Try the iPhone for free. Here. Right this second

Try the iPhone for free. Here. Right this second

Summary: If you go the main iPhone page on the phone-simulator-but-so-much-more Tryphone site, you first will encounter a full iPhone simulator.But what you will see is more than just a picture of an iPhone with a couple of icons activated to kinda sorta act as an iPhone would.

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If you go the main iPhone page on the phone-simulator-but-so-much-more Tryphone site, you first will encounter a full iPhone simulator.

But what you will see is more than just a picture of an iPhone with a couple of icons activated to kinda sorta act as an iPhone would.

Instead- and far cooler- you'll find that by clicking on pretty much any icon, you'll be able to see how an actual iPhone would and does behave.

Short of borrowing a friend's iPhone and playing with it for what might be an annoying (to him or her), I can't think of a better way to test out an iPhone before you order one.

And, I might add, stay home away from all the Holiday shoppers while you are doing this.

OK, let us take her out for a spin, shall we?

First, let us find the Maps icon, and highlight it:

iphonesimmaps1.jpg

I think you'll want to see what happens when we tap the Maps icon on this iPhone sim:

iphonesimmaps2.jpg

Hmm, unlike some sims, just like the real thing.

So what's my point?

If you are really thinking about buying and iPhone but would like to check out the functionalities first, this is the best way to do it without calling in favors orventuring out to the overcrowded mall or mobbed Apple retail store.

Oh and once you get to that store, you can now buy up to five iPhones again (only with your credit card, not with cash)

Topics: iPhone, Mobility

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  • Web down

    Perhaps overflooded.
    dominpe
  • RE: Try the iPhone for free. Here. Right this second

    Without being able to actually use the touch features...which is the big draw for the iPhone...the site is kind of useless...don't you think?
    IT_Guy_z
  • RE: Try the iPhone for free. Here. Right this second

    How many articles on ZDnet need to be lifted off of other websites? Does anyone have an original thought around ZDnet? One person actually does the research and everyone else just copies and makes it look as if they discovered something.

    Tryphone.com sucks.

    If you really want to try a phone, go to the store where it actually works.
    Sales@...
  • That sucked.

    If the iPhone was as bad as that simulation, I wouldn't buy one.
    Eriamjh
    • I have to agree

      Pretty disappointing.
      bwkeys
  • Tried Safari

    and it didn't let me type in custom urls so it doesn't seem so full featured to me, I guess it just depends on which features are tried out...but that doesn't seem like a full featured emulator to me.

    - John Musbach
    John Musbach
  • Have you even tried it, Russell?

    Have you even tried it, Russell? I mean, you can't even add 2+2 on the calculator. This is worthless as an emulator.
    brock_b@...
  • GSMLive.ro simulator is better

    Hi everybody,

    an online simulator isn't meant to replicate every function of the actual phone, that'd be a huge effort.

    However, our iPhone simulator does much more than the one on tryPhone. We have the iPhone-like scrolling, much more functionality, check it out:

    http://www.gsmlive.ro/telefoane/Apple/iPhone/simulator

    See our comments that confirm that it's usefull. I love this one ;) :

    "..I think that the simulator is actually great. I work for Apple iPhone Technical Support and it gets us through a lot.."

    Rudi
    rudolf@...