Who's going to be first to offer this (TRAINN, I'm looking at you...)
i am going to buy an iphone this week. my freebie money has come in at the right time ).
iPhone available shipping in June
1047 am 8GB model - $599
1047 am 4GB model - $499
Ugh, thats too much for me, I don't really even use my phone that much...I would much rather have a new regular ipod......
argh! I made an apple thread already! (
according to macrumors, the price is with a 2-year contract. So its basically around $700-800
ok well then it looks like i am going to get one in june. i need a mackbook pro first though /.
the apple site is already up with pictures and stuff, and it says they are going to be having the keynote video up soon...
I don't have cingular.. i have verizon /
I'm sure there will be an unlocked version later on.
[quote60c082ea2a="Powerbook"]I'm sure there will be an unlocked version later on.[/quote60c082ea2a]
Cingular is still GSM.. Verison is CDMA. So it wouldn't matter.
It's beautiful, but the price of it is ridiculous.
[quotece210cf1b9="bruman"][quotece210cf1b9="Powerbook"]I'm sure there will be an unlocked version later on.[/quotece210cf1b9]
Cingular is still GSM.. Verison is CDMA. So it wouldn't matter.[/quotece210cf1b9]
I don't know much about cell phones. What does that mean exactly?
speaking of phones idk if I should make another thread so I wont, anyway I am in need of a cell phone what service should I go with. The rest of my family has sprint and their customer service has been so shitty with overcharging for things we never had.
[quote1c2d3d6f4d="Powerbook"][quote1c2d3d6f4d="bruman"][quote1c2d3d6f4d="Powerbook"]I'm sure there will be an unlocked version later on.[/quote1c2d3d6f4d]
Cingular is still GSM.. Verison is CDMA. So it wouldn't matter.[/quote1c2d3d6f4d]
I don't know much about cell phones. What does that mean exactly?[/quote1c2d3d6f4d]
It's the just the type of network cellphones use. GSMs are the most popular around the world. CDMA is the kind that sprint uses and I guess Verizon too. If you have a CDMA phone, you can't use it on GSM network and vis versa.
looks too expensive for me. I would think cost of ipod + cost of phone should be > iphone to make it cool.
not the case
this is a little too cool. too expensive.
It's internet browsing feature/program looks real nice. It even has Wifi.
This looks sooo sweet! Seriously the freebie networks need to start offering this asap!
Oh here is what shaggz found out in the other thread
"Domain name YOURFREEIPHONE.COM
Transcendent Innovations (email@example.com) "
Way to be on the ball, trainn! D Can't wait for the site!
[quoteeb6a3e7a7c="TFOAF"]It's beautiful, but the price of it is ridiculous.[/quoteeb6a3e7a7c]
With the features and technology it has, it's not really that expensive. I'm disappointed they waited until June and don't offer a bigger HD though.
My Treo 700p is better than the iPhone...
[quote5f0a0b5447="Wolfeman"]My Treo 700p is better than the iPhone...[/quote5f0a0b5447]
if that was true, palm stocks wouldn't have dropped so much today.
[quote7eedeba43d="turpentinedreams"][quote7eedeba43d="Wolfeman"]My Treo 700p is better than the iPhone...[/quote7eedeba43d]
if that was true, palm stocks wouldn't have dropped so much today.[/quote7eedeba43d]
The iPhone is all hype. Its massive too...
I think the iPhone looks amazing. My Verizon contract is over sometime in November and I can say for sure that I'll have one the day after. The price is a little bit high, but I'd rather pay $599 for a phone that I really want than ~$300 for another smartphone I'm not completely satisfied with. And who knows, the price might drop some in the next 9 or so months.
I'm sticking with my Sprint phone from that contest...
I don't worry too much when it comes to phones. I call people with them and as long as the service is good and it has a nice battery life, I'm fine with the phone I have.
I have had Verizon for years. Wouldn't switch for anything. I've never had a problem with them. However, heard nothing but complaints from people on other networks. My brother is on his third network and only had a cell for 1.5 years (never tried verizon), same with my uncle.
Don't get the iphone new. Get it through a freebie offer or wait 3-6 months and save yourself a few hundred dollars. new phones always drop in price quick, regardless of how cool they might be.
i love it! wish it wasn't quite so expensive though...
You know, it was pretty rude of that assclown to hang up on that Starbucks girl...
That "phone" is absolutely sick. It's got everything. I want one like yesterday.
can i use it as just a iPod?
dude that phone is VERY expensive. The 599 price is WITH 2 year contract. The phone costs more than a mac mini!!
[quote571cb54a28="JOSHBOX"]dude that phone is VERY expensive. The 599 price is WITH 2 year contract. The phone costs more than a mac mini!![/quote571cb54a28]
I'm with you on this.
I dont know how most people are, but me, my phone gets dropped etc. You use your phone a lot and unlike an ipod, a cell phone you are constant fumbling with, hurrying to answer a call (usually the case when it was dropped).
