3004 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,
Isn't knowledge more than just the acquisition of information? Shouldn't the acquired information be correct?
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21652 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2987 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?
UAXDXer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2986 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!
It takes a bug to hit a windsheild but it takes guts to stick
: 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
: Think I'll wait for the next version. It's good, but not great.
: 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
: i absolutely can not believe there were people waiting in line for upwards of 6 hours to get an iphone.
: 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
: ThePRGuy's new 3G iPhone arrived yesterday, and I must admit it is absolutely lovely.
: Well, you chose the website, so what do they think: iPhone 3G 8.3 Excellent Motorola i580 7.3 Very Good
: 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
: 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
: 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
: Does the 3G/UMTS version support video calling ?? Is there a camera on the front of the phone aswell as the back??
: No to both. The backside camera also doesn't record video with the standard software.
: Thanks . Without those abilities the phones out for me .
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: So if i use my 3G iphone as a GPS device to get directions. How long will the battery last?
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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