posted by Adam S on Fri 11th Jul 2008 16:22
Conversations After a silly-long wait in line (7:30-11:30) at an AT&T store, I'm off and running with my iPhone 3G. Push email and Exchange syncing are flippin' awesome. App Store is awesome.

Anyone else up and running on their 3G yet?
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No
by Soulbender on Fri 11th Jul 2008 16:24 UTC
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2005-08-18

and I couldn't care less about it.

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RE: No
by Adam S on Fri 11th Jul 2008 16:30 in reply to "No"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

Great. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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RE: No
by Laurence on Fri 11th Jul 2008 23:47 in reply to "No"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

and I couldn't care less about it.

I 2nd that motion

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In summary
by fretinator on Fri 11th Jul 2008 17:31 UTC
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2005-07-06

You'd give it 2 awesomes, then.

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RE: In summary
by Adam S on Fri 11th Jul 2008 18:31 in reply to "In summary"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

Yes, two. But...

1. Two thumbs down the activation woes. Super lame.
2. 2.0 megapixel camera is still a letdown. No expandable storage is kinda lame. That's a hardware issue, and they make this upgrade feel a little cheap.
3. Lack of MMS, Flash, voice dialing, and A2DP - all fixable in software... c''mon, what could possibly be the reason for withholding these things that people actually want?

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RE[2]: In summary
by fretinator on Fri 11th Jul 2008 18:43 in reply to "RE: In summary"
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2005-07-06

I don't have an iPhone, but I think I would really miss the clipboard. I have a Centro, and I specifically chose the Versamail email client over the "pretty" client that Sprint bundles because of the clipboard in Versamail. It's also the thing I miss the most when I'm using Opera. Being a J2ME app, it can't use the Palm clipboard. For instance, I frequently receive emails with tracking numbers for items I purchase. I copy the tracking number to the clipboard and then paste it into the shippers tracking number field in the Web Browser (not Opera). Of course, "nice" emails have the tracking number as a link to the shipper with number as a parameter, but that only happens 50% of the time. I assume that there is no clipboard access on the iPhone for the same reason that Opera cannot access the clipbard - the apps must not really be native.

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Considering it...
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 11th Jul 2008 21:30 UTC
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2005-07-06

...until I saw the pricing that Rogers had planned up here. They've won Canada the dubious honour of being the 2nd most expensive place in the world to own an iPhone.

And the race is on: will Access / Palm get their shit together first and release a half-decent smartphone OS first, or will Apple release an iPhone that isn't a functional-downgrade relative to every Treo since the 600?

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RE: Considering it...
by bousozoku on Sun 13th Jul 2008 07:49 in reply to "Considering it..."
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2006-01-23

...until I saw the pricing that Rogers had planned up here. They've won Canada the dubious honour of being the 2nd most expensive place in the world to own an iPhone.

And the race is on: will Access / Palm get their shit together first and release a half-decent smartphone OS first, or will Apple release an iPhone that isn't a functional-downgrade relative to every Treo since the 600?


Rogers really knows how to send customers away, don't they?

Plenty of Canadians were waiting for Apple to get the phone to them and then, geez, the rates. I saw that they fixed things a bit but still, most people won't go for it now.

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Congratulations
by tomcat on Fri 11th Jul 2008 22:52 UTC
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2006-01-06

You've just joined the legions of Apple fanboys who spent the night in line -- or waited hours in an Apple store for their fix. In a couple years, you'll be ready to repeat the cycle again, ad nauseum...

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RE: Congratulations
by Adam S on Mon 14th Jul 2008 23:14 in reply to "Congratulations"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

You've just joined the legions of Apple fanboys who spent the night in line -- or waited hours in an Apple store for their fix. In a couple years, you'll be ready to repeat the cycle again, ad nauseum...


You're basing this assumption on what? I went to the Apple store the exact same time I got to work. I waited in line, sure, but I was happy to because I wanted the phone. My phone was activated before I left the store, no problem.

So your main point is mostly wrong and comes across as completely arrogant and sheepish, since your probably basing it on articles you read rather than any true experience. I'd bet dollars to donuts you'd not have half the stones to be so dismissive and jackass-ish if you actually met me in real life. Basically your tone is the product of your anonymity. Pathetic.

Frankly, iPhone aside, I'd like to know what kind of jerk thinks it necessary to add his two cents, only to point this all out?

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Sticking with 1st gen
by Alex Forster on Sat 12th Jul 2008 01:55 UTC
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2005-08-12

I literally have no reason to upgrade from my first-gen. Practically all of New Jersey is out of AT&T's 3G coverage, so the internet would be no faster, and I have a real GPS, so the tower-based location awareness is plenty accurate for my needs. Most applications seem to only want to figure out what town I'm in, anyway.

I'm very happy being a first-gen iPhone customer. They've done everything they could to keep us relevant, while still offering a better second-gen product.

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There is still a line at the Apple store
by bousozoku on Tue 15th Jul 2008 00:40 UTC
bousozoku
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2006-01-23

You might be surprised to know that the Mall at Millenia Apple store still has a line waiting to get into the store. Since you're Orlando-ish, you should know where I'm saying. Floriduh Mall still had the not-so-velvet rope apparatus outside the store but people were freely coming and going, though it was busy.

The Genius Bar (Ha!) was packed in both stores.

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