Dropping a Nokia is one thing.... because it can take it and also a few dings on the case doesnt upset you. Plus you know you'll get a new phone in 6-12 months.
But this thing..... man, think about how you're gonna feel when it hits the pavement!
If you are the type of person who doesnt drop your phone then fine.
I jsut think, you're gonna get this thing and three months later a better version is gonna be out. Story of technology, i know i know. But i just think this isnt worth it. Or at least wait a while.
The Razrs (CRAP WHY DO PEOPLE LIKE THIS PHONE TO BEGIN WITH?? HUH????) were 500. Then slowing they came down. Last year i could have gotten $29 BACK from Cingular for getting that shit piece if i had no standards.
This Apple ipod phone is cool, but i'd hold off if you really wanted it in the first place.
for the price tag, its not worth it... it looks nice though.
it would be have been much better if they just included phone compatibility and put it under the hard drive based ipod line. i can only see the most loyal ipod owners buying this one, and people who can easily spend that kind of money.
the rumors that i've been hearing alot is microsoft is planning on including phone compatability for the 2nd gen zune and some microsoft employees are hinting towards some kind of phone support in the near future
I think it'll be worth it.
My biggest concern Battery up to [b4a2348711b]5 hours[/b4a2348711b] Talk/Video/Browsing
Up to 16 hours Audio Playback
well i think its too expensive for the capacity.. you're buying it for the portable multimedia functionality (unless you like having 2 mp3 players on your person).. With 4 gigs, you can store about 4 movies (or 8 tv episodes) and that would fill the device up.
i'm not knocking it down.. flash capacity is great and all, but the technology is expensive and is still slowly growing to reasonable capacity for multimedia.. but for now, i would stick with a 30gb player with added phone functionality for 250 or even better an 100gb player for the same price as the iphone 4gig.
if you guys wait untill June of '08 the price on that phone will drop considerably. I remember people paying $300-400 for RAZR's when they first came out, and 15 months later you could get one for free with a contract.
As for me 8gb isn't enough space for all of my music. I'll stick with my 60 gb ipod in the left pocket and my armstrong phone in the right thank you.
seriously, don't u think in June of 08, apple will already come out with a 2nd gen. I'm think towards Jan/Feb of 08 we should see the 2nd gen.
Just imagine all the upgrade from the first gen.
HD based, better battery, unlock, better camera, hack maybe even cheaper.
[quote32c4a8eb1d="justinag06"]if you guys wait untill June of '08 the price on that phone will drop considerably. I remember people paying $300-400 for RAZR's when they first came out, and 15 months later you could get one for free with a contract.
As for me 8gb isn't enough space for all of my music. I'll stick with my 60 gb iPod in the left pocket and my armstrong phone in the right thank you.[/quote32c4a8eb1d]
who the hell wants to wait till June 08 for a phone. And even if your right that the phone becomes cheap there will probably be an even cooler phone out on the market that takes its price.
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Wow. They JUST got sued some 100 Million.
This will be interesting to watch
[quoteb924640c28="good2speed"][quoteb924640c28="justinag06"]if you guys wait untill June of '08 the price on that phone will drop considerably. I remember people paying $300-400 for RAZR's when they first came out, and 15 months later you could get one for free with a contract.
As for me 8gb isn't enough space for all of my music. I'll stick with my 60 gb iPod in the left pocket and my armstrong phone in the right thank you.[/quoteb924640c28]
who the hell wants to wait till June 08 for a phone. And even if your right that the phone becomes cheap there will probably be an even cooler phone out on the market that takes its price.[/quoteb924640c28]
Another very good reason not to pay that much for a phone in the first place, unless the thing spits money out of the usb port or something.
WTF??!!?!?! check this out
Another very good reason not to pay that much for a phone in the first place, unless the thing spits money out of the usb port or something.[/quote2cfe201e76]
If you have money to spend then you might as well buy it. If money is tight then you might want to explore your options on finding the cell phone more suitable to your needs.
damn. I can't believe apple was dumb enough to name it the iphone when the iphone is in fact taken. Sigh.
that was also a big thing before it came out and many people were beginning to believe that it would not infact be called the iPhone. I'm surprised Apple went ahead with this.
Seeing the LG KE850 phone really disappoints me. It really does seem like Apple has stolen a design and a name.
Like other in that link have said, you can't really design a full LCD-Phone and have it look different. That's like saying "You stole my copyright qwerty keyboard!" How else is Apple supposed to design it?
[quoteda03b3db19="Powerbook"]damn. I can't believe apple was dumb enough to name it the iphone when the iphone is in fact taken. Sigh.[/quoteda03b3db19]
They were in negotiations with Cisco long before the phone was released. Papers were drawn up to formalize the agreement, however, Cisco wanted to still be able to promote their POS iPhone, and Apple decided that they wanted exclusivity on the name, banking on the fact they could buy out Cisco's complaint (which is what will happen in the end).
can this phone work over the sprint network? I know its being marketed under cingular, but does "unlocking" it have any potential.
