I tried out the iPhone

jassKat
By jassKat

I was so excited that I got to try out the iPhone, but you know what? It really sucks for what it claims to be!

It is not easy to use and here is why:
-it is hard to go to any website-very hard!
-the keyboard to type messages on is very clumsy and difficult to get the right letter
-it's almost impossible to go back and forth between what you are looking at and if you ht a wrong button and go somewhere else on the phone.
-it's too easy to accidentally hit the screen and suddenly loose what you were doing
-the internet screen is small, and even though you can switch to horizontal, it does not help at all.

The iPhone is marketed as an internet phone, but the internet is very hard to use on it. It's really no better than any nokia phone that has internet- and at least with the Nokia's (or similar) you aren't taken to random menus on the phone when you brush the screen. I lost so much work this way!!

I have used a lot of phones in my life, and I am NOT impressed with this one.

Anyone use it? What do you think?

By Bennis• 14 years 12 months ago.
Bennis

You're welcome!

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By Bennis• 15 years 1 day ago.
Bennis

Check out this:

http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=6365&highlight=proxy.pac

I got mine to work beautifully.

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By azizalbaker• 15 years 1 day ago.
azizalbaker

hello i have an iphone and its an amazing piece of hardware the only problem i got is that i cant seem to connect to EDGE can anyone help me or maybe post some settings that i can put?

By DaRuDe• 15 years 4 days ago.
DaRuDe

o c/mon man i dont see any thing that much complicated in it. its perfect i surfed net on it was smooth and fast. the only problem is bluetooth in it but i will fid a solution for it and share it with you guys here.

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By anonymous• 15 years 4 days ago.
anonymous

I tried iPhone for about 20 minutes and had the same feelings what jasskat has

By DaRuDe• 15 years 4 days ago.
Rating: 4/5
DaRuDe

THis iPhone is working nicely am here on corniche using it its faster than my pc at home too

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By Bennis• 15 years 1 month ago.
Bennis

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By anonymous• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 3/5
anonymous

Rock and Roll, alias Martin Cooper!

Definitely someone is in·fat·u·at·ed with iPhone, Whatever Rocks your world dude!

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By amnesia• 15 years 1 month ago.
amnesia

Bennis, I own stocks in Apple, and I'm a bit of an Apple fanboy too.

I love my Macs and my iPods (I buy everything that comes out).

The iPhone to me isn't at the point where I'm satisfied. Add 3G, Satnav (I need it when I travel), a much better camera (I take pictures and videos of everything), and give me 3rd party support and I'll be happy.

Let's hope that the euro or asian version will have more features :)

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By Bennis• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
Bennis

Let me word things differently...

"There is other brands and features better than the Iphone."

>> It's all about the experience, I can jam you a 1 cm3 phone with a 10 MP camera, air traffic radar, a sonogram, and an electric razor, still it won't make it a great device until you can make use of all the feature easily accessible and actually useful.

"I read the articles in my opinion they are not convincing. jUST A BIG hype.

Why Apple choose Popular mechanics for the article and not Consumer reviews magazines?"

>> A search for "iPhone Review" on Google returns over 131,000,000 results. Choose the one you like.

"It boils to good reviews when money buys and nothing more."

>> Actually if you take into comparison the N95, it's more expensive... Plus you said it GOOD REVIEWS, what else you need ? Jesus to bring you holy iPhone ?

"I do have my stocks in Apple , but the Iphone stuff is A Big MARKETING Hype in my own words."

>> I really doubt you have your stocks on a company you don't even believe in their products, again you're weird in you choices. On top of that, you said it: A Big Marketing... I personally respect companies that know how to sell their products.

"The good thing is about humans we like many colors and have many tastes."

>> Thank god we don't live in a monochrome world.

"If you like the phone buy it them. My advise is check it out first and wait for Apple to fix the bugs."

