iPhone around the web

iPhone around the web

Summary: Here's a selection of iPhone related links from around the web.

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Here's a selection of iPhone related links from around the web.

  • It lives up to every bit of hype Interesting quote: OK, I’ll be honest, we’ve barely turned it on. But when you open your box you’ll realize that Apple has changed the way we all will look at mobile phones forever. Even if you don’t buy one you’ll see other companies react to this.
  • Jesusphone: He is Risen Interesting quote: Both of us were skeptical about the lack of a conventional keyboard, but so far, it's awesome. Sean's tapping out a bunch of Twitters and emails, single-fingeredly, and sailing through. iPhone does a remarkable job of sniffing out what you meant to type if you goof a little -- more so than any other mobile interface I've used. It'll take some getting used to, and it's not the same as a conventional keyboard. But it does not suck at all. I can imagine typing two-thumbed pretty soon.
  • iPhone sold out ... Interesting quote: Actually, no. I went to the SF Apple Store earlier with a friend who got a MacBook Pro and an iPhone. We were in and out in 5 minutes. This no-camping procedure is also known as having a life. Too bad for those who over-estimated the demand, camped for hours or even days thinking that they’ll be able to sell their iPhone on CL for $2000.
  • iPhone restricts users, GPLv3 frees them Interesting quote: On Friday, June 29, not everyone in the continental U.S. will be waiting in line to purchase a $500 iPhone. In fact, hundreds of thousands of digital aficionados around the globe won't be standing in line at all, for June 29 marks the release of version 3 of the GNU General Public License (GPL). Version 2 of the GPL governs the world's largest body of free software—software that is radically reshaping the industry and threatening the proprietary technology model represented by the iPhone.
  • 20 Reasons I’m Not Getting an iPhone Today Interesting quote: 7 - Buyer’s remorse will set in after bragging rights are no longer valid. 9 - Do I really need to make Steve Jobs any richer than he already is? 10 - Do I really need to give AT&T any more of my money?
  • Behind the iPhone Frenzy Interesting quote: Only a company with marketing muscle, design mojo, and a world-historic Reality Distortion Field could provide the needed bump. Apple decided to try, in the hope of selling zillions of the new, more capable devices. The real significance of the iPhone, whether it succeeds or fails in the market, is that it will trigger the transition to more open networks. Once people see that a pretty good phone can be a pretty good mobile computer, they won’t settle for less anymore; and mobile networks will be pried open.
  • Europe to get 3G iPhone from Vodafone, T-Mobile and Carphone Warehouse Interesting quote: This news will certainly put a smile on European Apple fan's faces even as Americans are queuing in the rain for the now-inferior 2G version.
  • How AT&T Screwed The Pooch for Apple & The iPhone Interesting quote: The two different buying experiences couldn't be more opposite. While the AT&T staff were slow and incompetent, the Apple staff was happy and quick. The AT&T store made us wait in a piss-filled alley, the Apple employees greeted us and kidded, "be gentle with her.." when we left the store. The AT&T system crashed within the first two orders and the Apple purchasing system was absolutely flawless and fast. We would love to say this is 100% AT&T at fault for their lack of planning, lack of testing and general poor management but Apple does get a black eye for not giving more iPhones for AT&T distribution. This all brought up a lot of questions.

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  • Wrong headline.

    Should have been "Here's all the negatives about the iPhone I could find on the
    Web."
    msalzberg
    • Hmmmm ...

      ... they're not all negative. In fact, it's about 50/50.
      Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
      • You posted 8...

        of which two are positive, 6 are either outright negative, or just snarky. That's
        aoubt 25/75.
        msalzberg
        • I can only see 3

          ... negative articles. Ahh well ...
          Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
          • Well, I guess it's subjective...

            but "iPhone restricts users" would certainly be a negative comment, "20 reasons
            I'm not getting an iPhone..", "world-historic Reality Distortion Field", "now-inferior
            2G version", AT&T Screwed the pooch." While the net result of some of these may
            be positive towards the phone, some ("world historic RDF") are really left-handed
            compliments.