I guess i don't fully understand the term "unlocked"
you cannot unlock any phone to the sprint network. only gsm phones can be unlocked ie cingular, tmobile... so no, you cant use this phone on the sprint network... i think i might move to cingular this phone is really slick
if i can get this phone for free from a free site, i might have to switch from verizon to cingular
'bout time Cingular got dibs on a new phone model. Seems like they never get the cool phones (that I like) first, although I have to say I'm really fond of my 8125.
[quote2793792883="dmorris68"]'bout time Cingular got dibs on a new phone model. Seems like they never get the cool phones (that I like) first, although I have to say I'm really fond of my 8125.[/quote2793792883]
I was talking about this with some friends tonight. Cingular almost certainly paid a huge (HUGE) licensing fee to be the exclusive provider for the iPhone. Think about that meeting, where the Cingular execs had to decide whether to pony up the cash to Apple to be the sole provider
exec a has anything apple ever made flopped?
techie guy the newton
techie guy 2 except, the handwriting recognition software on the newton (made in the 80s) is still better than anything out there today
exec b yeah but what if it flops
exec c if it does we break even
exec a cool, so it's a win-win right?
techie guy yeah, and we all get touch screen iPhones right?
damn verizon wireless
well right now im on virgin mobile, so i am definitely ready for a switch & since i am doing iphones on a freebie site right now, i think i am pretty much set...
your treo is yesterday's Betamax. I can all but guarantee you everyone at Palm is shocked and bewildered. Top execs are already scheduling conference calls with their engineers to talk about how they can improve their own technology to compete with the iphone.
I don't see businesses giving up their Treos or Blackberrys for the iPhone. Its for the average Joe not for businessmen...
[quotef911bef565="Wolfeman"]I don't see businesses giving up their Treos or Blackberrys for the iPhone. Its for the average Joe not for businessmen...[/quotef911bef565]
I agree but there are many non businessmen/women who have treos as well. Hell my mom and my sister, neither whom work, also have a treo. I still think the blackberry's still have the largest share of corporate use. While working for MNC's I never saw anyone carry around a treo and more often then not saw an employee with a company supplied blackberry.
The treo is more of a of a non corporate smart phone. A lot of doctors and lawyers will buy these phones to have the latest gadgetry and to make themself feel important with email features.
I dont think the iphone will try to compete with the blackberry as its impractical to replace or even take market share away from a well known branded product like the blackberry.
The iphone can't make a dent into corporate service as it is mainly used as a multimedia device no matter how much you talk up the smart features. A phone represnts who you are. An exec carrying an iphone doesnt seem prudent at this point.
Therefore Iphone will have to market toward the younger generation who demanded that a phone play like an ipod. Apple's asmbitions aren't even really that great as they only intend to grab 1% of the market share.
This is where change will happen though. The popularity of the iphone once it's released will have a calming effect on the market. People will realize they can do more with this phone then just play music and take pics. Apple will also be watching closely on how they can better their product to move into that corporate realm. They could even market a new product called the Iphone enterprise version with even greater amount of apps suited for business needs.
This is just the begining. They just needed to get their foot in the door. I just hope we haven't seen the best the iphone can offer already as it does have a few flaws. Hopefully Apple is serious about conquering the mareket in the future and can improve their phone based on customer needs.
I can't wait till a freesite gets going with this! As soon as any site goes live post it here!
[quote712127ff4d="Godrockdj"]I can't wait till a freesite gets going with this! As soon as any site goes live post it here![/quote712127ff4d]
4freeiphone started already. if you wanna trade, pm me ;) hehe
it really needs a keyboard.. i love my keyboard on my 8125. It makes texting so much faster and easier and also using word.
[quote7935ac54cd="mnx12"][quote7935ac54cd="Godrockdj"]I can't wait till a freesite gets going with this! As soon as any site goes live post it here![/quote7935ac54cd]
4freeiphone started already. if you wanna trade, pm me ;) hehe[/quote7935ac54cd]
"Purple Penguin Innovations network"
Who the heck is that?! I think I'll curb my enthusiasm and wait for a reputable network, thanks.
[quote08b05384bd="Godrockdj"][quote08b05384bd="mnx12"][quote08b05384bd="Godrockdj"]I can't wait till a freesite gets going with this! As soon as any site goes live post it here![/quote08b05384bd]
4freeiphone started already. if you wanna trade, pm me ;) hehe[/quote08b05384bd]
"Purple Penguin Innovations network"
Who the heck is that?! I think I'll curb my enthusiasm and wait for a reputable network, thanks.[/quote08b05384bd]They run FreeIncentives
that woudl be wonderful, but i am way to poor for it.
I may include the iphone on cellphones.Giftxtent.com, but it might be best to wait until the a month before its release.