>> If you like the iPhone, buy it then. http://www.grammar.com

"Their focus is world wide web browsing, broadband connection, e-mail and freaking I-tunes nothing else.

Yes they consolidated all the menus to a more friendly environment but a phone is suppose to be a phone not some freaking mini LAPTOP and not some Paper weight."

>> Yeah and I love it actually. Keep up with the pace of technology buddy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore's_law/

"Having AT&T AS A CARRIER is not the best in the market neither."

>> To guarantee the best quality of the network and to hammer down data rates for unlimited EDGE connections, Apple had to make an exclusive deal... Go back to Business 101 class to learn more...But still you can now go without AT&T worldwide thanks to our hacker buddies...

"I use Palm-Treo 750 that I won this year while in Vacation in a sweepstakes and its operation menus are flawless. The only thing I hate is the size and weight."

>> Simple. Google Treo you got 19,900,000 results. iPhone returns 93,600,000. Beside the fact that the Treo has been at least 4 years longer that the iPhone, I think the results speak for themselves.

"ThIS IS my sensational review for the E-PHONE, Excuse me I-phone, again Phonies, again Iphone. LOL"

>> You still didn't learn your lessons didn't you. It's the iPhone.

"Ps

I understand investment in a company, excellent try in persuading others. Tell others the complete truth about marketing tactics."

>> Thanks.

"Cardinal OF QATAR LIVING"

>> Nice try.

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By anonymous• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 3/5
anonymous

You sound so convinced about Iphone qualities but I'm not. Remember Apple is not the leader in cellphones and they just started to hit the market.

There is other brands and features better than the Iphone.

I read the articles in my opinion they are not convincing. jUST A BIG hype.

Why Apple choose Popular mechanics for the article and not Consumer reviews magazines?

It boils to good reviews when money buys and nothing more.

I do have my stocks in Apple , but the Iphone stuff is A Big MARKETING Hype in my own words.

The good thing is about humans we like many colors and have many tastes.

If you like the phone buy it them. My advise is check it out first and wait for Apple to fix the bugs.

Their focus is world wide web browsing, broadband connection, e-mail and freaking I-tunes nothing else.

Yes they consolidated all the menus to a more friendly environment but a phone is suppose to be a phone not some freaking mini LAPTOP and not some Paper weight.

Having AT&T AS A CARRIER is not the best in the market neither.

I use Palm-Treo 750 that I won this year while in Vacation in a sweepstakes and its operation menus are flawless. The only thing I hate is the size and weight.

ThIS IS my sensational review for the E-PHONE, Excuse me I-phone, again Phonies, again Iphone. LOL

Ps

I understand investment in a company, excellent try in persuading others. Tell others the complete truth about marketing tactics.

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By Bennis• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 3/5
Bennis

But you have to see it to believe it!

iPhone just sets apart from other phones. You can't compare them, the experience you get from an iPhone is far superior from anything we have witnessed before.

Behold his Steveness.

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By cygnet_chay• 15 years 1 month ago.
cygnet_chay

Bennis thanx for the input i have to think abput it, N95 is my second option too, so will see.....

By amnesia• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
amnesia

My N95 does much more than my iPhone.

The two key points for the iPhone are the large screen and the great UI. Other that that, it's lacking.

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By Bennis• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 2/5
Bennis

Cygnet_chay,

The people who say negative things about the iPhone are jealous don't mind them, they'll sooner or later come about the truth...

MTX,

Just follow the steps I gave you... it's fairly simple, someone who can click a mouse can do it. Follow this link you might understand this tutorial better that mine.

http://blog.mikechen.com/?p=1

Let me know how excited you are when you start playing with it, mkay ?

RED_POPE

1st it's the iPhone not the I-phone

2nd You must be technophobic or just really have a weird taste.