            But, you must admit, articles 4, 5, 7 and 8 are unequivocally negative. At the least,
            that's 4.
            msalzberg
          • But are they factually incorrect?

            [i]But, you must admit, articles 4, 5, 7 and 8 are unequivocally negative.[/i]

            You prove what all of us say about Apple zealots: SAY NOTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT THE APPLE OR WE SHALL DESCEND ON YOU WITH MOUTHS A'FROTHING!!! I think this is hilarious that you are having a debate about how "negative" these stories are while completely ignoring the fact that they are [b]TRUE[/b]. What, negative stories are only allowed when the subject is Microsoft? I'll be anxiously awaiting your critical analysis on future stories that highlight any negative aspect of Windows. Looking forward to it!
            NonZealot
          • Well, since the...

            Reality Distortion Field only exists in the minds of iDumbZealots like yourself, and
            the quotes listed from "20 reasons I'm not buying an iPhone" aren't factual, no, I'd
            say they're is some statements in these quotes that aren't real facts.

            Much like the ones you spout.
            msalzberg
          • Ouch! Bad grammar..

            should the "there are some...."
            msalzberg
    • And you wonder why we laugh at you!!!

      [i]Here's all the negatives about the iPhone I could find on the
      Web.[/i]

      Really? Negative? The first 2 seemed pretty positive to me. In fact, over the top positive. You see msalzberg, this is why we all laugh at you. Unless someone actually comes out and says:
      [i]THE IPHONE IS ORGASMIC! ALL MICROSOFT PRODUCTS SUCK. ALL APPLE PRODUCTS RULE!!!! I'M IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW JUST BEING WITHIN 5 FEET OF THE IPHONE. OH JOY! OH RAPTURE!![/i]

      then you think it is a negative review. Think I'm exaggerating? You actually thought [i]It lives up to every bit of hype[/i] was negative, as is [i]iPhone does a remarkable job of sniffing out what you meant to type if you goof a little ? more so than any other mobile interface I?ve used.[/i]

      If these are "negative", can you please provide us with a review that you would consider positive?

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!
      NonZealot
      • As I just posted...

        two were positive, and the last 6 were either negative, or just plain snarky .

        In writing a review (or an article), the most important sentences are the first, and
        the last. The last is the more important of the two, because that's the impression
        the reader is left with.

        So, let's look at the last quote.

        "How AT&T screwed the pooch."
        "While the AT&T staff were slow and incompetent..."
        "made us wait in a piss-filled alley"
        "We would love to say this is 100% AT&T at fault for their lack of planning, lack of
        testing and general poor management but Apple does get a black eye for not
        giving more iPhones for AT&T distribution. This all brought up a lot of questions."


        As for who's laughing at whom, aren't you the guy who's been critizing OS X for
        months, before admitting he's never actually used it?
        msalzberg
  • Bought One Last Night

    Well, hopefully I'd be included in the "rich stupid" category because if you're rich,
    who cares if you're stupid?

    Anyroad, there was quite a line outside the Apple Store in Oak Brook, Illinois so I
    wandered over and had dinner. When I got back to the store, the line was gone
    and I could just stroll in. Frankly, I was amazed when a sales clerk told me that
    they still had some iPhones left; I was sure they would have had a small number to
    sell but I got an 8 gig job and left.

    Didn't have time to activate it last night as I was having scones and Red Breast
    Irish whiskey with my rep (tip of the hat to MC) but ran the activation this
    morning. Already being an AT&T customer, I was done in about five minutes.
    Heck, downloading and installing 10.4.10 took longer than the activation.

    After that, it was synch the phone to my computer and THAT took less time than
    activation.

    As a final note, I returned to the same Apple Store this morning just out of
    curiosity. They still had stock and were selling them left and right.
    tekspek1
    • Thanks ...

      ... for taking the time to post your experience.
      Adrian Kingsley-Hughes