Here is some article you can read to relief you iPhonephobia:

"Review: Rival Phones No Match for iPhone"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/23/AR2007082301141.html

"Smartphone Lab Test: iPhone vs. 7 Top Wireless Wonders"

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/reviews/4220784.html?nav=RSS20

Hope you enjoy it ;)

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By anonymous• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

I saw a demo of I-phone in a showroom back in the states in June and I was not impress with it neither.

The punishment that all my phones go through is severe and unfriendly.

The most characteristics that I look forward in a phone is a good robust phone with a OK weight, size and keyboard layout friendliness. The luxury part is not be consider at all from my behalf.

My preference is Motorola, Nokia, and Siemens. My current phone that still in service and always being faithful so far, has survived plenty of drops, lots rudeness in the handling, is my Motorola v3I. This phone was purchase by me, when it came out first in Dubai a couple of years ago.

By cygnet_chay• 15 years 1 month ago.
cygnet_chay

Thanx for this info. i was planning to get this phone on September as i always get free phone as part of my contract...

Good thing i got in to this thread coz i heard a lot of negative feedback bout this phone....

By jadcia101• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
jadcia101

They recently posted an item about someone hacking the iPhone in the States. Now you can use it abroad. I think it takes about 2 hrs to complete the hack. If you go to msn.com or msn.msnbc.com there should be info linking you to the site to break the At&T hold on the iPhone.

By MTX• 15 years 1 month ago.
MTX

Sorry to bother you about my Iphone

I've trying so hard for two days now about activating my Iphone

but i can not do it. can you pls give me some points on how to do it, like do i have to connect my iphone first b4 the toolkit or do i have to turn it off first before the toolkit?

Need more knowledge about this one pls help!

Thnks

By amnesia• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 3/5
amnesia

It's great to see that.

Now I'll be able to use my iPhone for a while until the Euro version is out.

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By Bennis• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
Bennis

http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/24/iphone-unlocked-atandt-loses-iphone-exclusivity-august-24-2007/

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By jassKat• 15 years 1 month ago.
jassKat

All the apple support staff clearly stated multiple times to me that the bluetooth could not be used in that way!!!

Maybe the ME version will be different, but I was told they did this specifically so files could not be shared!!!

tra la la

By Bennis• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
Bennis

Aren't you on the Internets (as Bush names it) at this right moment ??!

Download whatever you need and put it on your USB stick, go and do it at home.

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By MTX• 15 years 1 month ago.
MTX

Can it be done without any internet connection or no?

coz until now qtel is not installing my dsl.

By DaRuDe• 15 years 1 month ago.
DaRuDe

Jass is saying there is no bluetooth connection from ph to ph really. are you sure?? clear me b4 i go and buy it and waste my money.

i need a ph capable of transfering files or objects.i dont need music at all. its launched in Europe but when is it going to land here in Gulf.

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By Bennis• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 3/5
Bennis

Without further bashing here is your easiest way:

Step 1 - Uninstall iTunes (If you don't have it installed go to Step 2)

Step 2 - Download and Install this version of iTunes http://www.pqdvd.com/download/iTunesSetup3.0.5.exe

Step 3 - Download this program http://www.pqdvd.com/download/iphoneunlocktoolkit.exe

Step 4 - Take a deep breath, get yourself a drink and sit relaxed

Step 5 - Repeat Step 4

Step 6 - Launch iphoneunlocktoolkit.exe

Step 7 - Click on "Unlock iPhone" (Yeah it's this complicated)

Step 8 - Voila! Enjoy your shiny new activated toy now.

Step 9 - That'll be $49

PS: It this didn't work you may have to start from Step 6 and launch the program and iTunes as well.

PS2: Full Unlocking will be out on the 29th.

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By novita77• 15 years 1 month ago.
novita77

Still waiting for my photo from your phone :D

By JoeKanuck• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
JoeKanuck

...and I'm very happy with it. It's not as flashy as the iphone but it works for me. HTC also has the Touch available here that can do everything the iphone does, including touch screen, camera and wifi...and you can even make phone calls...

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By MTX• 15 years 1 month ago.
MTX

Bennis would you be able to help me with me Iphone?

Co'z i think your the only one who's having fun with this gadget here,

most of them are giving a negative comments about the iphone.

I wanted to know also if dis phone is really kewl!

By MTX• 15 years 1 month ago.
MTX

Win

By Bennis• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 3/5
Bennis

Are you on Mac or Win ?

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By shiva87• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
shiva87

a complete unlock means you should be able to insert any sim card and it works perfectly fine, you shouldn't have to clone/flash a sim card each time you want to enable it for use. with the methods currently used for "unlocking" your iphone, you wont be able to just insert a new sim card and make a call!

i would rather say it's just enabling the sim to be used with the iphone and is not at all unlocking it for gsm/edge networks..

although soon enough there will be a method (i guess there was something about short circuit unlock, haven't read about it) to completely unlock the iphone.

By amnesia• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
amnesia

you activate it through itunes.

@Shiva87, you CAN unlock your phone completely.

It's been done.

Check howardforums.com or tuaw.com

Unlocking it isn't simple though.

You have to get turbo sim, and you flash a blank sim card with the AT&T sim card and your own sim card.

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By shiva87• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
shiva87

you can activate all functions except for phone (ipod functionality, wifi, etc) without any problems but to get calls n texting to work, it's pretty tough. there are certain methods like sim cloning which could work, or even a "turbo sim" method (just google it up), but nothing which will let you "UNLOCK" your iphone completely.

By MTX• 15 years 1 month ago.
MTX

Bennis i need to activate my iphone...do you know anyone or any place where i can go for activation..

thanks in advance

By neosofts• 15 years 1 month ago.
neosofts

do you any software that would work on iphone ?

im just wondering what kind of software would work on it ...

By Bennis• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 2/5
Bennis

Locked OR Inactivated, there is a difference.

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By mufy• 15 years 1 month ago.
mufy

i saw Bennis's i phone. cool one. but i dont wanna take risk so i am "impatiently waiuting " for it to be released in qatar. so that i wont have the som lock and unlock troubles..

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By mufy• 15 years 1 month ago.
mufy

i saw Bennis's i phone. cool one. but i dont wanna take risk so i am "impatiently waiuting " for it to be released in qatar. so that i wont have the som lock and unlock troubles..

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By MTX• 15 years 1 month ago.
MTX

Guys i got my iphone last night from US but the phone is lock...

is there any place here in qatar to go to for unlocking it?

I want to try the phone so i can share my experience with you guys.

By amnesia• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
amnesia

I need to correct you.

Although it is restricted to work in the US only, people have found ways of removing the restriction.

It works on Orange UK for example ;)

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By Bennis• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
Bennis

Best. Phone. Ever.

I have it with me, it is the best mobile/portable electronic device ever build. Sleek software / Compact hardware.

Bear in mind that this is only the 1st generation iPhone from a company that does NOT do phones and by far it's already beating the crap out of Nokia and such... (Hardware wise, but also software! Since iPhone run on OS X, other companies will never catch up, Microsoft has been trying to do so since XP and came with CRAPVISTA)

From my point of view, the iPhone will change the whole cellphones industry for good, phone will never be the same. They did the same for the MP3 players, now they have ~80% marketshare.

Those who whine about the iPhone still don't get it I think.

I say:

MMS is lame. (Morons use it anyway)

3G is for the 2nd Gen.

3MP Camera for the 2nd Gen.

...

Here is some stories about the iPhone to keep you entertained.

Enjoy ;)

"Early iPhone Adopters Extremely Satisfied" - http://ce.seekingalpha.com/article/44709?source=feed

"Why Is iPhone Better? Here's My Story..." - http://linux.sys-con.com/read/414966.htm

"Man Goes Through Vasectomy to Get iPhone" - http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/true-story/man-goes-through-vasectomy-to-get-iphone-285598.php

"The iPhone is Cool and All, But Can You Stick Your Dick in It?" - http://jezebel.com/gossip/iphone-widow/the-iphone-is-cool-and-all-but-can-you-stick-your-dick-in-it-288400.php

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By hamlet• 15 years 1 month ago.
hamlet

not sure any more that I'll be trying it out :DDD

By jassKat• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
jassKat

The iphone from the USA is unusable anywhere but the USA. You can't unlock it and can only use it in the USA with AT&T, but if you get the ME version you can use it anywhere with any service including in the US.

Hamlet- I am 100% sure about the bluetooth. Took it to the apple store and asked and got help- they said can only use bluetooth to your PC or headset, thats it!!

Its a fun toy- but I think the second version will be so much better. As soon as you try it out you will understand what I am saying.

tra la la

By hamlet• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 3/5
hamlet

am fine....much better than few days ago :))))

but I don't understand, I read a lot of +ve reviews about that phone, it has its flaws of course, but not to that extent, and this bluetooth thing is very strange, are you sure about that!!!

By army001• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 3/5
army001

Hey

We all are waiting for the i-phone to be released out here.. now with your review - a lot of questions in our minds. But a quick question - if I get an I-phone from the US - would I be able to use it here. Are you being able to use it? Even after seeing your review - I think it might be worth the try to check it out. Have been wanting to get a new phone - but have not changed it yet - waiting for the i-phone :-(

ANy way to unlock it for use in Doha?

AR.

" Life is not a party we hoped for, but while we are here, we might as well dance! "

By jassKat• 15 years 1 month ago.
jassKat

I forgot to post here that it also doesn't have bluetooth capabilities from phone to phone. Can only use bluetooth to your PC! Maybe the one for the ME will be modified, but apple did this to control music sharing issues so it might not be modified.

You should check it out first, but I think it was all hype.

How are you this morning?

tra la la

By hamlet• 15 years 1 month ago.
hamlet

good morning how are you today, reading your post was a real dissapointment, I was anticipating the iphone very much, now I am not sure about that any more :(((

By petetong• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
petetong

I think the iphone is more of a hype than a proper function cellfone unless you have the bucks to spare. Even the ipod is not so user friendly. better to stick to the experienced cell makers such as Sony, Nokia, Samsung. For those who have already purchased it, enjoy the toy and fame of owning one while the hype is in the air.

cheers

pete

By amnesia• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
amnesia

The iPhone in Qatar will most probably NOT be like the US version as there are already rumours that the iPhone will be 3G and with a host of updates in Europe.

I love Apple. (the only company I truly support), however the lack of MMS, setting your OWN Mp3's as a ringtone, no 3g, a weak 2mp camera, and few other issues, make me disappointed.

I think I'll hold out until the next version comes out.

For those considering getting the US version, please WAIT, the euro version (which should bring on some nice unlocks) will be out in a bit.

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By Bennis• 15 years 1 month ago.
Bennis

[SELF CENSORED]

By anonymous• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

Apparently you can unlock if to use WiFi and the iPod funcionality - just not the phone.

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By KickassAMD• 15 years 1 month ago.
KickassAMD

I have Apple Iphone but just waiting for sim unlock for a month now. I got it here just 2 days after release.

Its useless now.

By jassKat• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 3/5
jassKat

Also the way it is programed to shift from one use to the other is to easily tripped.

I tried using it for a couple of weeks and just gave up and gave it away. Oh well, I am thinking Apple will fix the kinks on the next one.

By jassKat• 15 years 1 month ago.
jassKat

I got one from the US. I think what it really needs is a pen to use, otherwise everything is very clumsy.

By anonymous• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

But I am so jealous that you got to use one! Where did you play with it?

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By anonymous• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

Maybe you just need to get used to it? I heard it takes about a week before you get completely used to the keyboard and start typing properly.

But then I am an Apple Fanboy and can't wait to get an iPhone in Qatar!

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